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I went on a date with Aziz Ansari. It turned into the worst night of my life

She approached him because she recognized his camera flash — Aziz Ansari was taking pictures at the 2017 Emmy Awards after-party with a film camera, …

‘There will be an afterwards’: how a mother prepared her sons for her death

When Kate Gross was dying, aged 36, she told her sons there would be life after her death. But how would they actually cope with losing her?<p>When my grandson Isaac was very small, his mother, Kate, would say, “I’ll miss you” when she travelled away for work. Later, when he was three, I remember him …

Famous salt baked chicken outlet to close permanently on Sunday when owner retires

SINGAPORE: Amidst the rows of modern restaurants and hipster cafes that occupy the conserved shophouses along East Coast Road, Chakey’s Serangoon …

North Korea Designed A Nuke. So Did This Truck Driver

This year, deep inside a mountain, North Korea detonated a giant nuclear bomb.<p>The weapon was powerful; at least ten times more destructive than the bomb the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima at the end of World War II. The North claimed it was an advanced, thermonuclear design. The test came just months …

Modern women in the land of Genghis Khan

By Faranak Amidi and Gulnara Kasmambetova<p>A giant statue of Genghis Khan, founder of the Mongol empire, towers high above the steppe. Ties with the nomadic past remain strong here. Associations with conquest and male power are very much alive - so what is it like to be young and female in modern-day …

Genghis Khan

Netflix’s most addictive new show features a dessert-obsessed Japanese salaryman

Forget about pacing yourself. The sublime Netflix series <i>Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman</i> is best consumed in one or two sittings.<p>Adapted from the popular manga serial <i>Saboriman Ametani Kantarou,</i> the show follows the comic adventures of Kantaro, an IT guy turned book sales rep and his quest to …

Anime

North Korea Begins Tests to Load Anthrax Onto ICBMs, Report Says

North Korea has begun tests to load anthrax onto intercontinental ballistic missiles, Japan’s Asahi newspaper reported Tuesday, citing an …

North Korea

Former Silicon Valley star T.J. Miller is accused of sexual and physical assault

<i>Warning: this piece contains extremely graphic descriptions of sexual assault and/or violence</i><i>.</i><p>Former <i>Silicon Valley</i> and <i>The Emoji Movie</i> star T.J. Miller has been accused of sexually assaulting and punching a woman while in college. He denies the accusations, but others who attended college with him …

First Impressions December 2017 | Melissa Alatorre

17 Theories & Facts About Hope Hicks, Her BIG White House Job & Rumors She's Actually Donald Trump's Girlfriend

Trump Hope Hicks Rumors<p>In today's segment of "news I could have predicted from a mile away," President Donald Trump is rumored to have a girlfriend.<p>I …

Silicon Valley firms are hiring models to ogle at this year’s holiday parties

Even in the year of #MeToo, America’s tech hub is importing models to hang out with the guys at its mostly male holiday parties.<p>According to Bloomberg, tech giants are quietly shelling out up to $200 an hour for attractive women and men known as “ambiance and atmosphere models,” or minglers, to …

Silicon Valley

An Interview with James Jean — Creating Posters for Blade Runner 2049 and the Year’s Most Anticipated Films – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

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The Artist Behind Awards Season’s Most Stunning Movie Posters

Illustrator and painter James Jean on his gorgeous one-sheets for The Shape of Water, Mother!, and Blade Runner 2049.<p><b>James Jean</b>, the award-winning Taiwanese-American illustrator and painter, was once best known to comic-book fans as the cover artist of Vertigo Comics’ long-running fantasy series</i> …

Why are ferocious wildfires plaguing southern California?

A combination of short and longer term events have conspired to spark a ring of fires that have dotted the Los Angeles area<p>The exhausted firefighters battling fires that have menaced Los Angeles wouldn’t normally expect to be dealing with such ferocious conflagrations with Christmas just a few …

25 Years Later, He Speaks To The Man Who Killed His Son

<i>Editor's note: This StoryCorps conversation was difficult to have, and may be hard for some listeners to hear and read.</i><p>Greg Gibson and Wayne Lo recently spoke for the first time in person at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution in Norfolk, a medium-security level prison for male inmates, but …

Bud Light Hires Old Timey Town Crier to Issue Cease-and-Desist to Craft Brewer

'Dilly dilly' belongs to Bud Light and Bud Light only, apparently.<p>So, here’s a thing. Last Friday, Minneapolis brewery Modist Brewing Company rolled out a “Dilly Dilly Mosaic Double IPA.” The brewery was playing with fire: Dilly Dilly, if you’re unaware, just happens to be the catchphrase of choice …

Beer

Two Airbnb hosts charged over illegal home-sharing in first case under new laws

SINGAPORE - Two men were charged on Tuesday (Dec 5) with providing unauthorised short-term stays to tenants.<p>This is the first use of new regulations …

Good news — Claire is wearing acceptable footwear in the first trailer for "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom"

When you’re going off into the jungle to track dinosaurs, what do you pack? Just a few aceptable things include long pants, bug spray, maybe one of …

Trio believed to be poaching crabs and shellfish spotted at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Three men were spotted allegedly poaching shellfish and crabs at the mudflats of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve on Sunday. According to Nature Trekker …

Wildlife

John Legend's birthday gift for wife made by Singaporean artist

SINGAPORE: American model Chrissy Teigen's present for her 32nd birthday from her husband, R&B singer John Legend, came from an unusual source - an …

North Korea missile 'seen by Cathay Pacific airline crew'

<b>Crew on board a Cathay Pacific plane flying over Japan reported a suspected sighting of last week's North Korean missile test, the airline said.</b><p>The company confirmed to the BBC that crew witnessed "what is suspected to be the re-entry" of the missile into the earth's atmosphere.<p>It added that as …

North Korea

North Korean Defectors Say Radiation Is Leaking From Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site

North Korea’s infamous nuclear test site, a facility in Punggye-ri in Kilju County, has long been reported to maintain the standards one might expect …

Li Shengwu's lawyers to apply to set aside court order, next PTC for contempt of court case on Jan 4

SINGAPORE - Mr Li Shengwu's lawyers are contending that the court order that allowed the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) to serve papers on their …

Singapore Gets Early Debut for The Avengers: Infinity War, Ahead of US

• Shares<p>“Hulk, smash,” or goes Captain America in the very first <i>Avengers</i> movie.<p>Five years down the road, and Hulk isn’t the only one doing the …

Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart's 'father and son' pic is wrecking everyone's emotions

Patrick Stewart: Do you think it's possible to break someone using only a single captioned image?<br>Hugh Jackman: hold my beer...<p>On Thursday Hugh …

China’s evicting mentions of its “low-end” migrants from cyberspace

First Beijing pushed thousands of migrant workers out of the city in the name of safety. Now authorities are carrying out a parallel virtual eviction as well, removing references to China’s “low-end population” from the internet.<p>The Chinese capital has seen a citywide campaign to demolish illegal …

Internet

“She Didn’t Want This Come Hell or High Water”: Inside Melania Trump’s Secretive East Wing

Understanding the most enigmatic First Lady—and unusual marriage—in modern political history.<p>I. “Not My Thing”<p>Back in 2014, when Donald Trump was considering yet again a run for president, he polled his friends and advisers about what he should do. He went through a lengthy process, toyed with …

Donald Trump

Would-be Obama assassin identified by cat hairs, authorities say

Fur on an explosive package was matched to cats owned by Julia Poff, accused of attempted postal attacks on former president and Texas governor<p>The person behind a plot to harm and possibly kill Barack Obama was identified, authorities said, when tiny cat hairs found on an explosive package were …

The Push to Make French Gender-Neutral

Can changing the structure of a language improve women’s status in society?<p>“My homeland is the French language,” author Albert Camus once wrote—and many French people would agree. That’s why any attempt at changing the language is often met with suspicion. So the uproar was almost instantaneous …

Linguistics

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