Groucho Marx

Roast battles and insult comedy? No thanks. We're British

Obnoxious insult slinging isn’t foreign to these shores, but can the US format – made popular by the Rat Pack – make an impact this side of the Atlantic?<p>In the US, the comedy roast and its bastard child, the roast battle - an exchange of personal insults, basically, in the name of comedy - have a …

Comedy

Frustration mounts for mudslide-ravaged California town known for luxury and calm

Frustrations and dark discoveries mounted Saturday for a California town ravaged by a deadly and destructive mudslide.<p>Most of the people of …

California

‘Sweetbitter’ Panel Defends Its Place In #MeToo Era

The star and creators of Starz’ new half-hour drama series <i>Sweetbitter</i> came to TCA where they took some uncharacteristically tough questions. The …

TV

Ken Smith's Diary: Plain sale, Worth waiting for and A good run

QUITE a few folk still under the weather. An Ayrshire reader swears he was round at his GP where a sign on the wall stated: “Welcome to the waiting …

Photographers

Pence: 2017 the Best Year for Conservatives in ‘More Than a Generation’

"I think from the conservative perspective, we accomplished more thanks to President Trump's leadership ..."

Conservative View

25 Winter Formal Instagram Captions For Those Cute & Classy Pics

Who doesn't enjoy any moment in college where you can wear something other than sweatpants and UGG boots? Peeling off your comfy clothes is worth it …

Dating

Creative New York

Brigitte Lacombe and the “New” MoMA<p>The legendary photographer captures the face of MoMA’s future<p><i>If you don’t know the name Brigitte Lacombe, one of</i> …

Dustin Hoffman

In 6 Words, Elon Musk Explained Why So Many People Are Afraid to Take Risks and Achieve Greatness

It's the most rational reason imaginable--but it can lead to a boring, ordinary life.<p><i>This series examines the stories behind some of the best inspiring quotes of all time. Check out the full list: the best inspirational quotes for 2018.</i><p>The most powerful threat to greatness isn't evil. It's …

Tesla

I'm Taking a Cigar Break. See You in Three Hours, 26 Seconds

There have been plenty of famous cigar smokers. Winston Churchill, George Burns and Groucho Marx come to mind. There’s also Bill Hroncich.<p>Mr. Hroncich, a 57-year-old resident of Hazlet, N.J., who works for a pharmaceutical company, has a rare cigar-related claim to fame. He can keep a stogie going …

Lifestyle

21 New Year's Captions For Squad Pics That Are Festive AF

When you are welcoming the new year, you want your squad around to bring in the amazing moment. These are some of the best folks you know and you …

Dating

Why You Shouldn't Buy a Car in Cash

Just because you have the money on hand to avoid taking out a loan, doesn't always mean it makes sense to do so.<p>A few weeks ago, two friends told me …

Personal Finance

Universities cashing in on unconditional offers are doing great harm to our examinations system

When, thirty or more years ago, my sister was given a ‘matriculation offer’ from Oxford (two Es at A Level), my father was memorably furious. Of course my parents were proud of her, but as I remember him saying, the last thing to tell students before a major exam, is that they don’t need to …

Education

The Rise of the Butt-less Website

It seems like all the cool kids have divided themselves into two cliques: the <b>Headless CMS</b> crowd on one side and the <b>Static Site Generator</b> crowd on the …

JavaScript

How Bariatric SurgeryChanged This Governor's Life

It alone will not stem the obesity epidemic. It is not for everyone. It is not magic or a quick-fix. It doesn’t replace a healthy diet and physical activity. But when done appropriately by the right surgeon and for the right patient, bariatric surgery can make a big difference in a patient’s …

Diabetes

Tesla, The Cobalt Cliff And The KüBler-Ross Model; Denial Is Not A River In Egypt

In March of 2016, I unearthed a cobalt supply and demand dynamic that will kill the long-range electric vehicle, or EV, and destroy Tesla in the …

Business