Amanda Seyfried Finally Stakes Her Claim

The “Mean Girls” and “Mamma Mia!” actress knows her performance as Marion Davies in“Mank” will be a turning point in her career. But first, she had to put some distance between herself and Hollywood.


Indian model, 48, on ageing well: having discipline to stay fi...

Some older Indians relish the idea of being weak and frail in their old age so that they may be fussed over, cosseted and taken care of by their children, even when they are perfectly fit and capable. Some even play-act being old, stooping their s...


Three books on feminism: tackling abortion rights, toxic mascu...

More Than A Woman by Caitlin Moran, Harper Perennial If “feminism lite” describes Caitlin Moran’s past writing, she has become a light heavyweight with her follow-up to 2011’s How To Be A Woman. More Than A Woman continues in the author’s funny/i...


London’s new Chinese embassy attracts controversy and protests...

At the heart of London’s East End, painted on the side of a former Tower Hamlets town hall, is a 12-metre-high depiction of a violent struggle – scenes of fists, police truncheons, interspersed with contorted, angry, defiant faces, black and white...


Making Bar Trivia Virtual

Though many bars are under lockdown restrictions, pub quiz companies still operate online. You provide the booze, they provide the brainteasers.


Ways to Get Your Kids Moving

Teens and tweens need exercise, period. Many parents are finding informal, creative and encouraging ways to get their isolated offspring outside safely.


Listen to Indigenous Podcasts

Expand your understanding of Native history issues beyond the fourth Thursday of November. Here are some Indigenous podcasters recommending their favorite Native-made audio.


New restaurants in Hong Kong offer niche dining experiences as...

As some of Hong Kong’s larger restaurants have collapsed under the onslaught of the pandemic and the resulting social-distancing regulations, smaller takeaway and dining establishments have popped up to fill the void.Often simple husband-and-wife ...


Hong Kong’s long-distance trails offer 300km of history, views...

Four long distance trails, stretching nearly 300 kilometres (185 miles) in total, thread their way the length and breadth of Hong Kong. Given the clement winter weather, there’s probably never been a better time to don boots, rucksack and AirPods,...


Voice 2: why this K-drama now streaming on Netflix is not your...

No, not a talent show – at least not in the accepted sense – Voice 2 (Netflix) comes at the police procedural from a refreshing, if not an entirely novel, angle.Television shows long ago decreed that the people answering the telephones when an eme...


First Hong Kong film with homosexual characters, lesbian kung ...

Chor Yuen’s Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan shocked viewers when it was released in Hong Kong in 1972. Although the film is full of vengeful violence, it was the lesbian relationship at the core of the story that raised eyebrows – it ...


What to make of Stripe’s possible $100B valuation

This is The TechCrunch Exchange, a newsletter that goes out on Saturdays, based on the column of the same name. You can sign up for the email here. Welcome to a special Thanksgiving edition of The Exchange. Today we will be brief. But not silent, ...


How to get over fear of intimacy: be open, patient and build t...

It’s impossible to truly love someone without understanding them on a deeper level. Just like in a relationship, there can’t be genuine intimacy if both partners don’t share thoughts and feelings, as this is what fosters a connection.True intimacy...


How Ryan Reynolds and Mint Mobile worked without becoming the ...

In the past decade, celebrity interest and investment in tech companies has significantly increased. But not all celebrity investments are created equally. Some investors, like Ashton Kutcher, have prioritized the VC pursuits. Some have invested c...


It’s Time to Stop Sharing Your Passwords With Your Partner

Go ahead, give them the keys to your heart—but anything more could make a cybersecurity mess.


Original Content podcast: Just don’t watch Netflix’s ‘Holidate...

You might think that a new Netflix film called “Holidate” offers holiday-themed romance that’s perfect for a family watch party. You’d be wrong. The film stars Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey as a pair of strangers who agree (...


Endangered Vancouver Island Marmots Are Making a Comeback

Canada’s most endangered mammal is back from the brink of extinction—and offers hope as an “ambassador” for the conservation of less adorable species.


Live-stream fashion and beauty shopping hits the US after gain...

When Jenna Powell gets in front of a camera, she can sell US$10,000 worth of sparkly dresses and tie-dye hoodies in 40 minutes.Powell, whose three Jennaration shops in the US state of Alabama were closed at the start of the pandemic, has put all h...