• The Return of <em>MAD Magazine</em> and Its All-New Gang of Idiots
  • Vladimir Putins Billionaire Buddies Are Getting Scared, and Not Just of Sanctions
  • My Fair Lady Finally Gets Its #MeToo Ending. Somewhere, George Bernard Shaw Is Applauding
  • Can you really revise while chatting online?
  • Most Extreme Fails Of The Week – Video

The Return of MAD Magazine and Its All-New Gang of Idiots

More than 40 years ago this month, MAD Magazine founder William M. Gaines managed to outrage hundreds of his loyal readers, all by barely lifting a finger. For the April 1974 issue of his happily juvenile comedy rag—a mix of pop-culture parodies, political humor, and sound-effect-saturated comic strips—Gaines’ staff went with a cover illustration guaranteed to shock school teachers and parents around the country: A raised middle finger, accompanied by…

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Vladimir Putins Billionaire Buddies Are Getting Scared, and Not Just of Sanctions

Times are getting tough for Russias oligarchs. Seven of them were sanctioned on April 6 by the U.S. Treasury, along with 17 government officials and 12 Russian businesses. More U.S. sanctions are on the way Ziyavudin Magomedov off to jail in his track suit and without a toothbrush late last month, just as he and his family were headed for his private plane and a vacation in Miami. His older…

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My Fair Lady Finally Gets Its #MeToo Ending. Somewhere, George Bernard Shaw Is Applauding

This review contains spoilers. If you dont want to know what happens at the end of this new production of My Fair Lady, stop reading now. The majestic My Fair Lady has been given a #MeToo makeover. Or, more accurately, it has reclaimed the ending that lushly orchestrated, and beautifully sung and staged production at Lincoln Center. Eliza Doolittle finally leaves Professor Henry Higgins; and she does so with a…

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Can you really revise while chatting online?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It’s peak revision season – but can students avoid the distractions as they work on their laptops There is international research to back his concerns. A study of pupils in the Boston area, carried out by a research team including academics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, found “a link between greater media multi-tasking and worse academic outcomes in adolescents”. BBC Bitesize’s Mind Set:…

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Saturday Night Live Was On Point Last Night Check Out All The Skits And Performances HERE!

Last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live was as funny as ever, hosted by John Mulaney with musical guest Jack White! We’ve got all the video highlights in this post here, from a show which included surprise cameos from Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro and Nasim Pedrad. Oh, and here’s some REALLY big news: SNL will be back on May 5, with — get ready for this — Donald Glover…

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The Moth Podcast Looks Back at a Decade of Stories

There’s perhaps no modern movement more synonymous with storytelling than The Moth. Beginning in 1997, the organization evolved from a living-room slam hosted by novelist George Dawes into a tale-spinning juggernaut, hosting hundreds of live events and workshops across the world every year. But there’s another version of The Moth that exists only virtually, and that has attracted an audience almost entirely distinct from those at its live events: The…

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The college cleaner no-one knew was a slave

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe UK slave who lived in plain sight A UK helpline for reporting modern slavery dealt with cases involving 5,000 potential victims in its first year, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has learned. Sara – who feared for her life – worked up to 20-hour days as a cleaner in a UK college, without anyone noticing. It’s 09:00, and Sara is mopping the…

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Donald Trump Allegedly Had An Affair With A Playboy Playmate While Then-Fiance Marla Maples Was Pregnant!

ANOTHER alleged cheating scandal involving Donald Trump?? On Monday, DailyMail.com published a story where former Playmate Barbara Moore says she had an affair with the now-President from March to September 1993 while he was engaged to Marla Maples, who was pregnant with daughter Tiffany Trump. The 49-year-old model decided to come forward with her story after she was named in former Playboy model Karen McDougal‘s lawsuit against American Media Inc.

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