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Elena Ferrante: Maggie Gyllenhaal is filming one of my books. Its her story to tell now’

October 30, 2018

Its important for me for her, for all women that her work be hers and turn out well I would never say to a woman director, This is my book, this is my perspective. If you want to make a film, you have to stick to it. I wouldnt say anything, even if she systematically […]

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Personality tests are all the rage but what do they really tell you?

October 18, 2018

A new test claims to be most scientific yet and that out of four types, most of us are Average. The thing is, we dont really do them to find out the truth I was once forced to take a personality test by a boss who had read that they were a valuable source of […]

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A factchecker goes to psychic school: can you predict what happens next?

October 2, 2018

For six months, I attempted to quiet my fact-checking, left-brain voice and tap into my goddess roots, where fantasy and reality are interchangeable Montclair Psychic School sits above a florists shop in the town of Rutherford, New Jersey. On a Sunday in June, eight students sit in a yellow painted classroom, watching a mastiff named […]

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Paw outcome? New Zealand council proposes banning all cats

September 21, 2018

Pest plan means that when a domestic cat dies, Omaui residents will not be permitted to have another A regional council in New Zealand has proposed banning all domestic cats in an attempt to protect native animals. The South Island councils new pest plan calls for all domestic cats in the Omaui region to be […]

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Imran Amed: meet fashions most influential man

September 19, 2018

Imran Ameds website, the Business of Fashion, is the oracle of the style world. As its top 500 power list is published, we ask how hes got designers and editors hanging on his every word. By Tim Lewis Ping! Six days a week, just before 6am BST, nearly half a million people receive an email […]

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Why do dogs wag their tails? You asked Google heres the answer | Jules Howard

September 4, 2018

Every day millions of people ask Google lifes most difficult questions. Zoologist and author Jules Howard answers this one As luck would have it, this is rather a prescient question for me right now. At home, we are attempting to coax a neurotic four-year-old out of a dog-bite avoidance technique that works as follows. Upon […]

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Woman cons dozens of men into ‘date’ then sets them against each other

August 26, 2018

Natasha Aponte got her Tinder matches to meet in New York City, all thinking theyd be going on a one-on-one date Natasha Aponte is a New York-based model who isnt afraid of some drama on a first date. Over the past month, shes been using Tinder to arrange for hundreds of guys to meet her […]

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Why do US women who earn more than their husbands lie about it? | Jessica Valenti

August 17, 2018

The fact that couples fudge earnings to suit traditional gender roles reminds us why the domestic sphere is still a battleground In those cases, though, husbands over-reported their income while their wives under-reported their own. (The census sorted all this out when it matched couples answers to their actual IRS filings.) Now, we cant know […]

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The meaning of Beyonc: a dispatch from inside the Beyhive

August 15, 2018

How many ways do we love Queen Bey? A superfan explains how Beyonc gives her followers permission to take control Through a fog of food-truck smoke, a sea of 4, Beyoncs fourth studio album and her first project done independently of her father, Mathew Knowles. In a nod to the new direction her career was […]

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Elvis Costello reveals cancer diagnosis as he cancels tour dates

July 18, 2018

Small but very aggressive cancer has been operated on, but recovery forces songwriter to pull out of tour Elvis Costello has revealed he was recently diagnosed with a small but very aggressive cancerous malignancy and has cancelled tour dates while he recovers from the subsequent treatment.

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