Revisiting Bernardo Bertolucci’s Artistic Ambitions, and Abuses, in “Last Tango in Paris”

By Richard Brody – The New Yorker For a while, “Last Tango in Paris,” starring Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider, won Bernardo Bertolucci acclaim. In the light of history, it has rightfully brought him infamy. An...

Celine Dion has jumped on the gender-neutral kids’ fashion trend

By Mary Ward Few people could get away with promoting childrenswear with footage of themselves being violently manhandled into handcuffs. But, this week we have learnt that Celine Dion is one of them. In a post...

Why Do People Think the Number 13 Is Unlucky? Let’s Talk About Triskaidekaphobia

By Aliza Kelly Faragheralizakelly Welcome, cosmic warriors. I'm Aliza Kelly Faragher, your resident astrologer, and this is Allure Astrology, a column dedicated to astrology, esotericism, and all things magick. Today, we're talking about the history...

Kylie Jenner: How the reality teen founded a cosmetics empire

By Kelly-Leigh Cooper BBC News Kylie Jenner was just 10 years old when she made her debut on her family's reality television series Keeping up with the Kardashians. A decade on, the show is still...

How Courtney Barnett turned a troll’s words against him

By Mark Savage BBC Music reporter Shortly after Courtney Barnett released her debut album, a friend forwarded her a comment someone had made about the music. "I could eat a bowl of alphabet soup and spit...

Aretha Franklin: The sound of the civil rights movement

Aretha Franklin grew up in 1950s Detroit, surrounded from childhood by the now-famous faces of the civil rights movement. Her songs would become their anthems. Her Baptist minister father was the organiser behind the 1963...

Here’s Why Vanilla Chai Hair Is the Super Blonde Color for Fall

By Leah Prinzivalli With beach days and Summer Fridays long behind us, it may seem like fall is too late to go blonde. But just because you missed the chance for naturally sun-kissed hair doesn't...

100 Women: The woman who decides if men can take a second wife

By Heather Chen BBC News, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia Islamic law, also known as Sharia law, is often associated by critics with harsh punishments and hardline attitudes. But one of Malaysia's first female Sharia high...

Japan’s population declines at fastest pace yet to 125.2 mil

Japan's population, excluding resident foreigners, declined as of Jan. 1 in 2018 from the year before at the fastest pace since the current survey started in 1968, with fewer than 1 million births for...

Empty-nesters ‘resent boomerang kids’

By Katherine Sellgren BBC News family reporter Adults who move back home after moving away are causing their parents stress and conflict, a study suggests. Parents' whose adult children move back into the family home saw...

Change is coming for the women of Saudi Arabia. But for how long?

By Liz Sly Riyadh: Navigating daily life in this sprawling metropolis of seven million people requires a complicated set of calculations for the 50 per cent of the population that is female. Will a man be...

As Singapore’s fertility rate falls, its baby businesses boom

Singapore’s birth rate is in the doldrums – so why are baby products proving such fertile ground for businesses? By Pearl Lee-  South  China Morning Post The acronym BYOB has taken on a different meaning these...

Meghan Markle’s apparent ‘bad’ habit sparks royal debate

By Jennifer Earl-Fox News Is Meghan Markle getting "too casual" for a royal? The Duchess of Sussex's fashion choices during her first royal tour alongside husband Prince Harry have sparked debates among fans of the 37-year-old former "Suits"...

Romantic Movies To Stream On Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime This Valentine’s Day

By Anna Menta For some couples, staying indoors and watching TV is the most romantic Valentine's date imaginable. In 2018, "Netflix and chill" has expanded to "Hulu and chill," "Amazon Prime and chill" and "CBS All...

9 ways parents can help kids cope with jealousy

Phyllis L. Fagell I once had three students who tried out for travel soccer in sixth grade. After only one made the team, the other two spread a lie, saying that the girl had made...

How the Fight for Gender Equality Is Changing in 2018

By Ai-jen Poo In 2006, TIME magazine named “You” as the Person of the Year, recognizing the shift that had taken place on the internet. Users had become the drivers of the World Wide Web....

Remembering Khensani Maseko who fought South African campus rape

By Tara John BBC News The death of a law student and anti-rape activist in South Africa has brought the simmering issue of campus rape back to the forefront. Khensani Maseko, 23, took her own life...

‘A Homosexual Nature’: Turkey Fines Broadcaster Over Pink Music Video

Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTUK), an independent agency in charge of regulating radio and TV broadcasts, recently fined a local broadcaster for airing a music video by American musician Pink that featured...

7 Things You Learned As A Kid That Are Pretty Much Bogus

No, that gum you swallowed won’t stay in your system for seven years. By Taylor Pittman They say kids are like sponges, soaking up tons of information every day. And we’re sorry to tell you that...

Tokyo medical university cut women’s exam scores to curb numbers — media

Reuters From 2011 the university began cutting the scores of female applicants to keep the number of women students at about 30 percent Women are told they have to give birth; if they don’t,...