For LGBTQ creators and users, TikTok was space — even if imperfect — to reclaim identity, sexuality. That is now lost

For LGBTQ creators and users, TikTok was space — even if imperfect — to reclaim identity, sexuality. That is now lost

‘TikTok inspired me to come out to my mother. It was thrilling to see so much talent in one place,’ says one queer user What happens when two countries engage in a military standoff at a shared border? In the context of the Galwan Valley clash, one of the consequences is a palpable anti-China sentiment…

Calvinism and American Independence

Calvinism and American Independence

Professor Allen writes: Dr. Hall points out that 50-75% of Americans during the founding era were Calvinists … [b]ut once again, the founders and the American people are not at all the same thing. It…

We’ve Got A File On You: Jarvis Cocker

We’ve Got A File On You: Jarvis Cocker

Weve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, e…

Lisbon turning Airbnb-style rentals into homes for key workers, says mayor

Lisbon turning Airbnb-style rentals into homes for key workers, says mayor

Lisbon plans to turn Airbnb-style rentals into homes for key workers to bring “lifeblood” back to the city centre, the Portugeuse capital’s mayor has said. Fernando Medina estimated that more than …

Ghislaine Maxwell moved to Brooklyn detention centre ahead of bail hearing

Ghislaine Maxwell moved to Brooklyn detention centre ahead of bail hearing

Ghislaine Maxwell has been moved to a New York jail ahead of a bail hearing on Friday, where a court will decide if she remains in detention ahead of a trial in which she faces charges of facilitatin…

Fire damages Iranian nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz

Fire damages Iranian nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz

Irans key nuclear facility was hit by a mysterious fire early on Thursday, prompting suspicions it had been targeted by saboteurs. The Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran sought to downplay the blaze…

Coronavirus: Woman attacked by male colleague ‘after telling him to wear face mask’

Coronavirus: Woman attacked by male colleague ‘after telling him to wear face mask’

A local government employee in India has been arrested after footage showed him brutally attacking a female colleague, reportedly after she reminded him to wear his coronavirusface mask. Bhaskar Rao…

Zookeeper fatally mauled by Siberian tiger in front of visitors

Zookeeper fatally mauled by Siberian tiger in front of visitors

A zookeeper in Switzerland has died after being fatally mauled by a Siberian tiger. Colleagues rushed to the womans aid shortly before 1:20pm on Saturday after horrified visitors raised the alarm, l…

Karl Rove scolds Trump for recent tweets: ‘I don’t see that those advance his cause at all’

Karl Rove scolds Trump for recent tweets: ‘I don’t see that those advance his cause at all’

Although Rove assessed that Trump delivered a remarkable speech at Mount Rushmore that talked about American values and American heroes, he criticized the president for following up his scripted week…

Brazil’s President Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19

Brazil’s President Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19

The president has often appeared in public to shake hands with supporters and mingle with crowds, at times without a mask. He has said that his history as an athlete would protect him from the virus,…