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Is Bridget Jones still relevant in the 2020s?

theweek.com Bridget Jones is returning to the big screen, 23 years after Helen Fielding's heroine first burst into our lives with her chardonnay and oversized granny pants. The fourth…

Revealed: Which of the top 100 UK and US news websites are blocking AI crawlers

pressgazette.co.uk More than four in ten of the top 100 news websites in the English language allow all AI web crawlers to scrape their content, Press Gazette analysis has found. Among the 106…

Perfect Corp.: AR Try-On Reduces Returns for eCommerce Beauty Brands

pymnts.com As eCommerce merchants look for new ways to reduce the costs and inefficiencies of returns, Perfect Corp. sees augmented reality (AR) as a key solution, mitigating…

Jimmy's Jazz & Blues Club Features 3x-GRAMMY® Award-Winner & 8x-GRAMMY® Nominated Jazz Pianist DANILO PEREZ on Sunday March 10 at 7:30 P.M

benzinga.com 3x-GRAMMY® Award-Winning Jazz Pianist DANILO PEREZ joins forces with Legendary 4x-GRAMMY® Award-Winning Bassist JOHN PATITUCCI and Acclaimed Drummer ADAM CRUZ. Tickets for…

Ministers consider new vaping tax at Budget next week

bbc.co.uk The government is considering announcing a new tax on vapes at the Budget next week. Currently, vaping products are subject to VAT - but unlike tobacco, they are not also…

Supreme Court Seems Likely to Strike Down Florida and Texas Social Media Laws

reason.com (Michele Ursi | Dreamstime.com) Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in NetChoice v. Paxton and Moody v. NetChoice, cases challenging Florida and Texas state…

Modern royal scandals from around the world

theweek.com While the British royal family consistently dominates global headlines, there are more than 40 other countries in the world that still have monarchies. While many of these…

Instagram and Facebook Subscriptions Get New Scrutiny in Child Safety Suit

nytimes.com The New Mexico attorney general, who last year sued Meta alleging that it did not protect children from sexual predators and had made false claims about its platforms’…

Chile revisits the mysterious death of poet Pablo Neruda

theweek.com Chile has reopened a long-running investigation into the death of Pablo Neruda, its Nobel prize-winning poet and former communist politician. For more than 50 years,…

Your Inhalers and EpiPens Aren’t Very Healthy for the Environment

nytimes.com You have a preview view of this article while we are checking your access. When we have confirmed access, the full will load. An example of a plastic single-use injector at…

'Stop The Weapons, Start The Talks': Third Year Of Ukraine War Begins

zerohedge.com 'Stop The Weapons, Start The Talks': Third Year Of Ukraine War Begins Authored by Jon Queally via Common Dreams, Two years of fighting after Russia's brutal 2022 invasion of…

In civil corruption trial, jury finds NRA, Wayne LaPierre liable

msnbc.com Thanks to its influence in Republican politics, the National Rifle Association tends to win most of the political fights it engages in, but legal fights are another matter…

Tell-All From Ex-New York Times Editor Exposes Its Unhealthy, Insular Culture

mediaite.com Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via AP When The New York Times published an op-ed by Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) in the midst of the 2020 George Floyd riots, a hysteria gripped the…

A widow unexpectedly received $1 billion of Berkshire Hathaway stock. Now, she's covering Bronx med students' tuition forever

businessinsider.com Dr. Ruth Gottesman in 2016. Brent N. Clarke/Getty Images Dr. Ruth Gottesman is donating her late husband's $1 billion Berkshire Hathaway stock to a medical school in the…

Jodie Turner-Smith Opens Up About Joshua Jackson Divorce: “I Deserve the World”

vanityfair.com Jodie Turner-Smith isn’t down in the dumps after filing for divorce from Joshua Jackson back in October 2023, citing “irreconcilable differences.” In fact, in a new…

Olivia Rodrigo’s Fans Show Up to Her Guts World Tour in Force

nytimes.com Olivia Rodrigo shot to pop stardom pretty much overnight: Her first single, “Drivers License,” rocketed to No. 1 in January 2021 while most of the world was still in…

Why the GOP ignored warnings about their key anti-Biden witness

msnbc.com The House Republicans’ crusade to impeach President Joe Biden has suffered a series of debacles, though the most recent one is arguably the most brutal. Eleven days ago, the…

Trump and his favorite fundraising platform both face donor problems

cnbc.com Every so often, Matthew Hurtt receives concerning emails. The subject lines are each slightly different: "Stop charging my account," "Urgent!" and "Donation not approved,"…

Jodie Turner-Smith Speaks Out on Joshua Jackson Divorce: “Bravest Thing in the World Is to Recognize When Something’s Not Working”

hollywoodreporter.com Jodie Turner-Smith is breaking her silence on her divorce from Joshua Jackson. In an interview with U.K.’s The Times, published on Sunday, the British actress and model…

Denis Villeneuve: ‘Movies Have Been Corrupted by Television’ and a ‘Danger in Hollywood’ Is Thinking About ‘Release Dates, Not Quality’

variety.com Denis Villeneuve recently told The Times of London that “movies have been corrupted by television.” His opinion comes from his growing desire to make a movie without any…

State Republican parties have become intraparty ‘combat zones’

msnbc.com Initially, it seemed like a financial problem. Halfway through 2023, I noted that the Republican Parties in Arizona, Colorado, Michigan, and Minnesota were all noticeably…

The Heritage Foundation's Project 2025 wants to reshape America under Trump

theweek.com While the 2024 presidential election is still nine months away, there appears to be a not-slim chance that former President Donald Trump could make his return to the White…

Zelenskyy says 31,000 Ukrainian troops killed in rare admission of military losses

semafor.com Semafor Signals Supported by Insights from The New York Times, The Kyiv Independent, Semafor, the Associated Press, and Reuters The News Ukrainian President Volodymyr…

Meta outlines its strategy to combat the misuse of generative AI ahead of the European elections in June, including setting up an EU-specific operations center

bbc.com It is concerned by how generative AI - tech which can fake videos, images and audio - might be used to trick voters. It comes the same day Home Secretary James Cleverly told…

Saltburn's mansion and the TV locations 'invaded by selfie-hunters'

theweek.com The owner of the mansion made famous by the black comedy "Saltburn" has complained after fans of the hit film descended on the property. "I never envisaged the amount of…

The countdown to NASA's Jupiter mission is on. This JPL engineer is helping it happen

latimes.com Think of meticulously handcrafted objects and certain things come immediately to mind: fine art, exotic cars, luxury timepieces. But Pasadena native Steve Barajas spends his…

Hours on hold, limited appointments: Why California babies aren’t going to the doctor

latimes.com Maria Mercado’s 5- and 7-year-old daughters haven’t been to the doctor for a check-up in two years. And it’s not for lack of trying. Mercado, a factory worker in South Los…

What Donald Trump said about Prince Harry's future

newsweek.com Donald Trump said Prince Harry "betrayed the queen" and "would be on his own if it was down to me," during comments at a conservative conference. The former president has…

Top cookbooks coming out in 2024

theweek.com From everyday cooking ideas by Anna Jones to simple recipes by Yotam Ottolenghi, there are plenty of books for aspiring chefs to look forward to this year. The Batch Lady…

CIA Built "12 Secret Spy Bases" In Ukraine & Waged Shadow War For Last Decade, Bombshell NYT Report Confirms

zerohedge.com CIA Built "12 Secret Spy Bases" In Ukraine & Waged Shadow War For Last Decade, Bombshell NYT Report Confirms On Sunday The New York Times published an explosive and very…

A decadelong secret partnership between the CIA and Ukraine has been critical for lethal operations against Russia: NYT

businessinsider.com A Ukrainian soldier runs to position as the 72nd Brigade Anti-air unit prepares to fire a Strela-10 anti-air missile system. Chris McGrath/Getty Images Ten years ago, the…

The last thing people needed to hear this week was what Biden thinks about 'good sex' but here we are anyway

businessinsider.com Joe Biden. Leon Neal When one thinks of Joe Biden, one's first thought probably isn't the phrase "good sex." But that's apparently what keeps the Bidens' marriage going…

Echoes of thalidomide: the sodium valproate scandal

theweek.com Families of children harmed by a drug that caused up to 20,000 babies to be born with disabilities have welcomed calls for compensation after their plight was compared to…

US airman sets himself on fire outside Israeli embassy in Washington

investing.com A U.S. military service member set himself on fire, in an apparent act of protest against the war in Gaza, outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington on Sunday afternoon,…

31,000 Ukrainian troops killed since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion, Zelenskyy says

euronews.com The Ukrainian leader would not disclose how many troops have been wounded or are missing. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday that 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers…

Two years of war in Ukraine: "Everyone that is killed feels like a family member"

euronews.com Euronews spoke to Kyiv-resident Maya, who tells us about her life before the full-scale invasion and now, two years after. With three friends she is raising money to buy…

Zelenskyy says Ukraine has suffered a 'big loss' of 31,000 soldiers during the war

businessinsider.com President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy pictured speaking on February 25, 2024 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Larin Dmytro/Getty Images Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said…

Post Office hires ex-police to check its investigators in Horizon scandal

bbc.co.uk Many of those convicted went to prison for false accounting and theft. Many were financially ruined and some caught up in the scandal have since died or taken their own…

Kara Swisher Is Not Here to Make Friends in Her New Memoir

nytimes.com You have a preview view of this article while we are checking your access. When we have confirmed access, the full will load. Kara Swisher Is Not Here to Make Friends in Her…

Ukraine's New Defense Chief & The Untold Half Of The Zaluzhny Story

zerohedge.com Ukraine's New Defense Chief & The Untold Half Of The Zaluzhny Story Authored by Ted Snider via The Libertarian Institute, There were probably many reasons why Ukraine’s…

‘Snoop’ Pearson and Ed Burns Reunite 16 Years After ‘The Wire’

nytimes.com You have a preview view of this article while we are checking your access. When we have confirmed access, the full will load. ‘Snoop’ Pearson Wants to Tell Her Story, With…

Adam Neumann Pushes For WeWork Takeover

forbes.com WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann is aiming to buy back his now-bankrupt former company alongside billionaire Dan Loeb’s hedge fund Third Point, according to a letter sent to…

Was cereal dropped like it's cold? Snoop Dogg and Master P sue Walmart and Post over sales

latimes.com Snoop Dogg, center left, with Master P in 2017. The pair behind Broadus Foods say Post Consumer Brands and Walmart undermined Snoop Cereal’s sales. These days, Snoop Dogg…

Column: Chuck Philips (1952-2024) singlehandedly made music industry journalism better

latimes.com Few people outside the music industry may know the name Chuck Philips, but few inside the industry will forget it. As the leading music industry investigative reporter of…

Restaurant workers wanted to unionize at this L.A. hotel. Now the restaurants are closing

latimes.com The entrance to the Hotel Figueroa on South Figueroa Street in downtown. Six days after restaurant workers at a hip downtown hotel filed cards to organize a union, the…

Vince McMahon steps down from TKO, parent of WWE and UFC, amid sexual assault claims

latimes.com Wrestling impresario Vince McMahon has resigned as executive chairman of the board of TKO Group, the public company formed last year after Endeavor acquired World Wrestling…

Young teen accused of ramming car into Ruben's Bakery before mob ransacked it

latimes.com Ruben Ramirez Sr., 83, enters Ruben’s Bakery & Mexican Food in Compton on Jan. 4 as a worker makes repairs to the storefront. Five suspects, including one juvenile, have…

Netflix adds 13 million subscribers, extending its lead in streaming

latimes.com Netflix added more than 13 million subscribers during the fourth quarter, the company said Tuesday, extending its lead in the streaming video business. The Los Gatos,…

Column: The only thing voters liked less than Ron DeSantis' anti-woke crusade was Ron DeSantis

latimes.com Sunday was a tough day for those, like me, who get their entertainment jollies by watching losers try to redeem themselves. I’m not talking only about the Buffalo Bills, the…

Pasadena's historic Vroman's bookstore up for sale, along with Book Soup

latimes.com Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena has been under ownership of the same family for more than a century. Joel Sheldon, who is turning 80, is its current owner. The owner of…

Sweet Lady Jane bakery faced class-action lawsuit for wage theft before sudden closure

latimes.com A shuttered Sweet Lady Jane bakery on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. The beloved bakery unexpectedly closed its six locations on New Year’s Day, citing a lack of a sales.…

Column: The AI industry has a battle-tested plan to keep using our content without paying for it

latimes.com ChatGPT replicates New York Times articles nearly verbatim, a lawsuit by the newspaper claims. But OpenAI and other AI companies say what they do is legally fair use. This…

The New York Times made more than $1 billion from digital subscriptions in 2023

niemanlab.org The New York Times ended 2023 with 10.36 million subscribers, including 9.7 digital-only subscribers, according to an end-of-year report presented to investors on Wednesday.…

How American journalism lets down readers and voters

economist.com TO HEAL THE rifts in American politics in the lead-up to next year’s crucial election, American journalism urgently needs renewal. Instead, in much of the mainstream media,…

Congressman presses Elon Musk to provide SpaceX satellite services for US defense forces in Taiwan, report says

businessinsider.com Members of Congress are urging Elon Musk to give SpaceX Starshield satellite access to US forces in Taiwan. Toby Melville - Pool/Getty Images A Congressman is urging Elon…

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