I recently read an article about an actor whose non-verbal and severely physically disabled son was forced to leave the theatre where his father was performing, because the audience couldn’t cope with the boy’s “noises”. As a human being, I felt incensed on...
There is so much dust and debris flying around Washington these days, a lot of it deliberately kicked up by Donald Trump and his enablers, that sometimes we miss the things that are really important. I have a for-instance: the evaporation...
Let’s address “when’s it due?”. It’s a tricky question if you know for sure that your interlocutor is pregnant. If you don’t, it’s potentially disastrous.  The first time someone asked me a similar question, I was a 19-year-old student. I was standing in the...
A campaign to secure a second Brexit referendum is to be launched in days, the billionaire George Soros has announced. The financier, in a keynote speech, has said the prospect of the UK’s prolonged divorce from Brussels could help persuade the British public by a “convincing margin” that EU membership...
Last November, I got married. In the months leading up to the wedding, I was mostly consumed with floral arrangements, invitation fontsband shoes that wouldn't cause me to trip down the aisle. Now that those details are behind me, I'm on a new...
Almost three million people have worked in the gig economy in the last 12 months, according to official figures, where, traditionally, there has been a trade off. Self-employed workers earned a higher hourly or day rate than staff, to offset the lack...
The writing world has begun mourning the loss of award-winning satirist Philip Roth, the famed author of American Pastoral, who has died aged 85. One notable name to pay tribute was David Simon, creator of The Wire, who has been working on...
Venezuela has developed a brand new cryptocurrency, called petro. The government of the crisis-hit country says it was created in order to help overcome financial sanctions imposed by the US and the EU. However, petro is considered to be illegal by opposition leaders in Venezuela, and there are also concerns that...
Donald Trump has escalated his attacks on the FBI’s investigation of Russian interference into the US presidential election, and the president’s evident frustration with the probe being led by special counsel Robert Mueller is beginning to have an effect. Reports surfaced of an FBI informant being in contact with several Trump campaign...
The developers of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds have "fallen short", they have admitted. The frank admission of the game's problems comes as the battle royale genre comes to be dominated by rival game Fortnite. That game has quickly become the most popular in the world,...