Why ‘Captain Marvel’ doesn’t need to be a feminist story

March 25, 2019

‘ Captain Marvel’ tries and fails to tell a feminist narrative . Image: Chuck Zlotnick( c) Marvel Studios 2019 This post contains spoilers for Captain Marvel In the spire minute o f Captain Marve l’s final contend sequence, Gwen Stefani’s “I’m Just a Girl” starts playing as Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers kicks everyone’s ass. The subtext, in case you missed it, is that Carol Danvers has the potential to be…


How to watch ‘Miracle Workers’ online for free

March 23, 2019

There’s no life like the afterlife, even if you have to carry the literal load of the nations of the world on your shoulders. Daniel Radcliffe is trading in his silver screen magic contact for the golden incandescence of the American sitcom. Fans of will be right at home in Miracle Worker, which stars Radcliffe as a low-level angel named Craig who’s navigating the DMV-like bureaucracy of paradise and trying…


‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ hands-on: The Muggle world will never be the same

March 15, 2019

The future of our streets: like this, but with smartphones Image: Lora Grigorova/ SOPA Images/ LightRocket via Getty Images Alright, let’s get this introduction over soon so we can get to the video of Harry being attacked by a dementor in the real world, as visualized via smartphone. With Harry Potter: Wizards Unite , the ones who brought you the phenomenon of Pokemon Go and its sophisticated sci-fi cousin Ingress…


‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ to be adapted again as Netflix series

March 13, 2019

The beloved YA adult series The Baby-Sitters Club is get re-adapted. According to The Hollywood Reporter , Netflix has picked up The Baby-Sitters Club as a series and will offer a modern take on the Ann M. Martin series, which focused on four friends–Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne, and Stacey–who create and move a neighborhood babysitting service in Stoneybrook, Connecticut. GLOW writer Rachel Shukert is situate as showrunner and Broad City…


You can track everything: the parents who digitise their babies lives

March 11, 2019

Socks that record heart rate and cots that mimic the womb might promise parents peace of mind but is the data given to tech firms a fair exchange? You don’t need to spend much time in the presence of a small child and an iPhone to feel a little embarrassed. One-year-olds hypnotised by creepy Baby Shark ephemera on YouTube; two-year-olds who can swipe before they can talk; my own five-year-old…


BMC Ecology Image Competition Gives Scientists An Opportunity Behind The Lens And The Results Are Delightful

March 9, 2019

The wins of the 2018 BMC Ecology Image Competition have been announced and, as ever, the images expose the ingenuity, warmth, and destructive strength of dear ol’ Mother Nature. From the enters, an overall winner was heralded, as well as two runner-ups and five category winners. The winner of the Overall Category uncovers the charm and grandeur of growth- a delicate butterfly freshly emerged from its chrysalis with the backdrop…


Observer archive – Fleet Street at closing time, 6 March 1988

March 4, 2019

When the Observer joined the exodus from the home of British newspapers, writer Peter Corrigan developed a glass to the Streets many pubs. Picture a phantom township in the Wild West- ramshackle structures, tumbleweed blowing down the dusty street, barroom doors swaying forlornly in the wind. If a rheumy-eyed old-time reporter stands in Ludgate Circus and looks around, that’s what he will see in future … specially the saloon doors….


Let this robot finger do all the work for you

February 26, 2019

Not the nut button meme Image: LoveSync/ Kickstarter Since the sunrise of time, people who aren’t awful have been using words to ask other people to have sex with them. What if “weve been able” do away with all that and press a fuck button instead? A would-be product called LoveSync, which is mid-Kickstarter campaign at the moment, am willing to do simply that. Basically, it’s two buttons — one…