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Netflix cancels its talk shows starring Michelle Wolf and Joel McHale

Netflix cancels its talk shows starring Michelle Wolf and Joel McHale

Netflix has canceled The Break With Michelle Wolf and The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale; neither of the talk shows will make it to a second season. Their brief runs are the latest example of Netflix’s struggle to deliver a show in this format that can draw eyes and maintain regular viewership. The company…
Google rolls back Android Messages to old design and removes dark mode

Google rolls back Android Messages to old design and removes dark mode

On Thursday, it looked as though Google was starting to roll out a redesigned version of its vital Android Messages app. The update featured some visual changes like getting rid of the blue bar at the top and switching over to the company’s Google Sans font. It also included a dark mode as an alternative…
New trailers: Star Wars Resistance, Iron Fist, What Men Want, and more

New trailers: Star Wars Resistance, Iron Fist, What Men Want, and more

Usually I write about recent movies I’ve watched up here, but my backlog of films to write about has gotten shorter and shorter for a couple reasons recently: for one, it’s summer, so I’m finding more reasons to leave the house. But also, my girlfriend and I have been playing a lot of Breath of…
How Crazy Rich Asians turns a traditional Asian rom-com trope into a modern statement

How Crazy Rich Asians turns a traditional Asian rom-com trope into a modern statement

Minor spoilers ahead for Crazy Rich Asians. With the new romantic dramedy Crazy Rich Asians, based on the bestselling novel by Kevin Kwan, Warner Bros. is making a rare venture into films with an all-Asian cast. But the Asian romantic comedy is already a wildly popular genre that’s spawned a variety of online fan communities,…
Tokio Hotel Remember Their ‘Overwhelming’ VMA Win Over Taylor And Miley

Tokio Hotel Remember Their ‘Overwhelming’ VMA Win Over Taylor And Miley

For all of the legends who have won a VMA for Best New Artist — like Nirvana, Lady Gaga, and Eminem — there are also a handful of iconic artists who have lost (pour one out for Madonna, Kanye, and Rihanna). Looking back at the 2008 nominees, for example, the list reads like a murderer's…
From Drake To Janelle Monáe, We Break Down The VMA ‘Video With A Message’ Nominees

From Drake To Janelle Monáe, We Break Down The VMA ‘Video With A Message’...

"Gatekeeper" is Reyez's chilling account of an incident in which a high-profile producer tried to force himself on her. She sent director Peter Huang an email detailing what had happened, and he translated it into a video treatment that serves as her direct recollection — some of the dialogue between Reyez and the producer, he…
Shawn Mendes’s Video Director Breaks Down The Emotional Turmoil Of ‘In My Blood’

Shawn Mendes’s Video Director Breaks Down The Emotional Turmoil Of ‘In My Blood’

Just past the two-minute mark in Shawn Mendes's intimate music video for "In My Blood," it begins to rain. The water falls hard, not letting up for 30 seconds and visibly drenching the star's green sweater. You'd be forgiven for mistaking the precipitation for a visual effect added in post-production, especially given the video's other…
Drake’s Viral Videos Are All Part Of God’s Plan, This Company Proves

Drake’s Viral Videos Are All Part Of God’s Plan, This Company Proves

"I don’t think there’s a science to it," Director X says matter of factly. The celebrated music video and film director has been asked a simple but subtly complex question — is there a science to making a viral video? The answer is deflating, but expected. Humans crave formulas, rules, and blueprints, but if art…
10th Match (N), Caribbean Premier League at Gros Islet, Aug 17-18 2018 | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo

10th Match (N), Caribbean Premier League at Gros Islet, Aug 17-18 2018 | Match...

St Lucia Stars 226 for 6 (Pollard 104, Fletcher 80, Riaz 3-35) beat Barbados Tridents 188 for 6 (Dwayne Smith 58, McCoy 3-28, Qais 2-29) by 38 runs Kieron Pollard exults after bringing up his maiden T20 hundred Getty ImagesJuly 31, 2016. That was the last time St Lucia's CPL franchise last won a match. But…
The top 25 Test batting performances of all time

The top 25 Test batting performances of all time

In part one of my analysis of the top 25 batting performances, I covered the history, the original Wisden 100 batting list, the parameters in play at that time, database improvements, and the basis of the current analyses. Please read it. Skipping part one and going directly to the second part will make as much…
The two-day Test

The two-day Test

Andy Caddick took four wickets in an over as West Indies collapsed for 61 Paul McGregor / © Getty Images 2000An unforgettable victory for England at Headingley, and the first two-day Test in over 50 years. When West Indies began their second innings midway through the afternoon session, they were exactly 100 runs behind England.…
Kerala floods: PM announces ₹ 500 crore interim relief against State demand of ₹ 2000 crore

Kerala floods: PM announces ₹ 500 crore interim relief against State demand of ₹...

Soon after a review meeting at the Southern Naval Command in Kochi on Saturday to discuss the devastating floods in Kerala, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an interim relief of ? 500 crore against a demand of ? 2,000 crore made by the State government. This is apart from the Central assistance of ? 100…

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