Explorer Bob Ballard sets out to solve Amelia Earhart mystery for National Geographic

Deep-sea explorer Bob Ballard, who in 1985 made headlines for his discovery of the remains of the Titanic, has announced plans to solve another of history’s greatest mysteries: What happened to missing-in-action aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. Setting sail on August 7, National Geographic explorer-at-large Ballard and National Geographic Society archeologist-in-residence Fredrik Hiebert will lead a…Continue Reading

‘Jojo Rabbit’ teaser continues tradition of mocking Hitler

The new teaser trailer for Taika Waititi’s upcoming dark comedy “Jojo Rabbit” promises to “go to war on hate” — which may be an interesting choice of words as the “Thor: Love and Thunder” writer-director appears in the dark comedy as Adolf Hitler. Waititi wrote and directed the movie, which is based on Christine Leunens’…Continue Reading

‘The Great Hack’ dissects Cambridge Analytica and the rise of big data

The abuses associated with big data have become regular headline fodder, and the repercussions of the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal continue to be adjudicated. “The Great Hack” does an admirable job of weaving together those threads in an intelligible way, and how the “dream of the connected world” has been exploited, as academic David Carroll puts…Continue Reading

Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift lead MTV VMA nominations

Ladies rule the 2019 Video Music Award nominations, with Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift leading this year’s list of contenders for the annual MTV award show at 10 nominations each. Among these categories are video of the year, where Grande’s rom-com fueled “thank u, next” and Swift’s pride-themed “You Need to Calm Down” were both…Continue Reading

Lake Bell reveals her second home birth was traumatic

Lake Bell had a rewarding and healthy home birth with her with her daughter in 2014. But when she did a second home birth with her son, it didn’t go as planned. The actress, 40, talked about her birthing experiences in a new episode of Dax Shepard’s podcast, “Armchair Expert.” The two star together in…Continue Reading

David Spade reflects on sister-in-law Kate Spade’s death

David Spade is remembering all the loved ones he’s lost during his life — and there have been many. The comedian, 55, is back with a new Comedy Central show, “Lights Out With David Spade,” and in a new interview discussed the success and setbacks he’s faced, including the death of his sister-in-law, fashion designer…Continue Reading

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