‘Mad’ Mike Hughes is set to launch his latest homemade, steam-powered rocket into the stratosphere over California on Saturday. He plans to take a photo at 550 metres altitude that will prove that the Earth is a flat disc
"Manus remains in crisis, with 300 refugees still in the compound. Who knows what fresh onslaught of violence is awaiting them? The refugees search in the darkness for drinkable water, they scrounge for what little food was not destroyed, and now face the determination of our government that they vanish from the face of the earth, and with them their terrible story that shames us all."
"I thought standup was just telling gags, and that’s why I never thought it was my thing. The idea that you could get on stage and get into a chess game with yourself – play two or three characters – was huge. He showed us how it could be done, so we went and did it." - Eddie Izzard
Hundreds of women operate as sex workers along the Strada Bonifica, the ironically named ‘road of love’ on the Adriatic coast of Italy. The film moves between the women’s stories, the Italians who live and work there, and the local NGO attempting to support the women
A recent analysis of 100 UK tours by artists artists ranging from Metallica to hip-hop outfit Run the Jewels found that a secondary ticketing website had paid to top the Google search rankings on 77% of occasions.
“How is a museum of modern art going to address the legacies of colonialism, which you see every day in the devastating economic and social inequality in our city and province, when it hasn’t yet hired any indigenous staff for permanent senior strategic or creative positions?”
"Because if there is one big lesson from the Paradise Papers, it’s that currently legal tax avoidance by certain companies and individuals has been shown to be as antisocial, immoral and unfair as many of the arrangements that are banned."
"The reason there were no major errors in the budget and it more or less balanced was almost entirely because there was so little of substance in it. It’s hard to get your sums wrong if you don’t even attempt to answer the questions. Best to keep quiet and be thought an idiot than to open your mouth and prove it."