Leonardo DiCaprio: ‘I would love to play Vladimir Putin’

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The Revenant actor who was described by the Russian president in 2010 as a real human says he sees the politician very, very, very interesting He has played drug-addled penny stock swindlers, paranoid FBI directors and sociopathic slave-owners on the big screen. But Leonardo DiCaprio has mooted the possibility of taking on his grandest role […]

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‘My identity is not your fad’: how indie got awake

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Indie has a voice and its white, male and whiney. Fortunately, artists such as Nadine Shah, Jay Som and Vagabon are bringing faggot, gender and racial politics to the party Earlier this year, Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors was forced to backtrack on an Instagram post in which he asked if the alternative music scene […]

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Bye bye Zaha, hello fried egg! New designs unveiled for Tokyo Olympic stadium

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Zaha Hadids Tokyo 2020 stadium was proclaimed a national joke then scrapped. Now, its proposed replacements have been disclosed and they look like an egg and a stack of saucers It was compared to everything from a bike helmet to a potty, and allowed to spiraling to nearly doubled its budget, before being unceremoniously scrapped […]

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The art of making a jihadist

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We know about jihadists dedication to violence, but thats not the whole story, says expert Thomas Hegghammer. Theres a concealed culture of poetry, music and storytelling that sustains their ideology When Jihadi John, the Islamist terrorist who gloried in beheading captives, was uncovered as Mohammed Emwazi, a spokesman from Cagerecalled the west Londoner bringing posh […]

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Gifts To Humanity Pair Adorable Kittens With Shirtless Men And Win The Internet

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Cats are great. Attractive people are great. Cats posing alongside attractive people are the greatest. There’s something to be said for bloggers who mash up everything that restores our collective will to live. Take the folks over at Des Hommes et des Chatons, for example. When they started thinking about what the universe was lack, […]

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