Underground skyscrapers and off-grid bunkers: inside the world of preppers

From the mega-rich to ‘prepsteaders’, Bradley Garrett has spent the last four years with people preparing for the end of the world. What can they teach us about our current crisis? “Nothing sets your priorities straight better than a disaster,” says Bradley Garrett. “Making sure your basics are covered, making sure your loved ones are cared for. These are the things that matter. Going back to survival mode is a good thing … We’re going to be in lockdown for some months. But although the worst-case scenarios are terrifying, we will survive as a species. And we will learn.” A California geographer and urban explorer, Garrett has spent the past four years researching his book Bunker: Preparing for the End …

Phil Ochs: the doomed folk singer who woke up from the American dream

In 1970, Phil Ochs released Greatest Hits, an album titled with savage irony as his career fell apart. But 50 years on, it remains a powerful indictment of an America losing its way As a kid in the 1950s, Phil Ochs cut class and spent afternoons at the local movie house. The Searchers and Rebel Without a Cause were two of his favourites. Always a dreamer, Ochs fantasised that one day he could be a stoic cowboy like John Wayne, a teenage rebel like James Dean, or a rockabilly sex symbol like Elvis Presley. He took his early love of Hollywood with him to New York, where he became one of the most celebrated folk singers in the world, culminating …

Kendall Jenner Say She Is ‘Taking This Quarantine V Seriously’ After Getting Called Out By Fans

Watch what you post! We’re sure you’ve seen plenty of celebs and influencers adding disclaimers onto their content to inform followers when photos were taken pre-social distancing, but Kendall Jenner quickly caught heat after not doing this! Related: ‘Outlander’ Hunk Sam Heughan Catches Heat For Vacationing Amid Pandemic On Tuesday, the 24-year-old snapped a quick video to her Instagram Story showing off a red convertible along with the caption: “just had to start her up” (c) Kendall Jenner/Instagram Story A fan on Twitter shared a screenshot, and called out the supermodel, assuming she was going for a drive: “UHMMM NO, Stay Home. @kendalljenner” It wasn’t long before Kenny jumped in to defend herself, and tweeted: “of course i’m staying home!! …

Twitter is donating $1M across two foundations to support journalism during the coronavirus pandemic

Social media companies have been hard at work to make sure they play a helpful rather than harmful role in disseminating news and information about the coronavirus pandemic. Today, Twitter took an extra step beyond its own platform to put its efforts into the wider, already under-pressure world of journalism. Twitter announced that it would be donating $1 million equally between two organizations, the Committee to Protect Journalists and the International Women’s Media Foundation, to further their work specifically related to supporting those reporting on COVID-19. Organizations like the IWMF and the CJP always play a vital role — respectively in supporting the work of female journalists and in defending all journalists who are working in complicated environments or with tricky …