Mr Robot: from show of the zeitgeist to TV’s biggest disappointment

While the plot grows ever more complex, what we know about Mr Robot has not progressed or developed and this last season looks set to end in disappointment Recapping a TV programme requires a very particular set of skills. Passion for the show? For sure. The ability to string a sentence together? Maybe. An enthusiasm for nailing down every single detail of every single episode then indexing them against every other incident just in case it becomes useful later? Completely non-negotiable. I was the guy who used to recap gave up the recaps after season two. Having just watched the first episode of the fourth season, I feel a little less guilty. Mr Robot, a show I loved in its …

A$AP Rocky assault trial: prosecutor calls for six-month sentence

US rapper has been in detention since 3 July over incident in Swedish capital A Swedish prosecutor has demanded that A$AP Rocky serve six months in prison for assault causing actual bodily harm in a case that that has outraged the US rappers fans and inflamed transatlantic relations. The prosecutor, Daniel Suneson, told the court in Stockholm the musician, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, should serve a longer sentence than two members of his crew who are also accused of attacking the alleged victim, Mustafa Jafari, in a street brawl in the centre of the Swedish capital publicly demand Mayers release. The prosecution alleges that after a violent altercation over a pair of headphones, Mayers, 30, threw Jafari, 19, …

The great green expansion: how ring-necked parakeets took over London

Was Jimi Hendrix responsible for the bright-green tropical birds presence in the capital? Or was it Katharine Hepburn? Electric Ladyland wasnt the only thing Jimi Hendrix released in 1968. One day in that tumultuous year he left his flat on Brook Street, Mayfair, and strolled down nearby Carnaby Street with a birdcage in his hands. I like to think that he was dressed in a tasselled jacket and flares, his favourite Fender Stratocaster slung across his back. Or perhaps he travelled incognito, in a trenchcoat and dark glasses. Either way, somewhere on that street, the heart of Swinging London at the height of peace and love, he opened the door of the cage and unleashed two bright green birds: Adam …

Viral ‘Egg Boy’ announces he’s donated his GoFundMe money to charity

Once again, Australia’s “Egg Boy” has proven to be not the hero we deserve, but the one we need. Will Connolly, you may recall, is the teenager who became an instant star after smashing an egg over the head of a racist, xenophobic Australian politician following the massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand. And now he’s donating legal funds raised for him on GoFundMe to victims of the shooting. While it’s been known for a few months now that Connolly was going to donate the money, the teen posted on his Instagram account on Tuesday that he finally had made the donation, totaling nearly $100,000. No word if that’s in Australian or U.S. dollars and how much, in total, was raised …

Ani DiFranco: ‘I’m sorry if I’m not what you need me to be’

The outspoken singer-songwriter and queer activist has spent a career getting on the wrong side of people. But shes not about to be cancelled by anyone Ani DiFranco has been many things in her 48 years: a folk rocker, queer activist and campaigner against war and environmental disaster. But for the past 12 years, when she isnt touring, she has been a stay-at-home mother. My life here is one of mom, she says, laughing. A lot of typical mom stuff goes down. The singer-songwriter, who has been responsible for more than 20 albums, including 1996s seminal Dilate, has lived in New Orleans for 15 years, and its from here that she is building on her three-decade career as a performer, …

YouTube inks streaming deal with Major League Baseball

A woman was allegedly drugged during Jake Paul’s house party on Saturday, according to an investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Detectives are looking into a “possible single occurrence of unwillful impairment.” A guest reported to police that she may have blacked out after “something was put in her drink,” a police spokesperson told BuzzFeed. The complaint came the day after Paul hosted a birthday party for the rapper Desiigner. View this post on Instagram pic.twitter.com/fzlBjcRq5N — jessie (@kuwjake) May 6, 2019 Further speculation was fueled by a post in a closed Facebook group for mothers in the area. The Facebook user claimed her daughter and multiple other young women were drugged and ended up “incoherent” at the …