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 …