Photo-Illustration: by Vulture; Photo by Mario Perez/ABC When the Lost finale aired on May 23, 2010, it was a very big deal. It was also, quite possibly, the last big deal of its kind. Born from an idea generated by then–ABC chairman Lloyd Braun, crafted into pilot form by co-creators […]

Credit cards are such a ubiquitous part of our daily financial life, it’s hard to imagine a time before they existed. Today, there are more than 1 billion credit cards in the U.S., and about 70% of Americans own at least one card. It wasn’t always this way. Find out […]

When news of the vaccine’s effectiveness broke late last year, we all rejoiced. Here, at last, was a clear route away from the Government’s fear-driven, wholly unprecedented, and socially and economically ruinous policy of lockdown.  Our freedoms, stolen in a desperate bid to protect the old and vulnerable, would be […]

Screengrab via YouTube / PBS News Hour January 20, 2021 will go down as a critical turning point in our nation’s history, a day marking the end of a years-long period of darkness in America and the beginning of a triumphant return to the light. I’m talking, of course, about […]

According to Polygon, WotC worked with many freelance game designers to craft Candlekeep Mysteries’ unique stories. Each one-shot originates with a book found in Candlekeep, a massive and mysterious library, that incites the players’ adventure. One such escapade was written by producer, actress, and D&D player Jennifer Kretchmer. She’s known […]

SOMERVILLE, NJ – In an historic first, the governing body of Somerset County met today as the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners to select its new leadership and set priorities for the coming year. Last year Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law replacing the archaic Board of Freeholders title in […]

Washington, DC, isn’t at the top of everyone’s bucket list when it comes to travel. Its glitzy east coast neighbour, New York City, and the west coast sass of Los Angeles are far more appealing to many visitors to the United States. President John F Kennedy once rather drily described […]

CLOSE Best gifts for mom 2019: Disney+ (Photo: LUCASFILM) Astronauts call the objects they carry with them to float around the space station in microgravity “zero-G indicators.”  The rest of us call them toys.  According to the blog Collect Space, the tradition goes all the way back to the first launch of a human […]

After her marriage to Nick Lachey ended, Simpson decided to have a little fun. And she left a mark—on Mayer and the zeitgeist. In 2010, about three years after they split up, Mayer infamously told Playboy, “Yeah, that girl is like crack cocaine to me. Sexually it was crazy. That’s all I’ll say. […]

After her marriage to Nick Lachey ended, Simpson decided to have a little fun. And she left a mark—on Mayer and the zeitgeist. In 2010, about three years after they split up, Mayer infamously told Playboy, “Yeah, that girl is like crack cocaine to me. Sexually it was crazy. That’s all I’ll say. […]

New London — In the spring of 2018, amid a national conversation splitting communities into pro- and anti-immigration camps, residents carrying “New London stands with immigrants” signs packed the City Council chambers here. Ultimately, the council adopted a resolution supporting the city’s undocumented immigrant community. In this city that prides itself […]

Poveglia is the most famous of the city’s quarantine islands – getty Returning holidaymakers currently under quarantine for being careless enough to go to Portugal or French Polynesia (and live in Wales or Scotland rather than England, or is it the other way round?) should spare a thought for the […]

The US Open becomes the first Grand Slam of the COVID-19 era when it starts Monday in a spectator-free bubble at Flushing Meadows following a troubled build-up that saw several top stars withdraw over coronavirus fears.  Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams headline a tournament that will be unrecognisable from previous […]