Chicago Cubs Addisson Russell: What To Expect From Baseball’s No. 2

The Chicago Cubs are promoting shortstop prospect Addisson Russell, acquired from the Oakland A’s last summer in a deal that netted them right-handers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. Samardzija is now the Chicago White Sox’s number two starter, while Russell is being brought up to play second base at Wrigley Field. Russell is ranked highly as a shortstop, but he’s currently … Read More

‘Schmoozer’ Spacey Honoured As Old Vic Saviour

Kevin Spacey has been honoured at a gala ceremony commemorating his 11-year tenure as artistic director of the Old Vic theatre in London. Dozens of stars thronged the red carpet to pay tribute to the 55-year-old, whose leadership saved the playhouse from financial ruin and transformed it into a “real beacon”. Mark Gatiss, who went on to write Sherlock after … Read More

Top Gear Final Scenes To Be Screened This Year

The final scenes recorded by Jeremy Clarkson for Top Gear will be screened later this year, the boss of BBC2 says. The footage was shot prior to Clarkson’s suspension over an altercation with a producer and will likely go to air this summer. BBC2 boss Kim Shillinglaw said: “No way would I want the available material not to be seen … Read More

Amy Schumer, feminist hero? Don’t make me laugh

The reason Amy Schumer has become a feminist icon is because she’s so damn funny. It’s not the other way around. Lately, though, it seems people are confused. Do what I did the other day and start reading all the academic treatises and elitist tracts that have been written about Schumer recently. It’s all about how she pushes boundaries by … Read More

Google’s Low-Fee Fi: Ho-Hum

Google on Wednesday announced Fi, a program that combines the wireless networks of Google carrier partners Sprint and T-Mobile with more than 1 million free, open WiFi hotspots Google has verified as fast and reliable. Rumors that Google intended to enter the mobile virtual network operator space have been circulating since early this year. Users’ devices will move automatically to … Read More