Sports anchor Taylor Rooks is more than just a meme

Sports anchor Taylor Rooks is more than just a meme

Taylor Rooks is moving from the sidelines to the spotlight. The 25-year-old anchor and reporter for SportsNet New York has sparked a popular Twitter meme after an April interview with Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade on her podcast, “Timeout With Taylor Rooks,”…

Why the cultural elite is fascinated by Catholicism

Why the cultural elite is fascinated by Catholicism

For believers, the Catholic Church is at once transcendent and mundane — the Holy Spirit working on Earth through 2,000 years of committee meetings. For those of a more secular bent, it is simply a terrific show, and hence the Met’s current…

Blood-lead levels in NYC children dropping

Blood-lead levels in NYC children dropping

The city Health Department said Thursday that there had been a 13 percent decrease from 2016 to 2017 in the number of kids under age 6 with blood lead levels at or below what the Centers for Disease Control considers safe. There…

Social justice warriors need their own sensitivity training

Social justice warriors need their own sensitivity training

Everything’s a problem. That’s the name of a popular Tumblr blog, and it’s also true, especially on the left, where even its most prominent members are being eaten alive for the tiniest misstep. The Tumblr blog chronicles the outrage around movies like…

Josh Papalii living in a Canberra Raiders state of mind

Josh Papalii living in a Canberra Raiders state of mind

Josh Papalii’s resurgence has seen the Canberra Raiders star’s name thrown back into the mix for State of Origin selection but the man himself is refusing to let a maroon jersey clog up his radar. Four weeks ago Papalii had been dropped…

Thousands gather for ANZAC Day memorials around world

Thousands gather for ANZAC Day memorials around world

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Thousands of people attended dawn war memorial services on Wednesday across Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, France and in Thailand to commemorate ANZAC Day, the Gallipoli landings and the centenary of the final year of World War One. On April…

Iraqi shrine tablets offer blessings, cures and a living

Iraqi shrine tablets offer blessings, cures and a living

KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) – For pilgrims, the clay tablets from Iraq’s Shi’ite Muslim Kerbala shrine are a blessing, an aid to prayer, even a cure for sickness. For local families, the are all that, and also a business. Shi’ite Muslims pray at…

This is the sexiest man not alive

This is the sexiest man not alive

He was “the handsomest man in America,” a magnetic charmer and one of the most celebrated Shakespearean actors of his time. The son and brother of internationally famous thespians, he was “possessed with genius in the highest degree,” critics said. At the…

Prince Harry, not Meghan, is the one who’s marrying up

Prince Harry, not Meghan, is the one who’s marrying up

There’s only four more weeks until Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry, and royal-watching has hit bizarre levels. Apple News has dedicated an entire stream to Markle. Self-proclaimed serious women’s magazines like Elle and Marie Claire mention her almost daily online, while celeb…

This week’s must-read books

This week’s must-read books

You Think It, I’ll Say It Curtis Sittenfeld (Fiction, Random House) The clever author of “Prep” and “American Wife” is back with an offering of short stories, tackling everything from high-school mean girls to celebrity interviews and nonprofit volunteers with her signature…

Healthy people waste the most food, study finds

Healthy people waste the most food, study finds

Turns out your healthy eating habits might be impacting the environment in a negative way. A new study revealed that Americans waste nearly a pound of food per person each day, and those with higher quality diets are the worst offenders. The…

Thousands of Windrush generation records proving they're living in Britain legally are FOUND despite fears Home Office had shredded them

Thousands of Windrush generation records proving they're living in Britain legally are FOUND despite fears Home Office had shredded them

The shock find strengthens the case for those people struggling to prove their citizenship after the Home Office destroyed their landing slips. The Windrush generation arrived on British shores between 1948 and 1971 from Caribbean countries, when families were brought over to…

‘Hi, Mom? I broke my penis’

‘Hi, Mom? I broke my penis’

His story is part cautionary tale, part punchline. Four years ago, Ross Asdourian hooked up with a girl he knew from college. As is sometimes customary with casual hookups, he regretted it. What was not customary was the panicked, unforgettable 911 call…

Singles say people with these jobs are the sexiest

Singles say people with these jobs are the sexiest

Singles love someone who’s good with their hands. People with hands-on jobs such as chefs, hairdressers and nurses are considered the most attractive partners, according to a new study by international dating site Badoo. The study reported by the Independent polled 5,000…

This ‘geode cake’ sure looks like a vagina

This ‘geode cake’ sure looks like a vagina

Abby Jimenez, owner of bakery Nadia Cakes, couldn’t wait to show off her geode cake — on social media. She designed the sweet treat to look like a gemstone, with a rock-candy indentation made to resemble sparkly volcanic rocks. But on Saturday,…