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Past articles by Ryan:

Brexit: This 'comedian' used a Glastonbury analogy to argue the case to Leave and honestly it couldn't have gone any worse

Outspoken British comedian Lee Hurst is being ridiculed after using Glastonbury crowds as an analogy for Brexit and immigration. Hurst was a regular comedy panelist during the 90s, appearing on the BBC sports quiz They Think It's All Over. During his early career he took a left-wing approach to politics but in recent years has become a supporter of far-right activist Tommy → Read More

Puerto Princesa Underground River: Why Google is celebrating the national park with a doodle

The Puerto Princesa Underground River, one of the world's longest underground watersways, is being celebrated with a special Google Doodle. The special doodle is to celebrate the seventh anniversary of the Underground River, found in the Philippines, making the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance. → Read More

Game of Thrones theories: Fans think Bran Stark's ending was foreshadowed by season 1 poster

Eagle-eyed GoT fans think a poster for season one of the series foreshadowed the shows ending this whole time. The poster depicts Bran's father Ned Stark, who was dramatically beheaded at the end of season one, sitting wistfully on the throne. And to Ned's right? A possible spoiler. → Read More

From Brad Pitt to Laverne Cox: How gay magazine covers became more diverse and inclusive

To celebrate 25 years of Attitude, the magazine's editor Cliff Joannou and owner Darren Styles dip into their archive to pick out their most iconic covers and discuss the changing face of the magazine over the last quarter of a century. → Read More

Skyrim players are paying a tribute to Game of Thrones in a very sneaky way

The infamous GoT coffee cup blunder has found its way to Skyrim as a new 'mod'. Player-made modifications can be downloaded and installed to add new content or change existing content in the game. → Read More

Furious Game of Thrones fans want the final season remade as they burn show runners with scorching hot memes

More than a quarter of a million fans, at the time of writing, have signed a Change.org petition calling for HBO to remake season eight, accusing writers David Benioff and DB Weiss of being "woefully incompetent" when they "have no source materials to fall back on". → Read More

The most inspiring quotes from Hollywood icon Doris Day you should live your life by

Hollywood icon Doris Day has passed away, aged 97. The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed in a statement that the actor, singer and activist had died early on Monday, 13 May, at her home in California. → Read More

Ivan Rakitić: The shocking 'homophobic' comments made by Barcelona star in resurfaced interview

Football star Ivan Rakitić has been criticised for recently resurfaced 'homophobic' comments he made back in 2012 during and an interview with Spanish sports website Offside Mag. The Barcelona and Croatia midfielder is reported to have said: "I respect homosexuals, but I do not want those people in the locker room." → Read More

Georgios Papanikolaou: Google Doodle celebrates medical pioneer who invented pap smear test

Greek medical pioneer Georgios Papanikolaou is being celebrated with a Google Doodle on what would have been his 136th birthday. ​His groundbreaking revelation that uterine cancer could be diagnosed by means of a vaginal smear was first reported in 1928, → Read More

Blind Date sends bisexual couple to island where gay sex is illegal

File this one away under "you had one job." Blind Date bosses sent two bisexual men on holiday to an island where gay sex is illegal. The iconic dating show - made famous by Cilla Black and her repeated threats to turn up to contestants' weddings in some kind of novelty hat - made a return to screens in 2017, when it was revived and revamped by Channel 5, hosted by Paul → Read More

Pornhub 'extremely interested' in buying Tumblr and lifting ban on adult content

It was a dark day for porn fans back in December 2018 when social media site Tumblr announced it was going to ban all adult content from its pages. Of course, there are other things you can use Tumblr for - what that is, we're not quite sure - but nevertheless, as of March 2019, visits to the 'safe for work' version of the site dropped by more than 125 million, according to → Read More

Peter Mayhew death: Star Wars co-star Harrison Ford leads tributes to Chewbacca actor

Peter Mayhew, the man behind the loveable yet fearsome Wookiee Chewbacca in the Star Wars franchise, has died aged 74. The 7ft 3inch actor died at his home in Texas with his family by his side on the evening of Tuesday, 30 April - according to a statement from the family. → Read More

What to do if you're struggling with your mental health at Christmas

While we're conditioned to believe and assume that Christmas is a time for joy and happiness for everyone, that's not always the case. Around one in four people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year, and around one in six people report experiencing a common mental health problem - such as anxiety and depression - in any given week. According to the World → Read More

Yes, Pope Francis, LGBT+ people do need psychiatric help – because of people like you

Here's a sentence I never thought I'd write – I agree with Pope Francis. During a flight on his trip back to Rome from Ireland, Francis was asked what he would say to parents whose children were gay. He allegedly told journalists that "a lot can be done through psychiatry", suggesting that gay kids should be packed off to a doctor to have their head examined. → Read More

Rudy Guliani's latest Twitter mishap has become a meme already

The Twittersphere is ruthless if you make a faux pas in 280 characters or less. Just ask Ed Balls what happens when you tweet something you didn't mean to. Spare a thought then for Rudy Giuliani (although actually, don't, seeing as it's Rudy Giuliani) who seemingly-by-accident tweeted the word "you", and - as you might expect - instantly became a meme. → Read More

Depicting Trump and Putin in a romantic relationship isn’t funny – it just makes you a homophobe

The New York Times is the latest culprit, this week taking aim at Donald Trump and his Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin by depicting the two heterosexual world leaders as gay lovers → Read More

Rock in Rio Lisboa review, Portugal: The Killers and Katy Perry triumph while Lisbon steals the show

'The yearning of the festival crowd is one variable we don't think will ever change, and it's that yearning which will see us step foot in Bela Vista Park again one day in the future for Rock in Rio Lisboa' → Read More

Death Cab for Cutie review, Royal Festival Hall, London: Shimmering with optimism and a new lease on life

While they're spoilt for choice when it comes to a greatest hits set, this warm-up for their new chapter suggests the best could still be to come → Read More

Haim review, Alexandra Palace, London: The sisters unleash their 'lady power'

The trio bring their empowering and ferocious Sister Sister Sister tour to London → Read More

The Mighty Hoopla review, London: A solid day of shameless, unabashed cross-generational pop music

The problem with a lot of music festivals in the UK these days is that they lack any real personality. Outside of the big hitters - Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, Latitude et al - there's not much to differentiate between one generic indie band playing in a field with a naff sound system and the next generic indie band playing in a field with a naff sound system. → Read More