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Past articles by Josh:

Climate change denier who says no one can explain global warming gets completely schooled by someone explaining it

A writer and climate change denier was schooled on social media... and it was glorious. → Read More

Cowboy Bebop remake: Will Netflix's live action anime be any good?

In another step towards global media domination, Netflix today announced a live-action remake of the anime series Cowboy Bebop. To say that this is a risky venture would be an understatement. → Read More

11 best men’s fragrances for summer

Update your collection for the warmer months with a fresh scent → Read More

Ghost of Tsushima: When is the open world samurai epic out and what will it look like?

Since its first announcement at Paris Games Week in 2017, expectations have been high for the upcoming sprawling samurai epic Ghost of Tsushima. At E3 this week the extended gameplay trailer truly didn't disappoint. Sony seem onto a winner with the beautifully cinematic, wonderfully fast flowing open world game set in feudal Japan. → Read More

Elder Scrolls 6: Everything we know so far about Bethesda's latest game

After leaving fans breathless with more details about Fallout 76 at E3, game wizards Bethesda pulled a Steve Jobs in Las Vegas with a "one more thing" reveal – a new addition to the Elder Scrolls series. The Elder Scrolls VI (TES6) was revealed during the game studio's presentation via a 30-second teaser and just the right level of fanfare. → Read More

Love, Simon review - a truly heartwarming gay teen romance

As movies like Moonlight, Call Me By Your Name and God’s Own Country become more widely accepted as ‘mainstream’, on the surface Love, Simon might not feel like it’s breaking down barriers or causing any ripples. But the simple fact that a gay teen love story is being released in cinemas, with a PG-13 rating (meaning any one can watch) is a very, very good thing. → Read More

BFI Flare review: Freak Show - a fantastic, feel-good and fabulous film

This year’s BFI Flare was lucky enough to host Freak Show, the 2017 teen comedy-drama starring fighting prejudice, bullies and bible belt America. Bette Midler also happens to star in it. → Read More

BFI Flare review: Mario - a story of love and heartbreak on and off the football pitch

'Mario is very much a hot ticket for BFI Flare' programmer Brian Robinson says with a smile to a packed screening in at the LGBTQ+ film festival. And he's right, the screening is packed to rafters... the fact that it's a love story about gay footballers might possibly have something to do with it. → Read More

9 best beard trimmers

Clean shaves may come and go, but stubble lasts forever. For those of you out there too fussy to grow out your facial furniture, or too lazy to attempt a clean shave each morning, stubble is your go-to option. It’s a relatively easy look to pull off, stays fashionable no-matter the season and, let’s face it, it just looks cool. But if you’re going to achieve a superior stubble look, you need the… → Read More

This comfort dog in Florida visits shooting victims all over America

Hello. Everything feels like it's terrible right now, so meet Jacob - he's here to help. This is Jacob. In June of 2016, he comforted those affected by the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. Four months ago he flew to Vegas to help families of 58 people grieve. Today, he is in Parkland, Florida hugging students who lost classmates yesterday. He is our third 15/10 → Read More

Donald Trump kept giving a thumbs up while meeting Florida shooting victims and people are furious

In the wake of the appalling Florida school shooting where 17 people lost their lives, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania met with survivors at a local hospital. The First Family travelled to Florida to "pay their respects" to the victims, according to a White House spokesperson. As well as meeting with victims of the shooting, Mr Trump also applauded first responders to the scene,… → Read More

There's an embarrassing problem with Apple's new building

Apple recently opened its remarkable headquarters to the world during the launch of the iPhone X last year. The spaceship-like creation in Cupertino, California is a single ring about a mile in circumference and houses 13,000 employees. The building is covered with plants and foliage and said lucky employees can enjoy the perks of a fitness centre, on-site cafés, cinema screenings and a wellness… → Read More

John Oliver has an important warning for Meghan Markle

America has something of an obsession with the Royal Family. The news programmes love them, American tourists enjoy visiting Buckingham Palace, and any news of a wedding, birth or anniversary is sure to stir up some excitement across the pond. Fortunately for the US though, British comedian John Oliver can inject a little reality into the royal news cycle. → Read More

A Brexiteer got angry at Yorkshire Tea for being grown in India and Africa

Tea - we love tea. Us Brits consume 165 million cups daily or 60.2 billion per year according to the UK Tea and Infusions association. It's been a central part of our national identity for hundreds of years, and no one can make a proper brew like the British. → Read More

Are you smarter than a PhD student? Take the quiz

You're stuck at work and the weekend seems desperately far away... it must be time to take a quiz on the internet. A tricky little quiz has been published by the clever people over at Playbuzz which features problem solving and riddles. Quiz creator Terry Stein claims that 'only people with a PhD can solve these brain teasers', adding that they've tested the quiz on 100 university students. As… → Read More

The worst things you could possibly do on a first date

First dates are tough. You want to be cool, but not too cool. Available but not desperate. And most importantly, fun. If you're looking for advice on first date dos and don'ts and have nowhere to turn the internet is often the easiest option. Here's what the good people of Reddit had to say about first dates. → Read More

Donald Trump accidentally said it was wrong for children to be born during an anti-abortion speech

Yesterday, Donald Trump made history. No, we're not talking about the fact he presided over the first government shutdown ever to happen while the same party control both Congress and the White House. On Friday Mr Trump became the first sitting president to speak live via video to the annual March for Life anti-abortion rally. → Read More

Donald Trump on the frontpage of a newspaper kicked off an epic photoshop battle

It's been a year since Donald Trump took the oath of office and became America's 45th President. The last 12 months have been a tumultuous affair of failed travel bans, sordid revelations, and utterly bizarre Twitter rants; but at least we haven't lost our sense of humour. For example, one Reddit user recently shared this image of an old front page from Der Tagesspiegel, a German daily newspaper. → Read More

Government shut down: Trump's old tweets come back to haunt him in the most delicious way

If you've ever watched Aaron Sorkin's unparalleled TV drama The West Wing, you'll be somewhat familiar with what happens during a US government shut down. → Read More

How to tell your children about Father Christmas

Talking about Father Christmas can be a pretty difficult business when kids get older. You can never quite remember the moment yourself, but it happens to all of us eventually; the realisation that the big man isn't real and your parents have been dutifully leaving presents under the tree. → Read More