Digital Digest: 08/11/2010
The Best Of The Web
Monday 08 November 2010
Mad Men’s stylish protagonist, Don Draper, is often a man of few words but one word he likes to use often is simply “what”. Under Draper’s inflection the word becomes a question, a statement, and more often than not, a thinly-veiled insult. Watch this fabulous montage of Draper merely saying “what?”.
It is notoriously difficult to become a published author but 25 new writers will have the chance thanks to a short story competition from this new online writing community. The lucky few will be put together in an ebook to be sold all over the world, with all profits going to Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. You can enter here:
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston have made some questionable movie choices as of late, but can their new film (Just Go With It) redeem them? The pair star in this new romantic comedy filled with the usual deceit, missed opportunities and misunderstanding that the genre is known for. Check out the trailer here:
From 1994 to 2002 the number of children diagnosed with bipolar disorder increased 40-fold but many experts still debate whether the use of “bipolar disorder” is appropriate and the evidence behind drug treatment for the condition in children is “extremely limited.” Slate investigates a medical gray area.
A laboratory wouldn’t necessarily seem a promising subject for a photographic series. But over the last century, the discoveries made in labs have changed the way we live. In recognition of this, Time magazine has created a photo series celebrating life inside the scientist’s lair. Check it out here:
The photographer Ryan McGinley is known for his provocative images. Whether he’s shooting naked girls on the streets of New York or boys in subterranean caves, his stark images are always compelling. His new work, Life Adjustment Center, is something of a departure though, as his nudes are posing with wild animals.
After the Democrats’ dismal showing at last week’s midterms, the face of American politics will radically alter. One of the biggest changes will be the loss of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who loses her job now Congress is Republican. Here Eugene Robinson profiles Pelosi for the The Washington Post.
Life & Style blogs
The psychology of flirtation: how to know when someone's interested
YouTube star Loey Lane hits back at hateful comments about ‘fat girls in bikinis’ and how plus-size women promote obesity
Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year, says study
The age of inactivity: How laziness is killing us
What do the emojis on Snapchat mean?
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
David Cameron struck double blow in his hopes to win Britain a new EU deal
Extend Right To Buy to tenants of private landlords, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn says
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato
- 1 Michael Douglas regrets 'embarrassing' Catherine Zeta-Jones with oral sex comments
- 2 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 3 Tunisian builder has been hailed a hero after knocking gunman to the ground with roof tiles
- 4 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 5 E.L James's #AskELJames Twitter Q&A didn't go exactly as planned
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