Line of Duty: series creator Jed Mercurio interrogated – BBC News

April 30, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Keeper of secrets: Jed Mercurio Is it true a sixth series is not confirmed? We definitely have a fifth, not a sixth… but we haven’t started working on it yet. I need to think what the character is first. Image caption Thandie Newton as DCI Roz Huntley How do you come up with the plots for Line of Duty? I come up with the story ideas on my own. I like to sit at my desk… sometimes I get inspiration when I’m going …


Alila Fort Bishangarh: India’s most exciting new luxury hotel

April 24, 2017

… intrigued! We wanted to solve the puzzle.” Before they had even turned over a single stone, Khandelwal says the fort’s character was electric. “It was a bare, beautiful, raw old fortress, sitting in the middle of a small village of Bishangarh, untouched for years,” says Khandelwal. “We took our inspiration from the fort’s history and carefully wove the visual vocabulary to keep it true to its original form,” says Khandelwal. This meant embracing Jaipur …


If Fox News will no longer tolerate sexual harassers, the rest of the country has no excuse

April 21, 2017

… his client had been subjected to a “brutal campaign of character assassination.” He also promised “irrefutable” evidence that O’Reilly was being targeted by “far-left organizations bent on destroying [him] for political and financial reasons.” The conspiracy in O’Reilly’s mind is no doubt epic. Another way to look at it is that progressive groups hounded advertisers to stop advertising on his show and circulated petitions demanding his …


’13 Reasons Why’ proves that we still don’t know how to portray suicide

April 20, 2017

… suicide. SEE ALSO: Mental health org and ‘Stranger Things’ star send warnings about ’13 Reasons Why’ They see the Selena Gomez-produced series as a kind of noble crusade, and they’re right about the vital importance of shedding light on adolescent emotional trauma. But experts say they got something terribly wrong in their graphic depiction of the main character’s suicide. Convinced that only a drawn out, gory scene could deter young viewers from …


Corona never paid a dime for millions of dollars of ‘Fast and Furious’ product placement

April 15, 2017

… Furious 7 alone would have cost more than a Super Bowl spot had the crew behind it not had such a particular affinity towards the beer. Screenplay writer Chris Morgan called the beer “literally a character in the films,” and the beer’s brand image just happened to match the mood and tone of the franchise. “I know it’s crazy,” Moritz conceded to Simmons. According to Bloomberg’s exhaustive tally, Diesel is shown sipping the Mexican brew three times in the …


The enduring appeal of Adrian Mole, aged 50 – BBC News

April 2, 2017

… he’s one of the world’s unsung, ordinary heroes.” Dr Corinne Fowler, University of Leicester Mole’s appeal has always been much wider, though, and to mark his half-century, three new radio plays featuring the character have been commissioned by the university’s Centre for New Writing. “[Townsend] would have had a field day with Brexit,” adds Dr Fowler. “She would have given a voice to the grievances of the Remainers and the political …


Futuristic fragrance: New biotech unlocks scents that have never been sniffed

March 30, 2017

(CNN)Perfumery has always been an intricate science; much more effort goes into capturing a scent than those outside the industry might imagine. Over the last two decades, chemists have used innovative new technology to add an even larger array of scents to the perfumer’s palette, enabling them to create fragrances that have never been smelled before. For thousands of years, scents came directly from nature. Resins were collected from trees and burned as offerings to the gods; aromatic …


Swear and still sound educated by understanding the origin of those curse words

March 27, 2017

… World War II was responsible for bringing the word into popular usage, perhaps most famously captured by Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, which features a character who basically uses it as every other word in conversation. Image: AMBAR DEL MORAL/MASHABLE “Damn” has gone through a long line of evolutions, starting from the Latin words damnum meaning “damage, hurt, harm; loss, injury; a fine, penalty” and the verb damnare meaning “to adjudge guilty; to …