Boiling point: why literature loves a long, hot summer

From The Go-Between to Atonement, The Great Gatsby to Call Me by Your Name, novelists have used heatwaves to create tension, erotic charge and moments of possibility it is a time when all the rules change Sarah Perrys After Me Comes the Flood begins one summer in London, on the…

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Someone Just Noticed That Brad Pitt Always Looks Like The Woman Hes Dating, And We Cant Unsee It Now

That’s right, user Sarah McGonagall tweeted out a photo of an old newspaper clipping from the Daily Express titled ‘Brad: The Man who likes to look like his girlfriend’ and the internet lost its collective mind. So far the tweet has gained 61,713 retweets and 201,668 likes. From Aniston to…

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Illustrator’s renditions of Beyonc ‘Vogue’ cover photos are really impressing fans

It goes without saying that Tyler Mitchell’s photographs of Beyoncé for the September issue of Vogue are nothing short of works of art.  Just when we thought nothing could come anywhere close to the beauty of these photos, one artist painted her impressions of the images and they’re just breathtaking. …

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What People From Your Favorite Memes Look Like Now

Remember faces like ‘side-eyeing Chloe’ and ‘bad luck Brian’ well, they are all grown-up. From hilarious to downright awkward, the expressions these ‘celebrities’ made are forever immortalized on the web, but now so are their transformations. Just like a fine wine, most of these stars have gotten better over time. And even…

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British surfer held in cocaine swoop

Image copyright Policia Nacional Image caption James McNaught is led off the boat in handcuffs by Spanish Police at Las Palmas in the Canaries More news from Cornwall Image copyright Policia Nacional Image caption Spanish authorities praised the “international collaboration” in the operation Mr McNaught was well-known among surfers in…

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Court backs agreed end-of-life decisions

But anti-assisted dying campaigners said vegetative patients are “effectively going to be starved and dehydrated to death”. Previously the Court of Protection has ruled on cases but the process can take months or years, and it costs health authorities about £50,000 in legal fees to lodge an appeal. The ruling…

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The Accused Russian Agent as Trump Republican

Here are some things we know about Maria Butina. She is a 29-year-old white woman with an enthusiasm for guns who has attended multiple National Rifle Association events, socialized with NRA leaders and repeated NRA talking points. She attended Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's 2015 announcement seeking the Republican nomination for…

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‘I gave myself a year to find a husband’

Image copyright Samantha Hannah Image caption Samantha’s Tinder profile was upfront about her mission She decided to use the dating app Tinder: “I set up a profile which said: ‘I am trying to find a husband in a year. I am writing a show about it. Does anyone either want…

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Selena Gomez Is 26! Look Back At Her Sexy Evolution With These HOT Instagram Shots!

Eat your heart out, Justin Bieber! Selena Gomez turns 26 years old today, and the occasion of her big day has us looking back through the years at how confident and sexy a woman she’s become! The Hotel Transylvania 3 star is seriously in her prime right now, and nothing…

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Kushners Give Up Control of Manhattan Tower to Save Themselves

The Kushners have found their out — and it comes at a price. The family firm of presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner will be relieved of the biggest drag on its real estate empire, will no longer face a $1.2 billion debt payment due in months, will be rid of having…

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