Outriders review – fountains of gore and hilarious carnage | Games

The first proper gun you pick up in Outriders, the latest looter-shooter where you run around sci-fi warzones blasting everything that moves, detonates enemies’ bones. While perhaps not the sort of thing you would bring up at the school gates, this bodes extremely well. You pick up that gun, read Continue Reading

‘We needed to rescue the nation from despair’: culture’s year of Covid | Culture

‘Normally we’re a team of 120. Now we were seven’ Alex Jones, presenter, The One Show Within days of Covid coming along, we had to totally adapt our way of working. The studio and our office were transformed. Normally, we’re a team of 120 people. Suddenly there were only seven Continue Reading

Nikki Britton: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet) | Culture- Tempemail

I’ll not waste too much of your time here. There is nothing funnier than an obnoxious dad, three beers in at a barbecue, dominating the kids’ trampoline, only to misstep and get his scrotum pinched in the springs. Nothing. It is comedy perfection. The slapstick physicality, the status drop, the Continue Reading

How the online safety bill could endanger free speech and the sex industry | Australia news

The online safety bill that’s currently before the Senate has alarmed free speech advocates, tech companies and Australia’s sex industry, with many concerned it gives too much power to one bureaucrat over what you can post online. Laura Murphy-Oates speaks to porn performer Charlie Forde and reporter Josh Taylor about Continue Reading

Flying cats and a burning Banksy: why are digital art prices suddenly rocketing? | Art and design

Last week masked men set fire to a Banksy screenprint called Morons (White) at a secret location in Brooklyn, livestreaming the destruction via the Twitter account @BurntBanksy. The men worked for a company called Injective Protocol, which bought the print for $95,000 in order to destroy it and replace it Continue Reading

What is cryptoart, how much does it cost and can you hang it on your wall? | Culture

Pat, I keep hearing references to cryptoart which are all very … cryptic. What is this thing? Hey Lucy! So you might have heard of it in context of the $US600,000 Nyan Cat gif or the more recent Kings of Leon NFT Album, both of which are examples of cryptoart. Continue Reading

On the scene, like a sex-obsessed machine: when a robot writes a play | Stage

Kazuo Ishiguro, whose new novel Klara and the Sun is about artificial intelligence, has said he is worried about a time when an AI programme is able to write fiction “that can make me cry, that can show human emotions … that can have the capacity for empathy”. The first Continue Reading

UK culture secretary warns Facebook after news ban in Australia | Facebook

The UK culture secretary has said Facebook’s recent decision to ban Australian users from accessing news on its platform was concerning, and said the firm was “putting its bottom line above the public interest”. Oliver Dowden suggested he was minded to pursue tougher regulation after a meeting on Thursday night Continue Reading

Nude selfies: are they now art? | Books- Tempemail

Have you ever sent a nude selfie? The question draws a thick red line between generations, throwing one side into a panic while the other just laughs. And yet, as far back as 2009, that fount of moral wisdom, Kanye West, was advising how to stay safe. “When you take Continue Reading

Dr Feel Good? The NHS DJ helping lift Covid gloom for millions | Society- Tempemail

It has been another gruelling week of night shifts caring for Covid-19 patients in intensive care in Birmingham, but Dr Kishan Bodalia is already gearing himself up for his next DJ set. While nightclubs and musical festivals may be off the cards, Bodalia has found fame performing DJ sets in Continue Reading