Spoiler-free guide to Ponniyin Selvan novel before watching Mani Ratnam’s epic

Spoiler-free guide to Ponniyin Selvan novel before watching Mani Ratnam’s epic

Writer Kalki Krishnamurthy is fond of breaking the fourth wall, directly talking to the reader when he writes his novels. He speaks to the reader and I intend to follow the same style here. It would indeed be hard to imagine that era for someone who is reading this on a smartphone. Theater was the … Read more

A Ray of Sunshine Emerges in Residential Rental Market

A Ray of Sunshine Emerges in Residential Rental Market

Renting hasn’t represented much of an escape from high home prices and soaring mortgage rates during the pandemic. Rents have soared right along with homeownership costs. But a bit of good news has emerged on the renting side. The median asking rent for zero- to two-bedroom properties dipped 0.6%, or $ 10, to $ 1,771 … Read more

Verizon iPhone 14 Pro Customers Reporting Cellular Connection Issues

Verizon iPhone 14 Pro Customers Reporting Cellular Connection Issues

Monday September 26, 2022 6:23 am PDT by Sami Fathi iPhone 14 Pro customers on the Verizon network in the US are reporting issues with slow and unreliable 5G cellular connections and calls randomly dropping. Several threads on Reddit (1,2,3) and the MacRumors forums chronicle issues faced by Verizon customers and Apple’s latest iPhone. According … Read more

‘It’s a joke first and a game second’: how the delightful Trombone Champ went viral | Games

‘It’s a joke first and a game second’: how the delightful Trombone Champ went viral |  Games

T.rombone Champ, the musical computer game, has received more than 20,000 downloads since it was released last week, and gameplay videos have rippled through social media, featuring beloved songs ruined by terrible trombone playing. The game is like Guitar Hero, but with your mouse acting as a trombone. You move it up and down to … Read more

Is ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ the ‘Stepford Wives’ of the 2020s?

Is ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ the ‘Stepford Wives’ of the 2020s?

Photo-Illustration: by The Cut; Photos: Warner Bros., Shutterstock Written by Katie Silberman and directed by Olivia Wilde, Don’t Worry Darling is transparent about its references to The Stepford Wives, a cult classic that has influenced other contemporary directors of social thrillers such as Jordan Peele. The similarities between the films are plenty: There are housewives, … Read more