Peter Tork, of The Monkees, dies at 77

Peter Tork, a guitarist who became an overnight star in the late 1960s as one of the Monkees, the made-for-television rock band that was a pop-culture sensation, has died. He was 77.

“It is with beyond-heavy and broken hearts that we share the devastating news that our friend, mentor, teacher, and amazing soul, Peter Tork, has passed from this world,” Tork’s official Facebook account announced Thursday morning.

Chaka Khan: Why she gets annoyed by her tuneful greeting

Chaka Khan is officially back.

Mind you, she’s one of those artists who has never really gone away – such is the breadth of her back catalogue.

Along with her big hits, there are the songs you didn’t realise were even sung by her; the covers by newer artists in ode to her; and the samples used on tracks by the likes of Kanye, Eminem, Bryson Tiller and Stardust.

Academic Robin DiAngelo: ‘We have to stop thinking about racism as someone who says the N-word’

Her book, ‘White Fragility’, has been a US bestseller and provoked an uncomfortable conversation on what it means to be white. She explains why she won’t give liberals an easy ride.

Vaccinations increase 500% in anti-vaxxer stronghold after measles outbreak

Sometimes, a strong dose of reality is what’s needed to motivate people to do the right thing, and that’s what appears to be happening in Clark County, Washington.

When Clark County declared a state of emergency over the outbreak late last month, there were 36 confirmed cases of the disease. Fast-forward to this week and there are now 50 confirmed cases and that number is continuing to rise.

I Made A Sex Club In The Sims And Everyone Got Pregnant

I’ve been playing a lot of The Sims 4 recently. There was a huge sale on Origin, so I bought about 75 percent of the expansions and various other DLC, and though I started fairly tamely (I made myself! And then my housemate!) it didn’t take long until I was double-fisting mods and cheats into my hungry mouth.

With Constitution Changes, Egypt’s President Could Stay In Power Until 2034

Egypt’s parliament has overwhelmingly approved proposed constitutional changes that would allow Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to potentially stay in office until 2034. 

The changes, which must be approved by a referendum to enter into force, would also further enshrine the authority of the Armed Forces in “maintaining the foundations of the civil state.