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Jay-Z lets paps snap him in elevator with Beyonce

In 2014, Beyonce’s sister Solange Knowles and Jay-Z had a memorable fight in an elevator at the MET gala after party, while Beyonce faked a smile. In the video, Solange is seen launching herself at Jay-Z, trying to kick him while another man holds her back. While many speculated about why they were fighting, three years later the pair seem to be smitten as ever. Beyonce and Jay-Z posed in an elevator, inviting the paparazzi to get the perfect shot.  Photo: AAP Yesterday, the official queen of the modern world…

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The Sweet Spot: Let’s Hear It for Those With Low Libidos

The Sweet Spot By STEVE ALMOND and CHERYL STRAYED The “Dear Sugars” podcast is an advice program hosted by Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed. The audio contains more letters; submissions are welcome at If you’re reading this on desktop, click the play button below to listen. Mobile readers can find “Dear Sugars” on the Podcasts app (iPhone and iPad) or Radio Public (Android and tablet). Dear Sugars, I am unable to feel sexual desire with any regularity due to chronic pain, mild depression and necessary use of medications. Other…

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O'Sullivan lets spectator take shot after she runs around table

Ronnie O’Sullivan let a spectator who evaded security and ran around the table take his last shot as he won in the third round at the English Open. The woman entered the playing arena at the Barnsley Metrodome as five-time world champion O’Sullivan was about to seal a 4-1 win over China’s Zhang Yong. He carried on playing to pot the pink ball – leaving him on a 129 break – then handed his cue to the spectator. She had two attempts at sinking the black before being led away….

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Let’s Not Destroy New York City’s Brutalist Masterpieces

If the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building are the romantic leads in the drama of the Manhattan skyline, then the nearby Citicorp building, now formally known by its address of 601 Lexington Avenue, is the trusty best friend. There it is, with its distinctive forty-five-degree rooftop slope and its silvery aluminum cladding, right after Empire and Chrysler in only the third shot of the clarinet-croon opening of “Manhattan.” When Woody Allen made that film, the fifty-nine-story tower, completed in 1977 and designed by the architect Hugh Stubbins, Jr.,…

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Facebook trial lets users hide alcohol adverts

Facebook is testing a tool that lets people hide advertisements for alcohol. It is the first time a social network has let people proactively block adverts on a specific topic. The move has been welcomed by Alcohol Research UK, which says social media is “saturated” with alcohol promotions. It said advertising rules were not “fit for purpose”, but the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the UK had some of the strictest rules in the world. Media playback is unsupported on your device Hayles, from south Wales, describes herself as a…

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