Me Too founder Tarana Burke: Movement is not over

By Imran Rahman-Jones and Gurvinder Gill Me Too founder Tarana Burke says Harvey Weinstein being jailed this year was “astonishing” but far from the end of the movement. Tarana began using the phrase “Me Too” in 2006 to raise awareness of women who had been abused. Eleven years later, it found global recognition after a viral […]

Jussie Smollett: WTF?

The actor vs the police. An alleged crime… but of assault or fakery? Even President Trump’s calling it a national embarrassment. Newsbeat’s Imran Rahman-Jones asks What’s The Fuss? It’s the true story you’d struggle to make up – involving celebrities, police, a city mayor and the most powerful man in America. Best known for his […]

Jussie Smollett: Timeline of the actor’s alleged attack and arrest

Jussie Smollett has been arrested and charged with filing a false police report, after saying he was attacked in a homophobic and racist incident. The story has taken quite a few twists and turns since the Empire actor first claimed he was attacked by two men. Here’s a full timeline of what’s happened since January.

WWE stars pull out of Saudi Arabia show after Khashoggi death

WWE stars John Cena and Daniel Bryan have pulled out of an event in Saudi Arabia which is happening on Friday. They haven’t said why, but some are suggesting it’s because of the way the Middle Eastern country has handled the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He was a critic of the Saudi government who […]

XXXTentacion and the problem of separating art from its artist

By Imran Rahman-Jones and Sinead Garvan XXXTentacion has scored his highest position in the UK’s Official Chart, with his track Sad climbing up to number five. The 20-year-old was shot dead in his car in Florida on 18 June. Radio 1 didn’t play XXXTentacion on its Official Chart Show, even though he currently has three songs in […]

BDE: What is big dick energy and who really has it?

Welcome to the internet in 2018 – which has already given us people eating laundry detergent, a man asking if a butterfly was a pigeon and an audio version of #TheDress (it said “yanny”, by the way). It’s now given rise to the newest and weirdest and most important question so far: Who has “big dick energy”? By the way, physical endowment has […]