Giorgia Meloni, the leader of the hard right party, Brothers of Italy, is poised to become the next PM—which is spooking most of Western Europe. More interestingly, her ascendance has cast a spotlight on the cult of Tolkein among Italian fascists—who consider the ‘Lord of The Rings’ a sacred text. Umm, why?
Earlier this week, the Pakistani American walked out of prison after 23 years—when his conviction in the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee was vacated. Media reports have framed his release as testimony to the power of popular true crime podcast ‘Serial’. But is that really true?
Queen Elizabeth II was finally buried in an elaborate ceremony yesterday. And other than the A-list guest list and eye-watering price tag, it was a decidedly tame affair. We decided to go back in time to look at other far more entertaining royal funerals–which offered full paisa vasool. (Sorry, we’re not in mourning)