Baddiel's father was recently diagnosed with Pick's disease, an aggressive form of dementia. We spoke to the writer and stand-up about using this—as well as his mother's affair and sudden death— as material for his new show.
From Charleston to Chattanooga to Lafayette, senseless killings by deranged gunmen have dominated the news—but how many mass shootings have occurred in 2015? And how do you define "mass shooting," anyway?
The world's largest animal sacrifice has been cancelled in Nepal, in a landmark victory for activists. At the event in 2009 around 500,000 water buffalo, goats, chickens, and other animals were killed.
Meagan Taylor, a 22-year-old jailed while visiting Iowa with a friend earlier this month, got released last week after a flurry of activism drew attention to her plight—and what was probably a bogus arrest.
It is being reported today that elusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead. A Taliban spokesperson told VICE News that he couldn't confirm anything at this time, but that the group would respond shortly.