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Growing up intersex in a country where it is believed to be bad luck

Growing up intersex in a country where it is believed to be bad luck

Babalwa Mtshawu never experienced puberty. When she was growing up she didn’t get her period or grow breasts like the other girls around her. Born in Mthatha, east of South Africa, she says her family’s conservative nature made it difficult for her to talk to anyone about her body. “I was aware that something was…MORE

All Blacks storm to win over South Africa in World Cup

All Blacks storm to win over South Africa in World Cup

New Zealand opened the defense of its World Cup title with a thrilling 23-13 win over South Africa that provided plenty of evidence as to why the All Blacks are the choice of many pundits to win Japan 2019. South Africa had the better of the opening exchanges and led 3-0 through a Handre Pollard…MORE

Taylor Swift cancels Melbourne Cup performance after animal rights activists protested

Taylor Swift cancels Melbourne Cup performance after animal rights activists protested

Taylor Swift has canceled a scheduled performance at Australia’s Melbourne Cup, after animal rights activists campaigned against her appearance at the horse racing event. The Victoria Racing Club, which hosts the Melbourne Cup, announced earlier in September that Swift would headline Melbourne Cup Day on November 5. In an online statement Saturday, however, the club…MORE

Barron Hilton, whose empire included hotels and an NFL team, dies at 91

Barron Hilton, whose empire included hotels and an NFL team, dies at 91

Famous hotelier and philanthropist Barron Hilton died this week at his home in Los Angeles. He was 91 and died of natural causes Thursday, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation said. His son, Steven M. Hilton, who serves as chairman of the board at the Hilton Foundation, said the family is mourning the loss of a…MORE

Antonio Brown released by the Patriots as NFL continues look into accusations

Antonio Brown released by the Patriots as NFL continues look into accusations

The New England Patriots are finished with wide receiver Antonio Brown. “The New England Patriots are releasing Antonio Brown,” a Patriots team spokesperson said in a statement on Friday afternoon. “We appreciate the hard work of many people over the past 11 days, but we feel that it is best to move in a different…MORE

Three decades later, Jimmy Smits is back in the TV courtroom

Three decades later, Jimmy Smits is back in the TV courtroom

It was 33 years ago that television audiences were introduced to Jimmy Smits in his groundbreaking, star-making role as the passionate, principled public defender-turned-top-dollar defense attorney Victor Sifuentes on “L.A. Law,” one of the first highly visible, uber-successful and multidimensional Latino faces to regularly grace the small screen. Today, Smits’ new series “Bluff City Law”…MORE

The women behind ‘Rambo: Last Blood’

The women behind ‘Rambo: Last Blood’

When Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman, CEO and Founders of Campbell Grobman Films, visited the set of “Rambo: Last Blood,” they found “Rambo” himself, Sylvester Stallone, hauling around lighting equipment to change the mood of one particular scene. Then he went off to completely rewrite another scene, returning 20 minutes later ready to shoot it.…MORE

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