'Beautiful' robot lands lead role in £57m sci-fi film and is being taught to act

'Beautiful' robot lands lead role in £57m sci-fi film and is being taught to act

Actors concerned about their careers following the coronavirus pandemic will be in for a shock to learn a $70million (£57m) sci-fi movie has given the role of its lead performer to artificial intelligence. Humanoid robot Erica is set to take centre stage in Life Production’s…

What Mulan taught me about identity, honor, and drag saving China

What Mulan taught me about identity, honor, and drag saving China

One of the greatest Disney movies in history is Mulan (1998), a story about how drag saves China. Toward the end of the film, Mulan dresses up her friends (one of whom is voiced by Broadway star Harvey Fierstein) as female concubines to infiltrate a…

Gran transforms old chapel using DIY skills taught by late husband

Gran transforms old chapel using DIY skills taught by late husband

Meet the gran who renovated a 19th Century chapel using DIY skills she was taught by her late husband. Jayne Fowler, 59, decided to buy the £155,000 property after walking past an estate agents window while house-sitting for a friend two years ago. Within a…

German schools return as pupils taught social distancing in playgrounds

German schools return as pupils taught social distancing in playgrounds

Schoolchildren learned social distances when they were 1.5 meters apart today on a playground in Germany. The images showed students queuing under the watchful eye of a teacher at the Petri Elementary School in Dortmund as they returned to class after weeks of being closed….