Hedy Lamarr: Ecstasy and invention

MGM called her “the most beautiful woman in the world” but there was a lot more to the Austrian sex bomb who depicted the film world’s first female orgasm than mere good looks… Hedy Lamarr also had an incredible mind, making a major contribution to the later development of wifi, GPS and Bluetooth. Born 107…

Doyle Brunson: Crushing it at 88

An accomplished college basketball player and middle-distance runner with great potential, Doyle Brunson appeared to have a successful sporting career ahead of him until a summer job in a gypsum plant in the 1950s changed that trajectory immeasurably and ultimately gave rise to perhaps the greatest legend the world of professional poker has seen. With…

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Bruce Lee: The Legend of the Dragon

One of the earliest recollections I have as a teenager took place more than 45 years ago, probably due to the 1974 miner’s strike and the “three-day week” which interrupted lessons at our school. For some reason I can’t recall we were sent to the youth club attached to the school premises, where staff had…

Jurassic star at Wales Comic Con

Into its second decade, Wales Comic Con is now an established fixture in the programme of events taking place at Glyndwr University and will draw an impressive array of media personalities to Wrexham at the end of April, with Richard Dean Anderson, Sam Neill, Kiefer Sutherland and Ron Perlman just some of the household names…