The New York Times
· Do I Have Permission to Corona-Shame My Friend? →
If he seems chilly, it’s probably because he is saving his charm for workers who will help him complete new tasks.
· Bobby Moore and the mystery of the missing Bogotá bracelet →
Today the discoloured wallpaper is peeling and the carpets are musty, but there is still enough faded charm about the place to evoke a nostalgic leap back to 18 May 1970 when the England team would have spilled into the hotel at around 4pm.
· This robot vacuum cleaner is perfect for pet owners →
We know that fluff is part of their charm, but the stuff gets absolutely everywhere.
· How to think about polarization on Facebook →
Facebook ran a multi-year charm offensive to develop friendly relationships with powerful state prosecutors who could use their investigative powers to harm the company’s revenue growth.
· The 100 greatest UK No 1s: No 7, The Human League – Don't You Want Me →
And after all, part of the charm of the Human League and the moment they encapsulated, the experimentalism of post-punk meeting the new possibilities of electronic music technology, is that it was so refreshingly carefree, the sound of synth pop coming in from the cold.
The China Post
· Little Liu Qiu has it all: A dive into coral reefs and luscious seafood →
Discovering the charm of Southern Taiwan: Xiao Liu Qiu and Qijin
· Move over, Fortnite: how Valorant became the next big competitive game →
After a few weeks with Valorant, I’ve found it to be a careful mix of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s meticulous but rewarding gunplay and Overwatch’s characters and soft-edged charm.
The Japan Times
· Rebooting Japan’s movie business, one theater at a time →
“The appeal and charm of movie theaters are deeply rooted in human nature.
· Oh, Brother →
There was a certain voyeuristic charm, too, the Associated Press noted: “It gives viewers sitting at home a glimpse at the dynamics of a family other than their own.” Then Chris contracted COVID-19, adding drama and pathos.
· To the Stars review – a charmingly old-fashioned tale of teen entanglements →
Yes, the script by Shannon Bradley-Colleary really is that old-fashioned – which is, perversely, the charm here, right down to the simmering lesbian-desire subplot that you can sense coming from miles away, like a tornado on the horizon.