BBC Appoint Royal Opera House Boss Lord Hall of Birkenhead as New Director General

21st Century Wire Says: With the BBC, it’s an endless parade of Director Generals, as the public broadcaster is seen as reacting from one government related scandal to the next. Baron Hall of Birkenhead looks like a nice enough bloke, has a killer CV, but isn’t the whole purpose of the DG position designed as […]

‘Comfortably numb’: New Gallup Poll Ranks ‘Least Emotional’ Nations

IS LESS EMOTION BETTER, OR WORSE FOR A COUNTRY? If you’re suffering from too much depression or euphoria, you might want to head to Singapore: It’s been named the least emotional country in the world. If you’re seeking an injection of emotion, look no further than the most-emotional Philippines. While many will likely find the […]