For a good part of November, the world was gripped by a tumultuous fanfare that is the US election. And even before the very last votes were counted, relief and joy were already felt in many communities, not only in America but perhaps across the world. For better or for worse, Donald Trump's reign is coming to an end, and the world now looks to President-elect Joe Biden in the hopes that his win will let voices from the marginalised LGBTI community become louder. Biden promised to enact the Equality Act, a civil rights law that will protect LGBTI people from discrimination within his first 100 days in office among other things.
No-talkies upsets jailbird
Fans of crime thrillers should remember Searching, a 2018 indie film by director Aneesh Chaganty starring John Cho. The film -- hailed by many as one of the most innovative thrillers of 2018 -- featured unique footage that incorporated the use of smartphones, computer screens and social media as part of its compelling crime investigation storyline.
Nearing its centenary, the Oyster -- the world's first waterproof wristwatch -- was invented in 1926 by Rolex. The case featured an ingenious patented system consisting of a screw-down bezel, case back and winding crown. Hermetically sealed, it offered optimal protection for the movement.