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The Weekend Roundup: Darth Vader Returns, Women Go Nude Against Trump, And Turkey's Coup Failure

It's definitely been a week of politics.

BY BEATRICE BOWERS | Jul 18, 2016 | Culture

Lindsey Byrnes

1 | Art: Women Bare All Against Donald Trump

Over the weekend, over a hundred women stripped down in a show of feminine strength against the misogynistic comments of Republican GOP candidate, Donald Trump. Photographer and artist Spencer Tunick initiated the event as part of an art installation, titled Everything She Say Means Everything. Women of all political denominations, even Republicans, united in nudity to foster solidarity in the name of art. 

2 | Movies: Star Wars Rogue One's Darth Vader Revealed

After much anticipation, the latest Star Wars: Rogue One trailer shown at the Star Wars Celebration event reveals a first look at Darth Vader. Set before the Episode IV: A New Hope, the prequel tells the story of rebel fighters attempting to steal the Death Star. Vader will be voiced by James Earl Jones of the original trilogy, which director Gareth Edwards claimed felt like "an early Christmas present". 

3 | World Issues: Turkish Coup Ends

Last Friday night, Turkey was in upheaval due to an unforeseen military coup against citizen leadership. Thousands of military personnel joined in the coup, which saw 290 deaths. An intense 48 hours later, the coup was quashed, and President Recep Tayyip Edrogan is now in the process of interrogating over 6,000 individuals suspected of aiding the coup. The nightmarish weekend in Istanbul is but part of Turkey's longstanding history battling internal coups, and the country's democracy is once again thrown into shaky territory. 

4 | Food: One Fungus Sets To Deplete Global Sugar Addiction

MycoTechnology, a Colorado-based food science company may have just answered the question that scientists worldwide have battled with— how to make food taste good without sugar. They've discovered that by coating a person's tastebuds with an invisible fungi's molecules, naturally-occurring bitter flavours can be blocked out, thus allowing companies to stop relying on sugar to boost flavour. Known as mycelium, the flavourless fungi could be a positive step towards reducing sugar consumption, and lowering the rampant obesity issue worldwide.

5 | Women: Science Claims Amber Heard Has The Perfect Face

A study conducted by Dr Julian De Sliva of London's Centre for Advanced Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery has determined that Amber Heard has the most aesthetically pleasing face. According to De Silva, Heard's face conforms to the golden ratio of 1.618, which you might be familiar with from The Da Vinci Code. Also on the list are Kate Moss, Emily Ratajkowski, Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner. You decide whether the Greeks were right on this one.