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49m Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment by multiple women
The Guardian
A new report alleges that the actor subjected women to sexual and verbal harassment on film sets and at his production company
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How crowdfunding is enabling indie talent to create graphic novels1h 4m How crowdfunding is enabling indie talent to create graphic novels
The Independent
The graphic novels industry has always been damnably hard to break into – but crowdfunding, says James Moore, is changing that for indie talent
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Moses Farrow defends Woody Allen over Dylan Farrow abuse claim1h 53m Moses Farrow defends Woody Allen over Dylan Farrow abuse claim
BBC
The director's son says he "can no longer stay silent" in a post his sister Dylan calls "hurtful".
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‘DJ culture became weaponised elevator-music’: how Despacio is fighting EDM2h ‘DJ culture became weaponised elevator-music’: how Despacio is fighting EDM
The Guardian
A collaboration between LCD Soundsystem and Soulwax, Despacio plays deep disco and classic rock but, with a rig heavier than Metallica’s, it holds its own against the big drops of mainstream DJs James Murphy is bleary-eyed as he welcomes David and Stephen Dewaele – the Belgian brothers behind
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Shawn Mendes album review: Singer has moved beyond cliched relationship woes and into something more personal3h Shawn Mendes album review: Singer has moved beyond cliched relationship woes and into something more personal
The Independent
Pop singer manages to catch a sincerity that his peers have less luck with on this third record
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All the surprise cameos in Solo: A Star Wars Story3h All the surprise cameos in Solo: A Star Wars Story
The Independent
All the big names playing small roles in the latest saga in the sci-fi franchise
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3h Spotify agrees $112m settlement with songwriters over unpaid royalties
The Independent
The company has been trying to firm up settlement since May last year
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Ashton Kutcher surprises Ellen DeGeneres with £3m donation to endangered animal fund3h Ashton Kutcher surprises Ellen DeGeneres with £3m donation to endangered animal fund
The Independent
The talk show host's wife Portia de Rossi set up the charity for her 60th birthday
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3h Chicken decapitation and battered cats: Hollywood’s history of animal cruelty
The Guardian
The sight of a duckling having its foot prised off in Lars von Trier’s new film sent Cannes audiences scurrying. Why are we so willing to allow animals to suffer for our art? If I am not looking forward to Lars von Trier’s
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4h BGT judge Amanda Holden opens up about stillbirth
BBC
The Britain's Got Talent judge was seven months pregnant when she lost her son Theo in 2011.
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Phoebe Bridgers review, LEAF, Liverpool: One of America's most promising songwriters4h Phoebe Bridgers review, LEAF, Liverpool: One of America's most promising songwriters
The Independent
Artist is never too far from the emotional truth behind her work, however self-effacing she may be
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Brad Pitt 'threatened to kill' Harvey Weinstein over alleged Gwyneth Paltrow assault4h Brad Pitt 'threatened to kill' Harvey Weinstein over alleged Gwyneth Paltrow assault
The Independent
'He leveraged his fame and power to protect me at a time when I didn't have fame or power yet'
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4h Ode to whiteness: British poetry scene fails diversity test
The Guardian
Study shows poets of colour are underrepresented in the UK, as Forward poetry prizes announce trailblazing shortlists The British poetry world is “failing to meet even the most basic measurements of inclusivity”, according to a new report which highlights the “systemic exclusion” of poets and critics of colour from UK and Irish poetry magazines. Collecting data from 29 magazines and websites including PN Review, Poetry Review, the Guardian and Oxford Poetry, the study found that between 2012 and 2018, 9% of almost 20,000 published poems were by poets of colour. Of the 1,819 poems, 502 were published in a single magazine, Modern Poetry in Translation; if this is taken out of the equation, only 7% of poems were by poets of colour.
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Gwyneth Paltrow: Brad Pitt threatened to kill Weinstein over alleged assault5h Gwyneth Paltrow: Brad Pitt threatened to kill Weinstein over alleged assault
The Guardian
Paltrow has said that her then-boyfriend threatened the disgraced mogul after he allegedly acted inappropriately towards her in a hotel room in 1995 Gwyneth Paltrow has released more details of her alleged experiences with Harvey Weinstein. Speaking on Wednesday on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show, Paltrow again accused Weinstein of sexually harassing her in the 1990s. “We had one incident in a hotel room where he tried to make a pass at me,” she said, saying that he requested she give him a massage.
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Arrested Development stars slammed for mansplaining5h Arrested Development stars slammed for mansplaining
BBC
Fans are criticising male cast members for attributing the harassment of actress Jessica Walter to on-set dynamics.
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5h Every Star Wars film – ranked!
The Guardian
From the saga’s debut in 1977 to this month’s Solo and (almost) everything in between, we rank 14 of the Star Wars films and spin-offs What a disaster. Never was so much anticipation and excitement loaded into a single movie, which shortly after its release in 1999 became known as A New Crushing of Hope. This monumentally obtuse and dull prequel episode utterly failed to answer 15 years’ worth of what-happened-next? (or is that what-happened-before?) excitement, and featured the intensely annoying – and borderline offensive – character Jar Jar Binks.
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Jason Bateman 'deeply sorry' for defending Jeffrey Tambor's 'verbal harassment' of Jessica Walter6h Jason Bateman 'deeply sorry' for defending Jeffrey Tambor's 'verbal harassment' of Jessica Walter
The Independent
Bateman sparked backlash for calling the industry 'a breeding ground' for such behaviour
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7h Poldark star Eleanor Tomlinson calls for pay equality with male lead
The Guardian
Producers say actor is paid less than Aidan Turner because she has less screen time The gender pay gap debate has reached one of the BBC’s most popular dramas after the Poldark star Eleanor Tomlinson called for pay equality with her fellow lead Aidan Turner. Although the actor recognised that Turner was a bigger name when the series began in 2015, following roles in the film The Hobbit and several other BBC dramas, she argued that they are now both its leads and should be paid the same salary.
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7h Gwyneth Paltrow: Brad Pitt threatened to kill Harvey Weinstein over alleged assault
The Guardian
Paltrow has said that her then-boyfriend threatened the disgraced mogul after he allegedly acted inappropriately towards her in a hotel room in 1995 Gwyneth Paltrow has released more details of her alleged experiences with Harvey Weinstein. Speaking on Wednesday on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show, Paltrow again accused Weinstein of sexually harassing her in the 1990s. “We had one incident in a hotel room where he tried to make a pass at me,” she said, saying that he requested she give him a massage.
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7h Han Solo star Harrison Ford shares verdict on Alden Ehrenreich in Solo: A Star Wars Story
The Independent
The new film charts the character's formative years as a pilot in a galaxy far far away
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Spotify to pay out $112m in royalties to songwriters after settlement8h Spotify to pay out $112m in royalties to songwriters after settlement
The Guardian
The streaming company will recompense songwriters not paid enough royalties, but one unhappy music publisher claims ruling is ‘a free pass on wilful infringement’ Spotify will pay out $112m (£83.5m) in a settlement agreement, following two lawsuits that claimed songwriters hadn’t been paid enough in royalties for their work being streamed on the service. The class action, a combination of the two lawsuits, originally came from David Lowery, an musicians’ rights advocate from the band Camper Van Beethoven, and Melissa Ferrick, a songwriter and owner of a music publishing company. They each asserted that Spotify had failed to obtain proper licences to songwriters’ work; Ferrick accused them of “wholesale copyright infringement”.
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8h Star Wars timeline: How to watch every movie and TV show in chronological order
The Independent
From Phantom Menace to Solo to Empire Strikes Back to The Last Jedi
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Three Sisters, The Yard, London, review: RashDash's take on Chekhov is riotously fun 9h Three Sisters, The Yard, London, review: RashDash's take on Chekhov is riotously fun
The Independent
Less a neat modern rewrite than a smashing up, a sending up, and a seeing what else might emerge. With songs.
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9h Liam Gallagher meets his daughter, Molly Moorish, for first time
BBC
The singer poses for a photo with his 21-year-old daughter, whom he had previously never met.
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Zama review – desire and despair at the end of the world10h Zama review – desire and despair at the end of the world
The Guardian
In Lucrecia Martel’s magnificent drama, a Spanish officer stuck at a remote South American outpost numbs his burgeoning panic with erotic reveries Horror and despair hover just out of the frame, or below the surface, or behind the curtain, of Lucrecia Martel’s mysterious and dreamlike movie Zama. It’s a film that returns Martel to her themes of guilt, sex and shame – her first picture, in fact, since the enigmatic
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Natives by Akala review – the hip-hop artist on race and class in the ruins of empire11h Natives by Akala review – the hip-hop artist on race and class in the ruins of empire
The Guardian
In this memoir-polemic, the author refuses to fall into the trap of thinking his escape from poverty is proof of personal exceptionalism What was it like to grow up poor, mixed race and politicised in the Britain of the 1980s and 90s? Why is the structural racism that so evidently determines the life chances of so many non‑white people virtually invisible to some of their fellow citizens? Why do the majority of people in Britain today remain convinced that the empire was a force for good in the world, despite the growing weight of evidence to the contrary? And how does a bookish youth with dreams of becoming a scientist turn, in just a few years, into a knife-carrying teenager? These, and multiple others, are the questions at the centre of
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How to make it as a music journalist11h How to make it as a music journalist
BBC
Experts at the BBC's Biggest Weekend fringe event share their tips on writing about music.
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Bardot, TS Eliot, JFK: the lens of Larry Burrows – in pictures11h Bardot, TS Eliot, JFK: the lens of Larry Burrows – in pictures
The Guardian
Movies stars, world leaders, great writers … Life magazine’s Larry Burrows captured everyone who was anyone in the 1950s
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Reboot, revive, repeat: has retromania really taken over TV?12h Reboot, revive, repeat: has retromania really taken over TV?
The Guardian
Modern culture has long been accused of failing to move on from the past – and new versions of The Generation Game and The Price is Right would suggest that TV is no different. But in fact the opposite is true The current, much-discussed spate of reboots has convinced many that British TV is eating itself, feasting on the goose of its golden age. The Generation Game was brought back, albeit to decidedly mixed reviews, with Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins taking up the Bruce Forsyth role. There is talk also of a new series of The Price Is Right, starring Alan Carr, following a Christmas pilot. There’s
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Ariana Grande responds to sexist criticism about breakup with Mac Miller17h Ariana Grande responds to sexist criticism about breakup with Mac Miller
The Guardian
Singer tells Elijah Flint he is minimising ‘female self-respect and self-worth by saying someone should stay in a toxic relationship’ Ariana Grande has admonished a Twitter user for suggesting that she should take responsibility for her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller’s recent car accident and subsequent DUI.
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18h Miles Kane: This is my Adele album
BBC
The Wirral-cum-LA singer on how Lana Del Rey and Jamie T helped him to write his own breakup record.
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Miles Kane on the meaning behind new album Coup de Grace18h Miles Kane on the meaning behind new album Coup de Grace
BBC
The singer's new album is released this summer.
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Buy a masterpiece for 65p! New stamps by Tracey Emin, Yinka Shonibare, Grayson Perry and more18h Buy a masterpiece for 65p! New stamps by Tracey Emin, Yinka Shonibare, Grayson Perry and more
The Guardian
Tracey Emin drew her dying mother, Grayson Perry honoured Warhol, and Yinka Shonibare sneaked a bit of Africa into some English brollies … artists reveal all about their dazzling new stamps If your heart is set on acquiring a work by Grayson Perry, Yinka Shonibare,
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18h New BBC drama imagines divided UK dissolving into civil war post-Brexit
The Independent
Loosely based on the Syrian Civil War and the Balkans conflict, 'First World Problems' envisions a world with the Queen no longer on the throne
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19h Carry on Brussels review – a sorry slice of EU parliament life
The Guardian
A Labour MEP holds up a funny sign, the SNP’s man frets over free wine and Ukip’s Gerard Batten hones his Partridge-esque victimhood. It’s tragic, comic and teeth-grindingly frustrating The European parliament is “one of the most misunderstood institutions in the world”, argues
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Disenchantment: Matt Groening reveals what his first new show in 20 years will look like21h Disenchantment: Matt Groening reveals what his first new show in 20 years will look like
The Guardian
Simpsons creator’s first new series since Futurama will show on Netflix this summer and follows the life of a princess named Bean Last summer, Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, announced that Netflix had bought the rights to his first new show in nearly two decades: Disenchantment, described as “an adult fantasy about a crumbling medieval kingdom known as Dreamland”. Now, there’s a premiere date and a first look at the series, which follows a boozy princess named Bean, her aptly named elf friend Elfo, and Luci, Bean’s “personal demon”.
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Ariana Grande hits back at criticism of break up with Mac Miller in feminist post22h Updated Ariana Grande hits back at criticism of break up with Mac Miller in feminist post
The Independent
The 'No Tears Left To Cry' singer denounces 'shaming and blaming women'
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The Handmaid's Tale season 2 episode 6 review: The show prods at campus free speech debate22h The Handmaid's Tale season 2 episode 6 review: The show prods at campus free speech debate
The Independent
There were hints that liberals may have been just as culpable as conservatives in the creation of Gilead
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23h Star Wars: Emilia Clarke says franchise now puts women front and centre
BBC
Emilia Clarke, who features in Solo: A Star Wars Story, says female roles aren't sidelined in the new franchise.
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Dale Winton and Graeme Souness - and 5 other unlikely celebrity friendships23h Dale Winton and Graeme Souness - and 5 other unlikely celebrity friendships
BBC
They say "opposites attract" in love, but the same can be said for friendship.
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24h ‘Savagely funny and bitingly honest’ – 12 writers on their favourite Philip Roth novels
The Guardian
One of America’s greatest novelists, Philip Roth died this week, aged 85. From 1959’s Goodbye, Columbus to 2010’s Nemesis, 12 acclaimed writers including William Boyd, David Baddiel, Linda Grant and Joyce Carol Oates pick their favourite work I fell in love with Neil Klugman, forerunner to Portnoy and hero of Goodbye, Columbus, Philip Roth’s first novel, in my early 20s – 40 years after the novel was written. Descriptions of Roth’s writing often err towards violence; he is savagely funny, bitingly honest, filled with rage and thwarted desire. But although his first novel rehearses all the themes he would spend 60 years mining – sexual vanity, lower-middle-class consciousness (“for an instant Brenda reminded me of the pug-nosed little bastards from Montclair”), the crushing weight of family and, of course, American Jewish identity – what I loved about his first novel was its tenderness.
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Jim Broadbent on King Lear, playing against type, and why he still loves Moulin Rogue25h Jim Broadbent on King Lear, playing against type, and why he still loves Moulin Rogue
The Independent
On set with the veteran British actor for the filming of a new TV version of Shakespeare's tragedy
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Donald Glover reveals his plans for Star Wars spin-off film about Lando Calrissian25h Donald Glover reveals his plans for Star Wars spin-off film about Lando Calrissian
The Independent
The 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' star says "there's a story that you have to tell"
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The Little Vampire review: anaemic entertainment with no bite27h The Little Vampire review: anaemic entertainment with no bite
The Independent
(U) Dir: Richard Claus, Karsten Kiilerich, 82 mins, voiced by: Rasmus Hardiker, Amy Saville, Jim Carter, Joseph Kloska, Phoebe Givron-Taylor, Tim Pigott-Smith
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Edie review: unashamedly sentimental27h Edie review: unashamedly sentimental
The Independent
(12A) Dir: Simon Hunter, 102 mins, starring: Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie, Paul Brannigan, Amy Manson, Wendy Morgan, Rachael Keiller
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27h Show Dogs review: a proverbial dog's dinner of a movie
The Independent
(PG) Dir: Raja Gosnell, 92 mins, stars/voiced by: Will Arnett, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Natasha Lyonne, Jordin Sparks, Gabriel Iglesias Shaquille O'Neal, Omar Camparro, Stanley Tucci
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Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi may not return for spinoffs27h Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi may not return for spinoffs
The Independent
He also revealed the most challenging theme he's composed in the HBO series to date
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The Breadwinner film review: Uplifting animation despite bleak premise 27h The Breadwinner film review: Uplifting animation despite bleak premise
The Independent
Dir Nora Twomey, 94 mins, voiced by Saara Chaudry, Laara Sadiq, Shaista Latif, Ali Badshah
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Zama film review: Highly original Argentine adaptation surprises with brutality and lyricism27h Zama film review: Highly original Argentine adaptation surprises with brutality and lyricism
The Independent
Dir Lucrecia Martel, 115 mins, starring Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín, Nahuel Cano, Mariana Nunes
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Lisa Stansfield: 'Corbyn comes across as a real smart-arse'28h Lisa Stansfield: 'Corbyn comes across as a real smart-arse'
The Independent
English singer on her latest album 'Deeper', thoughts on UK politics and women in the music industry, plus why she still really, really wants to meet Adele
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Less, Andrew Sean Greer, review: Pulitzer-winning work is witty, wise, and wistful29h Less, Andrew Sean Greer, review: Pulitzer-winning work is witty, wise, and wistful
The Independent
A charming novel about a middle-aged odyssey taken by the most amiable of heroes
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Philip Roth: A life in literature29h Philip Roth: A life in literature
BBC
A look back at the life of author Philip Roth, who has died aged 85.
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How Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint shocked America29h How Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint shocked America
The Independent
Late novelist stunned readers in 1969 with novel centered around frank sexual confessions and neurosis of New Jersey lawyer Alexander Portnoy, the 'Raskolnikov of jerking off'
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Philip Roth dead: How Portnoy's Complaint shocked America29h Philip Roth dead: How Portnoy's Complaint shocked America
The Independent
Late novelist stunned readers in 1969 with novel centered around frank sexual confessions and neurosis of New Jersey lawyer Alexander Portnoy, the 'Raskolnikov of jerking off'
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Philip Roth's writing was as natural as breathing31h Philip Roth's writing was as natural as breathing
The Independent
The Jewish-American satirist was an immaculate writer with a resistance to poeticised analogy and metaphor
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Lost action hero: blockbusters used to fight capitalism – now they embrace it31h Lost action hero: blockbusters used to fight capitalism – now they embrace it
The Guardian
For the great action films – Commando, RoboCop, Total Recall – authority was something to be smashed. Now we favour sickeningly rich superheroes such as the Avengers and Batman Action films in the 80s and 90s were a special breed. Meat vessels in the shape of Arnold Schwarzenegger,
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The Gronholm Method, Menier Chocolate Factory, London, review: A clever exercise in audience manipulation but not a whole lot more31h The Gronholm Method, Menier Chocolate Factory, London, review: A clever exercise in audience manipulation but not a whole lot more
The Independent
Jordi Galceran's black comedy about the group interview from hell has been produced in 60 countries around the world
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31h Cold comfort: how the Roseanne revival portrayed a bleak America
The Guardian
The finale of the controversially rebooted sitcom brought to an end a season of problematic storylines, familial strife and a star whose off-screen politics threatened to derail it all There’s a moving scene in the season finale of the Roseanne revival where Dan is desperately trying to save sentimental items from his rapidly flooding basement. At first he seems to have a handle on things, but when he places a large box on a shelf, it suddenly collapses, and boxes and toys and mementos come crashing down into the water. Dan smiles, bewildered and exhausted by his bad luck, and then proceeds to take a crowbar and angrily destroy the wall next to him, half laughing and crying as he does it.
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Michael Palin granted 'unprecedented access' to North Korea for new travel series 32h Michael Palin granted 'unprecedented access' to North Korea for new travel series
The Independent
'The visit was an eye-opener for me, and I'm sure it will be the same for others'
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Westworld annoys the hell out of me – but is it OK to give up on it?32h Westworld annoys the hell out of me – but is it OK to give up on it?
The Guardian
It is not easy to quit a series you once loved, but in the age of peak TV, there is no time for hate-watching shows that no longer rock your boat When I’m on my deathbed, surrounded by people I love, I know the regrets that will flash through my mind. I’ll regret trying to grow my hair out as a teenager. I’ll regret spending so much time on dishwasher comparison websites. But most of all – and I guarantee that this will happen – I will regret sticking with
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Fortnite fever: now players can get a university scholarship or filthy rich32h Fortnite fever: now players can get a university scholarship or filthy rich
The Guardian
The wildly popular game is becoming increasingly mainstream as celebrities and institutions jump on the battle royale bandwagon In all the recent
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Lauryn Hill to bring her tour to the UK32h Lauryn Hill to bring her tour to the UK
BBC
She is performing The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill on tour, 20 years after its release.
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From south central LA to Sotheby’s: the record-breaking rise of Kerry James Marshall32h From south central LA to Sotheby’s: the record-breaking rise of Kerry James Marshall
The Guardian
The $21.1m sale of his 1997 painting Past Times was a record for a black artist and a vital next step in a fascinating career In 1997, African American artist Kerry James Marshall painted Past Times, an artwork depicting a black family in high-class leisure – playing golf, playing cricket, as well as water skiing and driving a motorboat across a lake. It’s a take on a pastoral scene typically filled with European aristocratic types yet instead filled with black figures. Last week at Sotheby’s, it sold for $21.1m, breaking a new world record, making Marshall, according to reports, the
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33h A$AP Rocky expected to drop new album 'Testing' this week
The Independent
Rapper spoke in a recent interview about spending time in Berlin with Kanye West, and how his new album is like 'the manifestation of drugs... without being so vocal about it'
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Lauryn Hill to mark 20th anniversary of Miseducation with UK and Ireland tour33h Lauryn Hill to mark 20th anniversary of Miseducation with UK and Ireland tour
The Independent
Legendary rapper and soul singer will perform five arena shows in the UK and Ireland later this year
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Bjork performs on Jools Holland in first TV performance for 8 years33h Bjork performs on Jools Holland in first TV performance for 8 years
The Independent
Icelandic artist performed two songs, including one from her latest album 'Utopia'
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Harrison Ford gives verdict on new Star Wars spinoff Solo33h Harrison Ford gives verdict on new Star Wars spinoff Solo
The Independent
The new film charts the character's formative years as a pilot in a galaxy far far away
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The Script sue James Arthur for copyright infringement over 'Say You Won't Let Go'34h The Script sue James Arthur for copyright infringement over 'Say You Won't Let Go'
The Independent
Representative for the Irish band claim 'Say You Won't Let Go' reignited former X Factor winner's career
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Lauryn Hill marks 20 years of Miseducation album with arena tour35h Lauryn Hill marks 20 years of Miseducation album with arena tour
The Guardian
The former Fugees singer will play five dates in the UK and Ireland in November and December
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Author Philip Roth dies aged 8536h Updated Author Philip Roth dies aged 85
BBC
The works of one of the great American authors included American Pastoral and Portnoy's Complaint.
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Philip Roth obituary37h Philip Roth obituary
The Guardian
Poignantly humane novelist set on emancipating American literature from respectability “I write fiction,” warned
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22 May 7:37pm Richard Gere to make TV return with BBC role
BBC
Hollywood actor Richard Gere will star alongside Helen McCrory in the BBC Two drama.
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