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57m Top 10 dance shows of 2018
The Guardian
Romeo and Juliet muddled into middle age, Akram Khan suffered shell-shock, Rambert2 lost control – and William Forsythe gave ballet a stratospheric street shakeup
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Rose McGowan: Life after #MeToo1h 8m Rose McGowan: Life after #MeToo
BBC
The actor and activist describes how life has changed since the Weinstein allegations.
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English National Opera to give free tickets to under 18s1h 19m English National Opera to give free tickets to under 18s
BBC
Tickets will be available for Saturday performances at the London Coliseum during the Spring 2019 season.
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1h 57m Vice review – Christian Bale hilarious as blobby VP Dick Cheney
The Guardian
Bale brilliantly captures the former vice-president’s bland magnificence in Adam McKay’s entertainingly nihilist biopic
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2h The Emily Brontë Song Cycle: wandering in the wuthering heights
The Guardian
Folk band the Unthanks and Adrian McNally have made an audio soundtrack pairing music with the writer’s poems as the listener walks the landscape of West Yorkshire. What is it like? It begins with a flock of birds taking raucous flight; and even though there are no crows to be seen above the heather-flecked moors around the Brontë Parsonage at Haworth, it’s difficult to discern whether this is reality, or a fantasy. I’m immersed in the latest heritage project dedicated to the literary family: a unique audio experience that combines Emily’s poetry, folk music and West Yorkshire’s grand landscape to produce something quite incredible. The Emily Brontë Song Cycle, an audio production pairing Emily’s poems and music by folk group
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Is a female lead now key to box office success?2h Is a female lead now key to box office success?
BBC
Women-centric films outperform, a study says, but is historically sexist Hollywood really changing?
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2h Carol Vorderman and Liam Gallagher back campaign against trophy hunting
The Guardian
Range of public figures from Jeremy Corbyn to Sue Perkins call for ban on imports A group of public figures including Jeremy Corbyn, Zac Goldsmith, Sue Perkins and Carol Vorderman have joined forces to call for an urgent halt to imports from trophy hunters. In a
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3h Paul Klee: 5 things you should know about the renowned renegade Swiss painter
The Independent
Klee, one of the most prominent painters of the 20th century, is being celebrated by a Google Doodle this Tuesday
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3h Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Cast, plot, release date - Everything we know about Quentin Tarantino's epic LA movie
The Independent
A Sony chairman said the film has 'the best screenplay that I have had the privilege to read'
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Moira Stuart to join Classic FM5h Moira Stuart to join Classic FM
BBC
The newsreader has been at the BBC for over 40 years as a presenter and broadcaster.
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Emily Atack: I looked rough in the jungle but I was happy5h Emily Atack: I looked rough in the jungle but I was happy
BBC
The I'm a Celeb runner-up tells Radio 1 Newsbeat she isn't surprised by the negative comments she's received.
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5h Dalí lobster telephone to remain in UK after Scottish buyer found
The Guardian
Government had put export bar on famous surrealist object after sale to foreign buyer A Salvador Dalí telephone regarded as one of the most recognisable of all surrealist artworks is to remain in the UK after it was acquired for £853,000 by the National Galleries of Scotland (NGS). The lobster telephone had been
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5h Making a Murderer lawyer Kathleen Zellner gives update on Steven Avery case
The Independent
The lawyer is submitting a 22,000 page document hoping to exonerate the convicted murderer
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5h Top 10 theatre shows of 2018
The Guardian
A gender-switch Company got Sondheim’s blessing, Sam Mendes probed the doomed Lehman dynasty and Austen had a sparkling rewrite. But the year belonged to Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins facing the anguish of dementia
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7h Updated Sandra Bullock interview: 'Society still makes single mothers feel they are not the complete package'
The Independent
The actor talks to Alexandra Pollard about being a single mum in real life and in the post-apocalyptic horror Bird Box
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7h The 18 best Christmas songs, ranked: From Fairytale of New York to Santa Baby and Winter Wonderland
The Independent
It's the most wonderful time of the year. As Christmas approaches, we pick the classic songs you need on your festive playlist
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8h From the Minion jive to judging chaos: the best of Strictly Come Dancing 2018
The Guardian
Sexy sambas, Minion goggles and Fred Astaire quicksteps … forget the tabloid scandals – here are the most sensational moments of this year’s competition Although it was Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton who lifted the coveted glitterball, dance was the real winner of Strictly Come Dancing. Despite the odd tabloid scandal, the performance levels and choreography this year have been outstanding, and the BBC’s entertainment flagship shows no signs of wear and tear despite being in its 16th series.
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8h AIDSfree: Actor Taron Egerton urges readers to donate £5 for HIV testing services
The Independent
'Five pounds is all it takes to make sure that someone gets the proper testing for HIV,' says Kingsman actor
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9h Ariana Grande announces two London O2 Arena shows – how to get tickets
The Independent
While a Manchester date has yet to be announced, the pop singer has promised a 'special show'
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Geoffrey Rush denies allegations by second actress9h Updated Geoffrey Rush denies allegations by second actress
BBC
Australian actress Yael Stone says Rush behaved inappropriately during a Sydney theatre production.
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9h Friends on Netflix: 21 of Chandler's best one liners
The Independent
Ahead of your Christmas TV binge, here's a reminder of some of the best jokes from the iconic series
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9h Star Wars 9: Everything we know so far from cast list to release dates
The Independent
The Skywalker saga comes to its epic conclusion in December of next year
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9h Working Girl at 30: the workplace comedy that changed the game
The Guardian
The 1988 tale of a Staten Island woman making waves in the big city was a major hit and scored six Oscar nods, but how do its sexual politics hold up? When Melanie Griffith won the part of underestimated Staten Island secretary Tess McGill in Working Girl, two facts were true. In her short lifetime, womanhood had transformed. The year she was born, fewer than one in eight married mothers were employed; in 1988, that percentage was well over half. And Griffith – a twice-married mother herself, who would soon wed Don Johnson (again) – needed the job. Not any job. This one.
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10h The Dark Knight actor recalls how he could have died during the Joker's pencil trick
The Independent
The stunt actor was knocked out three times, and narrowly avoided a pencil to the eyeball
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10h Trump criticises Saturday Night Live after It's A Wonderful Life spoof
The Independent
'It is all nothing less than unfair news coverage and Dem commercials'
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10h Geoffrey Rush denies acting inappropriately towards Orange is the New Black star Yael Stone
The Independent
Stone claims the Oscar-winner acted inappropriately on multiple occasions while they both starred in The Diary of a Madman.
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10h Broadway in 2018: male playwrights and movies dominate patchy year
The Guardian
Hollywood’s influence continued to curb the rise of original shows and increase the movie-to-stage adaptations while female writers struggled to break through In 2018, on Broadway, the beat went on. And on and on. Most of the shows were revivals or new works barely altered from the films that inspired them. Politics were in evidence this year and when they did arrive, they had more to do with questions of power, gender, sexuality and identity inspired by the #MeToo movement. Not that #MeToo meant a real upswing in plays written or directed by women. The Great White Way continues to be very white and very male.
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12h Bovine intervention: the art gallery that escaped to the country
The Guardian
Madeleine Bessborough’s New Art Centre began in the heart of London – 60 years on, herds of cows wander through its displays of top-tier British sculpture In a sleepy corner of the Wiltshire countryside, nine miles east of Salisbury, sits a cattle farm. To enter, you take a gravel lane that weaves through fields of glossy brown cows chewing the cud, bred here to be sold across the country. However, approach the grand Regency house that sits at the centre of the estate, and a very different cluster of creatures emerge – a formation of 40 metal warriors, an African-Caribbean riff on the Terracotta Army by artist
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Lord Sugar hires his Apprentice for 201817h Updated Lord Sugar hires his Apprentice for 2018
BBC
Did swimwear designer Sian Gabbidon or nut milk entrepreneur Camilla Ainsworth win?
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Salisbury looks to pantomime after nerve agent attack18h Salisbury looks to pantomime after nerve agent attack
BBC
Nine months after a nerve agent attack in Salisbury, a pantomime is bringing festive cheer to the city's Playhouse.
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20h The Apprentice runner-up Camilla Ainsworth interview: 'I don't really see this as a loss at all'
The Independent
This year's second-placed candidate breaks down her feelings following the tense finale
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20h The Apprentice: Finale review – surely time to dismantle this panto?
The Guardian
Sian and Camilla served up two poor TV adverts, a questionable logo and a product called ‘nut milk’ as they competed for investment from Lord Sugar Sometimes when I drive to B&Q, I pass that little cafe where the losing Apprentice teams go to lick their wounds before the next firing. It is real enough, unlike Lord Sugar’s boardroom, which was purpose-built in a nearby studio; a cross between a Bond villain’s lair and the Starship Enterprise, it is like a stage perfect for a late-capitalist panto. The Apprentice has now completed its 14th season. It is still trading on the cliches it created, still playing the bumbling venality of the contestants for laughs while trying to convince the viewer that something significant is at stake.
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Baddiel & Skinner perform Three Lions22h Baddiel & Skinner perform Three Lions
BBC
Watch as The Lightning Seeds, David Baddiel and Frank Skinner reunite to perform a special rendition of Three Lions at Sports Personality of the Year at the Genting Arena in Birmingham.
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23h Stacey Dooley: tenacious film-maker turned Strictly champion
The Guardian
Dooley was widely admired for her hard-hitting documentaries before anyone knew she could dance It has been more than a decade since Stacey Dooley was plucked from her job at Luton airport’s duty free makeup section to join five other young fashion-loving Brits toiling alongside Indian factory labourers for the BBC Three series
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27h A Caravaggio for Christmas: is his stolen Nativity masterpiece about to reappear?
The Guardian
Missing since the 1960s, Caravaggio’s Christ in the manger is believed to have been stolen by the mafia and eaten by hogs. But could the painting now be recovered in time for Christmas? It’s that time of year when the nativity paintings in Europe’s churches and museums get their month in the glow of fairy lights. Printed on Christmas cards, these religious masterpieces might make us pause and think for a moment about their serious themes of life, death, change, hope – and loss. One of the most moving of all such scenes of reverence for a newborn child is about to mark its 50th year in limbo. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio’s Nativity With Saints Lawrence and Francis was painted in Palermo, capital of Sicily, in 1609 and stolen 360 years later. It hasn’t been seen since, at least not by any honest citizen. Yet as the anniversary of its disappearance approaches, it may be about to resurface.
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30h Offset crashes Cardi B's set at Rolling Loud festival with 'Take Me Back' signs
The Independent
Cardi, who was visibly uncomfortable during the incident, was seen to exchange words with Offset, before the props were wheeled offstage
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Putin wants government to 30h Putin wants government to "take charge" of rap music
BBC
President Putin says the government should control rap music and youth culture, rather than ban it.
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Strictly Come Dancing: 11.7m watch Stacey Dooley win30h Strictly Come Dancing: 11.7m watch Stacey Dooley win
BBC
Saturday's Grand Final was the most-watched episode of the 2018 series, drawing
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Who won Strictly Come Dancing 2018?30h Who won Strictly Come Dancing 2018?
BBC
Find out if Ashley, Joe, Faye or Stacey won the 2018 BBC TV dancing series.
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30h SNL mock Theresa May's Brexit woes with Matt Damon starring as David Cameron
The Independent
Saturday Night Live brought in Kate McKinnon and Matt Damon for a sketch lampooning Theresa May and her Brexit strife.
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31h Strictly Come Dancing final: 5 talking points, from Stacey Dooley's win to the return of Danny John Jules
The Independent
Out of four finalists, it was Dooley and her partner Kevin Clifton that came out on top, despite Craig Revel Horwood's refusal to give her a ten for her showdance
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32h Pete Davidson: Police check on Saturday Night Live star after troubling Instagram post
The Independent
Concerns raised for comedian after he writes: 'I really don't want to be on this earth anymore'
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32h On my radar: Mary Anne Hobbs’s cultural highlights
The Guardian
The BBC 6 Music DJ on the beauty of a Berlin recording studio, Daniel Day-Lewis and the art that held up the Haçienda nightclub Born in Garstang, Lancashire, in 1964, Mary Anne Hobbs is a DJ, radio presenter and music journalist. She began her radio career at Xfm before spending 14 years at Radio 1. In 2010, she worked on the Grammy award-nominated soundtrack to
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32h Monster Chetwynd: ‘I believe in keeping morale high. Depressing people stops them taking action’
The Guardian
The artist on her giant slugs at Tate Britain, why artists thrive in Glasgow – and how the name Monster has stuck… The artist
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34h Can Aquaman and Wonder Woman save the DC superhero universe?
The Independent
Clarisse Loughrey looks at what's gone wrong for the DCEU franchise – and asks whether popular characters like Harley Quinn can make things right again
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34h How do you solve a problem like Korea? The Slovenian rock band who played The Sound of Music in Pyongyang
The Independent
In 2015, Laibach were the first western band to play North Korea, performing covers of songs from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Now, they're releasing an album about the trip
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34h 10 things you didn't know about Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
The Independent
The children's classic celebrates its 50th anniversary today (16 December). Martin Chilton unearths some strange facts about the film, which was based on a book by James Bond author Ian Fleming
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34h The House That Jack Built review – a killer with room for improvement
The Guardian
Matt Dillon’s crazed architect recalls Lars von Trier’s grisly greatest hits in the director’s perversely timed black comedy In 2011, I interviewed Lars von Trier at his Zentropa offices in Denmark. I told him how much I liked
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35h The big picture: weary of the winter wonderland
The Guardian
The contemporary Christmas experience is summed up in Tom Hunter’s photograph of a bar worker In Caspar David Friedrich’s famous painting
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