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Creatures of the cold: the Antarctic photography exhibition – in pictures 14 Aug 2:00pm Creatures of the cold: the Antarctic photography exhibition – in pictures
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The annual exhibition, which is part of Hobart’s Antarctica festival is back on with its chilly, majestic imagery. The winner this year is Sydney’s
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Lee Evans to step out of retirement for homage to Harold Pinter 14 Aug 12:18pm Lee Evans to step out of retirement for homage to Harold Pinter
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Comedian joins all-star cast to perform British playwright’s work at eponymous theatre The comedian
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14 Aug 11:49am More synthetic bamboo! The greatest preset sounds in pop music
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Christine and the Queens has been criticised for using prefabricated loops from software, rather than coming up with new sounds herself. But from Kate Bush to Kendrick Lamar, these presets are actually the foundation of modern pop C
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14 Aug 9:11am I know how hard it is for working-class actors to succeed. We can change that | Eddie Marsan
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Money is a huge obstacle for people trying to get into the arts. We need positive policies – even quotas – to improve diversityI’ve been acting professionally for more than 25 years now, but I know what it’s like to have that dream jeopardised by a lack of money. I never received a grant for drama school. My first year’s fees were cobbled together by my late mother and an East End bookmaker. And at the end of my first year, I had to audition for a scholarship to pay for the rest of the course. If I hadn’t won that I would have been out – dream over before I’d even begun. So I welcome what Maureen Beattie, the president of Equity, had to say about
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14 Aug 8:56am Female roles vastly outnumbered by male in Hollywood films, says study
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Women played only 32% of the characters in the top-grossing releases of 2016, with even fewer cast in lead roles Female characters are outnumbered two to one by their male counterparts in the most successful Hollywood films, a new report shows. According to a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Sex Roles, authored by US academics Conor Neville and Phyllis Anastasio of Saint Joseph’s University, just over 32% of characters in 50 of the US’s top-grossing films of 2016 were women. When the analysis was narrowed down to lead characters, the proportion dipped even more, to just over 31%.
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14 Aug 7:59am The film Maurice is 30 years old, but its frankness is ahead of its time | Charlotte Higgins
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The rereleased Merchant-Ivory film depicts gay love with a straightforwardness that few films since have matchedIn 1987, Ismail Merchant and James Ivory’s film Maurice was released – their first film after
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14 Aug 6:00am When Dad died, I unearthed my teenage diaries – and turned my time as a rock star into a play
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I had just left school when I signed a record deal and toured with Blur and Radiohead. Now, 25 years later, I’m taking those memories to Edinburgh
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The Festival review – mud, drugs and jolly druids from Inbetweeners crew 14 Aug 5:44am The Festival review – mud, drugs and jolly druids from Inbetweeners crew
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The Inbetweeners’ Joe Thomas crowdsurfs a weekend of misadventures and self-abasing nudity in Iain Morris’s likable comedy Director Iain Morris first enlivened this quiet-to-dead corner of the cinematic silly season with the astonishingly successful
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14 Aug 4:00am Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century by Kehinde Andrews – review
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A new survey of western black radical thought is lucid, fluent and compellingBlack radicalism, Kehinde Andrews argues, is the most misunderstood ideology of the 20th century. And he’s right. It has become a vague term, lazily employed to encompass everything from the black nationalism of WEB Du Bois or Martin Delany, the Pan-Africanism of Kwame Ture (AKA Stokely Carmichael) and the black Marxism of
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14 Aug 4:00am Beyond The Cove: what happened after the Oscar-winning documentary?
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In new documentary A Whale of a Tale, film-maker Megumi Sasaki revisits the Japanese town of Taiji and examines the damage left behind The 2009 documentary The Cove, which depicted the practice of corralling and slaughtering dolphins in a small bay tinged crimson from the blood, has visited a bewildering past decade upon the small Japanese town of Taiji.
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Now We Shall Be Entirely Free by Andrew Miller – review 14 Aug 3:00am Now We Shall Be Entirely Free by Andrew Miller – review
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The English writer brings the full range of his virtuosity to bear in a Napoleonic-era tale that veers from comedy and romance to outright menaceIt’s a wonder
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14 Aug 2:00am How to Love a Jamaican and Heads of the Colored People – reviews
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Impressive debuts by Alexia Arthurs and Nafissa Thompson-Spires bring grit and wit to issues around racial identity The stories in the debut collection from Alexia Arthurs shuttle between Jamaica, her birthplace, and the US, where she lives. Among the varied scenarios you find depictions of island life, in which a betrayed wife turns up at the home of her husband’s lover brandishing a (blunt) machete; a student party in Brooklyn brought to a halt by a quarrel about Lena Dunham’s
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14 Aug 1:00am Tuesday’s best TV: On the Edge: Through the Gates; A Passage to Britain
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A bravura performance kicks off the first in a three-part drama anthology about criminal justice, while a new series provides valuable perspectives on immigration
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