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‘Secrets Kill’: The Harrowing Drama About Sexual Abuse In Football
“It’s going to be tough” says Barry Bennell to his excited young protege Andy Woodward. “But trust in me and you can go from £20 a week to two grand.” For a lad from early-80s Stockport whose mum is having to do shifts at the local chippy because his
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‘Our Ancestors Are In The Rocks’: Australian Gas Project Threatens Ancient Carvings – And Emissions Blowout
As the last of the sun’s rays curl away from the coast in Australia’s remote north-west, Josie Alec opens her arms and sings in traditional language to a mass of ochre-coloured rocks along Hearson’s Cove. But her voice competes with the low rumble of
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Top 10 Novels About Neighbours | Ayşegül Savaş
In my childhood, my family lived in a commune of 20 identical yellow houses on the outskirts of Copenhagen. There was dinner six days a week at the “common house”. The neighbours also shared maintenance duties, prepared after-school snacks, kept a sh
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For Colored Girls: The 40-year-old Masterwork That’s Still Captivating Audiences
In the first five minutes of the late artist Ntozake Shange’s masterwork, for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf, a character makes plea of witness and recognition: “somebody/ anybody sing a black girl’s song … bring
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My Chemical Romance: How The Vilified Band Turned Antipathy Into Triumph
When My Chemical Romance announced their reunion tour in early 2020 – the band’s first extended spell on the road in nearly a decade – they promptly sold out three nights this month at Milton Keynes Stadium (30,000 seats) and shifted 228,000 tickets
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Why Ncuti Gatwa Is An Inspired Choice For Doctor Who Fans | James Cooray Smith
The casting of a new Doctor prompts speculation equalled only by that surrounding the appointment of a new England manager, or the next James Bond. This is in part because the choice is seen to say something about the country. Doctor Who is, in clich
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‘It’s Hard To Find A Teacher For Sword-swallowing’: The Thrilling Skills Of Circus Showwomen
Female performers in British variety acts have long been termed “showgirls”. For the illusionist Marisa Carnesky, this demeans them. “What happens when the showgirl grows up?” she asks. A performance artist and creator of the interactive show Ghost T
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Reframed: The Woman In The Window Review – All Eyes On Her Indoors
There is a staggering vision in this exhibition of a woman’s head pressed against the bars of a window, her beautiful face enduring and forlorn. She is carved from a block of medieval limestone. The sculpture irresistibly calls upon your desire to br
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Doctor Who? Ncuti Gatwa’s Irrepressible Rise To New Time Lord
Unusually, the announcement that 29-year-old Scottish actor Ncuti Gatwa is to be the new Time Lord seemed to set non-Doctor Who fans alight as much – or even more – than avid followers. After the beloved Sex Education star was named as the 14th docto
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‘I Yearned For A Deeper, Slower, More Useful Existence’: Dispatches From The Great Resignation
Not long after I had left my job, and my marriage, and my home, in quick succession, I ran into an old acquaintance outside a local coffee shop. She had heard, of course, about the dismantling of my life, and now she looked at me, bewildered. “You ha
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How Disney Found Its Pride – And Riled The American Right
‘Christ. they’re going after Mickey Mouse,” said president Joe Biden in April, bemoaning the Republican party’s targeting of yet another American institution. A few days earlier, at a desk surrounded by small children, Florida governor Ron DeSantis h
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Bad Bunny: Un Verano Sin Ti Review – This Is Why He Is The World’s Biggest Pop Star
If you Google Bad Bunny – AKA 28-year-old Puerto Rican Benito Ocasio – one of the suggestions the search engine throws up is the question: “Why is Bad Bunny so big?” It’s a pertinent query, particularly on this side of the Atlantic, where he remains
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Super Bad: Who Is The Greatest Ever Marvel Supervillain?
Who is the greatest Marvel supervillain? Taika Waititi went on record this week to suggest that Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher will soon be the biggest baddie in the pantheon, but as we’re yet to get so much as a glimpse of this alien killer o
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‘Dodged A Bullet’: How Whistleblowers Averted A Second US Nuclear Disaster
Shortly after 4am on 28 March 1979, a pressure valve failed to close in the Unit 2 reactor at Three Mile Island, a nuclear power plant on a strip of land in central Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River. The technical malfunction, compounded by human erro
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They Got Rhythm: The Interwar British Dance Bands Who Pointed Towards Pop
In the 1920s and 1930s, boiling hot American jazz didn’t really suit the British reserve. So Britain created something of its own: the dance band, a regional variant whose seeds had been sown back in 1919 when the riotous Original Dixieland Jazz Band
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Better Call Saul Recap: Season Six, Episode Three – Nacho’s Reckoning
Spoiler alert: this recap is for people watching Better Call Saul season six, which airs on Netflix in the UK. Do not read on unless you have watched episodes one to three. During an interview with Seth Meyers two years ago, in his first ever appeara
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Look Away, Straight Male Gaze! How Life-drawing Became More Inclusive
When Ted Stein was asked by an old school friend if he’d consider modelling for life-drawing classes, it didn’t take long for him to agree. Stein is transgender and never saw gender-diverse bodies when he was at art school. “I realised, how are these
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Pushing Buttons: Need Nostalgia? Crank Up The New Playdate Console
Welcome to Pushing Buttons, the Guardian’s gaming newsletter. If you’d like to receive it in your inbox every week, just pop your email in below – and check your inbox (and spam) for the confirmation email. These days, video games aren’t often tied t
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Orlando Julius obituary
The bandleader, songwriter, singer, saxophonist and keyboard player Orlando Julius, who has died aged 78, helped to transform the Nigerian music scene in the 1960s with highly commercial, ground-breaking fusions that influenced Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat.
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DJ Tim Westwood Accused Of Sexual Misconduct By Multiple Women
The renowned DJ Tim Westwood has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women who claim he misused his position in the music industry to take advantage of them. Three women have accused the DJ of opportunistic and predatory sexual behaviour, w
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Eric Chappell obituary
Although he wrote several popular television sitcom series in the 1980s, Eric Chappell, who has died aged 88, was best known for his first success, Rising Damp (1974-78), produced at Yorkshire Television and starring Leonard Rossiter as the overweeni
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It’s Your Party And They’ll Cry If You Want Them To: The Lost Art Of Picking Funeral Songs
We’ve all been known to freeze on being handed the aux cord and told to play a song, any song. The crowd is expectant, the floor is yours: get it right, and it will be the ultimate mic drop, the perfect exit music. Choose wrong and, well – it’s your
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Cyborgs, Sirens And A Singing Murderer: The Thrilling, Oligarch-free Venice Biennale – Review
Wonders and marvels, the beautiful and the terrible, the celebratory and the morbid all fill the 59th Venice Biennale. Business as usual, you might say, but there are no trillionaire oligarch yachts moored by the Giardini and there is less razzmatazz
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Radu Lupu obituary
The Romanian pianist Radu Lupu, who has died at the age of 76, shot to prominence in the UK when he won the Leeds Piano Competition in 1969, giving an acclaimed Wigmore Hall recital in November of the same year. In fact the Leeds was the third of a s
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Readers Reply: Is There A Human Predisposition To A 4/4 Beat In Music?
Is there a human predisposition to a 4/4 beat in music? And if so why? Or does 4/4 just feel more natural to me because I grew up with pop/rock as the standard music form? Michael Cameron-Mowat Send new questions to nq@theguardian.com. Limit ourselve
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The 14 Funniest, Maddest Things Shaun Micallef Has Ever Done – Sorted
Is there a funnier Australian than Shaun Micallef? If you’re an Australian millennial who convinced your parents to switch over to ABC one fateful Monday in 1998 and watch the premiere of The Micallef Program (later Programme, then Pogram), the answe
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Lost & Found By Kathryn Schulz Review – Life-changing Moments Of Love And Death
“Just as every grief narrative is a reckoning with loss, every love story is a chronicle of finding,” writes Kathryn Schulz in her eloquent and tender memoir, Lost & Found. “And so, much as my father’s death made me wonder about the relationship betw
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59th Venice Biennale Review – The Women’s Biennale
It’s the most momentous biennale in living memory. I have never seen anything like it. This has nothing to do with the war, of which more later, though the Russian pavilion is closed and the borscht-coloured super-yachts all duly banished. Nor is it
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Patrick McCabe: ‘You Can Walk Into Some Irish Bars And Be In A Different Dimension’
At one o’clock on a Thursday lunchtime there’s not a seat to be had in the Canal Bar at the Creighton Hotel in Clones, up near the border in the midlands of Ireland. Regular couples and groups of old friends have got here early for the blackboarded s
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Musicians Want Us To Pay Closer Attention At Gigs. Let’s Do Them The Courtesy | Laura Snapes
At my first gig back after 18 months of lockdowns, I greeted old irritations like a lost lover returning from sea. Ahh, £6 for pint of lager that will haunt my guts tomorrow. How I missed you, being crammed in butt to butt with strangers. Is there an
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