Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Art

Art

Keira Knightley to star in ‘forgotten’ story of Iraq war whistleblower

Actress will take role of Katharine Gun, who leaked an email to the Observer about US spying plans, in new film Keira Knightley has added some star power to the forthcoming film Official Secrets. Photograph:...

Troy: Fall of a City recap – series one, episode one: Black Blood

Troy: Fall of a City: episode by episode Homer’s epic of cruel gods, vanished wives and the destructive power of love gets a fresh take that promises an entertaining eight weeks Troy: Fall of a...

Tara Westover: ‘I was 13 when I first went to another child’s house’

Education was the author’s escape from an abusive childhood with survivalist Mormon parents, described in her extraordinary memoir Tara Westover photographed in London by Antonio Olmos for the Observer New Review. Tara Westover grew up...

Home by Amanda Berriman review – a child’s view of family poverty

A four-year-old narrator powerfully brings home the fears of living life on the edge Where the heart is … Home captures a child’s world. Photograph: Alamy You already know Jesika, the four-year-old protagonist of Amanda...

Troye Sivan: ‘There’s power in living openly while being gay’

With his Madonna referencing music and porn star-featuring video, the vlogger turned musician is redefining what it is to be a male pop star Mad about the boy... Troye Sivan. Troye Sivan is pop’s...

Frances McDormand: two defining roles, two decades apart

Her reaction to an Oscar for Fargo suggested a complex attitude towards fame. With Three Billboards, it will be tested again In her latest film, Frances McDormand plays a mother who publicly advertises her...

Infinite Football review – one man's strange vision for the beautiful game

Berlin film festival 2018 A traumatic injury turns a keen footballer into a pen-pusher dreaming of octagonal pitches in Corneliu Porumboiu’s unusual documentary portrait Pitch inversion … Corneliu Porumboiu, right, with Laurențiu Ginghină in Infinite...

UK's first live music census finds small venues struggling

Survey highlights venues’ problems with business rates and noise restrictions Fat White Family perform at the Laundry, Hackney. Photograph: Valerio Berdini/Rex Shutterstock The UK’s first live music census has found that a third of Britain’s small...

Red Sparrow review – perverse Jennifer Lawrence thriller offers mixed pleasures

The Oscar-winning actor stars as a seductive assassin in a strange, yet often flatly directed, film that boasts surprisingly extreme sex and violence but also a wealth of bad accents Red Sparrow: refreshing, but...

Jessie J bid to win a Chinese talent show is the best career move

The platinum selling pop singer recently signed up to compete in China’s Singer - a bizarre yet safe space in which she can be smothered in praise The voice... Jessie J. Composite: The Guide Jessie J’s...

Vegan Advise

How Mar-a-Lago changed in a year

Story highlightsThe changes have been implemented over a series of monthsThey are designed partly to avoid security hasslesOn the patio and inside the...