Thursday, November 23, 2017

Art

Art

Jaws of death: the Jarman prize winner on her excruciating look at dying in...

‘For a long time,” says Oreet Ashery, “I was motivated by utter rage.” The winner of the 2017 Derek Jarman film-making award is remembering growing up in Jerusalem, where she was born in...

Mandatory balaclavas and posh nibbles: Pussy Riot pop-up is the worst kind of misery-porn

Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were both in London last week, albeit on opposite sides of the capital. Pussy Riot’s feted figureheads were in town to stage different live retellings of how their...

Rhiannon Giddens review – contagious delight and furious defiance

‘History is my biggest teacher,” says Rhiannon Giddens, introducing At the Purchaser’s Option, written after her research into slavery uncovered a chilling advert from the 1830s. It announced the sale of a “smart...

Historic England launches campaign to save former textile mills

Historic England has launched a campaign to save the country’s historic textile mills after finding that nearly half of Greater Manchester’s once-bustling factories had been demolished. About 45% of the region’s 971 mills have...

Queens of the Stone Age review – gonzoid riffage and hellacious swagger

You really don’t wanna make Josh Homme angry. But overzealous Wembley staff, training spotlights on an overexcitable audience, have only gone and done it tonight. “Security, these people can do whatever the fuck...

Lena Dunham apologises for defending Girls writer accused of sexual assault

Girls creator and star Lena Dunham has said “every woman who comes forward deserves to be heard, fully and completely”, as she apologised for defending a writer on her show who was accused...

'Lost' masterpiece by Spanish artist found hanging in Welsh castle

The 17th-century portrait of an austere-looking Spanish writer had hung in Penrhyn Castle for nearly 150 years, unvisited by art experts and assumed by the National Trust, which owns the castle, to be...

Rude by Katie Hopkins – digested read

I appreciate that many people think I am a twat. And I can see why. My whole career has been founded on people believing that I am a twat. But I am not...

The strange, sad story of Adam Deacon: 'I started thinking, will I ever act...

When Adam Deacon beat Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston to the Bafta for rising star in 2012 it caused an upset. While Deacon was a working-class school dropout who played street boys, the...

The Earth may not be flat, but it just might be doomed | David...

“Nobody likes this uncomfortable feeling of being this tiny ball flying through space,” Mark Sargent, who believes that the world is flat, told the BBC the other day. I thought that was a...

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Saudi faces calls to allow Lebanese PM to return

The source said Hariri "isn't expressing himself freely" with the Lebanese government and that his own political alliance in Lebanon had "no idea...