Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Art

Art

Olivia Sudjic: five books to get a grip on internet addiction

Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to Congress in Washington last week was a grim reminder of many things, not least how far from Tim Berners-Lee’s original vision of the world wide web we have come....

Verne Troyer obituary

In his comic trilogy of Austin Powers movies, Mike Myers created and starred as several characters, including Powers, a groovy 1960s photographer-cum-secret agent, and his nemesis, the cackling but sweetly naive Dr Evil....

Homeland recap: season eight, episode 10 – Clarity

‘I’m not a hero, but as it turns out, safe has its advantages, too’ We rejoin Carrie, a week after the hospital meltdown, for her third and final ECT treatment. With normality restored, her...

Shania Twain on abuse, betrayal and finding her voice: ‘I wanted a break –...

Shania Twain was at the peak of her powers when she lost her voice. We are not talking a couple of cancelled concerts or a few weeks on the throat lozenges. Twain did...

Club tropicalia: the mesmerising power of Brazilian art

In the autumn of 1943, the Brazilian art world decided it wanted to do something to cheer up wartime Britain and raise money for its embattled airmen. Seventy artists – including several stars...

Verne Troyer: a cult star who sustained a career with dignity and good humour...

“I shall call him … Mini-Me!” This was how Verne Troyer was brought on to the screen, and into the world of cult stardom: a world which was part cruel, part affectionate. It...

Gurrumul’s album Djarimirri is first Indigenous-language chart-topper

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu’s “final message” has echoed from his beloved Yolngu country to the top of the Australian music charts – his posthumous final album now the first Indigenous-language release to be the...

Lost Anthony Burgess essays reveal his hidden inspirations

Previously unpublished essays by Anthony Burgess have been discovered almost 25 years after his death. The writings cover a range of subjects, including Metropolis, Fritz Lang’s classic 1927 film, and fellow writers Ernest Hemingway...

Verne Troyer, actor who was Mini-Me in Austin Powers films, dies at 49

The actor Verne Troyer has died, according to a statement posted to his social media pages on Saturday. He was 49. Troyer, who was 2ft 8in tall, found fame in Mike Myers’ Austin Powers...

Novel recipes: a rooftop picnic from Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell

They sat side by side, with their backs to the wind, and drank soup out of tin cans. The taste made her giddy. It made her want to laugh. Matteo ate whole sausages...

Vegan Advise

Tesla workers claim anti-LGBT threats, taunts, and racial abuse in lawsuits

Soon after he started working on the assembly line at Tesla, Jorge Ferro said he was taunted for being gay and threatened with...