Thursday, April 26, 2018

Art

Art

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Previously unpublished essays by Anthony Burgess have been discovered almost 25 years after his death.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...

Pushkin descendant puts Russian poet’s turbulent life on stage for first time

From Eugene Onegin to Boris Godunov, the works of the great Romantic poet Alexander Pushkin remain at the heart of Russian culture. Now his direct descendant, the London-based writer and lyricist Marita Phillips,...

Middlemarch: Jennifer Egan on how George Eliot’s unorthodox love life shaped her masterpiece

It is striking that the author of the most brilliant literary study of marriage in English was a woman whose unorthodox romantic partnership excluded her from polite society. Mary Ann Evans, who took...

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Loan sharks are circling, says one of UK's biggest doorstep lenders

Illegal loan sharks are still chasing some of the most vulnerable families in Britain, according to the UK’s second-biggest doorstep lender. The warning came...