Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Art

Art

Comic delivery: Josie Long and Jonny Donahoe on having a baby

“It’s mad,” says Josie Long, “but it feels like the right thing to do.” Braving the blustery weather at a pavement cafe near their east London home, Long and fellow comedian Jonny Donahoe...

On my radar: Mary Beard’s cultural highlights

Born in Shropshire, classicist Mary Beard received her PhD from Cambridge University in 1982. She joined Newnham College as a fellow soon after, then the classics faculty’s only female lecturer. She has published...

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest director Miloš Forman dies aged 86

Miloš Forman, the Czech-born director of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus, has died at the age of 86. Czech news agency CTK reported that Forman died on Friday in the...

The perfect crimes: why thrillers are leaving other books for dead

For years, crime fiction titles have topped the bestseller lists and library lending tables. That sales of the genre have now overtaken general fiction, as revealed at the London Book Fair last week,...

Johnny Flynn: ‘We’re waking up to uncomfortable truths about ourselves’

As well as being a singer-songwriter with folk band the Sussex Wit, Johnny Flynn has had a number of acting roles in theatre, TV and film, including Clouds of Sils Maria. Michael Pearce’s...

Miloš Forman: the director who brought the spirit of anti-Soviet rebellion to Hollywood |...

The divine inspiration of madness – its ambiguity, its creativity, its higher sanity, and the cover and legitimacy it gives to protest against oppression and bullies of all stripes – these were the...

The Weeknd at Coachella review – slick but edgeless emo R&B

To see the gurns on teens, swaying couples and squads of young women around the Empire Polo Club for The Weeknd’s crossover hit Can’t Feel My Face is to realise that the one-man...

From Fun Bobby to Flaked: why sitcoms are sobering up

Sitcom history is strewn with big drinkers. Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous was incapable of sensible thought thanks to her insatiable appetite for champagne; Bernard Black in Black Books stoked his misanthropy with wine....

Saturday’s best TV: Salamander: Blood Diamonds; Britain's Got Talent

Salamander: Blood Diamonds 9pm, BBC Four It’s five years since hangdog cop Paul Gerardi got involved in a case that centred on a shadowy secret society with contacts in the highest echelons of...

Giant sharks and giant budgets: how the B-movie brought its A game

The B-movie, in the traditional sense of the term, doesn’t really exist any more. The genre was named to describe films forming the trashier, less-anticipated second half of a double feature: with those...

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Myanmar activists say social media aids genocide

The rhetoric is aimed almost exclusively at the disenfranchised Rohingya Muslim minority, a group which has been the target of a sustained campaign...