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Steve McQueen and Quincy Jones headline opening lineup of new Manhattan art space

The Shed, the architecturally ambitious new art space in New York City, has revealed its first group of commissions for the inaugural 2019 season. They include a live production celebrating the influence of African...

The Wire, 10 years on: ‘We tore the cover off a city and showed...

When, in 2001, the actor Frankie Faison accepted the role of deputy commissioner Ervin Burrell in a new HBO drama called The Wire, he thought he was signing up for a cop show....

Elbow review – Guy Garvey's charisma melts Beast from the East

As usual, Elbow frontman Guy Garvey begins with a joke: “Good evening, sorry we’re late.” This Glasgow gig was originally intended to be the first night of a short tour of UK arenas,...

Patrick Doyle: farewell to a one-man greatest hits collection

For a musician to have been in a one band that mattered to even just a small group of fans can be considered a fine achievement. Scottish multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Patrick Doyle...

Meet the dramedy queens: the women who built TV’s new golden age

In the early years of the 21st century, swaggering male antiheroes dominated the small screen. Depressive mob boss Tony Soprano, noble outlaw Omar Little in The Wire, and Breaking Bad’s schoolteacher-turned-meth-monster Walter White...

Lindy West’s night at the Oscars: ‘This felt like something promising – a lucid...

There are no instructions for taking a Lyft to the Oscars. They send you a whole pamphlet about where to park your limousine, but nothing that just tells a person, like, where the...

Trevor Baylis, inventor of the wind-up radio, dies aged 80

Trevor Baylis, the creator of the wind-up radio that helped millions in the developing world to access life-saving information, has died aged 80. The inventor, who was awarded a CBE in 2014 for services...

Radicalism lite: eight things we learned from the Oscars 2018

No alarms, no surprises The Oscars needed a crisis-free year after the La La Land/Moonlight farrago, and by and large it got one. All the talking points were basically manufactured, from the Time’s Up...

Paloma Faith review – big-lunged retro soul with a peppering of politics

‘My mum’s worried that I’m going to offend people and no one will ever go to my gigs again,” chuckles Paloma Faith, explaining why her tiptoe into political music on recent No 1...

A battle cry for inclusion: The Shape of Water triumphs in Oscars of seismic...

The Shape of Water, a romantic fable about a janitor who falls in love with a sea creature, has swept top honours at the Oscars in a ceremony that turned into a battle...

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'It's a turning point': Oklahoma teachers buoyed by success of 110-mile...

“Uh-oh, Trojans coming through! Uh-oh, Trojans coming through!” shouted the three dozen members of the Douglas high school as black and Latino teenagers...