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How to be hopeful: Colum McCann on the broken violin that played in a refugee camp1h 5m How to be hopeful: Colum McCann on the broken violin that played in a refugee camp
Music can be a form of resistance – but an unstrung violin didn’t hold much promise. Then it was fixed, a plume of dust rose, and the fiddler began to play It wasn’t a long journey, really, from East Jerusalem to Bethlehem in the central West Bank, but it went across ancient borders and boundaries and checkpoints. We were on our way, a group of five from the non-profit global exchange group
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Moments in Reading That Salvaged an Often Sour Year1h 5m Moments in Reading That Salvaged an Often Sour Year
The critic Dwight Garner recalls the scenes, observations and one-liners in books that stuck with him in 2019.
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1h 5m After Her Heart Stops Beating, a Woman Continues to Think
In “10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World,” a finalist for the Booker Prize by Elif Shafak, the narrator recalls her life in the minutes before she dies.
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1h 6m Lonely at Christmas: Terrence meets John Barrowman
Terrence, who has spent the past 20 Christmases alone, was personally invited to the singer's concert.
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At Pulse Shooting Site, a Plan to Remember Renews Pain for Some1h 14m Updated At Pulse Shooting Site, a Plan to Remember Renews Pain for Some
A museum and memorial are intended to honor the victims of the tragic Pulse nightclub killings in Florida, but some families and survivors have objected to the multimillion-dollar projects.
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The 50 best TV shows of 2019: 5-501h 32m The 50 best TV shows of 2019: 5-50
The pick of the year’s top television rolls on with ghosts, gangsters, an everyday hero – and a buddy cop duo for the #MeToo generation. The countdown continues every weekday
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Cats: can the CGI nightmare movie actually land on its feet?2h Cats: can the CGI nightmare movie actually land on its feet?
The much-hated trailer suggests Tom Hooper’s musical will be a failure, but people said the same thing about Titanic and Snow White Meow! The claws have been out for Cats since the first trailer dropped in July, prompting some 8m YouTube hate-watches and a
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Professional confessionals: why are memoirs about work topping the charts?2h Professional confessionals: why are memoirs about work topping the charts?
From Adam Kay’s tales from the NHS to the Secret Barrister’s inside view of the justice system, readers are still gripped by what goes on in elite jobs In recent weeks, former medic Adam Kay has topped both hardback and paperback charts, having followed his memoir of life as a junior doctor,
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Turning a new page: the rise of #Merky Books3h Turning a new page: the rise of #Merky Books
Malorie Blackman sold her life story to them, other hot authors are lining up. What makes Stormzy’s imprint so different?
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3h Chance the Rapper cancels upcoming US tour
He says he'll instead spend time with family, make new music and develop his "best show to date".
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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Hellboy’ and ‘Burlesque’5h What’s on TV Monday: ‘Hellboy’ and ‘Burlesque’
Neil Marshall’s comic-book reboot arrives on HBO. And Cher’s glamorous neo-burlesque club comes to Netflix.
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5h Hallmark apologises for pulling same-sex ads
The company withdrew the adverts under pressure from conservatives, then reversed its decision.
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‘Mr. Robot’ Season 4, Episode 11 Recap: Another World7h ‘Mr. Robot’ Season 4, Episode 11 Recap: Another World
After years of speculation, the series finally pulled back the curtain on its single biggest mystery.
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‘Watchmen’ Season 1 Finale Recap:7h ‘Watchmen’ Season 1 Finale Recap:
Damon Lindelof’s provocative “remix” of the beloved comic finished the season with confidence, completeness and no shortage of stylistic bravado.
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‘Harry Connick, Jr.: A Celebration of Cole Porter’ Review:8h ‘Harry Connick, Jr.: A Celebration of Cole Porter’ Review:
With showmanship and childlike wonder, one musical sensation revisits the era of another.
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Review: ‘London Assurance’ Minds Its Manners8h Review: ‘London Assurance’ Minds Its Manners
A 19th-century comedy from Dion Boucicault, at the Irish Repertory Theater, showcases some delicious characters in an imperfect vehicle.
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11h Updated ‘Uncut Gems’ and Its Exquisitely Harrowing Soundscape
The Safdie brothers’ movie layers the noise of New York with dialogue and music so effectively, at times you don’t even need the visuals.
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12h Duke and Duchess of Cambridge talk family life and food
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge speak to Mary Berry about their charity work and cooking at home.
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14h ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Unseats ‘Frozen 2’ at the Box Office
The Dwayne Johnson vehicle opened to about $60.1 million in domestic sales this weekend.
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Review: A Radiant Revival of ‘Der Rosenkavalier’15h Review: A Radiant Revival of ‘Der Rosenkavalier’
The conductor Simon Rattle, in a rare appearance at the Metropolitan Opera, leads an insightful account of Strauss’s best-known opera, with a winning cast.
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17h Updated Anna Karina, Star of French New Wave Cinema, Is Dead at 79
Best known for her work with Jean-Luc Godard, she also appeared in films by Visconti, Fassbinder and others, as well as pursuing a singing career and writing four novels.
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17h Updated Prince Louis: Earliest words inspired by TV cook Mary Berry
The Duchess of Cambridge says her son spoke after recognising the face of the TV cook on a book.
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Top 10 dance shows of 201918h Top 10 dance shows of 2019
A snogtastic Romeo and Juliet from Matthew Bourne and an international dance-a-thon celebrating Merce Cunningham join a mixed troupe of winners
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Taylor Swift to headline 2020 Glastonbury festival18h Taylor Swift to headline 2020 Glastonbury festival
Swift is the first female headline performer since Adele in 2016 and the sixth solo female headliner in the festival’s 50-year history
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‘S.N.L.’ Presents Kellyanne Conway’s ‘Marriage Story,’ Plus Baby Yoda18h Updated ‘S.N.L.’ Presents Kellyanne Conway’s ‘Marriage Story,’ Plus Baby Yoda
It was a Christmas miracle: “Saturday Night Live” opened the show with a sketch that wasn’t dependent on celebrity cameos.
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18h Taylor Swift to headline Glastonbury festival on Sunday
The pop star will make her Glastonbury debut on the Pyramid Stage this summer, organisers say.
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18h Strictly Come Dancing: Final draws 11.3 million viewers
The show saw Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher lift the trophy and was Saturday's most watched programme.
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18h Updated BBC: TV licence fee decriminalisation being considered
The government is to examine whether failure to buy an annual TV licence should remain an offence.
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Hallmark Channel Pulls Zola Ads Featuring Brides Kissing18h Hallmark Channel Pulls Zola Ads Featuring Brides Kissing
A spokesman for the channel said the lesbian couple’s P.D.A. violated its policies. Hallmark did not reject a similar ad featuring an opposite-sex couple.
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Toni Morrison remembered by Walter Mosley19h Toni Morrison remembered by Walter Mosley
18 February 1931 - 5 August 2019
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Burial: Tunes 2011 to 2019 review – a bleak, beautiful, brave compilation20h Burial: Tunes 2011 to 2019 review – a bleak, beautiful, brave compilation
(Hyperdub) It’s strange to remember how much of the excitement around
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Anna Karina: an actor of easy charm and grace whose presence radiated from the screen | Peter Bradshaw21h Anna Karina: an actor of easy charm and grace whose presence radiated from the screen | Peter Bradshaw
From her landmark early films with Jean-Luc Godard to later work such as The Nun, Karina’s beauty and charisma shone out It was
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Clive James remembered by John Simpson22h Clive James remembered by John Simpson
7 October 1939 – 24 November 2019
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24h Anna Karina: French New Wave cinema legend dies aged 79
Karina, a Danish-French actress, was the muse of director Jean-Luc Godard.
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Anna Karina, French new wave icon – a life in pictures24h Anna Karina, French new wave icon – a life in pictures
The Danish born actor, who was to become one of the icons of French new wave cinema in the 1960s, has died at the age of 79. Here we look back at her career.
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Pink Wall review – an American love story in Wales24h Pink Wall review – an American love story in Wales
Unconvincing dialogue mars this cleverly shot romance, with a star turn by Tatiana Maslany Welsh actor Tom Cullen (
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French new wave star Anna Karina dies aged 7924h French new wave star Anna Karina dies aged 79
Karina was best known for the string of films she made with Jean-Luc Godard, including A Woman Is a Woman and Pierrot le Fou Danish-French actor Anna Karina, star of Bande à Part and Pierrot le Fou and collaborator with New Wave director Jean-Paul Godard, has died of cancer at the age of 79, her agent said. Karina, who epitomised 1960s chic with her elfin features and big kohl-rimmed blue eyes, starred in seven films made by her ex-husband Godard, including Alphaville.
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Free Nationals: Free Nationals review – a smooth ride with Anderson .Paak’s band26h Free Nationals: Free Nationals review – a smooth ride with Anderson .Paak’s band
(Empire/OBE) Even in this era of guest spots and collaborations, it’s hard to think of another album that unites reggae singer Chronixx with Unknown Mortal Orchestra and the late Mac Miller. All crop up on this squelchy retro-funk outing by
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Scott Walker remembered by Michael Morris26h Scott Walker remembered by Michael Morris
9 January 1943 – 22 March 2019
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Stephen Graham: ‘The Irishman was my Champions League final’26h Stephen Graham: ‘The Irishman was my Champions League final’
The British actor reflects on a year in which he was ‘everywhere’, from gritty TV drama The Virtues to Martin Scorsese’s starry gangster epicMerseyside-born Stephen Graham, 46, discovered acting aged eight, before joining Liverpool’s Everyman youth theatre in his teens. His breakthrough role was his Bafta-nominated performance as skinhead Combo in Shane Meadows’s
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26h Updated Strictly Come Dancing 2019 crowns its winners
Kelvin, Emma and Karim have done battle on the BBC dancefloor but who won the glitterball trophy?
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Jumanji: The Next Level review – an upbeat, frenetic adventure27h Jumanji: The Next Level review – an upbeat, frenetic adventure
In this latest lively instalment of the video game adventure, two old curmudgeons join the kids in a battle against tyrannyNo one was more surprised than I when Jake Kasdan’s 2017 romp
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‘The spotlight can scare the shit out of me’: Stormzy speaks out27h ‘The spotlight can scare the shit out of me’: Stormzy speaks out
As he releases his second album, the all-conquering grime star talks about living in the public eye, a new politics of hope – and why it nearly all went wrong at Glastonbury this summer Ladies and gentlemen please make way for the man of 2019, barrelling into his lovely kitchen-lounge in a blue dressing gown and tracky bottoms. “Sorry, sorry!” says
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Citizen K review – from filthy rich to Kremlin foe28h Citizen K review – from filthy rich to Kremlin foe
Alex Gibney’s documentary about a Russian oligarch turned Putin critic struggles to penetrate the man’s slick exterior More than two hours long, Alex Gibney’s lively documentary is packed with information, context and archive footage of zany, bad-taste TV advertisements that use oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s story to frame Vladimir Putin’s ascent. In
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29h What’s on TV Sunday: The Kennedy Center Honors and ‘The Sound of Silence’
“Sesame Street,” Earth, Wind & Fire and Sally Field are honored for their achievements in the arts, and Peter Sarsgaard is a sound-obsessed house tuner in “The Sound of Silence.”
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The Kingmaker review – a damning portrait of Imelda Marcos29h The Kingmaker review – a damning portrait of Imelda Marcos
Lauren Greenfield’s documentary finds the former beauty queen and Philippines first lady to be a truly dangerous force “Sometimes it helps that you’re not taken too seriously” is the vain defence of Imelda Marcos, former first lady of the Philippines and subject of Lauren Greenfield’s latest documentary. An ageing beauty queen and fraudster millionaire, Marcos is an obvious fit for Greenfield and her obsession with the ultra-rich (her previous films include 2012’s
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