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Simon Mayo to launch classical station Scala Radio after leaving Radio 254m Simon Mayo to launch classical station Scala Radio after leaving Radio 2
The former BBC Radio 2 host will lead the line-up on Scala Radio.
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Backstage, a ‘School of Rock’ Staffer Faces Graduation1h 50m Backstage, a ‘School of Rock’ Staffer Faces Graduation
Jill Valentine was head guardian for the musical, which closed Sunday, for almost four years, making sure the child actors were fed, watered and rested.
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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Holds at Top of Chart in Echo of Last Week’s Numbers2h A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Holds at Top of Chart in Echo of Last Week’s Numbers
“Hoodie SZN” had the equivalent of 56,000 sales in the United States, down 4 percent from last week, and the “Spider-Man” soundtrack rose to No. 2.
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Twist and shout: is this the Tate Modern for classical music?2h Twist and shout: is this the Tate Modern for classical music?
Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s timber-and-glass vision for a new Centre for Music in London aims for great heights – but might not exactly reach them Twisting pyramids seem to have become the accepted vernacular for London’s big cultural buildings, as plans for the new £288m
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The Carpetbagger: What to Expect From the 2019 Oscar Nominations2h Updated The Carpetbagger: What to Expect From the 2019 Oscar Nominations
Could Bradley Cooper and Alfonso Cuarón be the most-nominated men? Will ‘Black Panther’ make the best picture field? A look at possible records and upsets.
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Oscar nominations: Seven things to look out for2h Oscar nominations: Seven things to look out for
As nominations day looms, we take a look at who and what could be the main talking points.
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Books of The Times: A Memoir About Loving — and Then Resisting — Krispy Kreme, Chili Dogs, Cinnamon Biscuits...2h Books of The Times: A Memoir About Loving — and Then Resisting — Krispy Kreme, Chili Dogs, Cinnamon Biscuits...
Nearing 50, Tommy Tomlinson weighed 460 pounds. “The Elephant in the Room” is a memoir of his lifelong relationship with food, and an account of how he tried to change it.
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David Schwimmer lookalike: Police make arrest4h David Schwimmer lookalike: Police make arrest
Social media users pointed out the likeness of police CCTV images to the actor.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg to have cameo in The Lego Movie 24h Ruth Bader Ginsburg to have cameo in The Lego Movie 2
Filmmakers say the Supreme Court justice deserves to be "immortalised in Lego".
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A 32-Year Journey to Hell’s Kitchen4h A 32-Year Journey to Hell’s Kitchen
MCC Theater, an influential but itinerant Off Broadway nonprofit, has finally found a home.
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Beijing Dispatch: In the Heart of Beijing, a Taiwanese Pop Idol Makes Fans Swoon4h Updated Beijing Dispatch: In the Heart of Beijing, a Taiwanese Pop Idol Makes Fans Swoon
Rabid fans flock to a restaurant serving as a shrine to the singer Teresa Teng, whose music was banned in China for being “decadent.” Long after her death, the government has warmed to her appeal.
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Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?4h Updated Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?
Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them
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A Museum for K.G.B. Aficionados? Da!4h A Museum for K.G.B. Aficionados? Da!
The new K.G.B. Spy Museum houses artifacts that tell the story of the rise of the Soviet Union’s intelligence agency.
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The Chris Evans breakfast show – all hail the radio leader of the planet!6h The Chris Evans breakfast show – all hail the radio leader of the planet!
Evans wants to entertain ‘100% of the world’, though his new Virgin show is a blokey riot of badly disguised ads. Still, at least two of his pals bought new cars to listen live A week after
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Sherlock went from super-sleuth to the Baker Street Men Behaving Badly6h Sherlock went from super-sleuth to the Baker Street Men Behaving Badly
After the most famous detective in the world returned from the dead, the once-charming show became showy, convoluted and obnoxiously in love with its own intelligence There is, of course, the most elementary of gags begging to be made here: that when Sherlock Holmes leapt from a hospital roof and splattered on to the pavement below, only to somehow survive unscathed, he spectacularly hurdled the shark mid-jump. But while Sherlock never did hit the same heights post-fall, it’s not for the obvious, death-defying reason. At first, Sherlock was nigh-on perfect. Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss took Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved detective from Victorian London to the busy blur of the modern city, with Holmes reimagined as a “high-functioning sociopath” and recovering drug addict. Conan Doyle’s mysteries were given ingenious 21st-century twists, and Holmes’s remarkable deductions were conveyed not merely via wordy monologues but with stylish visual tricks. It was witty and brainy and gripping, and stuffed with compelling characters – from Holmes’s sidekick John Watson, to his nemesis Jim Moriarty, a deliciously camp crime lord with a fondness for the Bee Gees. It closed its second season with a doozy of a cliffhanger, as Sherlock faked his own death and set up the impossible mystery: how did he do it?
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Fyre festival co-founder Ja Rule criticises new documentaries7h Fyre festival co-founder Ja Rule criticises new documentaries
Rapper claims Hulu and Netflix paid people involved in the failed music event for their participation in two new films Rapper Ja Rule has criticised two new documentaries about Fyre festival, the
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Worst actors? Johnny Depp and Amber Heard among Razzie Award nominees7h Worst actors? Johnny Depp and Amber Heard among Razzie Award nominees
A day before the Oscar nominations, it's the turn of the awards no-one in Hollywood wants.
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Ant McPartlin sent support from ADHD community7h Ant McPartlin sent support from ADHD community
The TV presenter says he "found out stuff about me I hadn't addressed for years".
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Virtual pet game Neopets returns, but should it stay in the past?7h Virtual pet game Neopets returns, but should it stay in the past?
Twenty years on, Neopets will soon be available as a mobile puzzle game – reminding many millennials of their awkward adolescence As a woman who talks about video games on television, radio and elsewhere for a living, I’m often asked how I got into games, and I reply – truthfully – that I have been playing them my whole life. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a family that owned every major game console. But when I reached adolescence, something (besides the obvious) changed. My varied video game diet narrowed dramatically. I skipped the entire console generation that included the
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How Ramsay Street became Mulholland Drive: is Neighbours channelling David Lynch?7h How Ramsay Street became Mulholland Drive: is Neighbours channelling David Lynch?
First, Jim Robinson made a surreal appearance from beyond the grave. Then, Raymond Renshaw arrived in Erinsborough, bringing with him the spirit of Evil Cooper In recent years, Home and Away’s musclebound River Boys have introduced an air of easy violence to Summer Bay, interspersing the perpetual grumble of Alf Stewart and good-natured chookery of Marilyn with flashes of underworld danger straight out of Animal Kingdom. But Neighbours, though peppered with the occasional murder, remains a friendlier proposition, soaked in the progressive attitudes of cosmopolitan Melbourne. Still, Neighbours has always been a little flaky. A door that opened with the notorious Bouncer’s Dream – a 1990 episode told from the perspective of a dog dreaming of marrying his collie lover – has never been allowed to close. The bursts of magic realism that invade Ramsay Street share common cause with David Lynch’s mid-to-late 80s purple patch, where the mundane and stilted suddenly abut left-field creative decisions. Lynch obviously draws heavily from soap opera. He even cast two Home and Away actors in Mulholland Drive. But no one could have predicted how hard Neighbours would go in on Lynch at the turn of this year.
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Annie Proulx on the best books to understand climate change8h Annie Proulx on the best books to understand climate change
The novelist shares her favourite books to help us cope with how our world is changing – and inspire everyone to do something about it Today we live with non-stop special events of fire, flood, mud slide, rising water, whirling hurricanes, toxic algae blooms, unprecedented droughts. That word “unprecedented” is coming to define our time. Most of us were short-changed by educations that ignored ecology. We need clear explanations of climate change, what it means and how to cope with it.
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Team of Vipers review: Conway and Kelly bitten in loyalist tell-all8h Team of Vipers review: Conway and Kelly bitten in loyalist tell-all
Cliff Sims criticises staffers including Sarah Sanders, who ‘didn’t press as hard as she could for the rock-bottom truth’ Cliff Sims, a former aide in Donald Trump’s White House,
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Leather fetish gear and makeup for men: why The Favourite is bang on trend9h Leather fetish gear and makeup for men: why The Favourite is bang on trend
The Oscar-tipped film is packed with the trends that will be big this year. Here are the ones to watch out for Not just a black comedy with a feisty feminist heart, the Oscar-tipped film The Favourite is packed with trends for 2019. “As well as looking at references and images from the period, I always look at fashion,” says The Favourite’s costume designer, Sandy Powell. “There is always something in contemporary fashion that is inspiring.” We agree. So here are the film’s most inspirational fashion moments.
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Team of Vipers review: Kelly and Conway bitten in loyalist tell-all9h Team of Vipers review: Kelly and Conway bitten in loyalist tell-all
Cliff Sims criticises staffers including Sarah Sanders, who ‘didn’t press as hard as she could for the rock-bottom truth’ Cliff Sims, a former aide in Donald Trump’s White House,
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The Treasure Behind the Wall9h The Treasure Behind the Wall
Something in the new Oscar de la Renta boutique in Paris was not what it seemed.
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From Quentin Tarantino to Hilary Duff: why Hollywood’s ‘Tatesploitation’ rush is wrong9h From Quentin Tarantino to Hilary Duff: why Hollywood’s ‘Tatesploitation’ rush is wrong
It is 50 years since Charles Manson’s followers murdered Sharon Tate. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and other films are marking this macabre event, but is it time cinema moved on?
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Vertigo & Ghost by Fiona Benson review – songs of shock and survival10h Vertigo & Ghost by Fiona Benson review – songs of shock and survival
Benson’s extraordinarily moving collection is a bold confrontation of violence against women
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‘We’re working on the reunion’: Smack the Pony comeback10h ‘We’re working on the reunion’: Smack the Pony comeback
Two decades after the cult sketch show first aired, its creators discuss its inception, near-death experiences and why they were the Spice Girls of turn-of-the-century comedy Want to laugh your tits off in little more time than it takes to type three words into a search engine? Well then treat yourself to some old
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Can Conan O’Brien Reinvent ‘Conan’?10h Can Conan O’Brien Reinvent ‘Conan’?
On Tuesday, O’Brien returns to his TBS late-night show, which has a new half-hour format. Will that make the program competitive, and is that even what he wants?
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Bauhaus at 100: its legacy in five key designs11h Bauhaus at 100: its legacy in five key designs
The aesthetic of the German art school has influenced everything from typography at airports to iPhones. Here are five key designs
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Rumble: the story of the Native Americans who shaped rock music11h Rumble: the story of the Native Americans who shaped rock music
In an eye-opening new documentary, hidden Native American figures are finally given credit for influencing a vast amount of popular music For a song with no lyrics, Rumble managed to say a lot about sex, swagger and the allure of teenage rebellion. Released in 1958 by Native American guitarist Link Wray, the track – all dirty chord progressions and blistering guitar – was an omen of the impending 60s rock revolution, and is widely credited with inventing the power chord that would become essential to rock, metal, thrash and other tangential genres. Sixty-one years after its release, Rumble remains the only instrumental track to be banned from American radio, for fear it would incite youth violence.
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Chris Evans launches new Virgin Radio breakfast show12h Updated Chris Evans launches new Virgin Radio breakfast show
The former Radio 2 host launches his first programme since moving to Virgin Radio.
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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Rumble’ and ‘Justice’13h What’s on TV Monday: ‘Rumble’ and ‘Justice’
Rock ’n’ roll gets a history lesson in “Rumble” on PBS, and “Justice” on Netflix is a law drama based in the United Arab Emirates.
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True Detective: ‘True Detective’ Season 3, Episode 3: Lighten Up, Dad16h True Detective: ‘True Detective’ Season 3, Episode 3: Lighten Up, Dad
The mystery stays compelling, but it’s disappointing to see Hays slurping Jack Daniels and carping at his wife.
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Review: ‘About Alice’ Brings a Husband’s Eulogy to Life17h Review: ‘About Alice’ Brings a Husband’s Eulogy to Life
Calvin Trillin has turned his heartbroken memoir into a stage play that reincarnates his beloved wife and muse.
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Richard Bacon: Why Rachael Bland podcast award matters17h Richard Bacon: Why Rachael Bland podcast award matters
Richard Bacon explains why it's important to remember his friend and colleague in this way.
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Outlander: ‘Outlander’ Season 4, Episode 12: The Last Word17h Outlander: ‘Outlander’ Season 4, Episode 12: The Last Word
Brianna gets a chance to confront her demons. Is she sure that’s a good idea?
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Harvey Weinstein Is in the Market for a ‘Dream Team’ Defense20h Harvey Weinstein Is in the Market for a ‘Dream Team’ Defense
The Hollywood producer and his lawyer parted ways last week. Now Mr. Weinstein is searching for top litigators to defend him against rape charges in May.
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Harvey Weinstein Is on the Market for a ‘Dream Team’ Defense20h Updated Harvey Weinstein Is on the Market for a ‘Dream Team’ Defense
The Hollywood producer and his lawyer parted ways last week. Now Mr. Weinstein is searching for top litigators to defend him against rape charges in May.
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21h Review: Cantata Profana Captures the Death of a Saint
In a meditative program, Cantata Profana offers a quietly riveting performance of an eerie piece about the final chapter in the life of a nun and mystic.
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Affleck tribute to real-life Argo hero22h Updated Affleck tribute to real-life Argo hero
Tony Mendez is best known for the daring rescue mission which inspired the Ben Affleck film.
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Critic’s Notebook: Rebuilding a Puerto Rico Barrio: ‘Dead Is the Only Way They’ll Ever Get Me to Leave’22h Critic’s Notebook: Rebuilding a Puerto Rico Barrio: ‘Dead Is the Only Way They’ll Ever Get Me to Leave’
Hurricane Maria led to a host of new plans to fix island barrios plagued by chronic flooding. A look at the Vietnam neighborhood shows why they may never be achieved.
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On Display at the People’s House: A Century of Persistence 22h On Display at the People’s House: A Century of Persistence
Chirlane McCray sets a populist tone with an exhibition of female artists, long underrepresented at Gracie Mansion.
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22h Updated Buffy the Vampire Slayer Returns to High School in New Comic Books
Boom! Studios will reboot Buffy and friends with a new look at their pre-college days.
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Art by Women Graces the People’s House 23h Art by Women Graces the People’s House
Chirlane McCray sets a populist tone with an exhibition of female artists, long underrepresented at Gracie Mansion.
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M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ Tops the Box Office23h M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ Tops the Box Office
The film sold about $40.6 million in tickets domestically during its opening weekend, on par with the performance of its 2017 predecessor, “Split.”
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Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Expands Residencies and Announces Recipients24h Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Expands Residencies and Announces Recipients
The “Extended Life” program has been expanded thanks to a large grant from the Mellon Foundation.
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25h Critic’s Pick: Review: Esa-Pekka Salonen Takes a Bow in San Francisco
The field and audiences are watching for the fruits of a new relationship at the San Francisco Symphony.
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The Carpetbagger: ‘Green Book’ Wins PGA Award and Has Best Picture in Sight25h The Carpetbagger: ‘Green Book’ Wins PGA Award and Has Best Picture in Sight
Only twice since the Oscars expanded the best-picture field has the Producers Guild of America picked a different winner.
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Profile: A South Carolina Judge Writes a Book About a Predecessor, an Unsung Giant of Civil Rights Law25h Updated Profile: A South Carolina Judge Writes a Book About a Predecessor, an Unsung Giant of Civil Rights Law
When Richard Gergel was assigned to the same courtroom as J. Waties Waring, he vowed to ensure that, as Martin Luther King Jr. said, Waring would “long be remembered.”
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Nonfiction: A New History of Native Americans Responds to ‘Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee’30h Nonfiction: A New History of Native Americans Responds to ‘Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee’
David Treuer’s “The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee” shows the history of American Indians as more than victimhood.
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33h Updated Statue of a Friendly, Selfie-Taking Devil Divides a Town
A Catholic association said that installing the statue in Segovia, Spain, would be “glorifying evil.” The artist says his work has nothing to do with religion.
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On my radar: Eimear McBride’s cultural highlights33h On my radar: Eimear McBride’s cultural highlights
The author of A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing on Booker-winner Anna Burns, musician Alasdair Roberts, and her favourite bakery
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33h Newsbook: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.
Seven books present a nuanced view of this giant’s legacy in modern American civil rights.
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Take your seats for a fight at the opera | David Mitchell33h Take your seats for a fight at the opera | David Mitchell
Nothing enhances our lives quite like a good spat between cultural purists and the supposed riff-raff Sometimes I think I’m the perfect person to analyse the cultural impact of music. I’m pretty sure no one else has ever thought that about me, though. And actually, even I don’t think it very often. My weakness in the role would undoubtedly be my ignorance of music. Not complete ignorance: it’s impossible, it turns out, no matter how little interest you show, to remain alive for 44 years in modern Britain without having heard of Mozart and Rihanna – though I had to check the spelling of the latter. And, come to think of it, I’m quite partial to Magic FM on a car journey and also I watched that
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My Oscar goes to... Our film critics reveal their personal shortlists34h My Oscar goes to... Our film critics reveal their personal shortlists
Ahead of the official Academy nominations, the Observer’s critics pick their own winners
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35h On ‘S.N.L.,’ a Game of ‘Deal or No Deal’ to End the Government Shutdown
The first new “Saturday Night Live” of 2019, hosted by Rachel Brosnahan, featured Alec Baldwin as President Trump and the welcome return of Pete Davidson.
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What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Black Monday’ and ‘High Maintenance’37h What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Black Monday’ and ‘High Maintenance’
Regina Hall and Don Cheadle parody 1980s Wall Street in “Black Monday” on Showtime. And “High Maintenance” returns for a third season on HBO.
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