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Elena Ferrante: Matteo Salvini seems persuasive – until he bangs his racist fists 22 Jun 11:21am Elena Ferrante: Matteo Salvini seems persuasive – until he bangs his racist fists
I’ve never voted for Five Star: its muddled, sometimes naive, sometimes banal language is alien to me I’ve never been politically active. I’ve never organized marches or demonstrations, or helped organize them. I’ve confined myself to taking part in initiatives that seemed urgent, and necessary for the common good. There have been times when I was truly alarmed, and feared for the fate of democracy in my country. But more often I’ve thought our worries have been deliberately exaggerated. I’ve never shared the apprehension about the political rise of the Five Star Movement, and find the term “populism” – today applied to all political forces, old and new – to be useless. The Five Star Movement has seemed an important receptacle for the mass discontent generated by the inadequate, often disastrous way – on right and left, in Italy and across Europe – governments have dealt with the economic crisis and epochal changes we are living through.
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Adam Riches: ‘The funniest number? 43, it’s just so gloriously pathetic’ 22 Jun 9:00am Adam Riches: ‘The funniest number? 43, it’s just so gloriously pathetic’
The comedian, writer and Foster’s Edinburgh comedy award winner on the things that make him laugh the most Everything in
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Love Island normalises emotional abuse – and we call it entertainment | Lizzie Cernik 22 Jun 7:24am Love Island normalises emotional abuse – and we call it entertainment | Lizzie Cernik
Too many reality TV shows reinforce a view of women as prizes, to be collected like toys at a funfair. We must demand better
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Dave Eggers: ‘I always picture Trump hiding under a table’ 22 Jun 7:00am Dave Eggers: ‘I always picture Trump hiding under a table’
The Circle author talks about Facebook, why immigrants are not the enemy and his first novel for children I am attracted to purpose,” Dave Eggers says. People need it, he believes, and so do nations. Much of his fiction has reflected on the loss of an American sense of purpose, the decay of the dream; much of his non-fiction has told the stories of immigrants to the US who have shown the drive and generosity missing from the country as a whole. In person, as in his work, Eggers combines an openness to describing darkness and tragedy with a faith in the essential goodness of “everyday people”. He tells me that “whenever there’s a moment when people are inspired to make the world better, I get interested. I’m super corny that way.” The most recent of Eggers’s many books is
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BBFC considers giving all films depicting rape an 18 certificate 22 Jun 6:59am BBFC considers giving all films depicting rape an 18 certificate
The film classification body’s five-yearly public consultation has revealed increased concern about the depiction of sexual violence, and a desire for stricter ratings In the future, all films containing scenes of rape or sexual violence may be automatically given an 18 certificate by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), it has emerged.
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Wall-to-wall Michael Jackson and the potent thrill of the 1930s – the week in art 22 Jun 6:57am Wall-to-wall Michael Jackson and the potent thrill of the 1930s – the week in art
Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons and more throw a 60th birthday splash for the king of pop, while Glenn Brown pays a fantastical tribute to the old masters –
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Glasgow School of Art fire damage survey delayed over falling debris fear 22 Jun 6:38am Glasgow School of Art fire damage survey delayed over falling debris fear
Assessments on hold until next week due to risk fire-damaged stonework could fall into street Concerns about the safety of the surviving shell of Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building, which was
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Bebe Rexha: Expectations review – fiercely trite pop 22 Jun 5:30am Bebe Rexha: Expectations review – fiercely trite pop
(Warner Bros) UK audiences will know Bebe Rexha on the strength of her collaborations: with meat-headed country duo Florida Georgia Line, Dutch DJ
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The Wave Pictures: Brushes with Happiness review – dreamlike, bluesy and unique 22 Jun 5:00am The Wave Pictures: Brushes with Happiness review – dreamlike, bluesy and unique
(Moshi Moshi) The Wave PicturesBrushes With Happiness(moshi moshi)Three starsThis cult Leicestershire-formed trio don’t make things easy for themselves. Having previously recorded on vintage analogue equipment or with one microphone and no mixing, this time they went into the studio with no music, only frontman David Tattersall’s lyrics. Everything was improvised and put down in one take. In a comical tour de force, the band recorded while drunk, believing that this would make them more “relaxed”. If this kind of behaviour has echoes of Mark E Smith’s or Captain Beefheart’s
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Gaudeamus by Mircea Eliade review – an ode to the joys of student life 22 Jun 5:00am Gaudeamus by Mircea Eliade review – an ode to the joys of student life
The Romanian-born author beautifully captures the buzz of being a university undergraduate in 1920s Bucharest The Romanian-born academic Eliade is most famous for his studies of religious history, but his
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The Conners: ABC creates Roseanne spinoff – without Roseanne Barr 22 Jun 4:40am The Conners: ABC creates Roseanne spinoff – without Roseanne Barr
The new series has the working title The Conners and will star John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert and other Roseanne co-stars ABC, which canceled its Roseanne revival over its star’s racist tweet, will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall.
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Overboard review – Anna Faris comedy caper sinks without trace 22 Jun 4:00am Overboard review – Anna Faris comedy caper sinks without trace
The strained story of a cleaner who takes revenge on her amnesiac, yacht-owning employer lacks fizz and fun The unassuming charm of
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The Years by Annie Ernaux review – a masterpiece memoir of French life 22 Jun 4:00am The Years by Annie Ernaux review – a masterpiece memoir of French life
A ‘slippery narrative’ that blends personal and public life by one of France’s most lauded writers receives its English translation Annie Ernaux is long overdue to be recognised in Britain as one of the most important writers in contemporary France, and this edition of
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What to see this week in the UK 22 Jun 4:00am Updated What to see this week in the UK
From Arcadia to Pablo Bronstein, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days
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Edgar Wright to direct documentary about cult pop duo Sparks 22 Jun 3:59am Edgar Wright to direct documentary about cult pop duo Sparks
The Baby Driver director told IndieWire that he has been a fan of the Los Angeles band since seeing them on Top of the Pops in 1979 Following his 2017 heist film
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Arp: Zebra review – sonic chef cooks up ambitious treat 22 Jun 3:30am Arp: Zebra review – sonic chef cooks up ambitious treat
(Mexican Summer) Plenty of musical chefs are admirably single-minded, preparing their dishes entirely from the sonic equivalent of salt, sugar, or minced meat. It makes the New York-based producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist
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Gang Gang Dance: Kazuashita review – shoegazey panglobal dreampop 22 Jun 3:30am Gang Gang Dance: Kazuashita review – shoegazey panglobal dreampop
4AD In 2008, Gang Gang Dance’s breakthrough fourth album,
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Celestial Motion: a virtual dance with the stars 22 Jun 3:00am Celestial Motion: a virtual dance with the stars
In the Guardian’s new VR 360 film, inspired by solar physics, contemporary dancers from the Alexander Whitley Dance Company explore movement across human and astronomical scales Celestial Motion uses a combination of contemporary dance and motion-capture technology to explore the human relationship with the Sun. The VR piece was made by the
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