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Animated Movies Give Women More Leadership Roles, Study Finds 10 Jun 11:12pm Updated Animated Movies Give Women More Leadership Roles, Study Finds
Nearly four in 10 of the top toons had female producers, but women of color still found it hard to get a foothold.
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Rhiannon Giddens Is Writing an Opera 10 Jun 11:12pm Updated Rhiannon Giddens Is Writing an Opera
The musical polymath will draw on her roots in folk and opera to write a piece based on the autobiography of an enslaved African-Muslim man.
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Thomas Rhett Earns Country’s First No. 1 Album of 2019 10 Jun 11:11pm Updated Thomas Rhett Earns Country’s First No. 1 Album of 2019
“Center Point Road” had the equivalent of 76,000 sales in the United States, while Miley Cyrus bundled copies of her next album with a condom.
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Rape and sexual abuse in music: Fans tell their stories 10 Jun 11:01pm Rape and sexual abuse in music: Fans tell their stories
Newsbeat uncovers evidence of music fans being sexually abused as a result of "groupie" culture.
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Catch 22: How George Clooney was lured back TV 10 Jun 8:09pm Catch 22: How George Clooney was lured back TV
The actor directs, produces and stars in a new adaptation of Joseph Heller's Catch 22.
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Stormy Daniels Isn’t the First Sex Worker to Go Into Comedy 10 Jun 6:59pm Updated Stormy Daniels Isn’t the First Sex Worker to Go Into Comedy
Stand-ups who hail from adult films and strip clubs say sex and humor are a natural fit.
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TV licences: Up to 3.7 million over-75s to pay licence fee 10 Jun 2:42pm Updated TV licences: Up to 3.7 million over-75s to pay licence fee
Households with one over-75 who gets pension credit will continue to receive a free TV licence.
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Broadway Stars Getting Ready, Then and Now 10 Jun 2:42pm Broadway Stars Getting Ready, Then and Now
Six visits to six theaters, with decades between them, but the energy backstage is a constant.
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The Best and Worst of the Tony Awards 2019 10 Jun 1:40pm Updated The Best and Worst of the Tony Awards 2019
Swinging lights. Broadway beefs. Words of wisdom. And a restroom serenade. If only some of the highlights were on TV.
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In Iraq Museum, There Are Things ‘That Are Nowhere Else in the World’ 10 Jun 1:34pm In Iraq Museum, There Are Things ‘That Are Nowhere Else in the World’
The Iraq Museum has a majestic, world-class collection of ancient art dating back 5,000 years, but it struggles to connect with an audience of younger Iraqis.
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‘The Capital’ Is a Sharp Political Satire About Europe at This Perilous Moment 10 Jun 12:23pm ‘The Capital’ Is a Sharp Political Satire About Europe at This Perilous Moment
Robert Menasse’s new novel, set in Brussels, makes infighting at the European Union not just interesting but funny.
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Who Won and What Happened at the 2019 Tony Awards 10 Jun 12:13pm Updated Who Won and What Happened at the 2019 Tony Awards
“Hadestown” won eight prizes, including best musical. And Ali Stroker became the first wheelchair user to receive a Tony, for her role in “Oklahoma!”
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Review: As Broadway Gets Bigger, the Tonys Get Blander 10 Jun 12:13pm Updated Review: As Broadway Gets Bigger, the Tonys Get Blander
CBS’s broadcast of the 73rd annual ceremony was a safe, unsurprising show that even James Corden couldn’t liven up.
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Ali Stroker Makes History as First Wheelchair User to Win a Tony 10 Jun 11:57am Updated Ali Stroker Makes History as First Wheelchair User to Win a Tony
“This award is for every kid who is watching tonight who has a disability, who has a limitation or a challenge,” said Ms. Stroker, who won for her role as Ado Annie in “Oklahoma!.”
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‘Without my daughter, drinking would have been a problem’: Patton Oswalt on bereavement 10 Jun 11:04am ‘Without my daughter, drinking would have been a problem’: Patton Oswalt on bereavement
The comedian’s life was upended in 2016 when his wife died. He discusses her role in the Golden State Killer case, the ‘shadow slog’ of grief – and the reaction to his remarriage The sad clown. The chronic depressive comedian. It is one of the greatest cliches in showbusiness. Patton Oswalt – ebullient, life-affirming, swearing as he hurtles along the Interstate 10 highway in California – does not sound like one of those. At least, not any more. Oswalt’s wife, the true-crime writer Michelle McNamara, died suddenly in 2016 at the age of 46. That was the second-worst day of Oswalt’s life. The worst was breaking the news to their seven-year-old daughter, Alice, the next day.
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‘Billions’ Season 4 Finale Recap: Collateral Damage 10 Jun 10:54am ‘Billions’ Season 4 Finale Recap: Collateral Damage
Chuck and Bobby go all out in hopes of dealing the finishing blow to their enemies. But at what cost?
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Scenes From Inside the 2019 Tony Awards 10 Jun 10:51am Updated Scenes From Inside the 2019 Tony Awards
Our photographer Sara Krulwich is at Radio City Music Hall, looking for moments that might stand out — a stirring song, a striking emotion, a bit of visual razzle dazzle.
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Billy Porter on the Tonys Red Carpet 10 Jun 10:46am Billy Porter on the Tonys Red Carpet
From the Academy Awards to the Met Gala to the Tonys, Billy Porter shakes up the ho-hum pre-show and wins the night — before the awards even begin.
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In need of relentless optimism? The 10 best ‘hopepunk’ shows to binge now 10 Jun 10:05am In need of relentless optimism? The 10 best ‘hopepunk’ shows to binge now
It’s the TV genre that offers a sunny, uplifting take on the world, in contrast to, well, everything else. Here are the shows to watch when ‘grimdark’ programming becomes too much The BBC has announced that it has invested £150,000 in a podcast series that will attempt to cash in on the trend for “hopepunk”. Based on the assumption that we are living in mercilessly dystopian times, it is a genre that offers a softer alternative for fraught millennials: optimism delivered as powerfully as possible through acts of kindness and “consciously chosen gentleness”. It is generally considered the opposite of “grimdark”, which is also a thing. But if you can’t wait for this buoyant new podcast, I have good news: we are already awash in hopepunk, whether you knew it or not. Here are 10 of the best series to get into:
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Egypt tries to stop sale of Tutankhamun statue in London 10 Jun 9:29am Egypt tries to stop sale of Tutankhamun statue in London
Officials fear bust of pharaoh might have been looted from Karnak temple in Luxor Egyptian authorities are trying to stop the auction of a statue of Tutankhamun’s head at Christie’s auction house in London next month after concerns were raised that the bust might have been stolen from the Karnak temple in Luxor. The statue, a brown quartzite head of the young pharaoh, which portrays him as the ancient god Amun, is expected to raise more than £4m at auction on 4 July.
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Tony Award highlights 10 Jun 9:26am Tony Award highlights
James Corden hosted the 73rd Tony awards which saw the first wheelchair user to take home an award.
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What Lyra did next: an exclusive extract from Philip Pullman’s new novel The Secret Commonwealth 10 Jun 8:01am What Lyra did next: an exclusive extract from Philip Pullman’s new novel The Secret Commonwealth
Twenty-year-old Lyra has to flee Oxford by boat for the third time in her life, this time in the company of the old gyptian Giorgio Brabandt. As they sail towards the safety of the Fens, they hear a zeppelin approaching … As darkness was falling at the edge of the Fens, rain began to fall too. It was the time of day when Giorgio Brabandt usually began to look for a likely spot to moor for the night, but as they were so close to his native waters, he was inclined to keep moving. He knew every twist and turn of these mazy waterways, and the lights he sent Lyra to mount at the stem and the stern were a matter of courtesy to any fellow boaters, not a necessity to show the way. “When do we get into the Fens, Master B?” said Lyra.
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Space oddities: why the Futurama reboot went from sci-fi to sci-why 10 Jun 8:00am Space oddities: why the Futurama reboot went from sci-fi to sci-why
The show was axed and remade, moving to Comedy Central and leaving its comedic legacy behind Matt Groening could do no wrong in 1999. The Simpsons was still both witty and money-spinning, and he could get any project he wanted greenlit – even a sci-fi comedy cartoon called Futurama. The show began with New Year’s Eve 1999, when disillusioned pizza delivery boy Philip J Fry fell into a cryogenic vat, only to awaken 1,000 years later in “the world of tomorrow!”. His excitement at his new life was tempered by finding out everyone in the future has a career assigned by the government, and his job was to be a delivery boy for Planet Express – motto: “Our crew is replaceable, your package isn’t!” On board the Planet Express spaceship with the immature and slovenly Fry were cyclops orphan Leela, drunken robot Bender, clumsy intern Amy and incompetent alien medical lobster Dr Zoidberg: a crew of misfits seemingly designed to connect directly to the types of misfits who watch cartoon science fiction. Every mission was an adventure, whether it be discovering a parallel universe in a cardboard box or battling parasites in Fry’s bowels. Present-day celebrities made cameos as preserved heads in jars, which was a lot more satisfying than how The Simpsons handled them. Everyone from Stephen Hawking (“That physicist who invented gravity”) to Al Gore (“Inventor of the internet”) was willing to be decapitated to appear on the funniest show on TV.
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Mother review – tender portrait of a charismatic carer 10 Jun 7:56am Mother review – tender portrait of a charismatic carer
Kristof Bilsen’s documentary focuses on Pomm, who looks after Europeans with Alzheimer’s in Thailand while facing problems of her own A documentary about the pain of mothers losing a connection with their children might not sound like one of the most uplifting films of the year, but Kristof Bilsen’s film is a radical achievement: a love letter to loss, sacrifice and yearning. It questions how we care for elderly loved ones, makes provocative contrasts between east and west in the economics of medicine, and, with a central character who’s pure charisma, this is intimate observational documentary-making of a high standard. Pomm is a carer in Thailand for westerners with
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‘Hadestown’ Triumphs at 2019 Tony Awards 10 Jun 7:40am Updated ‘Hadestown’ Triumphs at 2019 Tony Awards
The show won eight prizes, including best musical. And Ali Stroker became the first wheelchair user to receive a Tony, for her role in “Oklahoma!”
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Adrian Mole musical hits the West End 10 Jun 7:07am Adrian Mole musical hits the West End
The musical based on the fictional teenage diaries gets its West End debut with a new cast.
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Tony Awards 2019: Ali Stroker becomes first wheelchair winner 10 Jun 6:43am Tony Awards 2019: Ali Stroker becomes first wheelchair winner
Best featured actress winner Ali Stroker entered from the wings as a ramp had not be built.
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Girish Karnad: The colossus of Indian theatre dies at 81 10 Jun 6:23am Girish Karnad: The colossus of Indian theatre dies at 81
Girish Karnad's death signals the departure of a colossus who straddled many creative spheres.
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7 things we learned at the Tony Awards 10 Jun 6:21am 7 things we learned at the Tony Awards
Some of the highs and lows from the Tony theatre awards in New York at the weekend.
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Mother Ship by Francesca Segal review – in at the neonatal deep end 10 Jun 6:00am Mother Ship by Francesca Segal review – in at the neonatal deep end
Segal’s diary of giving birth to premature twins is raw yet exquisite When
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One in five TV viewers phone in sick to binge-watch shows 10 Jun 5:15am One in five TV viewers phone in sick to binge-watch shows
Half admit watching more than eight hours of a series in one go, Radio Times survey finds
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Bushwick Bill, rapper with Geto Boys, dies aged 52 10 Jun 5:05am Bushwick Bill, rapper with Geto Boys, dies aged 52
Houston rapper who gave the southern US states their own version of gangsta rap had been recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer Bushwick Bill, a rapper with influential rap group Geto Boys, has died aged 52. He had been recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Bushwick Bill was born Richard Shaw in Jamaica, moving first to New York before settling in Houston. His Geto Boys career started first as a dancer, calling himself Little Billy – a play on his dwarfism – later becoming a rapper and forming the classic lineup of the group alongside rappers Scarface and Willie D.
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Neville Chamberlain: A Failed Leader in a Time of Crisis 10 Jun 5:00am Neville Chamberlain: A Failed Leader in a Time of Crisis
Tim Bouverie’s “Appeasement” describes the many ways the British government avoided standing up to Hitler.
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Will Hollywood’s new youthifying tech keep old actors in work for ever? 10 Jun 4:00am Will Hollywood’s new youthifying tech keep old actors in work for ever?
From Samuel L Jackson to Will Smith, established stars are de-ageing in films – a trick that might not always benefit the industry How old is
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Streaming: homage to Claire Denis 10 Jun 3:00am Streaming: homage to Claire Denis
If you liked the much-acclaimed High Life, it’s well worth dipping into this French auteur’s compelling back catalogueAs a film critic, I tend to stay away from sweeping “best ever” superlatives, but I make an exception for French director Claire Denis. Calling her the greatest working film-maker, as I often do, is not only something I’ve believed for many years, but invariably serves to annoy fanboys on the internet incensed that one arbitrary critic hasn’t handed the honour to Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan or another man of their choosing. Not that it’s a terribly unusual opinion to hold these days. This is a good year for fans of Denis and her dreamy, distinctive brand of visceral sensualism, with a fresh wave of adoring appreciations greeting the recent release of her warped, ravishing, sexual sci-fi odyssey
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Tony Awards Red Carpet: Dresses to Impress, and the Men Wore Them Well 10 Jun 1:05am Tony Awards Red Carpet: Dresses to Impress, and the Men Wore Them Well
Billy Porter continued to challenge gender norms at high-profile events by wearing a gown to Sunday night’s awards show. And this time, he wasn’t alone.
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The Dressing Rooms of Broadway: 33 Photos Over Nearly a Century 10 Jun 12:50am Updated The Dressing Rooms of Broadway: 33 Photos Over Nearly a Century
For decades, our photographers have gotten intimate access backstage. Peek in as they capture stars, before the show and before the mirror.
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Survey Says: Look for ‘Hadestown’ and ‘Ferryman’ to Take Tony Trophies 10 Jun 12:48am Updated Survey Says: Look for ‘Hadestown’ and ‘Ferryman’ to Take Tony Trophies
We asked voters about their preferences in anticipation of the award ceremony Sunday. Here’s what they said.
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Ali Stroker Accepts Tony in a Wheelchair, Making History 10 Jun 12:34am Updated Ali Stroker Accepts Tony in a Wheelchair, Making History
“This award is for every kid who is watching tonight who has a disability, who has a limitation or a challenge,” said Ms. Stroker, who won for her role as Ado Annie in “Oklahoma!.”
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2019 Tony Award Winners: Full List 10 Jun 12:16am Updated 2019 Tony Award Winners: Full List
These are the winners of the 73rd annual Tony Awards.
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‘Hadestown’ Leads Winners at Broadway’s 2019 Tony Awards 10 Jun 12:11am ‘Hadestown’ Leads Winners at Broadway’s 2019 Tony Awards
The show won eight prizes, including best musical. Ali Stroker became the first wheelchair user to win a Tony, for her role in “Oklahoma!”
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