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11 Aug 10:37pm Updated ‘Scary Stories’ Surges as ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Keeps Its Box-Office Lead
The horror movie based on a series of children’s books earned about $20.8 million domestically in its first weekend.
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Review: In Matthew Bourne’s ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ a Story of Even More Woe 11 Aug 10:37pm Updated Review: In Matthew Bourne’s ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ a Story of Even More Woe
At Sadler’s Wells in London, the choreographer has reimagined Shakespeare’s tragedy for a resonant tale of trauma and mental illness.
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A ‘GLOW’ Star and Pro Wrestler Finds Art Imitating Life 11 Aug 10:36pm Updated A ‘GLOW’ Star and Pro Wrestler Finds Art Imitating Life
Kia Stevens, the wrestler-turned-actor, portrays a bizarro version of her own life in Netflix’s wrestling comedy series.
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11 Aug 10:14pm Versace apologises after T-shirt draws China ire
The luxury label is the latest firm to face backlash for not adhering to China's territorial claims.
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‘Succession’ Season 2 Premiere Recap: No. 1 Boy 11 Aug 10:00pm ‘Succession’ Season 2 Premiere Recap: No. 1 Boy
Kendall’s position as the heir apparent looks about as shaky as the hands of an addict in withdrawal.
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J.D. Salinger, E-Book Holdout, Joins the Digital Revolution 11 Aug 8:12pm Updated J.D. Salinger, E-Book Holdout, Joins the Digital Revolution
“The Catcher in the Rye” and other Salinger novels are coming out in digital formats, and the writer’s son plans to release more from his archives.
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11 Aug 8:03pm From Rylan to Alison Hammond: The reality stars who became TV presenters
How the likes of Rylan and Alison Hammond became small-screen favourites.
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Finding Salvation in Springsteen From a London Suburb 11 Aug 3:59pm Updated Finding Salvation in Springsteen From a London Suburb
Sarfraz Manzoor’s memoir about his love for Bruce Springsteen’s music is the basis for “Blinded by the Light,” which opens next week.
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Bob Wilber, Champion of Jazz’s Legacy, Is Dead at 91 11 Aug 3:49pm Updated Bob Wilber, Champion of Jazz’s Legacy, Is Dead at 91
He was a devoted disciple of the pioneering New Orleans soprano saxophonist and clarinetist Sidney Bechet. But he developed his own take on Bechet’s style.
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11 Aug 8:18am Updated Looking Twice at Renoir and O’Keeffe (Ida, not Georgia)
At the Clark Art Institute, when you tire of Renoir’s nudes, look at Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe’s quietly insistent art, some of which survived long enough to be rediscovered.
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A Contemporary Music Festival Thinks Beyond the Concert Hall 11 Aug 8:00am Updated A Contemporary Music Festival Thinks Beyond the Concert Hall
This year’s Time Spans festival is considering the relationship between audiences and performers.
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11 Aug 7:41am Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth to separate
The couple got married in December 2018 but had been together for more than 10 years.
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11 Aug 6:17am The Hunt: Universal Pictures cancels film release
The storyline, which sees liberals hunt Trump supporters, has been criticised by the president.
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No Logo at 20: have we lost the battle against the total branding of our lives? 11 Aug 6:00am No Logo at 20: have we lost the battle against the total branding of our lives?
It was the bestseller that brilliantly critiqued the political power of the ‘superbrands’ and shot Naomi Klein to fame. Two decades on, we ask her, how does it stand up in our world of tech giants and personal brands? Some political books capture the zeitgeist with such precision that they seem to blur the lines between the page and the real world and become part of the urgent, rapidly unfolding changes they are describing. On 30 November 1999, mere days before the publication of Naomi Klein’s debut,
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On my radar: Emma Rice’s cultural highlights 11 Aug 5:00am On my radar: Emma Rice’s cultural highlights
The theatre director on the joys of living in Somerset, the play that moved her to tears and being obsessed with Love Island
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11 Aug 4:30am Updated Movie Studio Cancels Release of ‘The Hunt’: ‘Now Is Not the Right Time’
Universal Pictures said it pulled the movie, which is about people being hunted for sport, after two mass shootings left 31 dead.
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Toni Morrison remembered: ‘Her irreverence was godly’ 11 Aug 4:00am Toni Morrison remembered: ‘Her irreverence was godly’
The Nobel prize-winning novelist, arguably the greatest American writer of her time, has died at the age of 88. Here, leading contemporaries pay tribute to her
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Pedro Almodóvar: ‘I can no longer hide’ 11 Aug 3:00am Pedro Almodóvar: ‘I can no longer hide’
The Spanish director reflects on his career and his deeply personal new film, Pain and Glory, a late-life masterpiece “Without film-making my life is meaningless,” says Salvador Mallo, the depressed director at the heart of Pedro Almodóvar’s new film. He’s ageing, he’s ailing and lives all by himself in a big flat full of memories. His friends have all left and he fears his best work is behind him. Time is ticking; his body is breaking down. When Mallo is wheeled into theatre for a routine operation, it could almost be a dress-rehearsal for his death. Almodóvar points out that the film is a fiction. He has no interest in documentaries and would never dream of making one. So the character of Mallo is not him, not really, even if
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Klezmer Music and Memory at a Festival Celebrating Jewish Life in Poland 11 Aug 3:00am Klezmer Music and Memory at a Festival Celebrating Jewish Life in Poland
Many tourists who come to Poland see a story of Jewish death. In Krakow, not far from Auschwitz, leaders are trying to tell a different story, and spur a resurgence in Jewish life.
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What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Succession’ and ‘Curse of Akakor’ 11 Aug 1:00am What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Succession’ and ‘Curse of Akakor’
The second season of the family business drama premieres on HBO, and a documentary series following six explorers of the Amazon airs on Facebook Watch.
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