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NHS opens clinic to help child addicts of computer games 7 Oct 7:01pm NHS opens clinic to help child addicts of computer games
GPs will be able to refer young people, after ‘gaming disorder’ defined as a health problem The NHS is opening the country’s first specialist clinic to treat children and young adults who are addicted to playing computer games such as Fortnite, Candy Crush and Call of Duty. Staff will help those aged 13 to 25 whose lives are being debilitated by spending countless hours playing games. From Tuesday GPs and other health professionals in England can refer addicts to the service, with treatment starting next month.
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Rip Taylor, Flamboyant Comedian, Is Dead at 88 7 Oct 6:46pm Updated Rip Taylor, Flamboyant Comedian, Is Dead at 88
Known as the ‘King of Confetti,’ he was a familiar face on television during his more than 50 years in show business.
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7 Oct 6:00pm Updated Oligarchs, as U.S. Arts Patrons, Present a Softer Image of Russia
Museums, the performing arts and historical sites like Fort Ross in California, where an old Russian company flag flies, have been the beneficiaries of their gifts.
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Rip Taylor, Flamboyant Comedian, Is Dead at 84 7 Oct 5:44pm Updated Rip Taylor, Flamboyant Comedian, Is Dead at 84
Known as the ‘King of Confetti,’ he made numerous television appearances during his more than 50 years in show business.
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In Berlin, a Creative Paradise That’s Easiest to Reach by Boat 7 Oct 5:40pm In Berlin, a Creative Paradise That’s Easiest to Reach by Boat
Along the Spree River, artists are reviving sprawling industrial buildings in which to let their imaginations run wild.
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Two Candidates, Two Investigations, One Deeply Flawed Agency 7 Oct 5:00pm Two Candidates, Two Investigations, One Deeply Flawed Agency
With “Deep State,” James B. Stewart adds his voice to the conversation about the 2016 election. His scapegoat: the F.B.I.
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Rip Taylor, Flamboyant Comedian and Actor, Dies at 84 7 Oct 4:44pm Updated Rip Taylor, Flamboyant Comedian and Actor, Dies at 84
Known as the ‘King of Confetti,’ he made numerous television appearances during his more than 50 years in show business.
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‘Joker’: What to Read About the Divisive New Film 7 Oct 4:37pm ‘Joker’: What to Read About the Divisive New Film
The movie earned roughly a quarter of a billion dollars its opening weekend. It also earned some polarized reviews and an F.B.I. warning. Here’s what people are saying.
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‘Betrayal in Berlin’ Recaptures a Golden Era for Espionage 7 Oct 4:20pm ‘Betrayal in Berlin’ Recaptures a Golden Era for Espionage
Steve Vogel discusses his new book, about the digging of a tunnel under Berlin to intercept communications to and from Moscow in the 1950s.
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Günter Kunert, Searingly Satirical German Author, Dies at 90 7 Oct 4:16pm Updated Günter Kunert, Searingly Satirical German Author, Dies at 90
In his poems, essays, short stories and novels, he highlighted the differences between East and West Germany, even after the Berlin Wall fell.
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Walter Hood Wins the Gish Prize 7 Oct 4:10pm Walter Hood Wins the Gish Prize
The landscape designer, public artist and MacArthur fellow will receive a cash award of about $250,000.
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Review: ‘Dublin Carol’ Gets Lost in Its Drink 7 Oct 3:39pm Review: ‘Dublin Carol’ Gets Lost in Its Drink
Set in a bar on Christmas Eve, this revival at the Irish Repertory Theater plays alcoholism for drama without resorting to boozy histrionics.
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Gary Busey Is Playing God. Seriously. 7 Oct 3:00pm Updated Gary Busey Is Playing God. Seriously.
At 75, the actor is trying his hand at musical theater in an Off Broadway show called “Only Human.” It kind of makes sense.
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Whitney Museum Chooses Curators for Its Next Biennial 7 Oct 2:58pm Updated Whitney Museum Chooses Curators for Its Next Biennial
David Breslin and Adrienne Edwards are paired up for the museum’s next exhibition, in 2021, after a year filled with controversy over the 2019 Biennial.
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A Message From the Gods: Keep the Fans Happy 7 Oct 2:10pm A Message From the Gods: Keep the Fans Happy
The creators of “The Lightning Thief” musical may have added songs to the Percy Jackson story, but they’re not about to make the movie’s mistakes.
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7 Oct 1:14pm Updated 20 Years After ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower,’ Stephen Chbosky Has a New Novel
“Imaginary Friend,” a mash-up of horror, fairy tales and the Bible, takes us inside the mind of a very good 7-year-old boy surrounded by darkness.
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Jokers at Every Turn at Comic Con, but They Were on Their Best Behavior 7 Oct 1:02pm Updated Jokers at Every Turn at Comic Con, but They Were on Their Best Behavior
At the New York convention, fans donned green wigs and smeared on clown face paint for the opening weekend of the “Joker” film.
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Jeff Daniels to play Comey on TV – and Brendan Gleeson to play Trump 7 Oct 1:01pm Jeff Daniels to play Comey on TV – and Brendan Gleeson to play Trump
Adaptation of former FBI director’s memoir A Higher Loyalty to be turned into CBS miniseries with Daniels and Gleeson on board Jeff Daniels will play James Comey in a TV adaptation of the former FBI director’s memoir A Higher Loyalty, it was announced on Monday. The news swiftly followed that
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DaBaby and the Beatles Shake Up the Album Chart 7 Oct 12:21pm DaBaby and the Beatles Shake Up the Album Chart
The North Carolina rapper’s “Kirk” debuted at No. 1 on the strength of streaming, and a 50th-anniversary reissue of “Abbey Road” was a big seller.
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Jeff Daniels to play former FBI director James Comey in miniseries 7 Oct 12:16pm Jeff Daniels to play former FBI director James Comey in miniseries
An adaptation of Comey’s memoir A Higher Loyalty will be turned into a CBS miniseries starring the Tony award-nominated actor Jeff Daniels will play James Comey in a TV adaptation of the former FBI director’s memoir A Higher Loyalty, it was announced on Monday. “Jeff is so perfect for this part,” Billy Ray, who adapted the book and will direct the miniseries,
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7 Oct 11:52am The Women Fliers Who Kept Their Heads in the Clouds
In Steve Sheinkin’s thrilling “Born to Fly,” the mechanical hurdles seem hard enough. Then comes the nonstop scolding.
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Rip Taylor, Flamboyant Television Comedian and Actor, Dies at 84 7 Oct 10:09am Updated Rip Taylor, Flamboyant Television Comedian and Actor, Dies at 84
He made over 2,000 television appearances during his more than 50 years in show business.
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Dublin theatre festival review – gay clubs, glass houses and Greek tragedy 7 Oct 10:05am Dublin theatre festival review – gay clubs, glass houses and Greek tragedy
Marina Carr’s Hecuba probes a mother’s grief, family secrets unravel in The Beacon and audiences are immersed in 80s LGBT+ Dublin in Faultline Questions of interpretation drive
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Samuel L Jackson shields Marvel from Martin Scorsese criticism 7 Oct 9:13am Samuel L Jackson shields Marvel from Martin Scorsese criticism
Not everyone likes his stuff either, says Marvel film stalwart, in response to director’s negative comments Samuel L Jackson has responded to Martin Scorsese’s negative comments on Marvel’s film output by saying not everyone likes “[Scorsese’s] stuff either”.
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7 Oct 9:09am Phoebe Waller-Bridge lampoons Love Island on Saturday Night Live debut
Fleabag star appears in savage skit of the UK reality show on Saturday Night Live in the US.
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Tina Tchen, Ex-Obama Aide, Will Take Over Time’s Up 7 Oct 9:06am Updated Tina Tchen, Ex-Obama Aide, Will Take Over Time’s Up
The group was founded by powerful women in Hollywood in the wake of the #MeToo movement. It aims to fight sexual harassment and assault in all industries.
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How Damian Lewis’s friendship sucked the blood out of Billions 7 Oct 8:00am How Damian Lewis’s friendship sucked the blood out of Billions
Once the show’s nemeses started enjoying glasses of red together it became hard to care For shows where the two leads are at the very top of their acting game, it doesn’t get much better than Billions.
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Watch Joaquin Phoenix Do a Creepy Dance in ‘Joker’ 7 Oct 7:05am Watch Joaquin Phoenix Do a Creepy Dance in ‘Joker’
The director Todd Phillips narrates a scene from the film.
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‘Joker’ | Anatomy of a Scene 7 Oct 7:00am ‘Joker’ | Anatomy of a Scene
Todd Phillips narrates a sequence from “Joker.”
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Manchester Museum to return artefacts to Indigenous Australians 7 Oct 6:37am Manchester Museum to return artefacts to Indigenous Australians
Repatriation of sacred objects part of project to mark 250th anniversary of Cook’s voyage Manchester Museum is returning a number of sacred artefacts to Indigenous Australians, nearly a century after the items came into its possession. The repatriation of 43 ceremonial objects is the first of its kind from the UK under a project to mark the
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Filming the Show: Pardon the Intrusion? Or Punish It? 7 Oct 5:16am Updated Filming the Show: Pardon the Intrusion? Or Punish It?
A seized phone. A stopped concert. A text from Rihanna. All are new fuel for a heated debate about theater etiquette in the digital age.
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Jokers at Every Turn at Comic Con, but They’re on Their Best Behavior 7 Oct 5:00am Jokers at Every Turn at Comic Con, but They’re on Their Best Behavior
At the New York convention, fans donned green wigs and smeared on clown face paint for the opening weekend of the “Joker” film.
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Why Evangelicals Support Donald Trump 7 Oct 5:00am Why Evangelicals Support Donald Trump
“Who Is an Evangelical?,” by Thomas S. Kidd, and “The Immoral Majority,” by Ben Howe, examine the politics of the religious right.
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‘What killed Michael Hutchence?’: how far does the rock doc need to go in 2019? 7 Oct 4:00am ‘What killed Michael Hutchence?’: how far does the rock doc need to go in 2019?
The film about the INXS frontman follows Surviving R Kelly and Leaving Neverland in upping the stakes considerably What killed Michael Hutchence?
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Afternoons With the Blinds Drawn by Brett Anderson review – sharp and sensitive 7 Oct 3:59am Afternoons With the Blinds Drawn by Brett Anderson review – sharp and sensitive
Band dynamics and debauchery share centre stage in the singer’s honest and lyrical account of Suede’s rise and fallAt the beginning of
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The Cockroach by Ian McEwan review – a Brexit farce with legs 7 Oct 2:00am The Cockroach by Ian McEwan review – a Brexit farce with legs
McEwan’s scabrous satire, in which an insect is transformed into the PM, is a comic triumphWhen he published the second edition of the greatest of political satires,
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Urban Indian: celebrating 30 years of Native American artwork in New York 7 Oct 2:00am Urban Indian: celebrating 30 years of Native American artwork in New York
In a new exhibition, the work of Native American artists in New York is being heralded in opposition to a ‘history of erasure, misrepresentation and appropriation’ In 1987, New York poet
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7 Oct 1:25am Joker actor Joaquin Phoenix surprises fans in LA
Joaquin Phoenix dropped by a screening of his new film in Los Angeles.
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The muzzling of Michael Winterbottom: how Sony censored Greed 7 Oct 1:00am The muzzling of Michael Winterbottom: how Sony censored Greed
His fashion tycoon send-up, starring Steve Coogan with alarming teeth, was meant to end with shocking figures about workers’ pay. But the studio said no. The director relives a six-month spat Every year for the past three decades,
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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Spoor’ and ‘Retro Report’ 7 Oct 1:00am What’s on TV Monday: ‘Spoor’ and ‘Retro Report’
Agnieszka Holland’s ecological thriller is available on Mubi until Oct. 11. And a new PBS series connects current events with the past.
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