African Apocalypse review – startling journey into Niger's heart of darkness

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Many real-life figures have been proposed as having inspired Heart of Darkness’s bloody outrider Kurtz, but this fascinating historical documentary-cum-personal journey finds a close match in the French army Läs mer…

Japan’s taboo-breaking tattoo fans – in pictures

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Tattoo artist Asakusa Horikazu poses for a photograph with clients at a public bath in Tokyo. Shodai Horiren tattoos a customer at her studio in Warabi, Saitama prefecture. ‘Your Läs mer…

Hidden horrors: our writers on the scariest movies you (probably) haven't seen

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Ghost Stories [embedded content] The black horror comedy Ghost Stories is anthology of supernatural tales in the tradition of Ealing’s Dead Of Night – adapted by its directors Andy Läs mer…

The human stories behind the fight for racial equality – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week ResistancePoet Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr hosts this unsanitised look at the human stories behind the surge of protests for racial equality in the US in 2020. Läs mer…

Dead review – stoner serial-killer comedy runs out of puff

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A ghost cop pursues the man who murdered him in a well-meaning spoof that trips itself up in the final act The ghost of a cop refuses to pass Läs mer…

French bookshops ask to be treated as essential services during new lockdown

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Authors, booksellers and publishers appeal to government for special status so ‘social confinement does not also become cultural isolation’ French authors, booksellers and publishers are imploring the French government Läs mer…

Where Wes Anderson films 'accidentally' come to life

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; There’s something about director Wes Anderson’s style that’s instantly recognisable. Immaculate composition, symmetrical lines, pastel colours, idiosyncratic and strangely alluring sets are trademarks in films from The Darjeeling Limited Läs mer…

Harry Shearer: 'To say Trump is ”beyond satire” is an admission of defeat'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; He went from Spinal Tap to The Simpsons. Now, with his album The Many Moods of Donald Trump, the comic takes aim at America’s ‘encyclopedia salesman’ president Unlike pretty Läs mer…

Amnesia: Rebirth review – a horror game pregnant with dread

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Of all this horror game’s many weirdnesses, the strangest is the button for looking at your baby bump. During moments of intense stress, Amnesia: Rebirth’s pregnant protagonist Tasi Trianon Läs mer…

Sassoon family collection of Jewish artefacts to be sold at auction

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; An unparalleled collection of Judaica amassed by one of the greatest Jewish dynasties in the world and not seen in public for over a century is to be sold Läs mer…

Sassoon family collection of Jewish artefacts to be sold at auction

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; An unparalleled collection of Judaica amassed by one of the greatest Jewish dynasties in the world and not seen in public for over a century is to be sold Läs mer…

Cate Blanchett: 'Covid-19 has ravaged the whole idea of small government'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The other day I had to go into town for a dental appointment. I put on all sorts of lovely clothes as if I were going out to dinner Läs mer…

Cate Blanchett: 'Covid-19 has ravaged the whole idea of small government'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The other day I had to go into town for a dental appointment. I put on all sorts of lovely clothes as if I were going out to dinner Läs mer…

Alice Fraser: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; When I was told to write one of these 10 funniest things on the internet columns my first thought was, “Oh no, the internet isn’t for remembering things.” My Läs mer…

Legendary Paris bookshop Shakespeare and Company begs for help in pandemic

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; One of the world’s most iconic bookshops, Shakespeare and Company, has appealed to its customers for help as it is struggling, with sales that are down almost 80% since Läs mer…

Drag Race stars get political: 'People were like, you queens should stick to wigs and makeup'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Drag and activism have always gone hand in hand. In June 1969, Marsha P Johnson, a Black drag performer reputedly threw the first brick in the Stonewall uprising in Läs mer…

Target Number One review – gritty thriller about Canadian junkie caught in Thai sting

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Antoine Olivier Pilon and Josh Hartnett are on good form as a heroin addict caught in police trap and the journalist who reports on the case Pulpy, structurally a Läs mer…

Target Number One review – gritty thriller about Canadian junkie caught in Thai sting

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Antoine Olivier Pilon and Josh Hartnett are on good form as a heroin addict caught in police trap and the journalist who reports on the case Pulpy, structurally a Läs mer…

Song Without a Name review – heart-rending story of Peruvian baby trafficking

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; This feature debut from Peruvian film-maker Melina Léon, first shown in the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar at last year’s Cannes film festival, is beautifully shot in black and white. It Läs mer…

Wole Soyinka to publish first novel in almost 50 years

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Wole Soyinka has used his time in lockdown to write his first novel in almost 50 years. The Nigerian playwright and poet, who became the first African to win Läs mer…

Historic Book of Lismore returning to Ireland after centuries in British hands

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A 15th-century medieval manuscript, one of the “great books of Ireland”, is returning home almost 400 years after it was captured in a siege. The Book of Lismore, which Läs mer…

Tracey Emin reveals she has been treated for cancer

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Artist says she is in remission after operation in the summer but has to wear a stoma bag Tracey Emin has revealed she was diagnosed with cancer earlier this Läs mer…

Chrissy Teigen describes losing baby in heartbreaking detail: 'Utter and complete sadness'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A few weeks after Chrissy Teigen made her harrowing stillbirth public in candid social media posts, the model and author has shared an intimate testimony about her experience, including Läs mer…

Kazakh-American group claims Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 'incites violence'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A group of Kazakh-Americans has demanded that Amazon withdraw Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Sacha Baron Cohen’s new satirical comedy which – like its 2006 predecessor Borat – identifies Kazakhstan as Läs mer…

Harry Potter publisher says Covid has weaved magic over book sales

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Harry Potter publisher, Bloomsbury, has reported its most profitable first half in more than a decade, after a nation tiring of box sets fuelled a lockdown boom in Läs mer…

Dutch war museums tighten security after raids on Nazi items

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; War museums across the Netherlands are scrambling to tighten their security after raids by highly organised thieves targeting memorabilia linked to Adolf Hitler’s Waffen-SS and other parts of the Läs mer…

Joni Mitchell: 'I'm a fool for love. I make the same mistake over and over'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; “I was lying in bed last night thinking about getting a cat,” says Joni Mitchell. It’s an early summer Sunday, and she’s sitting in her backyard patio, nicknamed Tuscany. Läs mer…

Auction puts price on struggling Jerusalem museum's treasures

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Israeli prosecutor looking at Sotheby’s auction in London that will sell more than 200 items Among the hundreds of precious items at Jerusalem’s Museum for Islamic Art is an Läs mer…

Epic fall: the joy of autumnal video games

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; There is something about the clocks going back that I inextricably associate with video games. Perhaps it is the prospect of all those long evenings, hiding from the weather, Läs mer…

Zen and the art of torso maintenance: Matthew McConaughey's guide to life

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In a new book, Hollywood’s ‘easy-livin’ superstar bares all about his route to the top. Here are some choice nuggets of McConna-sense The biggest question in the universe, writes Läs mer…

'The way I am is an outrage': the Indigenous Brazilian musicians taking back a burning country

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; As Brazil’s world-acclaimed biodiversity turns to ashes, President Jair Bolsonaro has praised the country as an environmental role model. “It is not only in environmental preservation that the country Läs mer…

The best culture you may have missed in 2020

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Film Southern Journey (Revisited)In the dark days of lockdown, it’s hard to believe the big outdoors actually exists. But that’s what you get with this lovely music documentary, which Läs mer…

Film-maker Alexandra Pelosi: 'I think phones are more dangerous than guns'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; America is, as the refrain goes, divided. This has been demonstrated empirically, with evidence on America’s increasing political polarization, and anecdotally, if you’ve lived in America for the past Läs mer…

Video-game London in Watch Dogs Legion shows us the darkest timeline

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Armed militia stroll around London, picking fights where they please and shutting down small gatherings of masked protesters demanding their freedoms on street corners. Drones buzz above, monitoring citizens’ Läs mer…

Quick bye: I watched all of Quibi’s ‘quick bites’ so you never have to

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Ah, Quibi, we hardly knew ye. The new streaming platform’s demise this week has left most of us with many questions, such as, “What’s a Quibi?”, “Is it as Läs mer…

The Collage Atlas review – a gentle wander in sketchbook dreamscapes

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Collage Atlas’s standout characteristic is obvious from first glance: everything you see in the game has been hand illustrated in pen and ink. As you walk, scenery materialises Läs mer…

They built it, but people did not come: the cautionary tale of Quibi

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; When some of the biggest names in Hollywood and Wall Street linked arms with some of the best-known business executives and tech firms, it looked like their plan to Läs mer…

AOC played Among Us and achieved what most politicians fail at: acting normal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; On Tuesday night, US members of Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar held what is perhaps the most unusual voter outreach event in recent memory. They signed on to Läs mer…

Airbnb to collaborate with former Apple design chief Jony Ive

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Airbnb has hired Sir Jony Ive, the lead designer of Apple’s IMac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, to create the next generation of the home rental firm’s products and Läs mer…

Genshin Impact: the video game that's slowly taking over the world

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Genshin Impact seems to have come from nowhere. A month ago nobody knew what it was; now ads for it are plastered all over the New York subway and Läs mer…