'Black resistance endured': paying tribute to civil war soldiers of color

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In a new book, the often under-appreciated contribution that black soldiers made during the civil war is brought to light with a trove of unseen photos A classic tintype Läs mer…

Fiction prize renamed in honour of Margaret Atwood and late partner Graeme Gibson

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Margaret Atwood has said that her late partner, the writer Graeme Gibson, would have been “very tickled” that a Canadian literary prize is being renamed after the couple, to Läs mer…

'I'm flabbergasted': Monique Roffey on women, whiteness and winning the Costa

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; After two decades of splashing around in the shallows of success, Monique Roffey was taking no chances with The Mermaid of Black Conch. The novel, which won the Costa Läs mer…

Lupin's Omar Sy: 'We wanted to show what the French are capable of'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; “We wanted to show what the French were capable of in terms of making a series, but frankly we didn’t expect it to do what it has.” Omar Sy, Läs mer…

The Queen of Black Magic review – derivative gross-out horror

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Leaving their home in Jakarta, well-to-do dad Hanif (Ario Bayu), his wife Nadya (Hannah Al Rashid) and their three kids drive to the remote rural orphanage where Hanif grew Läs mer…

Assassins review – the 'prank show' killing of North Korea's pretender

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; This gripping documentary explores the story of the two young women who carried out a nerve-agent attack on Kim Jong-nam Nothing to do with the 1990 musical by Stephen Läs mer…

'Like witnessing my own funeral': Michael Landy on destroying everything he owned

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Twenty years and an epoch ago, Michael Landy destroyed his worldly goods, all 2,277 of them, in the just-closed flagship branch of C&A on Oxford Street in London. It Läs mer…

Episode 1: Hong Kong's accidental pop star – podcast

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It was the stuff of dreams: in 2013, Kashy Keegan was an unknown singer-songwriter in a sleepy English town when, out of nowhere, he became the voice of Hong Läs mer…

Bridgerton inspires rise in demand for classical pop song covers

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The success of Netflix’s Bridgerton has produced some unexpected trends, such as huge increases in people searching online for Regency fashion items including corsets. But the latest is a Läs mer…

I enjoyed researching the bloody history of childbirth – then I had a baby | Anna North

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Childbirth in the 19th century was a dangerous affair. Women routinely came down with puerperal fever, an infection of the uterus that could lead to sepsis and death. Others Läs mer…

How my Real Housewives addiction has seen me through the pandemic

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Already, 2021 has had no shortage of sobering moments. Armie Hammer (allegedly) being a cannibal. Azealia Banks boiling her dead cat. The pandemic refusing to evaporate like Cinderella’s stagecoach Läs mer…

Kyrgyzstan ballads, Okinawan folk, Ugandan hymns … the album rewriting global music history

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Imagine an anthology of 20th-century music making that purposely ignored pop, rock, jazz, blues, country, classical and opera. Cue outrage, at least from English-speaking listeners. But away from the Läs mer…

EU’s creative sector ‘faces economic devastation from Covid’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Report calls for major investment as arts revenues fall faster than in all other industries except aviation Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Europe’s cultural and Läs mer…

Capital gains: communities of 90s London – in pictures

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Roy Mehta’s new book Revival features tender photographs of the African-Caribbean and Irish communities who lived in west London during the early 90s. Much of Roy’s work centres around Läs mer…

The Capote Tapes: inside the scandal ignited by Truman's explosive final novel

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; He partied with high society America but caused outrage when he spilled their secrets. Ebs Burnough talks us through his new film about Answered Prayers – the ‘smart, salacious’ Läs mer…

After Audition: Takashi Miike's rehearsal-room shocker Over Your Dead Body

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Continuing our series on the best films about theatre, a 200-year-old Japanese ghost story takes centre stage in a movie merging reality and fantasy The prolific Japanese director Takashi Läs mer…

'Cancer made me pull my life together': Zandra Rhodes on fun, fashion and Freddie Mercury

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; One of Britain’s greatest designers, she has dressed everyone from Princess Diana to Diana Ross. She discusses punk, pink hair and staying creative after serious illness Zandra Rhodes was Läs mer…

Invasion Day protests across Australia – in pictures

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amid debates about abolishing the holiday, Australia Day honours and whether protests should go ahead at all, people have rallied in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra to mark the Läs mer…

The magic question: can a Harry Potter TV show work?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; When I saw the news, reported by the Hollywood Reporter, that HBO Max was in talks to develop live-action Harry Potter television series, all details and talent TBD, my Läs mer…

Godzilla vs Kong: the big dumb action movie we've been waiting for?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; We can all agree that the restrictions brought about by Covid have reinforced all the things we previously took for granted. Some miss their loved ones. Some miss the Läs mer…

Suede: how the androgynous indie pioneers gave me pride in my bisexuality

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; I was late to the Suede party, only getting into the band when they released snotty pop cracker Trash in 1996. There’s nothing like a convert to make a Läs mer…

Mural in Madrid that celebrates women pitched into Spain's culture wars

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A mural in Madrid celebrating a diverse array of women from Nina Simone and Rosa Parks to Frida Kahlo and the Red Army sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko has become the Läs mer…

Black images matter: Shade, the powerful podcast unpicking the tumult of 2020

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Lou Mensah spent the 1990s working in PR but her favourite part of the job was not the to and fro with clients. What she really liked was meeting Läs mer…

Keira Knightley: I won't shoot any more sex scenes directed by men

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The actor says she feels very uncomfortable trying to portray the male gaze and says she’s ‘too vain’ to shoot intimate scenes Keira Knightley has expressed her discomfort with Läs mer…

Someone you loved: how British pop could fade out in Europe

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit rule changes that make it tricky to tour the EU will hold back UK artists from a fast-growing market Limiting UK artists from working and touring in the Läs mer…

Jonas Gwangwa, South African jazz musician and activist, dies aged 83

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Trombonist heralded by president Cyril Ramaphosa as ‘a giant of our revolutionary cultural movement’ Jonas Gwangwa, the Oscar-nominated South African jazz musician who campaigned against apartheid for decades, has Läs mer…

Drexciya: how Afrofuturism is inspiring a memorial to slavery at sea

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Somewhere in the dark, vast abyss of the Atlantic Ocean, deep beneath the waves, lies a civilisation. For centuries the Drexciyans have lived in peaceful isolation on the seabed, Läs mer…

Jon Bon Jovi on wealth, love and his ugly tussle with Trump: 'It was seriously scarring'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Jon Bon Jovi is singing Livin’ on a Prayer to me. No, this is not another crazy lockdown dream; it is actually happening. “Tommy used to work on the Läs mer…

‘I almost cracked’: 16-month artistic performance of mass extinction comes to a close

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart is filled with people waiting for the swift parrot to disappear. Hobart artist Lucienne Rickard has spent five weeks drawing a Läs mer…

Permanent PJs and pivoting designers: how the pandemic hit the fashion world

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; I was on the Eurostar, somewhere between St Pancras and Paris, when a senior member of the Guardian team called and suggested that it might be a good idea Läs mer…

Burns Night goes virtual: 'It might be even bigger this year'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It’s the night when Scots emerge from mid-winter hibernation, says the Burns scholar Pauline Mackay. On the poet’s birthday, 25 January, or thereabouts, thousands of societies, clubs and groups Läs mer…

Larry King dies, Tom Brokaw retires – and the 'heroic age' of TV news slips further away

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; As Tennyson – and Withnail’s Uncle Monty – had it, the old order changeth, yielding place to new. Larry King, whose death was announced on Saturday, was not the Läs mer…

All work and low pay: are we too devoted to our jobs?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Employment today is atomised, casual and unequal, argues US author Sarah Jaffe in her book Work Won’t Love You Back. Here she discusses why the way we look at Läs mer…

Page refresh: how the internet is transforming the novel

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Towards the end of 2020, a year spent supine on my sofa consuming endless internet like a force-fed goose, I managed to finish a beautifully written debut novel: Open Läs mer…

Hitman 3 review – a wild bacchanalian backdrop to bloody escapades

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It is when I am shot by two armed guards while attempting to steal a banana from a desk that I realise Hitman is a game of contradictions. On Läs mer…

An anonymous hotline for crimes big and small – podcasts of the week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Picks of the week The Apology LineThe latest series from true crime powerhouse Wondery tells the story of a confessional hotline, and how it consumed the life of its Läs mer…