Martin Birch, producer for Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and more, dies aged 71

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Martin Birch, the producer whose bright but heavy sound was applied to classic albums by Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and more, has died aged 71. No cause Läs mer…

'Nobody knew about PTSD': the survivors of a 'friendly fire' attack 17 years on

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; They were waving a white flag: Iraqi civilians desperately trying to signal to the British army patrol approaching their village. The five-vehicle convoy slowed down, cautiously closing the hatches Läs mer…

Brazilian pop sensation Anitta: 'Run for president? I'm 27!'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Interview Julyssa Lopez Music Interview Brazilian pop sensation Anitta: ’Run for president? I’m 27!’ Julyssa Lopez Born in Rio’s favelas, Anitta became Brazil’s biggest pop star. Then a political Läs mer…

‘I'm 21 and I've never been kissed’: six people on big experiences they haven’t had

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Life and style ‘I’m 21 and I’ve never been kissed’: six people on big experiences they haven’t had We all remember our first kiss… but what if Läs mer…

Simon Cowell breaks back falling off electric bike in US

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Simon Cowell is having surgery after breaking his back while testing out an electric bike in California, it emerged on Sunday. The 60-year-old entertainer, who has a home in Läs mer…

Instagram ‘censorship’ of black model's photo reignites claims of race bias

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Instagram #IwanttoseeNyome outcry after social media platform repeatedly removes pictures of Nyome Nicholas-Williams One of Alexandra Cameron’s photographs of plus-size model Nyome Nicholas-Williams, which was removed by Läs mer…

A city out of time: what do we dream of when we dream of Rome?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Culture A city out of time: what do we dream of when we dream of Rome? On a writing grant to the eternal city an Italian-born Australian encounters its Läs mer…

Lesbian lovers and a boxer in a burqa: a new look for Pakistani TV

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; British-Pakistani filmmaker tackles sexual stereotypes in groundbreaking new drama series, Churails A burqa-clad boxer, a high-society wedding planner and an ex-convict may sound more like the wish list for Läs mer…

Burna Boy: ‘Brothers in the US have been stripped of their knowledge of self’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Burna Boy might be Africa’s biggest music star, but when he speaks, it’s hard to place exactly where he’s from. Ask him about the US, and a mid-Atlantic lilt Läs mer…

What was the best summer ever for big-budget film?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Planet-killing asteroids! Alien invasions! Sneaky dinosaurs! These were the existential threats that 45 years of summer blockbusters had pre-programmed us to expect. Instead, something rather more insidious wiped 2020’s Läs mer…

The mother load: Lisa Taddeo on parenting in a pandemic

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Never in my life had I been so high. I’d just given a reading in Amsterdam after which the gracious hosts of the evening took me out for drinks. Läs mer…

Nintendo Lego sets: two childhood titans slot together perfectly

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; If there are two things that defined my 1990s childhood (apart from Disney) they would be Nintendo and Lego. Like many millennials I have never entirely grown out of Läs mer…

Sopranos and swab tests: Salzburg swoons to the sound of live music

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; At the performances of Richard Strauss’s opera Elektra in Salzburg this week, the scene in the auditorium was almost as alarming as the murderous psychodrama playing out on stage. Läs mer…

Eurovision signs deal to create US version of song contest

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Television & radio The American Song Contest will launch in late 2021 with rival musicians from all 50 states Duncan Laurence of the Netherlands celebrates after winning the 2019 Läs mer…

3D reconstruction of Raphael’s face proves he was buried at Pantheon, say experts

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Italian art experts have created a 3D reconstruction of the face of the Renaissance artist Raphael, which they say proves he was buried at the Pantheon in Rome. Raffaello Läs mer…

Black Lives Matter meets Animal Crossing: how protesters take their activism into video games

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Games In the Covid-19 age, protestors are finding novel ways to express themselves, from BLM rallies in The Sims to Hong Kong protests in Animal Crossing A screenshot from Läs mer…

Kathleen Edwards on quitting music, falling for a conman – and her comeback

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Interview Laura Snapes Country Interview Kathleen Edwards on quitting music, falling for a conman – and her comeback Laura Snapes Frustrated about her career and fighting depression, the Canadian songwriter Läs mer…

The Matrix director: I’m glad film recognised as trans metaphor

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Lilly Wachowski expresses pleasure that the film’s ‘original intention’ has become commonplace understanding among fans Lilly Wachowski, who co-directed the Matrix films with her sister, Lana, has confirmed that Läs mer…

A Thousand Cuts: inside a chilling documentary on Maria Ressa

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The journalist who became a target of Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines president, talks about her surreal present and her uncertain future “For years now, I’ve been saying that I Läs mer…

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout review – raucous, ridiculous fun

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Fortnite has a lot to answer for. It wasn’t the first battle royale game, but its gigantic success has ensured that no online shooter game is now complete without Läs mer…

Paper Mario: The Origami King review – a hilarious postmodern delight

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Nintendo Switch; NintendoA sharp script and self-aware humour makes this papercraft game a joy, give or take tricky battle mechanics In the long, indoorsy days of late-stage lockdown, a Läs mer…

John Boyne accidentally includes Zelda video game monsters in novel

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Novelist says details from careless Google search are ‘quite funny’ and he will leave his book as is after reader spots Octoroks and Lizalfos in his new book John Läs mer…

Carrion review – flesh-eating fun

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Carrion borrows the premise of Irvin Yeaworth’s 1958 science fiction horror film The Blob, in which a young Steve McQueen takes on a corrosive, human-gobbling alien biomass, but casts Läs mer…

Microsoft's Flight Simulator is a ticket to explore the world again

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Games With its stunningly realistic visuals and cutting-edge use of geographic and weather data, this flight sim offers a virtual chance to travel freely once more Liberating … a Läs mer…

Röki review – Scandinavian fairytale with a razor-sharp edge

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; This impressively rich point-and-click adventure game from the British indie studio Polygon Treehouse sweeps players into a sprawling Scandinavian fairytale with a razor-sharp edge. The protagonist, a young girl Läs mer…

Madonna’s Instagram flagged for spreading coronavirus misinformation

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The singer claimed a vaccine had been found but was being concealed to ‘let the rich get richer’ Instagram has censured a post by Madonna in which the pop Läs mer…

Beyond Fortnite: seven online shooting games for grown-ups

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Two years after its release, Fortnite still dominates the online gaming space, sucking all the air out of the room with its 350 million players, massive celebrity endorsements and Läs mer…

Xbox Series X games no longer defined by technology, says Microsoft

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The era of video game design being defined by technology is over, according to Microsoft. Two hours after the Xbox showcase event livestreamed on 23 July, I’m speaking to Läs mer…

Beyond a Steel Sky review – the makings of a modern classic

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In Beyond a Steel Sky, the citizens of the utopian Union City win and lose points according to their civic behaviour, building an aggregate that measures their social standing. Läs mer…

Xbox One X games showcase: Microsoft reveals Halo: Infinite and more – live

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Join us as we cover the all the announcements from the Xbox Series X games showcase live from 5pm BST/9am PDT LIVE Updated A first look at the Halo: Läs mer…

US army retreats from Twitch as recruitment drive backfires

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; US military Withdrawal follows criticism over alleged use of game streaming site to attract recruits A US army esports team. The army has ‘has paused streaming to review internal Läs mer…

Superhot: Mind Control Delete review – a stylish John Wick-style shooter

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Shooting games 4 / 5 stars 4 out of 5 stars. PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One; Superhot TeamThis time-bending game offers little in the way of plot but compensates Läs mer…

Creaks review – a darkly surreal puzzle game

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In the Kafkaesque opening to Creaks, a young man finds a mysterious door leading from his tiny cluttered bedsit to a surreal subterranean kingdom threatened by a giant monster. Läs mer…

Is the video games industry finally reckoning with sexism?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Games More stories of harassment, abuse and bullying in the industry have led to some high-profile departures. Women in gaming talk about toxic work and why it’s time for Läs mer…

Playing video games doesn't lead to violent behaviour, study shows

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Video games do not lead to violence or aggression, according to a reanalysis of data gathered from more than 21,000 young people around the world. The researchers, led by Läs mer…

Before I Forget review: compassionate game about living with dementia

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Simon Parkin on games Role playing games Before I Forget review: compassionate game about living with dementia (3-Fold Games, Humble Games)Mystery and melancholy combine in this affecting exploration game Läs mer…

The 25 greatest video game consoles – ranked!

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; 25. 3DO (1993) The second true 32-bit machine after the FM Towns Marty, the 3DO was available via a unique business model: the 3DO Company (formed by Electronic Arts Läs mer…

Ghost of Tsushima review – Kurosawa-inspired samurai showdowns

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Games 3 / 5 stars 3 out of 5 stars. PS4; Sucker Punch/Sony Visually rich design brings cinematic scope to this historical action game, but when sword-fighting brings diminishing Läs mer…

Ready viewer one: from God of War to Red Dead, the games that deserve a TV show

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Television HBO is developing a series of The Last of Us, EA has a Sims reality show, but which other video games could work on the small screen Who’s Läs mer…