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Ealing comedies remind us that life is many shades of grey

16 hours ago   |   The Guardian

The postwar black and white films, soon to be rescreened on TV, highlight moral questions that are as relevant as ever For the British those old black and white Ealing comedies...
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The experts' experts: Observer critics on the cultural voices they trust

18 hours ago   |   The Guardian

The best new writers, the indispensable books, the go-to websites... our arts writers reveal their sources of insight
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Rachel Cooke on criticism: ‘What is the point of a critic if not to tell the truth?'

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

In this age of pile-ons and ‘cancellations', complacency and cliques, how does a critic stay free-thinking and engaged? Our reviewer pauses for thought... When Mary Beard's new...
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Craig Brown: 'It's difficult to spoof boring people'

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

The longstanding Private Eye satirist on getting under Alan Sugar's skin, why Iain Duncan Smith can't be parodied, and his new book about the Beatles Craig Brown, 62, is an...
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The Perfect Candidate review - a Saudi woman's political awakening

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

A female doctor hits the campaign trail in Saudi Arabia, in a rousing if occasionally hoary battle against oppression A Saudi female doctor runs for local government, causing...
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Scottish orchestra seeks musicians for online performance

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

Nevis Ensemble invites all to join in mass version of Proclaimers' I'm Gonna Be Since it was founded in 2018, Scotland's award-winning Nevis Ensemble has specialised in...
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Cancelled culture: at-home substitutes for major theatre, art and music events

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

The Observer's critics offer creative alternatives to major forthcoming gigs, concerts, shows and exhibitions that have been postponed or called off Cancelled: Eurovision Song...
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Childish Gambino: 3.15.20 review - a deep-dive made for self-isolation

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

The actor and musician's long-delayed fourth album is a tour de force whose thirst for new sounds recalls 00s Kanye West If last week now seems forever ago to most of us, a...
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Lockdown: the best free online experiences to stave off boredom

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

From Hamlet to Wu-Tang Clan to maths lessons for kids, there are countless ways to have fun Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage As millions of us try...
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We Are the World for coronavirus: why charity single reboots are suspect

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

Revisiting his kitsch anthem proves Lionel Richie's heart is in the right place. But are the motives of such celebrity singalongs always entirely pure? • Coronavirus - latest...
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Two women and a man die as fire sweeps through house in Hemel Hempstead...

Two women and a man die as fire sweeps through house in Hemel Hempstead during coronavirus lockdown

A joint police and fire investigation was launched today after the three casualties were found at the scene in Hertfordshire. Two air ambulances were called to take them to... Read more ...

Jordanian man is caught breaching self-isolation four times after arriving...

Jordanian man is caught breaching self-isolation four times after arriving in Sydney

A Jordanian man has been caught breaching self-isolation orders multiple times less than two weeks after arriving in Australia. Read more ...

Deliveroo to serve 500,000 free meals including pizzas, salads and pasta to...

Deliveroo to serve 500,000 free meals including pizzas, salads and pasta to NHS workers

Pizza Hut has offered 350,000 of the meals while Itsu and Lewis Hamilton's Neat Burger have both offered a sizeable number, Deliveries will begin from next week. Matt Hancock... Read more ...

Governors warn that state healthcare supplies and hospitals could be...

Governors warn that state healthcare supplies and hospitals could be overwhelmed as soon as early April

Two governors spoke out about surges of new cases that will quickly overwhelm healthcare systems within the next few weeks. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said the state was... Read more ...

New York Gov. Cuomo extends order advising residents to stay at home for at...

New York Gov. Cuomo extends order advising residents to stay at home for at least another two weeks

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday afternoon he was extending the state's PAUSE order for another two weeks. The policy, now in place until at least April 15, will be... Read more ...

Fauci: Trump decided against quarantining NYC's tri-state area after a 'very...

Fauci: Trump decided against quarantining NYC's tri-state area after a 'very intense' conversation

Anthony Fauci said Sunday that officials had to convince Donald Trump not to impose a quarantine on parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut after the U.S. death toll from... Read more ...

Police blast MP Stephen Kinnock for going to his father Neil's to celebrate...

Police blast MP Stephen Kinnock for going to his father Neil's to celebrate ex-Labour leader's 78th

Labour MP Stephen Kinnock appeared to have flouted government coronavirus lockdown guidelines when he shared a snap of himself sitting on a deck chair out the front of his... Read more ...

US will have 'millions of cases' and over 100,000 coronavirus-related...

US will have 'millions of cases' and over 100,000 coronavirus-related deaths, Fauci says

Dr. Anthony Fauci , the nation's leading infectious-disease expert, said that the US will see "millions of cases" of COVID-19 and more than 100,000 deaths. Fauci, appearing on... Read more ...

Police 'in absolute shock' as they find 25 people having KARAOKE PARTY in home

Police 'in absolute shock' as they find 25 people having KARAOKE PARTY in home

POLICE were left in shock as they were forced to break up a karaoke party despite the strict measures that have been put in place across the country. Read more ...

Hospital consultant, 55, has died after testing positive for coronavirus

Hospital consultant, 55, has died after testing positive for coronavirus

Consultant Amged El-Hawrani, 55, who had tested positive for coronavirus, has died at Leicester Royal Infirmary, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton have said. Read more ...