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Lesbian reveal was cut out of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, claims actor

Lesbian reveal was cut out of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, claims actor

The Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom star Daniella Pineda has said that a brief scene revealing her character to be gay was cut out of the finished film. The actor, who plays a paleo-veterinarian in the film, told Yahoo that a line of dialogue was taken...

Guardian, 36 min. ago
 
Oxford English Dictionary extends hunt for regional words around the world

Oxford English Dictionary extends hunt for regional words around the world

The Oxford English Dictionary is asking the public to help it mine the regional differences of English around the world to expand its record of the language, with early submissions ranging from New Zealand’s “munted” to Hawaii’s “hammajang”. Last...

Guardian, 59 min. ago
 

Music review Still some fire in Donelly's Belly

Belly Leeds Beckett University TANYA DONELLY was recording a series of swansong EPs and planning her retirement from the music industry when the opportunity arose to tour with a re-formed Belly in 2016. The Rhode Island quartet, who’d burned out after...

Morning Star, today, 18:15
 
Book Review Capital support in every sense for miners during 1984-85 strike

Book Review Capital support in every sense for miners during 1984-85 strike

London and the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike Edited by David Featherstone and Diarmaid Kelliher THIS fascinating and well-edited collection of oral histories focuses on the role London and Londoners played in solidarity efforts to support striking communities...

Morning Star, today, 18:15
 
Michael Jackson musical coming to Broadway in 2020

Michael Jackson musical coming to Broadway in 2020

A new musical based on the life of Michael Jackson is set for a run on Broadway in 2020. The show, which currently has no title, is being written by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage. The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage company...

BBC, today, 18:01
 
Interview ‘You've got to stand up and keep shouting’

Interview ‘You've got to stand up and keep shouting’

“EQUALITY,” replies Vashti Maclachlan, when asked what message she’d like the audience to take away from her new play for Mikron Theatre. “We’re still not there yet and so you’ve got to stand up and keep shouting.” That message comes across strongly...

Morning Star, today, 17:53
 
'We like a party!' – why is Scottish pop so potent?

'We like a party!' – why is Scottish pop so potent?

Inside the National Museum of Scotland sits a vintage wooden harmonium, once dolorously played by a little man in plus fours and a fez, the late absurdist folk-poet Ivor Cutler, who was second only to the Fall in the number of sessions he recorded for...

Guardian, today, 17:40
 
Trevor Noah: 'The federal government is stealing kids from their parents'

Trevor Noah: 'The federal government is stealing kids from their parents'

Late-night hosts on Monday discussed the Trump administration’s crackdown on prosecuting undocumented migrants, which has led to more than 2,000 children being separated from their parents at the border and held in federal detention facilities. Trevor...

Guardian, today, 17:40
 

Taxi licenced in Bradford was one of 11 found with defects during Harrogate police operation

A taxi which had been granted a licence in Bradford was taken off the road when police joined other officials to carry out spot checks on vehicles in Harrogate. It was one of 11 vehicles to be found with defects during checks to ensure taxis operating...

Ripon Gazette, today, 17:07
 
Fresh crisis at English National Opera as key figure quits

Fresh crisis at English National Opera as key figure quits

A crisis at the English National Opera has intensified after the surprise resignation of a key member of staff. Terri-Jayne Griffin, the ENO’s highly regarded producing director, handed in her notice on Friday in what has been described as a major...

Guardian, today, 17:06
 
British Museum shines light on Assyrian 'king of the world'

British Museum shines light on Assyrian 'king of the world'

Before the mighty empires of Egypt, Greece and Rome came Assyria and a leader who, a new exhibition at the British Museum will argue, is the “greatest king you’ve never heard of”. The museum has announced details of the first major exhibition devoted...

Guardian, today, 16:53
 

Great Exhibition of the North: Everything you need to know about this summer’s cultural extravaganza

From June 22- September 9 the Great Exhibition of the North will showcase a multitude of art, culture, design and innovation, showing the best of what the North of England has to offer. This eighty-day free event will begin with a spectacular launch...

Ripon Gazette, today, 16:46
 

Great Exhibition of the North: Everything you need to know about this summer’s cultural extravaganza

From June 22- September 9 the Great Exhibition of the North will showcase a multitude of art, culture, design and innovation, showing the best of what the North of England has to offer. This eighty-day free event will begin with a spectacular launch...

 
Vida survey of gender bias in literary criticism shows 'stubborn imbalance'

Vida survey of gender bias in literary criticism shows 'stubborn imbalance'

Vida has warned that the dominance of white male literary critics “creates a dangerous lens through which the world is viewed”, after its annual survey found that female writers accounted for less than 40% of articles and reviews at more than half of...

Guardian, today, 16:04
 
From Gucci to Beyoncé – how the pink suit took over​ fashion​

From Gucci to Beyoncé – how the pink suit took over​ fashion​

Usually one to set trends rather than follow them, Beyoncé this weekend did as the likes of her sister Solange, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Salma Hayek have done before her: she wore a pink suit, pushing it to the forefront of 2018’s fashion canon by...

Guardian, today, 16:04
 


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