News archive from 27 March 2016, page 6

Film reviews: Zootropolis, Batman v Superman and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Film reviews: Zootropolis, Batman v Superman and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Zootropolis (PG, 110mins) Directors: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush Voices: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba Like Mr Trump, Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) has big dreams: to become the first rabbit police officer. But the...

 
Theatre reviews: The Painkiller and People, Places And Things

Theatre reviews: The Painkiller and People, Places And Things

Adjacent hotel rooms were a favourite setting for France’s greatest farceur, Georges Feydeau, and they prove to be equally fertile ground for the contemporary humorist, Francis Veber. But whereas Feydeau’s characters were obsessed with sex and...

 
Opera reviews: Parsifal and Orfeo ed Euridice

Opera reviews: Parsifal and Orfeo ed Euridice

It is not only the opera that brings them to the city but Berlin’s lively art and music scene. The spring weather is chilly but the spirit of the once-divided city is all embracing.  Masterminding the Festival (Festtage 2016), music director Daniel...

 
Affairs of the heart: The best new women's fiction

Affairs of the heart: The best new women's fiction

The Stylist by Rosie Nixon (Mira, £12.99) Magazine editor Rosie Nixon draws on personal experience of the world of celebrity in her fast-paced and wickedly entertaining debut. Amber Green is plucked from her shop assistant job at a London boutique and...

 
Love match: Our pick of new novels this week

Love match: Our pick of new novels this week

Marriages Are Made In Bond Street: True Stories From A 1940s Marriage Bureau by Penrose Halson (Macmillan, £16.99) In spring 1939, as Britain prepared for the prospect of war, two young women – Mary Oliver and Heather Jenner – had their sights set not...

 
Fiction: The Easter Story by Salley Vickers

Fiction: The Easter Story by Salley Vickers

“I have to go,” Cherry Stilson said to her husband. She was struggling to get her boots on. “Could you start the car for me, love? The windscreen’s frozen over.” March was making a climate change point. Having come in like a lamb, it was going out...

 
Could eating NUTS and VEGETABLE OIL help slow progress of type 2 diabetes?

Could eating NUTS and VEGETABLE OIL help slow progress of type 2 diabetes?

Dietary researchers at King’s College London believe replacing saturated fat with the polyunsaturated fat found in such foods, slows the disease’s progress in people with pre-diabetes.  The team looked specifically at those people pre-disposed to the...

 
Should pupils watch movies in class? Discuss …

Should pupils watch movies in class? Discuss …

It started quietly enough. In a column for the Times Educational Supplement, Tom Bennett, appointed last year by the government to chair a committee on improving behaviour in schools, discussed how a teacher had shown a class a DVD of The Hunger Games...

Guardian, 00:49 in Learning
 
Dream of quitting your job? The joy of a new beginning may not last

Dream of quitting your job? The joy of a new beginning may not last

Who has not dreamed of the moment? You look your boss squarely in the eye and tell him to take his job and shove it. Then you move on to pastures new. But anyone hoping that new job will bring them happiness should think again, for it seems that a...

Guardian, 00:49 in Learning
 
Playing cricket with no arms

Playing cricket with no arms

When he was eight years old, Amir Hussain Lone lost both his arms in an accident at his family's saw mill in Indian-administered Kashmir. Now, at 26, he's mastered cricket and is the captain of the Jammu and Kashmir para-cricket team. Before the...

BBC, 00:54 in World News
 
Trump would consider halting purchase of oil from Saudi Arabia

Trump would consider halting purchase of oil from Saudi Arabia

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has said he would consider stopping US oil purchases from Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies unless the Saudi government provide troops to fight Islamic State. Trump made the comments in a lengthy...

 

Doctor to spark concussion row by dismissing research which led to a multi-million dollar NFL lawsuit

The man behind what has been billed as the ‘biggest research project ever undertaken into the long-term effects of head injuries’ has dismissed acclaimed research at Boston University which led to a multi-million dollar NFL lawsuit. Dr Michael Turner,...

Daily Mail, 00:57 in Sport
 

Joe Marler back in the dock as video appears to show England prop telling Samson Lee to 'get in caravan'

Joe Marler's hopes of escaping a lengthy ban for calling Samson Lee a ‘gypsy boy’ have suffered a major setback with the emergence of a video appearing to show him telling his opponent to ‘get back to your caravan’. The England prop is facing a World...

Daily Mail, 00:57 in Sport
 

Rafael Nadal retires from match for first time in six years as Spaniard pulls out of Miami Open third-round...

Rafael Nadal retired from a match on Saturday night for the first time in six years when he quit after feeling faint and 'a bit scared' in his third round tie at the Miami Open. The Spaniard summoned the doctors on twice before quitting when trailing...

Daily Mail, 00:57 in Sport
 
Robert De Niro pulls anti-vaccination film from Tribeca film festival

Robert De Niro pulls anti-vaccination film from Tribeca film festival

A controversial film about the discredited link between autism and vaccinations has been pulled from Robert De Niro’s Tribeca film festival, after the actor consulted “the scientific community” and found “concerns with certain things in this film”....

 


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