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The best new books for Black History Month

The best new books for Black History Month

The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations by Toni Morrison Providing a much-needed polemic on the current climate, Toni Morrison’s collection of writings and speeches focus around the themes of responsibility, fascism and...

Guardian, 9 February 2019
 
Michael Rice voted UK’s Eurovision contestant

Michael Rice voted UK’s Eurovision contestant

Michael Rice has won the public vote to represent the UK at the Eurovision song contest in Israel. The 21-year-old from Hartlepool will sing the track Bigger Than Us at the continent-wide competition in Tel Aviv in May. He was selected during...

Guardian, 9 February 2019
 
BBC fights to stop David Attenborough being poached

BBC fights to stop David Attenborough being poached

The BBC has commissioned three major series on the natural world, as it fights to stop staff who make its popular natural history shows – including David Attenborough – being poached by deep-pocketed rival Netflix. Perfect Planet, Frozen Planet II and...

Guardian, 9 February 2019
 
Ella Mai: ‘I don’t know the last time an R&B artist was recognised at the Brits’

Ella Mai: ‘I don’t know the last time an R&B artist was recognised at the Brits’

Ella Mai knows how to be a pop star, to such an extent that the south London-raised singer’s omnipresent R&B slinker Boo’d Up made her the first British artist since 1992 to top the US R&B chart, and has earned her two Grammy nominations this...

Guardian, 9 February 2019
 
How Nina Nesbitt fought the pop machine and found herself

How Nina Nesbitt fought the pop machine and found herself

The music industry can be brutally casual sometimes, as Scottish-Swedish songwriter Nina Nesbitt discovered. Championed by Ed Sheeran and signed by Island Records, her smart, straight-talking lyrics and catchy pop hooks earned her a top 20 album and a...

BBC, 9 February 2019
 

Who is the ‘dirtiest’ player in the Scottish Premiership? Here’s how players rank in the fair play table

Using the same ranking system as the team list we look at fouls, yellow cards and red cards, taking the information from the official SPFL website and Wyscout. A foul = 1 point, yellow card = 4 points and red card = 10 points. Click and scroll to...

Scotsman, 8 February 2019
 
End wage slavery in Britain's detention centres

End wage slavery in Britain's detention centres

× You can read 19 more articles this month Please help support the Morning Star by subscribing here THE convergence of Britain's immigration and asylum policy with a system of privatised public services has created a perfect storm of extraordinary...

Morning Star, 8 February 2019
 
Albert Finney obituary

Albert Finney obituary

One of the new-style working-class heroes and shooting stars of the 1960s, the actor Albert Finney, who has died aged 82, enjoyed a rich and varied career that never quite fulfilled its early promise. Like Richard Burton before him and Kenneth Branagh...

Guardian, 8 February 2019
 
Trevor Noah: presidential harassment 'affects one out of every 320m people in this country'

Trevor Noah: presidential harassment 'affects one out of every 320m people in this country'

Late-night hosts discussed billionaires, pre-ordained healthcare and “presidential harassment.” Trevor Noah Two days after calling for bipartisanship in his State of the Union address, Donald Trump returned to Twitter on Thursday to cry foul about...

Guardian, 8 February 2019
 
Diane Arbus hits her stride and tomorrow happens in 1956 – the week in art

Diane Arbus hits her stride and tomorrow happens in 1956 – the week in art

Exhibition of the week George Shaw An astonishing body of work in which Shaw tells the story of modern Britain through his paintings of Coventry’s Tile Hill estate. • Holburne Museum, Bath, until 6 May. Also showing Facebook Twitter Pinterest Diane...

Guardian, 8 February 2019
 
Darwin Origin of Species draft stopped from leaving UK

Darwin Origin of Species draft stopped from leaving UK

A handwritten draft from Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species is at risk of leaving the UK unless a buyer can be found. It is one of the last known handwritten manuscripts from Shropshire-born Darwin to exist in a private collection. A sale for...

BBC, 8 February 2019
 
Albert Finney: Daniel Craig leads tributes to late Bond co-star

Albert Finney: Daniel Craig leads tributes to late Bond co-star

James Bond star Daniel Craig has led tributes to actor Albert Finney, with whom he appeared in 2012's Skyfall. "I'm deeply saddened by the news of Albert Finney's passing," he said. "The world has lost a giant. "Wherever Albert is...

BBC, 8 February 2019
 

Bowie influence on new Harrogate panto

Interview: Clive Kirkham is channelling his inner David Bowie for a Harrogate village’s annual pantomime - but it will remain a very community-based show. Clive says A Lad in Pannal, which will run from February 27 to March 2, is partly a magic carpet...

Ripon Gazette, 8 February 2019
 
George Michael's art collection put up for auction

George Michael's art collection put up for auction

A portrait of a smiling, carefree George Michael by Michael Craig-Martin and a dove preserved in formaldehyde by Damien Hirst are among 200 artworks owned by the singer to be auctioned in London. Christie’s announced on Friday that it was selling...

Guardian, 8 February 2019
 
Unseen Robert A Heinlein novel reworks 'awful' The Number of the Beast

Unseen Robert A Heinlein novel reworks 'awful' The Number of the Beast

An unpublished book by Robert A Heinlein, which provides a completely new ending to the author’s controversial novel The Number of the Beast, has been reconstructed from notes and typed manuscript pages left behind by the Hugo award-winning author....

Guardian, 8 February 2019
 


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