• The Line review – moving drama pays tribute to pandemic first responders
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    The Line review – moving drama pays tribute to pandemic first responders

    The Line review – moving drama pays tribute to pandemic first respondersAvailable onlineThe Public’s emotive and effective hour-long play uses actors, including Lorraine Toussaint and Alison Pill, to share powerful testimonials

  • Alex Cox's dream festival: Coppola, Fellini, Herzog and the 1972 gang
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    Alex Cox's dream festival: Coppola, Fellini, Herzog and the 1972 gang

    Alex Cox's dream festival: Coppola, Fellini, Herzog and the 1972 gangThe director fills Liverpool’s picture houses with screenings of 25 great films from a golden age of cinema – from The Godfather to Aguirre, the Wrath of God

  • 'She threw her arms open to the city': how Gemma Bodinetz lit up Liverpool
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    'She threw her arms open to the city': how Gemma Bodinetz lit up Liverpool

    'She threw her arms open to the city': how Gemma Bodinetz lit up LiverpoolAs the artistic director of the Everyman and Playhouse theatres steps down after 17 years, local playwright Lizzie Nunnery celebrates her achievement

  • Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online
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    Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online

    Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online. From live-streams of new plays to classics from the archive, here are some of the top shows online now or coming soon – this page is updated daily

  • Jury Duty review – trial-by-audience is cheekily enjoyable
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    Jury Duty review – trial-by-audience is cheekily enjoyable

    Jury Duty review – trial-by-audience is cheekily enjoyable. Available onlineWorking with other audience members, you decide whether a defendant is guilty of murder in this fun bit of lockdown theatre

  • Theatres that made us: from London's Royal Court to Birmingham Rep
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    Theatres that made us: from London's Royal Court to Birmingham Rep

    Theatres that made us: from London's Royal Court to Birmingham Rep. Arts venues have been hit hard by the pandemic and are still unable to stage live performances. In a new series, we celebrate their essential role

  • Far Side creator Gary Larson publishes first new cartoons in 25 years
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    Far Side creator Gary Larson publishes first new cartoons in 25 years

    Far Side creator Gary Larson publishes first new cartoons in 25 years. After coming out of retirement, the cartoonist says digital technology has allowed him to rediscover the fun of drawing

  • Rewild Yourself by Simon Barnes review – how to get closer to nature
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    Rewild Yourself by Simon Barnes review – how to get closer to nature

    Rewild Yourself by Simon Barnes review – how to get closer to nature. Listen to the dawn chorus, find a giant moth ... suggestions to enrich your life

  • The Disaster Tourist by Yun Ko-eun review – life under late capitalism
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    The Disaster Tourist by Yun Ko-eun review – life under late capitalism

    The Disaster Tourist by Yun Ko-eun review – life under late capitalismIn this entertaining eco-thriller, the heroine curates holiday packages in disaster zones

  • Twilight of Democracy by Anne Applebaum review – when politics ends friendships
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    Twilight of Democracy by Anne Applebaum review – when politics ends friendships

    Twilight of Democracy by Anne Applebaum review – when politics ends friendshipsShaming Boris Johnson and other friends who shifted further right ... a personal survey of nationalisms, discussed alongside The Light That Failed by Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes

  • 'Space marshals': no, they're not welcoming intergalactic visitors
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    'Space marshals': no, they're not welcoming intergalactic visitors

    'Space marshals': no, they're not welcoming intergalactic visitors. This glamorous new title refers to those making sure people keep a safe distance from others when inside

  • Rebecca Shaw: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)
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    Rebecca Shaw: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)

    Rebecca Shaw: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet). We asked Australian comedians what makes them cackle on the internet. For Rebecca Shaw, it’s got to be very, very silly

  • Philip Pullman to release unseen His Dark Materials novella in October
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    Philip Pullman to release unseen His Dark Materials novella in October

    Philip Pullman to release unseen His Dark Materials novella in OctoberWritten in 2004 and auctioned for charity, Serpentine sees an adult Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon revisit Trollesund in search of secrets

  • Melbourne's coronavirus restrictions deal 'devastating' blow to arts companies
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    Melbourne's coronavirus restrictions deal 'devastating' blow to arts companies

    Melbourne's coronavirus restrictions deal 'devastating' blow to arts companiesIndustry forced into worst-case scenario planning as plans to reopen crushed for another four months

  • No joke:  77% of comedy venues in UK face closure within a year, finds survey
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    No joke: 77% of comedy venues in UK face closure within a year, finds survey

    No joke: 77% of comedy venues in UK face closure within a year, finds surveyFears sector will be overlooked when £1.57bn emergency arts funding is allocated * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage

  • Chef and My Fridge: the South Korean cooking show that will get you to clean out your fridge
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    Chef and My Fridge: the South Korean cooking show that will get you to clean out your fridge

    Chef and My Fridge: the South Korean cooking show that will get you to clean out your fridge. Four chefs have 15 minutes to create dishes using only what’s in the depths of a celebrity guest’s refrigerator. What’s not to like?

  • 'The thirst and drive is there': a leap forward for British dance schools
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    'The thirst and drive is there': a leap forward for British dance schools

    'The thirst and drive is there': a leap forward for British dance schools. Conservatoires adapted quickly to our new normal. What sort of industry will students graduate into – and how far have we come since UK-trained dancers were said to be ‘outclassed’?

  • Kanye West Renounces Trump Support, Declares Own Political Party the ‘Birthday Party’
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    Kanye West Renounces Trump Support, Declares Own Political Party the ‘Birthday Party’

    Kanye West, fresh off a Fourth of July presidential run announcement, gave a wide-ranging interview to Forbes where he renounced his support for President Donald Trump and said he is running on the “Birthday Party” ticket.“I am taking the red hat off, with this interview,” said the rapper, who has famously supported Trump and met with him at Trump Tower and in the Oval Office.The interview dropped in the early hours of Wednesday, and by daylight, other elements of West’s chat with the magazine were trending on Twitter, particularly “Birthday Party.”Also Read: Kanye West's Presidential Bid Hurts Joe Biden's Odds to Win, According to Betting SiteThe reason why he calls his political party — for which he is receiving guidance from Elon Musk — the Birthday Party is simple: “Because when we win, it’s everybody’s birthday.”West’s presidential bid has slightly dinged Democratic presumptive Joe Biden’s odds to win the 2020 election, according to one of the largest online sportsbooks, so maybe it isn’t Biden’s birthday after all.According to Bet Online, political betting markets opened Sunday with West added at +10000 (100/1) odds to win the 2020 election. Those are the same odds 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has, though she is not in the race and has thrown her support behind Biden.From Saturday to Sunday, Biden — the outright favorite — moved from -180 (5/9) to -160 (5/8) odds, according to Bet Online. Republican and incumbent Trump’s odds to win improved with West’s weekend announcement, moving from +150 (3/2) to +130 (13/10).Read original story Kanye West Renounces Trump Support, Declares Own Political Party the ‘Birthday Party’ At TheWrap

  • Honk if you're laughing: drive-in gigs aim to accelerate comedy industry
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    Honk if you're laughing: drive-in gigs aim to accelerate comedy industry

    Honk if you're laughing: drive-in gigs aim to accelerate comedy industry. While they wait for clubs to reopen, standups are returning to the stage in car parks, with audiences tuning in on the radio

  • Theatres that made us: from Manchester's Royal Exchange to Cardiff's Chapter
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    Theatres that made us: from Manchester's Royal Exchange to Cardiff's Chapter

    Theatres that made us: from Manchester's Royal Exchange to Cardiff's Chapter. Arts venues have been hit hard by the pandemic and are still unable to stage live performances. In the third part of a new series, we celebrate their essential role

  • JK Rowling, Rushdie and Atwood warn against ‘intolerance’ in open letter
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    JK Rowling, Rushdie and Atwood warn against ‘intolerance’ in open letter

    JK Rowling, Rushdie and Atwood warn against ‘intolerance’ in open letterHarper’s letter asserts way to ‘defeat bad ideas is by exposure, argument, and persuasion’, but critics accuse authors of censorious mentality

  • Salisbury Cathedral to reopen to tourists with art extravaganza
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    Salisbury Cathedral to reopen to tourists with art extravaganza

    Salisbury Cathedral to reopen to tourists with art extravaganza. Grayson Perry work features in show marking building’s 800th anniversary

  • Dear NHS, edited by Adam Kay – celebrities say thank you
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    Dear NHS, edited by Adam Kay – celebrities say thank you

    Dear NHS, edited by Adam Kay – celebrities say thank you. Tales of embarrassing injuries and moments of poignance, plus some poor efforts, in a revealing collection of essays

  • Walking a tightrope: circuses warn they will go bust ‘within two weeks’
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    Walking a tightrope: circuses warn they will go bust ‘within two weeks’

    Walking a tightrope: circuses warn they will go bust ‘within two weeks’. Clowns and performers deliver letter to No 10 calling for the urgent reopening of venues after lockdown

  • Mary Kay Letourneau, Teacher Convicted of Raping Her Student, Dies at 58
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    Mary Kay Letourneau, Teacher Convicted of Raping Her Student, Dies at 58

    Mary Kay Letourneau, a Seattle-area middle school teacher who became infamous in 1997 after raping one of her students, serving a lengthy prison sentence, and then marrying the student after her release from prison, died Monday following a battle with cancer. She was 58.Her attorney told Seattle NBC affiliate King 5 that Letourneau had stage 4 cancer and was diagnosed in 2019. The nature of her cancer was not provided.In 1996, Letourneau, then age 34, was a sixth-grade teacher in Burien, Washington. In June of that year, she was found alone in her car with one of her students, 12-year-old Vili Fualaau. After first attempting to lie about their names and the circumstances under which she was in the car with Fualaau, Letourneau was taken into custody and Fualaau’s mother was contacted. Letourneau denied that anything sexual had occurred however, and Fualaau’s mother — who later said police did not inform her of the circumstances — allowed him to remain in Letourneau’s company.Also Read: Woman Accuses Ghislaine Maxwell of Raping Her '20-30 Times' as a Teen, Willing to TestifyNine months later, in March 1997, Letourneau was reported to police by a relative of her husband and arrested. It then came out that she had repeatedly raped Fualaau and was now pregnant. She pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree child rape and prosecutors sought a 6-year sentence. But she initially avoided a prison sentence via a plea deal which included three years of sex offender treatment and three months in county jail. She gave birth to a daughter while awaiting sentencing.In February 1998, shortly after being released from jail, she was arrested after being discovered having sex in her car with Fualaau, who was 14 at the time. Her plea deal was then revoked and she was ordered to serve the full sentence. She gave birth to her second child with Fualaau later that year while in prison.After she was released from prison in 2004 Fualaau, at that point age 21, convinced a court to rescind the restraining order preventing them from being in contact, and they married the next year. They divorced in 2019. During their marriage, Fualaa defended their relationship but after their split People magazine reported that he now considers the relationship “unhealthy.”Read original story Mary Kay Letourneau, Teacher Convicted of Raping Her Student, Dies at 58 At TheWrap