• When Time Stopped by Ariana Neumann review – an extraordinary Holocaust story
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    When Time Stopped by Ariana Neumann review – an extraordinary Holocaust story

    When Time Stopped by Ariana Neumann review – an extraordinary Holocaust story. The remarkable history of how a Jewish survivor hid in plain sight at the heart of the Third Reich is uncovered by his daughter

  • Antisocial by Andrew Marantz review – America's online extremists
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    Antisocial by Andrew Marantz review – America's online extremists

    Antisocial by Andrew Marantz review – America's online extremistsA compelling account of how far-right firestarters helped ‘the world’s most gifted media troll’ to become the US president

  • Elizabeth Warren Rips Michael Bloomberg Over His Response to Sexual Harassment NDAs
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    Elizabeth Warren Rips Michael Bloomberg Over His Response to Sexual Harassment NDAs

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren attacked Michael Bloomberg Tuesday night against over his use of non-disclosure agreements in settlements with former female employees who brought sexual harassment lawsuits against his company.Warren called for Bloomberg to release the women from their NDAs and urged the audience to reflect on his defense in the face of those accusations, saying, “I hope you heard his defense. I’ve been nice to some women … That just doesn’t cut it.”She continued, “He has gotten some number of women — dozens, who knows? — to sign non-disclosure agreements, both for sexual harassment and for gender discrimination in the workplace. So, Mr. Mayor, are you willing to release all of those women from those non-disclosure agreements so we can hear their side of the story?”Also Read: Bernie and Warren Waste No Time Going After Bloomberg at Nevada Democratic DebateWarren’s question was met with rowdy cheers from the in-house audience at the Paris Las Vegas Theater. Once the crowd died down, Bloomberg was able to respond, “None of them accuse me of doing anything other than maybe they didn’t like a joke I told.”Bloomberg’s answer was met with gasps and groans from the audience.After Warren pressed Bloomberg again to release the women from their nondisclosure, Bloomberg gave an answer that indicated he has no plans to do so, saying, “They decided when they made an agreement that they wanted to keep it quiet for everybody’s interest. They signed the agreements and that’s what we’re going to live with.”Also Read: Who Would Buy Bloomberg Media if Bloomberg Becomes President - and for How Much?The heated exchange came after a fast and furious start to the debate, in which all of the candidates seemed to take turns piling on Bloomberg, who was making his debate debut.Bernie Sanders began by criticizing Bloomberg’s stop-and-frisk policy during his tenure as New York City’s mayor, which he noted “went after African American and Latino people in an outrageous way. That is not a way you’re going to grow voter turnout. What our movement is about is bringing working-class people together. Black and white and Latino, Native American, Asian American, around an agenda that works for all of us and not just the billionaire class.” Sanders also pitched universal health care, a minimum wage increase, and fighting climate change as reasons.Warren was blunt with her criticism of Bloomberg, calling attention to his history of numerous, and well-documented accusations of sexist and profane comments made by Bloomberg in front of his employees. “I’d like to talk about who we’re running against. A billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians. And no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump. I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg.”Read original story Elizabeth Warren Rips Michael Bloomberg Over His Response to Sexual Harassment NDAs At TheWrap

  • Sanders and Warren Waste No Time Going After Bloomberg at Nevada Democratic Debate
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    Sanders and Warren Waste No Time Going After Bloomberg at Nevada Democratic Debate

    The candidates at Wednesday evening’s Democratic presidential debate ahead of the Nevada primary wasted no time going in hard on Mike Bloomberg, with Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren delivering particularly stinging rebukes of the former New York City mayor.At the start of the debate, the candidates were asked to explain why they were the one to beat Donald Trump in November instead of Bloomberg, who has positioned himself as a “centrist” who could win come November.First-to-respond Sanders meanwhile criticized Bloomberg’s stop-and-frisk policy during his tenure as New York City’s mayor, which he noted “went after African American and Latino people in an outrageous way. That is not a way you’re going to grow voter turnout. What our movement is about is bringing working-class people together. Black and white and Latino, Native American, Asian American, around an agenda that works for all of us and not just the billionaire class.” Sanders also pitched universal health care, a minimum wage increase, and fighting climate change as reasons.In order to beat Donald Trump we are going to need the largest voter turnout in the history of our country. Mr. Bloomberg’s record of stop-and-frisk is not going to do that. DemDebate pic.twitter.com/GD2CwkGi5b— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 20, 2020Also Read: CNN Hires Former Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang as Political CommentatorBlomberg replied by accusing Sanders of plotting to take away “the plan that they love” from “160 million people,” and argued that this is in part why, in his view, Sanders would lose to Trump.Responding immediately to this, Warren was blunt, calling attention to the history of numerous, and well-documented accusations of sexist and profane comments made by Bloomberg in front of his employees. “I’d like to talk about who we’re running against. A billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians. And no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump. I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg.”Warren then implied commonalities with Trump. “Democrats are not going to win if we have a nominee with a history of hiding his tax returns, of harassing women, of supporting racist policies like redlining, and stop and frisk,” she said.While she said she would support whoever ends up being the nominee, Warren added “Democrats take a huge risk if we just substitute one arrogant billionaire for another.”WATCH: Sen. Warren kicks off the DemDebate by launching a direct criticism of Mike Bloomberg's previous comments about women. pic.twitter.com/SROJoQXU9Z— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 20, 2020Wednesday’s debate, hosted by NBC and MSNBC, took place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Joining Warren, Sanders, and Bloomberg on stage were Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, and Amy Klobuchar.Read original story Sanders and Warren Waste No Time Going After Bloomberg at Nevada Democratic Debate At TheWrap

  • Carnegie Medal longlist gives classics a fresh spin
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    Carnegie Medal longlist gives classics a fresh spin

    Carnegie Medal longlist gives classics a fresh spin. From a modern Moby-Dick to a stepsister’s take on Cinderella, the UK’s top children’s book prize highlights stories of ‘hope, discovery and understanding’

  • A Number review – Caryl Churchill's clone fable counts cost of progress
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    A Number review – Caryl Churchill's clone fable counts cost of progress

    A Number review – Caryl Churchill's clone fable counts cost of progressBridge theatre, London Roger Allam plays a father with multiple versions of the same son in a drama that feels like an early noughties Black Mirror

  • Natalie Portman's husband denies signing letter backing fired ballet director
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    Natalie Portman's husband denies signing letter backing fired ballet director

    Natalie Portman's husband denies signing letter backing fired ballet directorChoreographers Benjamin Millepied and William Forsyth deny signing letter demanding director’s return after dismissal for pregnancy discrimination

  • Bringing women together for 60 years
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    Bringing women together for 60 years

    Bringing women together for 60 years. National Women’s Register | Beards and philosophy | Marmalade | Bread and circuses | Irish Sea bridge

  • Rapper Pop Smoke Shot and Killed at Home of ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Star (Report)
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    Rapper Pop Smoke Shot and Killed at Home of ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Star (Report)

    Rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed at a Hollywood Hills home owned by “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and her husband Edwin Arroyave, according to TMZ. The rapper was 20 years old.The Los Angeles Police Department did not identify the victim but confirmed to TheWrap that a shooting occurred at 4:29 a.m. Wednesday morning at the 2000 block of Hercules Drive near the intersection of Laurel Canyon and Hollywood Blvd. An unknown number of suspects entered the residence and shot an unidentified African American male in his 20s.The victim was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead Wednesday. It is not yet known whether the shooting was gang-related. A homicide investigation is ongoing.Also Read: Charles Portis, 'True Grit' Novelist, Dies at 86TMZ also reports that the Arroyave residence may have been rented to the rapper as an Airbnb.Reps for the Arroyaves did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave has been a cast member of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” since Season 8. Season 10 of the reality TV show is currently in production.She is the daughter of legendary rocker John Mellencamp. She is married to Edwin Arroyave, who is CEO of the home security company Skyline Security. The rapper, whose birth name is Bashar Jackson, was arrested last month at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and charged with transporting a stolen vehicle, according to Fox 11 Los Angeles.Lawrence Yee contributed to this report.Read original story Rapper Pop Smoke Shot and Killed at Home of ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Star (Report) At TheWrap

  • Zoe Caldwell obituary
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    Zoe Caldwell obituary

    Zoe Caldwell obituaryLeading classical stage actor and four-times Tony award winner, whose career spanned three continents

  • National Theatre boss denies being part of ‘left-of-centre elite’
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    National Theatre boss denies being part of ‘left-of-centre elite’

    National Theatre boss denies being part of ‘left-of-centre elite’Rufus Norris rebuffs Downton creator Julian Fellowes’ claim that NT is in a cultural bubble

  • Should the Harvey Weinstein jury really be forbidden to review books?
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    Should the Harvey Weinstein jury really be forbidden to review books?

    Should the Harvey Weinstein jury really be forbidden to review books?. The movie mogul’s lawyers sought to discharge one trial juror over books she had read, which is a court role for reading habits I have not seen before

  • Top 10 random encounters in literature
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    Top 10 random encounters in literature

    Top 10 random encounters in literatureLandmark meetings in Dickens and Joyce, and textual collisions in surrealism and poetry, remind us how central surprise is to the best writing

  • Independence Square by AD Miller review – thriller in post-Soviet Ukraine
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    Independence Square by AD Miller review – thriller in post-Soviet Ukraine

    Independence Square by AD Miller review – thriller in post-Soviet UkraineFrom Kiev to London by way of Greeneland … the Booker-shortlisted author’s protagonist searches for answers

  • The Crying Book by Heather Christle review – why do we weep?
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    The Crying Book by Heather Christle review – why do we weep?

    The Crying Book by Heather Christle review – why do we weep?A personal examination of tears – what causes them, why we cry – which takes in biological science, relationship break-up, poetry and Donald Trump

  • Capital and Ideology by Thomas Piketty review – if inequality is illegitimate, why not reduce it?
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    Capital and Ideology by Thomas Piketty review – if inequality is illegitimate, why not reduce it?

    Capital and Ideology by Thomas Piketty review – if inequality is illegitimate, why not reduce it?The celebrated French economist is back with an ambitious and optimistic work of social science, which argues that inequality always relies on ideology

  • 'It's really special': the ballet company shaking up the world of dance
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    'It's really special': the ballet company shaking up the world of dance

    'It's really special': the ballet company shaking up the world of danceBy hiring a diverse range of dancers, the directors of Complexions Contemporary Ballet are working to change tired stereotypes

  • Be More Chill review – glorious misfit musical for the age of oddballs
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    Be More Chill review – glorious misfit musical for the age of oddballs

    Be More Chill review – glorious misfit musical for the age of oddballsThe Other Palace, London The soaring joys and plunging agonies of adolescence are treated with humour and heart in this refreshing arrival from Broadway

  • Letter: Terry Jones obituary
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    Letter: Terry Jones obituary

  • Live shows get your heart racing – scientists prove it
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    Live shows get your heart racing – scientists prove it

    Live shows get your heart racing – scientists prove it. UCL scientists measured heart rates and sweat glands of audiences and found live shows caused much greater response

  • John Shrapnel obituary
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    John Shrapnel obituary. Actor known for his work at the RSC and National Theatre who brought force and intelligence to stage and screen roles

  • 'The most boring part': why the killer didn't matter to Georges Simenon
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    'The most boring part': why the killer didn't matter to Georges Simenon

    'The most boring part': why the killer didn't matter to Georges Simenon. Identifying the murderer in Maigret and the Man on the Bench is of scant concern to a writer preoccupied with deeper secrets

  • Sequins, spoofs and salaciousness: meet drag king and queen improv duo Dragprov
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    Sequins, spoofs and salaciousness: meet drag king and queen improv duo Dragprov

    Sequins, spoofs and salaciousness: meet drag king and queen improv duo DragprovFrom Eaton Messe’s cutting jokes to Christian Adore’s excellent singing, Dragprov are bringing glamour to improvised comedy

  • The Cellist review – a joyfully giddy tribute to Jacqueline du Pré
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    The Cellist review – a joyfully giddy tribute to Jacqueline du Pré

    The Cellist review – a joyfully giddy tribute to Jacqueline du PréRoyal Opera House, London Cathy Marston’s first main stage commission for the Royal Ballet translates Du Pré’s lyrical presence on the podium into dance, capturing her deep love affair with music

  • True Grit author Charles Portis dies aged 86
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    True Grit author Charles Portis dies aged 86

    True Grit author Charles Portis dies aged 86. Landmark western author’s most famous novel gave John Wayne an Oscar-winning role, and inspired the Coen brothers