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Stolen Marc Chagall painting to be returned after 30 years

Image copyright FBI Image caption The Hellers purchased the painting, one of Chagall’s early works from his time in Paris, in the 1920s A Marc Chagall painting stolen from a New York couple’s home in 1988 will be returned to the family’s estate after nearly 30 years, the FBI says. The 1911 painting, Othello and […]

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Love, Simon: The teen film helping people come out

Image copyright Twentieth Century Fox Image caption Nick Robinson stars as the Simon of the title “It’s hard for me to wrap my head around it. It’s beyond overwhelming.” It’s no surprise author Becky Albertalli feels this way – the book she wrote as Simon vs the Homo Sapien Agenda has been made into the […]

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Swedish Academy head quits Nobel body over sexual misconduct probe

Image copyright EPA Image caption Sara Danius is the latest member of the Swedish Academy to step down The head of the Swedish Academy – the prestigious body that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature – has stepped down in the wake of a sexual abuse scandal. The organisation has been criticised for its handling […]

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Alex Beckett appears as Barney Lumsden in Twenty Twelve

Alex Beckett appeared in BBC Two’s Twenty Twelve as Barney Lumsden. The actor has died suddenly, aged 35, his agent said. In this scene from 10 July 2012, the Perfect Curve brand consultancy agency have come up with a new campaign to market women’s football. Source link

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Bafta Games awards: Hellblade leads the pack

Image copyrightNinja Theory Image caption Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice has been nominated for Best Game and Game Innovation among other awardsThe Bafta Games Awards are getting under way in London. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is the most nominated title, with entries in nine categories, including Best Game. The third-person action game features a female protagonist – a […]

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Worcester-based mask theatre company on nationwide tour

A theatre company that creates wordless productions performed by actors in full masks is on a nationwide tour. Worcester-based Vamos Theatre’s current show A Brave Face follows the story of soldier Ryan and his struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder. Video Journalist: Yusaf Akbar Source link

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Barry Norman: 'Best of film critics' remembered at memorial

Image caption Norman, pictured in 1995, died in his sleep last June Stars, film-makers and journalists have come together to remember film critic Barry Norman at a memorial in London. Ken Loach, Chris Tarrant, Rory Bremner and Dame Maggie Smith were among those in attendance to hear Barry Cryer, David Puttnam and others pay tribute. […]

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Elton John: 'I wish people wrote better songs'

Sir Elton John has said he wishes some modern artists would “write better songs”. Promoting his new album, Revamp, Sir Elton told Nihal Arthanayake: “When you listen to even the cheesiest songs from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s – they are songs. There are a lot of songs in the charts I can’t sing, it’s […]

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Spike Lee KKK film to premiere at Cannes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Spike Lee (right) presented Jordan Peele with an award at last month’s Independent Spirit Awards A Spike Lee film about the Ku Klux Klan, produced by Get Out’s Jordan Peele, will screen in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. BlacKkKlansman, starring John David Washington – son of Denzel […]

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BBC Cliff Richard raid coverage was 'invasion of privacy'

Image copyright EPA Lawyers for Sir Cliff Richard have told the High Court the BBC’s coverage of a police raid on the singer’s home was a “very serious invasion” of his privacy. The BBC is being sued over its footage showing officers searching the star’s Berkshire apartment in 2014 after a claim of historical sexual […]

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James Graham on the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire cough scandal

Image copyright Johann Persson Image caption Quiz has transferred to the West End after a run in Chichester last year James Graham’s latest play, Quiz, tells the story of what the playwright describes as the “most British crime of all time” – the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire coughing scandal of 2001. Charles Ingram, […]