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Alice Cooper review – guillotine-wielding rocker is no longer a cut above

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The man on stage has died this way before. The blade catches the spotlight on its way down and a lifeless head tumbles into a basket, ready to be paraded in front of the baying crowd. In Alice Cooper’s world, executio...

Why are ministers obsessed with teaching children to read using phonics?

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Over the last decade the way in which children are taught to read in primary schools in England has fundamentally changed. The teaching of reading is now dominated by phonics, or more accurately “synthetic phonics”, w...

How an innocent Black man served time for the rape of author Alice Sebold

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On 4 November 1981, five Black men in matching light blue shirts filed into a narrow, well-lit room on the third floor of a police station in Syracuse, New York, and turned to face a one-way mirror. On the other side,...

Alice Sebold’s publisher pulls memoir after overturned rape conviction

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Alice Sebold’s publisher Scribner is pulling her 1999 memoir Lucky from shelves after a man was cleared of the rape at the heart of it. Anthony Broadwater was convicted of raping Sebold in 1982, and spent 16 years in ...

Alice Sebold apologizes to man cleared of 1981 rape featured in her memoir

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The author Alice Sebold apologized on Tuesday to the man who was exonerated last week of the 1981 rape that was the basis for her memoir Lucky. Sebold said she was struggling with the role she played “within a system ...

Meet Alice Capsey, the 16-year-old schoolgirl hoping to star in the Hundred

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Sixteen-year-old Alice Capsey’s call-up to play for Oval Invincibles in the Hundred was unusual, to say the least. “Because of my age our head coach, Jonathan Batty, had to phone my mum first and get her permission. T...

Missing teacher Alice Hodgkinson reportedly found dead in Japan

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A teacher who has been missing in Japan for more than a week is reported to have been found dead. The family of Alice Hodgkinson, 28, told the Sun that they had received the “worst news imaginable” from police in Japa...

Police in Japan search for missing British woman Alice Hodgkinson

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Police in Japan are searching for a British woman who has not been seen for almost a week, with her family describing her disappearance as “completely out of character”. Alice Hodgkinson, 28, was reported missing afte...

Alice and the Mayor review – can the left survive the crisis of modern politics?

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Nicolas Pariser’s second film is a much-needed attempt to address the woes of the modern left: a conceptual exhaustion in the face of ever-mutating 21st-century capitalism, and loss of connection with its base. But th...

What are the checks and balances governing UK ministers?

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As the fallout from the Matt Hancock affair continues, questions have been raised about the UK’s system of checks and balances on ministerial behaviour. There is a range of bodies inside and outside government that ca...

Alice Springs joins parts of NSW, Queensland and Perth in lockdown after Covid case visited airport

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Alice Springs will go into a “critical” 72-hour lockdown as a precautionary measure after a man who worked at a Northern Territory mine transitioned through the town’s airport before testing positive for Covid-19 in S...

‘Alice the rat was so special’: readers on their brilliant, beloved pet tattoos

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Alice was a double rex rat we adopted from the local RSPCA. She was such a special girl and we had a great bond, so she was the natural choice for my first tattoo. Sadly, Alice died earlier this year, so I’m getting a...

Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser review – a stupendous wonderland

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White rabbits skitter here and there, disappearing abruptly through holes in the wainscot. Tiny theatres open out of outsize Victorian doors. Cunning checkerboard floors lead your mind and feet astray, while giant pla...

Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser review – a wonderful tumble down the rabbit hole

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To get into the V&A’s blockbuster about the influence of Alice, I had to stand at a security gate for ages, waiting to be called forward into the silent museum. It was a tiny bit Kafkaesque. Then I remembered Kafk...