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Luzzu review – beautifully observed study of fishers trying to stay afloat

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Awash in blues and yellows, the colours of the traditional Maltese fishing boat known as a luzzu, Alex Camilleri’s debut is nothing short of a future neo-realist classic. Enveloped in the gentle rippling of the cerule...

How UK shoppers can buy beautifully ethical flowers

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The carbon footprint of imported flowers can be 10 times that of a homegrown bouquet, so it pays to “buy small and buy British”. That was one of the conclusions of a Lancaster University study in 2018 that looked at t...

TV tonight: Elena Ferrante beautifully unpacks friendship, class and privilege

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The quietly beautiful adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s bestselling Neapolitan novels reaches the third book of the series. Now reflecting on their friendship in 70s Italy, Lenù is a rising literary star and engaged to a...

Billy Strings: Renewal review – bold and beautifully written bluegrass

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Billy Strings’ third solo album dwells on revelations that befell the Michigan bluegrass punk as he reached his late 20s, about heartbreak, America and the roots of his former addictions and self-destructive tendencie...

Elif Shafak: ‘Reading Orlando was like plunging into a cold but beautifully blue sea’

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My earliest reading memoryI was in my grandmother’s house in Ankara, Turkey. I must have been six years old. I learned how to read from Grandma’s cookbooks and traditional Middle Eastern love stories – Layla and Majnu...

Candoco Dance Company review – it all just works, beautifully

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As a company of variously abled and disabled dancers, Candoco generally presents choreography that has been created for its own performers. Set and Reset/Reset, a transposition of Trisha Brown’s classic Set and Reset ...

The cardboard cannabis lab: Thomas Demand’s beautifully deceptive realities

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Last year, Thomas Demand made two large-scale photographs, Pond and Nursery, that at first seem to suggest two conflicting ideas of nature: the sublime and the scientific. The former, a nod to Monet, shows a constella...