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Werner Herzog: ‘I was never, contrary to rumours, a hazard-seeking, crazy stuntman’

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Werner Herzog is about to turn 80 and is refashioning himself as a writer. He wishes it to be appreciated that this is what he always was – he is, after all, a virtuoso screenwriter as well as one of the greatest film...

Crazy for You review – spine-tingling musical is a giddy thrill

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A faithful revival of this 1992 musical could easily seem as dated as its backwater setting in Depression-era America. Based on George and Ira Gershwin’s Girl Crazy (1930), it has an added hodgepodge of songs from the...

Dan Stevens: ‘People thought I was crazy’

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Dan Stevens knew little about Watergate before being cast in Gaslit, a new prestige drama about the 1970s American scandal that toppled a president and shook America. The 39-year-old actor, of early Downton Abbey fame...

Virginie Efira: ‘On the script there was something crazy, sacred, intimate’

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Virginie Efira has a confession to make: before playing a 17th-century lesbian nun in Benedetta, she went on a diet and worked out to prepare for the sex scenes. She presents this as if it were a feminist betrayal for...

Election fears form backdrop to DUP’s ‘crazy’ drama in Northern Ireland

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Once again Northern Ireland is in the headlines. Stormont is on the brink of collapse and the febrile politics of orange, green and everything in between is exposed to all who do not live there. An election for the St...

‘I go crazy when I go to gigs’: Rina Sawayama on proud foundations and duetting with Elton John

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“Such a big part of my creativity involves going to gigs to feel the raw energy, the sweat,” says Brit-nominated singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama. “Even how people move to certain beats can be inspiring in terms of wri...

‘I go crazy when I go to gigs’: Rina Sawayama on her proud foundations and duetting with Elton John

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“Such a big part of my creativity involves going to gigs to feel the raw energy, the sweat,” says Brit-nominated singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama. “Even how people move to certain beats can be inspiring in terms of wri...

‘I go crazy when I go to gigs’: Rina Sawayama on her proud foundations (and duetting with Elton John)

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“Such a big part of my creativity involves going to gigs to feel the raw energy, the sweat,” says Brit-nominated singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama. “Even how people move to certain beats can be inspiring in terms of wri...

‘It sounded crazy’: palatial six-storey hymn to social interaction is Britain’s best new building

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After more than a year of Zoom tutorials and online lectures, students are back learning face to face – and nowhere more so than at Kingston University’s Town House, a cathedral of social interaction that has been nam...

Crazy Samurai: 400 vs 1 review – epic, single-take battle of bloody-minded intensity

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The craziness is all in the idea of this singular Japanese action movie: essentially one marathon battle scene, filmed in a single take, in which a master swordsman takes down several hundred assailants. The execution...

Turkish ex-admirals arrested over criticism of Erdoğan’s ‘crazy’ canal scheme

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Turkey has detained 10 retired admirals over their public criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s “crazy” Istanbul canal project, which seeks to create a new route for the city from the Black Sea to the Mediterr...

‘People were going crazy’: Myanmar detainees recount military’s cruelty

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Released from detention in Myanmar, protesters and journalists have described beatings, squalid conditions and cruelty under the military dictatorship that is opposed by most of the population. Hnin, 23, was arrested ...

‘People were going crazy’: Myanmar detainees recount military’s cruelty

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Freed protesters and a journalist detained by the junta describe beatings and squalid conditionsReleased from detention in Myanmar, protesters and journalists have described beatings, squalid conditions and cruelty un...

Did you solve it? The crazy maths of crypto

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Earlier today I set the following puzzle, based on the remarkable mathematical concept of a ‘zero-knowledge proof,’ which has applications in cyber security. (To find out why this concept is so revolutionary, and how ...

Can you solve it? The crazy maths of crypto

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Today’s puzzle is based on a ground-breaking mathematical concept which last week won one of its pioneers the Abel Prize, considered the Nobel Prize of maths. The concept is the zero-knowledge proof, and it has many a...

Middle Kids on growing up: ‘It’s crazy how much of my world revolved around drinking’

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The new album from Australian band Middle Kids starts in a vulnerable place. In its opening track, Bad Neighbours, singer-songwriter Hannah Joy inspects the lifelong reverberations of childhood trauma. “That’s definit...