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Damon Albarn: The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows review – beautifully haunting

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When May’s Glastonbury livestream finally creaked into life, it offered viewers an interesting study in contrasts. At 9pm, Coldplay appeared, rolling out the big hits from their 20-year career on an illuminated platfo...

Las Vegas Raiders cut cornerback Damon Arnette over death threats video

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The Las Vegas Raiders are cutting ties with former first-round pick Damon Arnette amid two lawsuits and a troubling video posted by the cornerback, NFL Network reported on Monday. One lawsuit alleges Arnette, 25, left...

On my radar: Damon Albarn’s cultural highlights

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Damon Albarn was born in east London in 1968. Interested in music from a young age, he studied at East 15 Acting School and then Goldsmiths, where he co-founded the band that helped kick off Britpop. As well as record...

‘How do you give up privilege?’: Damon Galgut on his Booker-winning novel

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“I’m used to not winning – that’s kind of what I’m programmed for, and what I’m braced for,” says the quietly spoken South African novelist Damon Galgut, the morning after he was awarded the Booker prize for his ninth...

Damon Galgut wins Booker prize with ‘spectacular’ novel The Promise

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Damon Galgut has won the Booker prize for his portrait of a white South African family navigating the end of apartheid. The judges praised The Promise as “a spectacular demonstration of how the novel can make us see a...

Damon Galgut’s layered feat of fiction is a clear Booker winner

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This year an idiosyncratic shortlist has produced a clear and unsurprising winner. With an impressive backlist and two former shortlistings, Damon Galgut is a major figure in world literature and a vital, nuanced chro...

Damon Galgut is ‘all the rage’ favourite to win 2021 Booker prize

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Damon Galgut’s The Promise is frontrunner at the bookies to win the Booker prize this week. Six authors are in the running for the £50,000 award, with judges chaired by historian Maya Jasanoff set to meet on Wednesday...

TV tonight: Damon Albarn visits Jools Holland as a new series begins

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It is the 59th series of this hardy perennial and Jools launches proceedings from his London HQ. There’s a visit from Damon Albarn who is performing a track from his new album The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the S...

Damon Galgut: ‘The Booker pulls a nasty little trick on you’

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Novelist and playwright Damon Galgut, 57, grew up in Pretoria, South Africa, at the height of the apartheid era. He wrote his first novel aged 17 and has twice been shortlisted for the Booker prize. His latest, The Pr...

Gorillaz review – Damon Albarn and friends make a bit of live music history

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“It’s such a joy to be back,” says Gorillaz’s human representative, Damon Albarn, addressing a full and bouncing O2 Arena. “Thousands of people communing together. What a wonderful feeling. Thank you.” The crowd roar ...

Damon Galgut: ‘After reading Roald Dahl, the world never looked the same’

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The book I am currently readingThe Day of Judgment by Salvatore Satta. It’s set in a remote Sardinian town at the turn of the last century and has no plot to speak of. Plotlessness is, indeed, the point. The book has ...

Matt Damon reveals he only recently stopped using homophobic slur

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Matt Damon has been heavily criticized after revealing that he has only recently stopped using a well-known homophobic slur, after being told by his daughter that it was unacceptable. The Oscar-winning actor made the ...

Damon Albarn review – anecdotes and emotion

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It’s been some journey, these past 16 months of Covid-related stress, grief and restrictions. And for Damon Albarn, to add to the darkness, was the death of his close friend and long-time collaborator, the drummer Ton...

Damon Weaver, who interviewed Obama as an 11-year-old, dies aged 23

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Damon Weaver, who was 11 when he attracted national acclaim by interviewing President Barack Obama at the White House in 2009, has died. Weaver died on 1 May, his sister, Candace Hardy, told the Palm Beach Post. He wa...

‘Blue Lives Matter’: Ex-Yankee Damon cites support for Trump during DUI arrest

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Two-time World Series champion Johnny Damon suggested he has been targeted for his political views during video of his arrest for DUI.The 47-year-old was stopped last month near his home in Windermere, Florida, after ...