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Rupert Murdoch’s launch of talkTV is about opportunism as much as ideology

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The human Marmite of British journalism, Piers Morgan, is about to be spread very thinly. He has signed a global commentary deal with Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. A nightly talkshow will be central to the plans of a ne...

Top 10 millennial heroines in fiction

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The experiences of women through the ages have many common threads, but the heroines in different ages are all indelibly marked by their times. Esther from The Bell Jar, for instance, is a product of the “silent gener...

Britain’s Emily Campbell wins historic Olympics weightlifting silver medal

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With one extraordinary act of strength and defiance, Emily Campbell ripped a 158kg barbell off the floor, rested it on her shoulders, and began to squat. With another she exploded upwards to thrust the weight - more t...

The eviction moratorium is about to expire – and the situation is dire

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At the end of this week, the federal moratorium protecting renters in the US from eviction will end. As the Delta variant of Covid-19 spreads quickly across the country, and with vaccination rates still low in many ar...

The BBC faces major challenges from the government to its independence

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Last week, Britain’s media regulator Ofcom published a call to action for a “stronger system of public media”, which urged a “radical” move towards digitisation, and potential extra fiscal support for certain areas su...

Emily Blunt’s 20 best film performances – ranked!

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Emily Blunt can make bad films tolerable. Even her talents were stretched, though, by this horror reboot. She lounges demurely on a riverbank in funeral dress while Benicio del Toro grunts and growls and Anthony Hopki...

Emily Maguire on family and hoarding

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When do the objects we love become a health hazard? In this recording of Guardian Australia’s monthly book club, author Emily Maguire discusses her latest novel, Love Objects, with features editor Lucy Clark ...

Associated Press vows to defend staff against online attacks after Emily Wilder firing

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Management at the Associated Press have told staff that they stand behind their decision to fire newly hired reporter Emily Wilder who was targeted by a Republican smear campaign regarding her pro-Palestinian advocacy...

Emily Brontë’s handwritten poems are highlight of ‘lost library’ auction

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An “incredibly rare” handwritten manuscript of Emily Brontë’s poems, with pencil corrections by her sister Charlotte, is going up for auction as part of a “lost library” that has been out of public view for nearly a c...

Associated Press journalists condemn decision to fire Emily Wilder

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Journalists at the Associated Press published an open letter on Monday, decrying the decision to fire Emily Wilder, a young employee targeted by a Republican smear campaign regarding her pro-Palestinian advocacy while...

Britain could steer a global vaccination programme – but where is the leadership?

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We are 140 days into what Boris Johnson has proudly called “the year of British leadership”. But looking at this government from the outside, you would never know it. Where is the British leadership over the conflict ...

A Quiet Place Part II review – Emily Blunt horror is something to scream about

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The first Quiet Place movie emitted the most piercing silent scream imaginable. This sequel from writer-director John Krasinski may not quite have all its focus and intimate horror, while the borrowings from Alien, Ju...

Emily Blunt must be Hollywood’s last hold-out against the superhero supremacy

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Why doesn’t Emily Blunt want to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Sue Storm, AKA Invisible Woman and a powerful, leading member of the Fantastic Four? We might point to the execrable nature of every single previou...

Americans are more pro-union – and anti-big business – than at any time in decades

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Today, public feeling toward labor is more positive, and public feeling toward big business more negative, than at any time in five decades. What’s more, workers increasingly want to be in unions: over half of America...

Wild Mountain Thyme review – Emily Blunt in an awful Irish stew

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There’s a sublime awfulness and condescension to this American vision of Ireland, adapted by writer-director John Patrick Shanley from his Broadway stage hit: a mind-boggling stew of bizarre paddywhackery that makes J...

Facebook may have a new Oversight Board but its old problems remain

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Any day now the Facebook Oversight Board, the social media company’s review mechanism for decisions on deletion of content and users, will tell the world whether Donald Trump should remain banned from Facebook indefin...

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