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The joy of Jackass is not only its stunts, but the gang’s enduring friendship

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Last week, the New York Times published an expansive and affectionate interview with Jason “Wee Man” Acuña, a 48-year-old skateboarder and celebrity who cut his teeth (and likely some other body parts) as a member of ...

Police killed their sons. Their unmovable friendship uncovered a system of lies

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Narene Stokes couldn’t help but notice the only white woman in the crowd. Sheila Albers had come to grieve. Like Narene, like all the mothers gathered for the meeting, her teenage son had been shot and killed by polic...

Robert Mancini, Gianluca Vialli and the great friendship inspiring Italy

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The year 1964 was a big one for football in Italy. Helenio Herrera’s Inter defeated Real Madrid in the European Cup final; Roma lifted the Coppa Italia after a dramatic replay against Torino; Bologna won their seventh...

Richards-Botham Trophy: England-West Indies friendship has new name

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England may be trying to turn a corner West Indies know only too well, and thoughts of Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad kicking their heels at home will take some shifting by their replacements, but the three-Test seri...

Athena review – teenage duellists take a hesitant stab at friendship

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The verbal sparring is sharp and pointed in Gracie Gardner’s quick-witted play about two American high-schoolers training to fence competitively. Performed in full fencing get-up, this is a show of friendship fuelled ...

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...

Basquiat and Warhol’s ‘intimate friendship’ explored in Young Vic drama

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It promised to be a knockout exhibition, with both artists wearing boxing gloves on the poster. But the eagerly anticipated 1985 show of joint works by old master Andy Warhol and bright new star Jean-Michel Basquiat w...

‘Actively develop friendship’: China’s new ambassador to Australia strikes softer tone

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China’s new ambassador to Australia has offered an olive branch in the intense diplomatic dispute between the two countries, saying they should “meet each other halfway” and “look into the future”. Xiao Qian, who arri...

What I learned from an unlikely friendship with an anti-masker

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On 11 March 2021, I took a selfie at the Baltimore Convention Center and pressed send. I’d just received my first dose of a Covid vaccine. “Feels pretty momentous,” I texted an acquaintance. “It was exactly one year a...

Kyiv dismantles Ukraine-Russia friendship statue – video

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Ukrainian authorities have dismantled a large Soviet-era monument in the centre of Kyiv meant to symbolise friendship between Russia and Ukraine in response to Moscow's invasion, according to the city's mayor. The eig...

Red Pitch review – football, friendship and the fear of being left behind

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Actors Kedar Williams-Stirling, Emeka Sesay and Francis Lovehall. Writer Tyrell Williams. All names to remember, who have created this fierce, affectionate, effortlessly funny play. Set in a fading football ground in ...

‘Emotional support witches’: farewell to Grace and Frankie, TV’s greatest female friendship

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Pop culture has long taught us that the worst possible thing that could happen to a woman is for her to end up alone – with cat ladies serving as warnings of the fate awaiting anyone left without someone to love her. ...

Duty

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When you watch news reports from war zones, you often see civilians going about their daily business even amid the gunfire. Conflicts take place not on designated battlefields, as they did in our school books, but on ...

A friendship break-up is a radical loss. Why don’t we talk about it more?

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In early November 2019 I was boarding a plane in Paris on my way home from a memoir workshop I teach. I felt relieved to have finished work and ready to go home. Suddenly, ahead of me on the air bridge, I saw a woman ...

Tim Dowling: is the dog-fox friendship sweet – or a bad omen?

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The dog is barking. I have no idea what time it is – I went to bed late and fell asleep abruptly – but, judging from the blackness on the other side of the window, I’m confident that if I were one of my neighbours, I’...