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Golden slumbers: 10 glorious woodland retreats for an autumn break

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Glamping is an understatement for these two spacious, well-equipped forest boltholes: one lodge and one safari tent, surrounded by woodland on the edge of the North York Moors at Thimbleby. Coulter – the tent – boasts...

Black Love review – singing siblings’ glorious ode to Black culture

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Black Love, the first musical to be created for Paines Plough’s intimate Roundabout stage, is a lesson in the complexities of family relationships. Aurora and Orion are brother and sister, living in a small London fla...

For one glorious moment, we believed Cormac McCarthy’s faked Twitter account

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Why must we always spoil things? If I’d typed that next to a little blue bird, somebody might have replied “Evergreen tweet” or even *gestures at all this*, but as so often, it is Twitter itself that has been the engi...

It’s a glorious feeling when you and your singles bubble buddy just hang doing nothing

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When the singles bubble was announced, I found myself awash with what people much cooler than me call “the feels”. Relief. Excitement. Terror. I’ll be able to have a hug! I’ll be able to sit on a couch with someone an...

‘Glorious Twelfth’ on the brink across UK after poor grouse breeding season

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The “Glorious Twelfth” may be effectively cancelled this year, shooting estates have said, as the grouse breeding season has been so poor. Hard frosts while the birds were laying has meant that fewer were born, and so...

Tyler, the Creator: Call Me If You Get Lost review – the most glorious mess

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Earlier this week, Billie Eilish was obliged to issue an apology, after an eight-year-old video of the singer emerged, featuring her mouthing along to a racial slur in Tyler, the Creator’s Fish, in a lyric that is als...

The Rocketeer at 30: the glorious throwback flop that should have been a hit

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Thirty years ago, The Rocketeer opened in third place at the US box office, well behind Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, the juggernaut that had premiered the week before, and a little behind the Billy Crystal comedy Ci...

The Pursuit of Love review – absolutely glorious

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For some reason – but never lack of urging by friends – I have not read any Nancy Mitford, including her most famous novel The Pursuit of Love, a perennial bestseller since its publication in 1945. I have absorbed the...

Beyoncé looked glorious on my magazine cover. ‘Are you going to lighten her skin?’ my boss asked

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I stood and knocked tentatively on my publisher’s office door, holding a printout of my latest cover gingerly in my fingertips. The cover I held in my sweaty hands this time was Beyoncé, and she looked … well, she loo...

The Coral: Coral Island review – glorious psychedelia for sunny days

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Since returning to releasing new music in 2016, the Coral have been operating with a relaxed expansiveness that suits them. Their third post-hiatus record is their most ambitious yet, a double album that uses the meta...

That glorious mix of chilly air and clear, bright skies? There’s a word for that

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Yesterday I went for a walk with a friend, AKA the only government-mandated social activity at that moment (truly, what a time to be alive!). It was cold, but the sun had lingered, and there existed that glorious mix ...

Björk: a glorious weirdo who taught me to be proud to be different

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I wasn’t a weird kid per se, but I looked weird. I was a tall child, and I’d been a tall baby. My early nickname, Slug, came from a picture of me as a newborn, my older sister awkwardly holding me tightly cocooned in ...

The RSC at 60: the glorious past and vital future of a theatrical revolution

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What’s in a name? Quite a lot, as it happens. In 1960 Peter Hall created a theatrical revolution. He turned a summer Shakespeare festival in Stratford-on-Avon into a year-round enterprise based on a permanent ensemble...