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Percival Everett: ‘I’d love to write a novel everyone hated’

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Percival Everett, 65, is the author of 21 novels, including Glyph, a satire on literary theory, Telephone, which was published simultaneously in three different versions, and Erasure, about a black author who, angered...

John Oliver rips Ticketmaster and live music costs: ‘One of the most hated companies on earth’

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John Oliver took a deep dive into the industry of exorbitant pricing for live events on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, and in particular the company Ticketmaster – or, as he called it, “one of the most hated companies on...

Purists hated Mayweather v Paul but traditional sports can learn from its success

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Some food for thought. Last week, the Guardian’s report on the “special exhibition” between the Hall of Fame boxer Floyd Mayweather and the celebrity YouTuber Logan Paul, was the second most-read story on our entire w...

I hated walking for 20 years, now I’m aiming to climb all 214 Lake District peaks

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The summit of Catbells – a fell in the Lake District – is a distinctive bulge that paws at the sky, before slightly drooping to one side, like the tip of a Smurf’s hat, only less severe. It’s early February when my pa...

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at 50: a clunky film that Roald Dahl rightfully hated

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When confirmation landed last month that Warner Bros’ planned prequel to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was officially a go – with Paddington’s Paul King directing and Timothée Chalamet to star as the younger i...

Hanky-panky in the Tardis! How a writer’s divisive Doctor Who movie spent 25 years being hated by fans

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“I’ve written lots of things that I’ve happily forgotten about, or that have been remembered fondly,” says Matthew Jacobs. “But the Doctor Who TV movie is very much like a tattoo that just won’t go away.” What is it l...

I’ve taken up golf – am I at risk of becoming everything I once hated?

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A while ago I did a show with my friend Rob Beckett, the comedian, and had a look at the world of golf. Rob had been playing a bit and trying to persuade me of the benefits of taking it up. I was unsure. The whole thi...

Jesy Nelson on leaving Little Mix: ‘I felt everybody hated me’

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Jesy Nelson is having her photo taken. For the first time in her career, it’s all about her. She is no longer one quarter of the hugely successful girl group Little Mix. Nelson is about to release her first solo singl...

Brixton’s Barrier Block: ‘When it went up everyone hated it’

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More than 50 years after it was designed, Southwyck House still looms over Brixton in south London, drawing fascination and dislike in equal measure. Originally council housing, the giant concrete structure with tiny ...

Andrew Lloyd Webber says he hated the film Cats so much he bought a dog

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Andrew Lloyd Webber has admitted he hated the 2019 film adaptation of his smash-hit musical Cats so much he bought a dog. The composer has never shied away from expressing his distaste with Tom Hooper’s star-studded a...

My winter of love: We both hated the cold – so we spent the day in bed, drinking piña coladas

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It was not a long love affair; we barely made it to spring. But all through autumn and into winter, we spent every other night together. I am not good at this season. I loathe the cold, the blanched land, the flatness...

‘I hated it the minute it was finished’: bad body art and regrets in a tattoo removal clinic

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At the temple of regret, you can have your mistakes burned away by a smiling practitioner, if you are willing to pay a hefty fee. I’m at an unremarkable office block near Monument tube station in central London, watch...

Neomelodica: the Italian pop loved by the mob and hated by the law

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Tony Colombo is one of the biggest names in neomelodica, an Italian music style combining elements of traditional Neapolitan song (think O Sole Mio) with modern pop influences. He has released more than 20 albums, hel...