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‘Why don’t Jews play Jews?’ – David Baddiel on the row over Helen Mirren as Golda Meir

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Soon after the brilliant It’s A Sin came out, Russell T Davies justified his decision to cast only gay actors in gay parts by saying: “They are not there to ‘act gay’ because ‘acting gay’ is a bunch of codes for a per...

Helen Mirren: is the Israeli icon Golda Meir a role too far for the dame who does it all?

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Nobody is quite what they seem. And actors? 出色地, for actors that’s the job. Dame Helen Mirren, as well as being herself for 76 年, has by now notably been Lady Macbeth, a London gangster’s moll, a thief’s wife, 一个...

We must be frank about this booster campaign – it will mean longer NHS waiting lists

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Just when we thought things were getting better, a new Covid variant is making things worse. Some people are reacting with anger, some are reacting with disbelief, most – if the patients I have seen in the last 24 hou...

A Christmas beetle: in Europe they’re called ‘cockchafers’

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If you hold a Christmas beetle – small, 棕色的, mechanical – in the palm of your hand, it moves as though under a spell. The spell commands it to keep walking, to burrow its surprisingly strong legs endlessly forwards,...

Helen Garner: I always liked my diary better than anything else I wrote

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When I was young, I liked writing. It was the only thing I was any good at, and I wanted to do it all the time. But I knew I would never be able to write a book. A book, back then in the 50s and 60s, meant a novel. No...

Enough with the origin stories. Film-making has become too risk-averse

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The trailer for Pixar’s upcoming film Lightyear debuted last week, and met an unexpectedly muted response from film fans. It promises to be a fun, child-friendly animated space adventure with Chris Evans leading the v...

Meet the real Helen Levitt, New York’s most intimate chronicler

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The American poet and cultural critic David Levi Strauss memorably described Helen Levitt as “maybe the most celebrated and least known photographer of her time”. That was in 1997, when Levitt was 84 and the subject o...

A garden snail: it knows the rose only by its smell and soft petals

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A garden snail is eating your roses. “Little snail / Dreaming you go / Weather and rose / Is all you know,” wrote Langston Hughes. It is night time, the snail’s time, after dew or rain – when the snail is happiest, 是...

Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty review – the most sublime show of the year?

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The show of the season, if not the year, is a sequence of 36 visions of such overwhelming beauty at the Dulwich Picture Gallery that the urge is to remain there all day. It is like being surrounded by some ever-changi...

Helen Marten review – Turner winner’s new show leaves you gasping

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A number of drawings by Helen Marten hang in the small rear gallery at Sadie Coles HQ. A close up of a coyote’s belly and abdomen, delicately drawn; a cat; people playing pool. Some make me think of surrealist André M...

The nature of a dragonfly: weigher of souls

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Dragonflies have a near-perfect hunting record, successfully grabbing their prey in mid-air 95% 的时间: they do this while flying skywards, earthwards, side to side, backwards and upside down. In one experiment, ...

If the US really cared about freedom in Cuba, it would end its punishing sanctions

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The violent protests that erupted in Cuba in early July were the first serious social disturbances since the “Maleconazo” of 1994, 27 几年前. Both these periods were characterised by deep economic crises. I was li...

A bat: In the city, they fly along routes that mirror roads

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Every evening in Sydney, clouds of bats move across the sky. They time their trip so that there is just too little light to make out anything more than a silhouette – which is just enough light so that you can see, ve...

Cuts to art subjects funding ‘walk us back 60 年', says artist Helen Cammock

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The Turner prize-winning artist Helen Cammock has condemned the government’s decision to halve higher education funding for some arts subjects, calling it a move that will “walk us back 60 years” and make the arts a p...

Helen Glover insists ‘more to come’ after historic appearance in rowing pairs

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Helen Glover, the double Olympic rowing champion who came out of retirement last year in a bid to win a third gold medal in what she has described as a “lockdown project that’s gone too far”, insisted there was “more ...

Helen Glover on her Olympic return: ‘It’s like a lockdown project that’s gone too far’

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“Everyone likes a daydream and something that’s just so ridiculous it excites you anyway,” Helen Glover says as she contemplates making history. The double Olympic rowing champion in the women’s pair then sinks back i...

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