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Vivian Maier: Anthology review – the attentive, intimate images behind the myth

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In her lifetime, while working as a nanny in New York and Chicago, and living an intensely private existence, Vivian Maier simultaneously created around 150,000 photographs, her other life unbeknown even to those who ...

‘Wagatha Christie’: Vardy ‘deeply regrets’ intimate Peter Andre remarks

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Rebekah Vardy has said she deeply regrets making unflattering personal remarks about Peter Andre in a newspaper interview, as the multimillion pound “Wagatha Christie” libel trial against Coleen Rooney got under way a...

Virginie Efira: ‘On the script there was something crazy, sacred, intimate’

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Virginie Efira has a confession to make: before playing a 17th-century lesbian nun in Benedetta, she went on a diet and worked out to prepare for the sex scenes. She presents this as if it were a feminist betrayal for...

‘Magical, mysterious and electrifyingly intimate’ – Van Gogh: Self-Portraits review

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One of the star attractions in the collection of the Courtauld Gallery in London is Vincent van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, which was painted in January 1889. The artist had mutilated his left ear two days...

Time collapsed as I saw how my grandad lived a century ago. History turned intimate

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Last summer, I visited a facility run by the Office for National Statistics, a place in which the raw material of history was in the final stages of being made ready for public release. The centre of operations was a ...

My winter of love: Scrolling through sperm banks wasn’t sexy – but it was surprisingly intimate

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Surrounded by glittering Christmas lights, in between sips of red wine, my friend made me a very decent proposal. “My sperm,” he said. “You can have it if you like.” We’d been catching up over festive drinks and the t...

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...

Dear Future Children review – intimate portrait of young activists on the frontline

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With a title seemingly aiming this film at younger generations, this dynamic documentary from 22-year-old Franz Böhm is in fact a must-watch for people of all ages. Cop26 has shown how the media landscape is driving a...

My first intimate partner publicly shamed me. Now sex makes me freeze

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I am a man in my 30s and have recently admitted to myself that I cannot form an intimate sexual relationship. I am not, and never have been, interested in sex for its own sake; I want trust and intimacy even more than...

Shoko’s Smile by Choi Eunyoung review – intimate connections and political backdrops

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Shoko’s Smile has already sold more than 200,000 copies in South Korean author Choi Eunyoung’s home country. Reading these seven excellent stories, translated by Sung Ryu, it’s easy to see why. Each is written with so...

Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes among intimate items to be auctioned

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A cache of Sylvia Plath’s letters and personal items – including her wedding ring, a captioned photo album and her drawings of Ted Hughes – are to be sold at Sotheby’s in a sale which provides unique insight into the ...

Theatre for Two review – intimate encounters, from bedroom to bus stop

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Last June, with England’s venues closed due to the pandemic, if you watched any new theatre it was probably on screen, possibly on your own and quite likely a monologue about lockdown life. One year on, this touring p...

Katie Hill ordered to pay $220,000 in costs after failed intimate photos suit

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The former California congresswoman Katie Hill has been ordered to pay about $220,000 in attorneys’ fees to the Daily Mail and two conservative journalists she sued after the publication of intimate photos without her...

New York City Ballet review – Sofia Coppola’s beautiful, intimate portrait

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It’s fair to say dance on screen is getting more ambitious when New York City Ballet go and hire Sofia Coppola to direct their latest film. But the heavyweight director isn’t heavy-handed in this beautifully judged re...

‘We had a three-hour window to get intimate!’ Romeo and Juliet at the National

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Just over a year ago, Simon Godwin was all set to direct Romeo and Juliet at the National Theatre. The cast, including Josh O’Connor and Jessie Buckley as the star-crossed lovers, were just going into rehearsals when ...