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Dancer, singer … spy: France’s Panthéon to honour Josephine Baker

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In November 1940, two passengers boarded a train in Toulouse headed for Madrid, then onward to Lisbon. One was a striking Black woman in expensive furs; the other purportedly her secretary, a blonde Frenchman with mou...

I’m hooked on Mare of Easttown. Piecing it together slowly each week is half the thrill

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Escapism takes many forms, and my current preference is to leave my perfectly fine life behind for an hour every Monday and immerse myself in the bleak goings-on of a small town in America’s frigid rust belt, a place ...

Josephine Baker to become first Black woman to enter France’s Pantheon

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The remains of Josephine Baker, a famed French-American dancer, singer and actor who also worked with the French resistance during the second world war, will be moved to the Pantheon mausoleum in November, according t...