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Ellen DeGeneres walks away from her talk show empire and leaves behind a mixed legacy

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With tear-stained cheeks, Ellen DeGeneres signed off her chatshow for the final time on Thursday, ending a daytime TV juggernaught that had lasted 19 years. The guest list for the final show included Billie Eilish, Pi...

Poisoned legacy: why the future of power can’t be nuclear

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On 10 October 1957, Harold Macmillan sent a letter to President Dwight Eisenhower. The question he asked his US counterpart was: “What are we going to do about these Russians?” The launch of the Sputnik satellite six ...

‘This is the best legacy my mum could have’: the man changing lives after his mother’s stroke

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One day in late August, 1997, Nick Ede received a devastating phone call from his father. His parents were on holiday in Brighton – his mother, Eleanor, had had a stroke. “My dad said: ‘You need to come down now, I do...

Upon my death, delete: how to plan your digital legacy

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Our favourite memories and important documents used to be kept as physical objects: photo albums, scrapbooks, postcards, contracts and certificates of ownership. That meant, when we died, these things would be relativ...

Jackie Sibblies Drury on race, creativity and the legacy of Mary Seacole

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Seeing Fairview at the Young Vic in London in December 2019 was electric. The play had arrived in the UK from New York with a Pulitzer prize for drama attached – and an extraordinary word-of-mouth reputation. “Let me ...

‘A force entirely of itself’: Robert Fripp on the difficult legacy of King Crimson

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When Robert Fripp was considering who should direct a proposed documentary about King Crimson – the band he has devoted most of his life to – he knew right away what kind of person it shouldn’t be. “We had been approa...

Maria Friedman and Friends: Legacy review – who’s up for a cabaret lock-in?

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Maria Friedman has staged several solo cabaret shows but this one, dedicated to Stephen Sondheim, Marvin Hamlisch and Michel Legrand, is a collaborative affair, with several parts and many singers. Bouncing on stage, ...

Black families found joy in creativity – we must preserve this extraordinary legacy

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After the Notting Hill and Nottingham riots of 1958, which came after a series of racist attacks on Black communities, Trinidadian-born journalist and activist Claudia Jones responded by putting on a series of cultura...

Ahead of her time? Programme re-evaluates Mary Whitehouse’s legacy

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She has long been a symbol for mid-20th century moral panic, a censorious crusader quixotically tilting at the windmills of sexual liberation and social liberalism, but a senior BBC broadcaster has suggested the legac...

Farewell to the Flying Tomato: how Shaun White left an Olympic legacy

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This time Ayumu Hirano would not be denied. Not by the judges. Not even by the greatest snowboarder in history. Instead, amid the most intense pressure and anger, the 23-year-old from Japan found the halfpipe equivale...

The dangerous legacy of the ‘partygate’ scandal

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John Harris rightly draws attention to the shocking levels of public distrust in politicians (Distrust, discord and disengagement will be the disgraceful legacy of Boris Johnson, 24 January), but there is another insi...

Don’t let the right redefine Tony Blair’s legacy

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Steve Bell, Keith Flett (Letters, 5 January) and Simon Jenkins (‘Sir Tony Blair’? How cheaply knighthoods come in our broken honours system, 5 January) represent a formidable trio to engage in a quarrel for which few ...

Bamboo airports and psychedelic oil refineries: Richard Rogers’ thrilling legacy

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He may have hung up his pencil in 2020, but Richard Rogers was never the retiring type. The architect made his name with buildings that exploded their inner workings on to their outsides, dressing galleries and office...

Australia’s mouse plague legacy leaves levies damaged following heavy floods – video

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Australia's mice plague is leaving a new legacy for farmers following recent floods. Holes left by mice for tunnels and nests are causing levy banks to leak and sometimes fail following severe weather. In some instanc...

The legacy question: will World Cup change Qatar or is it the other way round?

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Imagine the scene in Qatar, a year from now. Across the Corniche, the palm-fringed boulevard which runs along Doha’s seafront, thousands of football fans of different nationalities and religions are smiling, swaying, ...

TV tonight: unpicking the disturbing ongoing legacy of the British empire

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“I’ve learned how to hide my feelings in public but actually ... I get really, deeply upset. I’m regularly on the verge of tears when this subject comes up.” Empireland author Sathnam Sanghera takes an emotional, com...

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