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The Starling review – toe-curlingly embarrassing Melissa McCarthy drama

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This bizarre sentimental dramedy is fatuous and phoney in every particular: a quite extraordinary festival of gibberish. Every implausible scene, every unconvincing character, every contrived dollop of symbolism, ever...

The Making of Incarnation by Tom McCarthy review – all work and no play

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After consecutive Booker shortlistings, Tom McCarthy’s reputation as a boundary-pushing novelist seems set. But, perhaps more than anything he’s written, this latest work tempts the question: what exactly does a novel...

Nine Perfect Strangers review – forget Nicole Kidman … Melissa McCarthy steals this show

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Isn’t it just typical? You wait years for a miniseries about rich Americans pitching up at a luxury retreat to try to find bliss, then two turn up at once. The White Lotus put its assortment on Hawaii in a five-star h...

Twitter admits it verified fake account of author Cormac McCarthy

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Cormac McCarthy is known for his sparse punctuation and distinctive writing style, the violent and pessimistic themes of his work, and his reclusive public persona. So it was surprising to see the novelist on Twitter,...

McCarthy pulls GOP appointees from Capitol attack panel

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Good morning. The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, yesterday rejected two of the minority leader Kevin McCarthy’s appointments for the House select committee tasked with investigating the 6 January attack on the US Capito...

McCarthy pulls five Republicans from Capitol attack panel after Pelosi rejects two

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The House speaker, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, announced on Wednesday that she would veto the two top Republicans appointed by the House minority leader, Kevin McCarthy, to the new select committee investigating the Capito...

Kevin McCarthy rejects bipartisan plan for 9/11-style Capitol attack commission

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The House Republican leader, Kevin McCarthy, said on Tuesday he opposes a proposal to form an independent and bipartisan commission to investigate the deadly Capitol attack of 6 January. McCarthy’s opposition will er...

Republican Kevin McCarthy says he walks ‘tightest tightrope’ because of Trump

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The House minority leader, Kevin McCarthy, has said his job involves walking “the tightest tightrope anyone has to walk” – shedding light on his very public refusal to answer a question about a conversation with Donal...

McCarthy dodges questions about what Trump said as Capitol riot raged

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One of the few House Republicans to vote for Donald Trump’s impeachment over the US Capitol attack said on Sunday his party was “in a perpetual state of denial” over the former president’s lie that his defeat by Joe B...