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The Dante Project review – Wayne McGregor moves heaven, earth and hell

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For his new ballet, Wayne McGregor has enlisted some big hitters. Dante Alighieri for one, Italy’s greatest poet, author of The Divine Comedy, which McGregor reimagines here, but living artists, too: composer Thomas A...

Conor McGregor rivals 50 Cent for worst-ever first pitch at baseball game

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On Tuesday night Conor McGregor joined a long list of celebrities unable to throw in a straight line as he stepped up to the mound before a Chicago Cubs game. The MMA fighter threw out the ceremonial first pitch at W...

UFC 264: McGregor humbled by Poirier in one to cap trilogy as Trump looks on

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Dustin Poirier beat Conor McGregor for the second time in six months when McGregor badly injured his left ankle in the closing seconds of the first round at UFC 264 on Saturday night. The fight was stopped after the f...

Wayne McGregor: ‘Dancers are believing their voices can be heard, and I love that’

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Long before Wayne McGregor became a star choreographer famed for cerebral experimentation and edgy imagination, he was a disco fiend. His earliest inspiration was John Travolta. Not cool, Pulp Fiction-era Travolta, bu...

Callum McGregor: ‘Notts County gave Jack Grealish and I a real education’

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From the outside, it looks nothing more than an unremarkable season for a League One club. In 2013-14 Notts County finished 20th in England’s third tier, avoiding relegation by three points. A record of 26 losses from...

Halston review – sex, cocaine and Ewan McGregor

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Ewan McGregor had not heard of Halston before he agreed to play him, and he may not be alone. This elegant Netflix miniseries is the latest to give a fashion designer the biopic treatment – and in this case, Roy Halst...

Lean Fall Stand by Jon McGregor review – beyond words

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Jon McGregor has a quietly and brilliantly transformative way of mixing up genres. His 2017 novel Reservoir 13, winner of the Costa novel award and shortlisted for the Goldsmiths prize, began with news that a girl was...

Biden and Xi talk of a clash of civilisations. But the real shared goal is dominance

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Finally, we have arrived, not at a clash of civilisations, but at the clash of civilisations. Or so President Joe Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress would have you believe. The US versus China. The west ve...

Lean Fall Stand by Jon McGregor review – slogging it out in the frozen wastes

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When a writer has been so determinedly reducing his own footprint on the page – slimming down the vocabulary, starving the syntax, abjuring narrative resolution – it is hardly surprising that he will end up in Antarct...