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Bibo, London EC2: ‘The noise levels were louder than a nightclub at midnight’ – restaurant review

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Bibo in Shoreditch, a sophisticated Spanish restaurant by chef Dani García, was definitely a night of firsts. A pivotal moment in my restaurant-reviewing career came when, just after eating my porcini croquettes, I do...

Rage, fury and noise – the new wave of feminist theatre is more vital than ever

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If you’re a survivor of male violence, reading Lucy Kirkwood’s “howl of a play” Maryland is a visceral experience. To hear it out loud, I imagine even more so – the Observer’s theatre critic Susannah Clapp described t...

Tennis must keep making noise about Peng Shuai to put pressure on China

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Huang Xueqin was only ever trying to make her world a better place. Over the years she has become well known as a bold Chinese feminist activist and journalist who has aided survivors of sexual assault and wrote detai...

Forty days a slave: Suzan-Lori Parks on her incendiary new play White Noise

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In the summer of 2020, following the murder of George Floyd, protests began in Washington Square Park, a pigeon’s flight from Suzan-Lori Parks’s New York apartment. Parks and her son went almost every day, marching an...

Transport noise linked to increased risk of dementia, study finds

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Exposure to noise from road traffic and railways is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to the largest study of its kind. Research has consistently linked transport noise to health conditions incl...

‘Now it’s continuous noise’: Italy’s Crusoe adjusts to life off his island

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Every morning, Mauro Morandi woke up to the uninterrupted sea view that only he was privy to. Immersed in nature, he was intimately in tune with the dawn sounds and habits of the wildlife that surrounded his home, a f...

Can you hear the Hum? The mystery noise that says a lot about modern life

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Maybe you hear it. A low frequency hum, almost a vibration, just on the threshold of human hearing. It’s not particularly loud. In fact, you might not have even noticed it yet – but once you do, you can’t stop hearing...

Ollie Robinson tries to block out the noise and get on with England job

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The day’s play was a half-hour old when Ollie Robinson came on to bowl, first change at the Nursery End. The applause was loud and conspicuous, an unexpected show of support for a man who surely must have been worried...

‘A lot of noise, a lot of joy’: Sydney sea shanty club singers raise the roof in raucous reunion

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Over the past year, various members of the Redfern Shanty Club found different ways to cope. Robert Boddington, with his thespian’s voice and easy stage patter, gathered a few friends and tried to sing in public place...