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‘Heal the past’: first Native American confirmed to oversee national parks

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Charles “Chuck” F Sams III made history this week in becoming the first-ever Native American confirmed to lead the National Park Service. Sams, an enrolled tribal member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indi...

‘He’s inspired so many of us’: how Gordon Parks changed photography

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By and large, the segregation of 20th-century America was documented in black and white, storing our collective memory in stoic, colorless images of violence and exclusion. The late Gordon Parks, however, a titan of 2...

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...

Arlo Parks review – heart-rending and frustrating

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Outside, night has fallen; inside, it’s still a summer’s day. This intimate venue is festooned with strings of plastic flowers hanging from the ceiling and wrapped around the mixing desk. Blooms are very much in order...

‘It’s not sustainable’: overcrowding is changing the soul of US national parks

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On a two-lane road leading to Acadia national park’s picturesque Bass Harbor head lighthouse, traffic has come to a standstill. A row of cars wait to enter the parking lot, with one local turning around altogether to ...

Zero extinction target for NSW national parks welcomed by environment groups

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The NSW government has set a target of zero extinctions of native wildlife in the state’s national parks estate, the first time an Australian government has set the goal. The environment minister, Matt Kean, said the...

From Ghetts to Genesis, Nick Cave to Arlo Parks: autumn 2021’s essential music

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There’s a current vogue for bands mixing arty punk with sprechgesang vocals, but Dublin’s Fontaines DC are a cut above, as evidenced by their blackly comic second album A Hero’s Death, a far more eclectic, direct and...

Disney reports post-Covid rebound as theme parks reopen

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The reopening of theme parks and 12 million new subscribers to Disney+ fuelled a post-pandemic recovery at the world’s biggest entertainment company, which beat Wall Street expectations in the quarter to 3 July. Disne...

Britain’s national parks dominated by driven grouse moors, says study

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National parks supposedly at the heart of efforts to tackle the climate crisis and boost nature are dominated by intensively managed grouse moors, according to new research. Driven grouse moors, which are associated w...

Wildlife in the frame: photography sale aims to raise $1m for Africa’s parks

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More than 150 wildlife photographers are taking part in a sale of wildlife prints to raise money for African Parks, a South Africa-based conservation NGO. In 2020, the first Prints for Wildlife sale raised $660,200 (£...

Arlo Parks review – impassioned live show creates heady sense of joy

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Only three years ago, Arlo Parks was performing in a clothes shop with a band of school friends to a handful of people including, helpfully, a talent scout. Now, still only 20, she has an acclaimed top-three album, Co...

Indonesia’s hospitals in Covid crisis as car parks turned into emergency rooms

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Standing outside the glass wall at one of the emergency installations in a hospital in Tangerang, Benten, Uta Verina Maukar, 26, looked at her mother as she lay resting on a bed. She texted her mother, telling her tha...

Manchester international festival 2021: the best music, from Damon Albarn to Arlo Parks

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Music – and specifically the one-off, live extravaganza – has defined Manchester international festival since its inception, from Rufus Wainwright’s debut opera (2009) to Bjork’s Biophilia live debut (2011) and Massiv...

We can be heroes: in Garibaldi’s footsteps from Arezzo to the sea

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Arezzo to the Adriatic, that’s the plan. Which means crossing the Apennines, Italy’s mountainous spine. Most hikers walk these hills in the other direction, using the Via Francigena, the ancient pilgrim path from nort...

Arlo Parks: ‘Creativity hits me like a lightning bolt’

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As a child I had a wild imagination; from the age of seven I’d sit and write epic stories. I found some recently. One was a Lord of the Rings situation; in another I was an Australian snake-wrestling spy. It was a way...

‘Magical’: synchronous fireflies light up US national parks

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As fireflies in the southern Appalachians search for their mates each year, a crowd of people awaits them, hoping to catch a glimpse of a rare light show known to some as a life-changing experience. For two weeks in l...

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