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Realists of a larger reality wanted: Ursula K Le Guin prize for fiction to launch in 2022

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Winning the National Book Foundation medal for distinguished contribution to American letters in 2014, the late Ursula K Le Guin spoke of how how “hard times are coming, when we’ll be wanting the voices of writers who...

TV tonight: murder mystery meets reality TV on Murder Island

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A fun concept, this: there’s been a fictional murder on a Scottish island but, instead of a charismatic detective with a messy private life, the case will be tackled by members of the public. The mystery has been dev...

‘They lean into the drama!’ How explosive Australian reality TV took over

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In a very crowded field, Married at First Sight (MAFS) is surely the most ridiculous reality TV show on our screens. The concept is simple: total strangers agree to tie the knot, without so much as seeing a photograph...

Fake princes and double-crossing daters: how liars took over reality TV

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In hindsight, it’s not hard to see why ITV launched its doomed winter Love Island series back in 2020. Now that the summer series has finished, reality TV lovers are currently navigating that limbo period in between s...

Joe’s reality check: sure you’re World King, Boris – but only of England

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When the highlight of your first trip to the US as prime minister is an awkward minute-long conversation with the president about a shared interest in trains, it’s probably fair to say that things haven’t gone quite a...

The Activist: reality TV show to be ‘reimagined’ as documentary after backlash

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A reality TV show that planned to pit activists against each other in an X-Factor style contest judged by celebrities is to be drastically “reimagined” after it sparked a backlash from campaigners. The Activist, which...

Lewandowski at the double as Bayern Munich offer Barcelona reality check

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“This will be an interesting game to draw conclusions about where we are,” Ronald Koeman had said. The answer, as they suspected, was a long way from aspiring to win the Champions League. Thirteen months later Barcelo...

‘It’s a reality’: Biden calls for urgency in California as climate crisis fuels wildfires

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Joe Biden travelled to California on Monday to survey wildfire damage as the state battles a devastating fire season that is on track to outpace that of 2020, the state’s worst fire season on record. The president is ...

From the Real Housewives to Love Is Blind: how reunions took over reality TV

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After two very long months, Love Island 2021 finally ended this week with a reunion that embodied the spirit (or rather lack of) of the season. In keeping with what had already been a low-stakes year, very little happ...

‘I don’t have a choice’: Hurricane Ida leaves devastated Louisiana communities struggling with new reality

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As they sifted through the wreckage of their childhood home in Mount Airy, members of the Robinson family were hunting for memories. They came in the form of a dozen family photo albums, somehow preserved amid the rub...

Seth Meyers: Kayleigh McEnany is ‘fully inhabiting an alternate reality’

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“In order to claim that what’s happening in Afghanistan right now came out of nowhere, you have to willfully ignore or erase 20 years of history,” said Seth Meyers on Wednesday evening. “The Washington elite repeatedl...

Jakob Ingebrigtsen seals 1500m gold as promise becomes reality

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Track and field’s most fascinating science experiment has ended in an Olympic 1500m gold medal for Jakob Ingebrigtsen, who has been training as a professional since he was eight. The 20-year-old has long been tipped f...

Spanish reality TV show takes on problem of rural depopulation

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It’s a TV genre that has yielded countless hours of escapism and fuelled the rise of billionaires, pop stars and even an American president. Now a new reality series has set its sights on one of Spain’s thorniest chal...

The heatwave forcing America to confront climate reality

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An extraordinary heatwave has swept the west coast of the US and Canada, leading to record temperatures, water shortages, and hundreds of deaths – and bringing home the catastrophic consequences of global heating ...

Diana: the dream and the reality

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Consensus in the press finds Diana’s statue “dull”, lacking “vitality” and “frumpy” and it may be true that part of the explanation is that the “energy and purpose have been drained out of the art form” (“Diana, Wolls...

Flying cars will be a reality by 2030, says Hyundai’s Europe chief

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Flying cars will be a reality in cities around the globe by the end of this decade, according to a leading car manufacturer, and will help to reduce congestion and cut vehicle emissions. Michael Cole, the chief execut...

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