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Unfounded stories take toll, says Kyle Chalmers after missing swim team announcement

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Kyle Chalmers cited the toll from “made up story lines” on his mental health for missing the announcement of Australia’s swimming team on Sunday night. He was absent when Dolphins squads for the world titles and Commo...

The way we tell stories of our lives can shape our memories

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A new industry is shaping itself around our memories. First there were the companies who could build a glossy family photo album overnight, bookish objects that ordered and elevated blurry phone pictures into a story ...

Vermoor deur aborsiewette: vyf vroue wie se stories ons nooit moet vergeet nie

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Savita Halappanavar was 31 jaar oud toe sy byna 'n week nadat sy by die Universiteitshospitaal Galway aangekom het aan bloedvergiftiging gesterf het (UHG) in Ierland kla van intense rugpyn. Halappanavar, 'n tandarts van Karna...

Top 10 wilderness stories

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The wilderness is commonly thought of as an environment that exists in opposition to human culture – a vast geographic ecosystem that has not been significantly altered or influenced by human activity. Precisely becau...

Rebekah Vardy has suggested agent may have leaked Coleen Rooney stories to Sun, hof verhoor

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Rebekah Vardy has suggested her agent may have leaked stories about Coleen Rooney to the Sun, die hooggeregshof gehoor het, in a last-minute change of approach ahead of the “Wagatha Christie” libel trial. The two women ar...

‘There was a lot of torment’: the family who endured two true crime stories

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Ashley Stayner is a self-professed true crime fan. She also happens to have a front row seat to two true crime narratives in her own family. Her father is abduction-victim-turned-hero Steven Stayner, the subject of th...

‘Legends are to be told’: Colombian library goes beyond books to keep stories alive

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As dawn creeps over the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in northern Colombia, a small group of children trek downhill carrying cameras and sketch pads. Each month, they come to an ancient site scattered with hundreds of ...

‘These stories change how people think’: actor Ruth Madeley on disability, activism and sex scenes

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Ruth Madeley hadn’t intended to cause a commotion in the quiet carriage. She was taking the train to a script read-through on an entirely unremarkable March 2016 morning when, out of the blue, her phone started to pin...

What have I learned from my child’s bedtime stories? Celebrities should stop writing them

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Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin. Once upon a time there was a harried new parent (me, I’m talking about me) who sat down and read her baby a book. Then she read the baby another book and then she read th...

This American Life’s Ira Glass: ‘We do stories where we think: that seems messed up’

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Ira Glass is a few minutes late for our interview by video chat, and when he does arrive, he turns on the camera before he’s settled down, so I watch as he removes his cycling detritus, blows his nose and tidies his d...

‘It’s like Heathrow control room’: creating Wondrous Stories, Birmingham 2022’s opening ceremony

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‘“In the 60s, choreographer Yvonne Rainer came out with this whole manifesto: ‘No to spectacle, no to virtuosity ... ’” says Kevin Finnan, artistic director of Motionhouse dance company. Rainer’s No Manifesto continue...

Where My Feet Fall: Going for a Walk in Twenty Stories review, edited by Duncan Minshull – the wander years

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Synonyms for the verb “to walk” are plentiful – promenade, hike and trudge, amble and ramble. Where My Feet Fall, a new collection of essays both sprightly and ruminative, illustrates all these ambulatory attitudes an...

Thao Nguyen Phan: ‘There’s beauty and optimism in these tragic stories’

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“I grew up in a Buddhist family,” Thao Nguyen Phan says of her childhood in Vietnam. “Even though the religion here seems to emphasise peace and mindfulness, the land is turbulent, there is always conflict, and the en...

TV vanaand: black Britons share their stories

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“Just because we’re from the black community doesn’t mean we all think the same.” Lin Mei – whose father is black and mother is Asian and white – is one of six people who come together in this two-parter. Each person...

How to Gut a Fish by Sheila Armstrong – haunting short stories

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In her assured fiction debut, Sheila Armstrong combines unsettling themes with the commonplace and reveals a keen eye for detail. The author, who is originally from Sligo and now lives in Dublin, sets several of these...

Sex stories, purgatory and Adele’s tears: the album skit is back

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De La Soul played a gameshow on 3 Feet High and Rising, kids discussed love on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Eminem faced his irate manager on The Marshall Mathers LP, Outkast parodied themselves at a record store ...

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