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Love Yourself Today review – tearful celebration of Damien Dempsey’s music

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Even if you’re not into his lumpen folk-rock polemics, this documentary and concert film goes a long way to explaining Dublin singer-songwriter Damien Dempsey’s unshakeable home-crowd following, and why – as we see at...

Francesco Totti: ‘In my time football was made of love. Today it’s more business’

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An hour into a conversation that has ranged from childhood TV favourites to the challenges of retirement, reflecting on destiny and “what if” moments that defined a career, I stumble into one topic that Francesco Tott...

The colonial mindset is deeply embedded and persists today

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Nesrine Malik takes on empire (Badenoch’s empire comments speak to the enduring mentality of colonialism, 27 September), but doesn’t really get to grips with the insidious depths of colonialism. I was born in Great (a...

Mixing It Up: Painting Today review – a showcase of devotion to an age-old medium

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A stunning image opens this show: of a small woman balancing on a towering stool to paint a substantial canvas on the wall. Look twice and you see that she is working on a picture of herself, larger than life and clea...

‘All of life is here. And it’s too much!’ – Mixing It Up: Painting Today review

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Paintings have people in them. There is always someone, somewhere, even in the most terse abstraction; the painter for a start, the viewers who look, and all the painters and commentators and viewers who came before. ...

Covid-19 Australia data tracker: cases today, coronavirus map, hospitalisations and deaths

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Guardian Australia brings together all the latest on active and daily new Covid-19 cases, as well as maps, stats, live data and state by state graphs from NSW, Victoria, Queensland, SA, WA, Tasmania, ACT and NT to get...

Here Today review – Billy Crystal’s disingenuous dementia romcom

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At first glance an inoffensive plodder of a movie about a veteran comedy writer grappling with the early stages of a rare form of dementia, Here Today is in fact a glossily disingenuous piece of work. It’s a film that...

Here Today review – Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish smile through tears in dementia dramedy

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Billy Crystal directs and stars in this oppressively sentimental dramedy: a glutinous soup of heartbreaking and heartwarming life-lessons, learned as you smile through your tears. Crystal also co-writes with his longt...

Flip the script: how Here Today defies the grim fate for screenwriters on film

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John August, who has written several Tim Burton films including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, had harsh words for anyone thinking of putting a screenwriter at the centre of their script: “It shouldn’t be a surpri...

‘Get it today’: Biden urges Americans to get Pfizer vaccine after FDA approval – video

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President Biden urged Americans to come forward to receive the Pfizer vaccine after it received FDA approval. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is trying to finish its licensing process for the drug as soon as...

The Day Today: prophetic parody that’s still funny in the fake news era

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“This is the news! Happy now?” Since The Day Today first aired 27 years ago, with Chris Morris’s anchor posing that provocative question, it has remained the gold standard for parodic current affairs absurdity (as wel...

Discrimination based on your name alone is a stubborn reality in Britain today

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What’s in a name? A great deal it would seem, including perhaps a diminished chance of being shortlisted for a job, offered a university place, or a rental property if you have an ethnic or racial minority background....

Today it’s cool, tomorrow it’s junk. We have to act against our throwaway culture

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Never have we wanted, owned and wasted so much stuff. Our consumptive path through modern life leaves a wake of social and ecological destruction – trainers barely worn, ignored AI-powered digital assistants gathering...

Conditions that led to 2011 riots still exist today, experts warn

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The conditions that led to riots across England 10 years ago still exist today, experts have warned, as data analysis showed significant cuts to youth services in affected areas and an increase in racial disparity in ...

Me and my Guardian: ‘Without the Guardian l would not be where l am today’

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I recall in the mid-sixties campaigning for a more balanced newspaper “offer” in the library of my boarding school (hardly a bastion of left-of-centre thinking!), to counteract the predictability of the Times, Express...

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