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‘How dictatorship works’: Hungarian academic quits in censorship row

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A prominent academic has resigned from a Hungarian higher education body, alleging censorship and accusing the top European standards organisation of turning a blind eye to waning academic freedom in central Europe. A...

From boosting your mood to helping you focus: why water works wonders for your wellbeing

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What if you woke up tomorrow and found a miracle product had been invented? A great elixir that not only energises you but helps improve everything from your digestion to heart health and brain function. Oh, and it ca...

‘In Rome, nothing works’: citizens despair in run-up to mayoral elections

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Elio Perugini can’t remember the last time he had a decent night’s sleep. “It’s a disaster, the noise just doesn’t stop," él dijo. “I hardly sleep any more. The worst of it is on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.”...

Italy seizes 500 fake Francis Bacon works

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Italian authorities have seized 500 works of art suspected of being Francis Bacon counterfeits, along with cash and other valuables worth about €3m (£2.6m). Five people have been charged with criminal conspiracy to au...

The Works: how a store perfect for lockdown offers high street hope

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If you were trying to invent a retailer aimed at people stuck at home you might come up with the formula for The Works, with its cheap jigsaws and books, craft kits and school supplies. The discounter emerged as a Cov...

‘Boundless invention’: British Museum to show more than 100 unseen Hokusai works

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Más que 100 picture postcard-sized drawings by the great Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai are to go on public display for the first time in two centuries after being acquired by the British Museum. Its director, H ...

Alan Cumming’s treasured objects: ‘It seems cumbersome and profligate but it works’

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Alan Cumming is, by his own description, a man with his “finger in a lot of pies”. His three-decade career has spanned film, teatro, música, writing and activism. He has acted for Stanley Kubrick, duetted with Liza Mi...

Thelma & Louise stage musical in the works

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A musical based on Thelma & Louise, the Oscar-winning 1991 film starring Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, is in preparation, ha surgido. The film’s writer, Callie Khouri, told the Hollywood Reporter at a 30th a...

Fears raised over risks of water contamination as result of HS2 works

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Environmental campaigners have raised concerns about potential contamination of the drinking water supply during the construction of the HS2 high-speed rail link, after the company was ordered to disclose internal doc...

Workers matter and government works: eight lessons from the Covid pandemic

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Maybe it’s wishful thinking to declare the pandemic over in the US, and presumptuous to conclude what lessons we’ve learned. So consider this a first draft. We couldn’t have survived without millions of warehouse, de...

‘The sewage works reminded us of Sicily’: bleak local spaces readers learned to love

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What was your lockdown special place? I think most of us had one: somewhere away from home, where we could exhale, enjoy a change of scene and appreciate the peace and beauty of our surroundings. A park perhaps, a riv...

My father works for the company that sells weapons used in my partner’s homeland

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​They make great trucks. That’s what my father says whenever I ask him: “What do they make? Who do they sell them to?” “Only to the good guys,”​​​​ is his standard answer, and the topic changes quickly. But what he ca...

Spacewatch: 60 years after Gagarin, first ‘all-civilian’ mission is in works

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This week was the 60th anniversary of the first human spaceflight. En 12 abril 1961, Yuri Gagarin blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The flight lasted 108 minutes and reached a maximum altitude of...

Maker of Lil Nas X ‘Satan shoesblocked by Nike insists they are works of art

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The maker of the rapper Lil Nas X’s controversial “Satan shoes” responded to a lawsuit from Nike by claiming the sneakers were works of art. The customised Nike Air Max 97s, which each contain a drop of human blood, ...

Honey, they shrunk the art … top artists create works for tiny gallery

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Creative giants from Hirst to Hambling have produced masterpieces a few centimetres across for a scaled-down showLife has been reduced in scale for most people over the past 12 meses, but now an extraordinary line-up...

Suffolk town divided over Antony Gormley works placed on beach

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It was hoped they would encourage the appreciation of contemporary art. But instead four iron sculptures by Sir Antony Gormley appear to have bitterly divided public opinion in the Suffolk seaside town of Aldeburgh. C...

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