Dakota Johnson: making Fifty Shades of Grey was ‘psychotic’, ‘crazy’ and ‘always a battle’ | Film

Dakota Johnson has described the making of the hit erotic drama Fifty Shades of Grey as “crazy” and that she “signed up to do a very different…

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Why superhero satire The Boys turned off its rightwing fanbase | Superhero TV

There seems to be a low-key competition within the culture at the moment as to who can produce the worst sort of fan. For years, Star Wars…

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Philip Pullman leads outcry after Sheffield Hallam withdraws English lit degree | Arts and humanities

The award-winning author Philip Pullman has said the study of literature “should not be a luxury for a wealthy minority of spoilt and privileged aesthetes” after it…

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‘I accidentally invented trip-hop’ – how we made DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing | Culture

By 1991, sampling had entered a golden era with De La Soul’s 3 Feet High and Rising, NWA’s Straight Outta Compton and the Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique….

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Mad House review – David Harbour and Bill Pullman spar in dark family psychodrama | Theatre

Theresa Rebeck’s play opens as a dysfunctional father-son drama with dark laughs. The father is terminally ill, sucking on an oxygen cylinder, though still able to hurl…

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Glastonbury 2022: Sunday’s build up to Kendrick Lamar, with Diana Ross, Jack White and more – live | Glastonbury festival

Kacey Musgraves reviewed Other stage, 6pm Bringing some welcome Nashville razzle-dazzle, it’s Kacey Musgraves, resplendent in a tiny glittering mini-dress and, a knowing Glasto twist, Hunter wellies….

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Paul McCartney at Glastonbury 2022 review: Grohl, Springsteen and a euphoric trip through time | Glastonbury 2022

‘When we do a Beatles song, all your phones light up and it’s like a galaxy of stars,” says Paul McCartney as he seats himself at his…

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Taymour Soomro: ‘I want to challenge reductionist narratives about Pakistan’ | Fiction

Taymour Soomro was born in Lahore, Pakistan, and read law at Cambridge University and Stanford. After a brief career as a solicitor in London and Milan, and…

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House music had its Black roots ripped up – now Drake and Beyoncé are reclaiming them | Michelle Kambasha

This week, Drake treated fans to a surprise drop of his new album Honestly, Nevermind. Its release, just nine months after his last record, Certified Lover Boy,…

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From nipple pasties to giant wings: five style trends at Glastonbury | Glastonbury 2022

Glastonbury style is a microcosm of collective silliness, subcultures and site-specific codes. This year, thanks to an almighty buildup of anticipation and planning, it’s all the more…

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