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Jeremy Paxman: memorable lines from a master of the scathing put-down

theguardian.com > tv-and-radio > may

...As the University Challenge host bows out, here is a selection of his most disparaging comments to contestants… Jeremy Paxman, who hosts his last... ...Here are some of Paxman"s most disparaging comments to contestants: In 1999 Boris Johnson, then editor of the Spectator and Telegraph columnist,... ...Glasgow University: David Copperfield. “No, it's Little Dorrit.... ...Paxman was amazed that a Trinity College student correctly answered Margaret Thatcher before he finished the question....

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Succession finale review – a perfect, terrible goodbye

theguardian.com > tv-and-radio > may

...There was more agony by the moment as Jesse Armstrong"s epic ramped up to the most exquisitely humiliating ending imaginable.... ...siblings" psyches, formed during their materially rich, emotionally impoverished childhoods and which may prove Logan"s most enduring legacy.... ...When Shiv and Kendall (Jeremy Strong) discovered he was with their monstrous mother (Harriet Walter) – a woman for whom eyes are not windows to the... ...Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) as she went....

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Cannes film festival: the best red carpet looks part two – in pictures

theguardian.com > film > gallery > may

...For the premiere of La Passion de Dodin Bouffant, the model Elsa Hosk played an optical illusion trick with a Viktor & Rolf gown that featured a... ...… model Ikram Abdi stepped right up in a flared gown fully embroidered in black and white sequins from Nina Ricci by Harris Reed.... ...Jean Paul Gaultier, at La Passion de Dodin Bouffant premiere. - Good news for anyone who has struggled with a strapless bra.... ...of La Passion de Dodin Bouffant, Juliette Binoche dug out a black and white two-piece from the Christian Dior couture archives....

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‘I couldn’t outrun my grief’: Julie Byrne on the death of her musical partner

theguardian.com > music > may

...Singer-songwriter Julie Byrne's friend and collaborator Eric Littmann died at 31.... ...It was the 2014 SXSW festival in Austin, Texas and Eric Littmann had helped engineer an outdoor live session by the then-emerging songwriter on a... ...In Austin, Byrne had performed Emeralds, from her 2014 debut Rooms With Walls and Windows, a serene song about potent desire that quoted Frank O"Hara"s... ...Byrne kept moving after she met Littmann....

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Getxophoto festival – in pictures | Art and design

theguardian.com > artanddesign > gallery > may

...Revenge is a kind of savage justice – Lucas Bambozzi Hungarian sea – Michal Solarski Lapsus – Susana Blasco Empty promises – Matthias Ley Rapido... ...pollution – Mitsutoshi Hanaga Bunker – Julieta Tarraubella Today, something – Arturo Soto Protege Noctem – Mattia Balsamini...

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The Little Mermaid hooks audiences with whale of an opening weekend

theguardian.com > film > may

...The film starring Halle Bailey, winning praise from critics as the titular mermaid Ariel, and Melissa McCarthy as her sea witch nemesis, Ursula,... ...remake of Disney"s 1989 animated classic made a splash at the box office on Memorial Day weekend, bringing in almost $100m in North America, according... ...The film hit theaters as humans gathered in real life for the California Mermaid Convention, a glittery and diverse gathering where hundreds became... ...domestically for a two-week total of $108m for Universal Pictures....

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Jeremy Paxman bows out as host of University Challenge

theguardian.com > media > may

...Former Newsnight presenter, 73, will end stint as longest serving current quizmaster on British television Jeremy Paxman"s stint as the longest serving... ...current quizmaster on British television will come to an end on Monday night when he presents his final edition of University Challenge.... ...Like both Rajan and Gascoigne, Paxman was educated at Cambridge University, in his case St Catharine's College.... ...The new quizmaster will be former newspaper editor and current Today programme host Amol Rajan....

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Cakes, frocks and war correspondents: 90 years of Australian Women’s Weekly

theguardian.com > artanddesign > may

...The show celebrates a magazine which, across nine decades, has provided generations of women – and a fair few men – with what feminist writer Janice... ...Winship aptly described as a manual of “survival skills and daydreams”.... ...Tabberer and Nene King.... ...one worn by Diana, Princess of Wales while pregnant with Prince William; the Chinese Cooking Class book that has sold more than 4m copies since...

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How Taylor Swift’s Eras tour took over America

theguardian.com > music > may

...Patrick"s Day of this year, Taylor Swift kicked off her Eras Tour, a 52-stop showcase encompassing all ten of her studio albums.... ...The superstar"s 52-stop US tour has dominated headlines since March with fan theories, romantic controversy and even a congressional hearing On St... ...loves Taylor Swift.... ...A Taylor Swift stadium tour – her first since 2018, owing to the pandemic – was always going to be an event....

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Late-Night-Radio Talk-Show Host Tells All

theatlantic.com > books > archive

...Here was a smart aleck whom Peter ought to have sent packing. And when Peter fails me, I have my cutoff switch.... ...And because I had scolded him with my gruffest inflections, he had supposed the host to be Nicholas, but here was Nicole instead....