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favicon theguardian.com —  2+ hour, 37+ min ago

'Do something': an intimate look at the personal lives of climate activists

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/apr/21/the-race-to-save-the-world-documentary-climate-activists

outside Los Angeles to Washington DC over the course of 2014; speaks with Aji Piper and his brother ... dozen other climate activists, drove about a half hour north to a railyard in Everett, Washington. ... Instead, the director, Joe Gantz, focuses on the personal lives of a representative but by no means comprehensive ... York; and embeds with the longtime climate activist Bill Moyer, who helped organize "kayaktivism" protests ... to thwart the harboring of a Shell Arctic drilling rig in Seattle with a fleet of kayaks. ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  2+ hour, 49+ min ago

Melissa Doyle on ageing: 'We spend so much time worrying about wrinkles when that's only 0.05% of it'

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/apr/22/melissa-doyle-on-ageing-we-spend-so-much-time-worrying-about-wrinkles-when-thats-only-005-of-it

Melissa Doyle in the studio with her producer and good friend Naima Brown. ... Why do we spend so much time worrying about wrinkles and grey hair and stuff like that when that's only ... Samantha Armytage until she quit the Sunrise chair earlier this year. ... Melissa Doyle had been a major star on Channel Seven for 25 years when she was dumped by the financially ... The podcast project, produced by Audible with her good friend Naima Brown, grew out of the frustration ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  2+ hour, 49+ min ago

Facebook accused of not removing hate speech in complaint under Australia's racial discrimination laws

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/22/facebook-accused-of-not-removing-hate-speech-in-complaint-under-australias-racial-discrimination-laws

Once a complaint is lodged with the Australian Human Rights Commission, the president of the commission ... the violations and is prepared to escalate through media," Aman adviser Rita Jabri-Markwell said in ... The Australian Muslim Advocacy Network alleges the social media giant allows `anti-Islam' pages to host ... complaint under Australia's Racial Discrimination Act that the company is not doing enough to moderate ... against hate speech. ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  3+ hour, 25+ min ago

Publisher halts Philip Roth book amid sexual abuse claims against biographer

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/apr/21/publisher-halts-philip-roth-book-amid-sexual-abuse-claims-against-biographer

His UK publisher, Penguin Random House, has been contacted for comment. ... Bailey was a teacher at Lusher Middle School in New Orleans in the 1990s. ... One former student, Eve Crawford Peyton, also accused him of raping her when she was 22, in an interview ... and promotion as its author, Blake Bailey, faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment and abuse ... any further information that may emerge," Bailey's US publisher WW Norton said in a statement to the ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  5+ hour, 14+ min ago

Stephen Colbert on Derek Chauvin guilty verdict: 'More work to be done'

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/apr/21/stephen-colbert-derek-chauvin-jimmy-kimmel-jimmy-fallon-seth-meyers

In Los Angeles, Jimmy Kimmel also started his monologue with a mention of Derek Chauvin's landmark guilty ... "Mike Lindell is like Saul Goodman from Better Call Saul," the spin-off of Breaking Bad. ... people, that Black Lives Matter," Colbert said. ... to be done," said Jimmy Fallon of the Chauvin trial. ... Stephen Colbert on Tuesday evening." ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  6+ hour, 19+ min ago

How Annie Mac's enthusiasm shaped a generation of pop fans

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/apr/21/how-annie-macs-enthusiasm-shaped-pop-fans-bbc-radio-1

James played the new Wolf Alice song. ... Halfway through that decade, Mac, Clara Amfo and James quietly dismantled those exclusionary barriers ... Her compassion and zeal have shaped a generation of pop fans and stoked mutual appreciation among a vast ... Grimshaw broadcasting through a hangover or Zane Lowe gatekeeping with aplomb in the evening. ... After 17 years, the DJ is leaving BBC Radio 1. ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  6+ hour, 32+ min ago

Jim Steinman, master of the power ballad, gave pop an operatic energy

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/apr/21/jim-steinman-master-of-the-power-ballad-gave-pop-an-operatic-energy

Jim Steinman, master of the power ballad, gave pop an operatic energy The brilliant songwriter for ... The late journalist Steven Wells found him on fine, very Jim Steinman-ish form. ... line Dion and Bonnie Tyler, who has died aged 73, reminded us that pop music should involve fantasy and ... But then, Jim Steinman seemed very much the kind of guy who might read Wuthering Heights and decide ...'s Wuthering Heights where Heathcliffe exhumed Cathy's corpse and "danced with it on the beach in the ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  7+ hour, 2+ min ago

Lyn Macdonald obituary

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/apr/21/lyn-macdonald-obituary

Born in Glasgow, Lyn was the daughter of Gertrude (nee King) and Hugh Macdonald. ... It was while working as a producer on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour that Lyn Macdonald, who has died aged ... The former soldiers of the Rifle Brigade were planning one more trip to the western front in July 1973 ... During the second world war, her father had joined the RAF as an engineer, landing in Normandy on 8 June ... She attended Hutchesons' grammar school in the city and mde her first trip to France in 1948. ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  7+ hour, 19+ min ago

The Mitchells vs the Machines review - frantic and fun Netflix animation

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/apr/21/the-mitchells-vs-the-machines-review-frantic-and-fun-netflix-animation

It's part of the energetic oeuvre of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, acting here as producers, whose hands ... Rianda and co-writer Jeff Rowe deserving the credit, the balance is pitched just right. ... Watching the splashy animated adventure The Mitchells vs the Machines on Netflix just weeks after Godzilla ... sitcom-esque humour ensures that parents are equally enthralled and here, once again with writer-director Mike ... While Sony reportedly made around $100m from the deal, for worldwide rights excluding China, the film ... ...

favicon theguardian.com —  7+ hour, 33+ min ago

'Black trauma porn': Them and the danger of Jordan Peele imitators

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/apr/21/black-trauma-porn-them-jordan-peele-amazon

Them belongs to this genre of trauma porn, not the canon of Jordan Peele or Wes Craven. ... Your parents, probably", as Lanre Bakare wrote on its release. ... in Get Out, it is done so intelligently: attempting to reveal incisive but less visible truths about middle-class ... ethnic enclave and the birthplace of West Coast hip-hop) as a once white-majority neighbourhood whose ... demography transformed after the "white flight" exodus of middle-class residents. ... ...