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The Simpsons: Alex Désert replaces Hank Azaria as voice of Carl Carlson

Image copyright Everett Collection Inc/Alamy Stock Photo Image caption Carl Carlson (right) works with Homer at the nuclear power plant Actor Alex Désert is to replace Hank Azaria as the voice of Homer’s workmate Carl Carlson in the first episode of the new season of The Simpsons. Désert, who has appeared in TV’s Better Things …

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Britpop: Photographer Kevin Cummins revisits the 90s

Image copyright Kevin Cummins Twenty-five years since Blur and Oasis battled for chart supremacy, renowned music photographer Kevin Cummins has put the heady days of Britpop centre stage in a new book. The Manchester-born snapper recalls fights, flags and the scene’s fall from grace. As jobs go, it is a tough one – photographing a …

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Archibald: Vincent Namatjira named art prize’s first Aboriginal winner

image copyrightAGNSW image captionVincent Namatjira’s painting of himself and sporting champion Adam Goodes Australia’s most prestigious award for portraiture has been won by an Aboriginal artist for the first time in its 99-year history. Vincent Namatjira, 37, claimed the annual Archibald Prize for a painting of himself and Adam Goodes, a champion Aboriginal Australian Rules …

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Why Little Mix insisted on aftercare for the contestants on their talent show

Image caption Little Mix on the set of their talent show, The Search (L-R): Jade Thirlswall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jesy Nelson Little Mix say they insisted on aftercare for contestants on their reality show, after seeing how the music industry treats young artists. “We didn’t have that, really, on the show that we …

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Michael Kiwanuka wins the 2020 Mercury Prize

Image caption The self-titled album has given Kiwanuka his third Mercury Prize nomination and first win Singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka has won the 2020 Mercury Prize for his soul-searching third record, Kiwanuka. A lush, immersive album of politicised soul, it sees the star exploring themes of self-doubt, faith and civil rights. Released last November, Kiwanuka beat …

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Mercury Prize-winner Michael Kiwanuka: ‘I am not an imposter’

Image copyright Olivia Rose Image caption Michael Kiwanuka: “I was always waiting for someone to find me out” Michael Kiwanuka has won the 2020 Mercury Prize for his complex, poetic third album, Kiwanuka. In this interview, originally published in November 2019, the singer explains how he overcame crippling self-doubt to make the record of his …

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Bafta Film Awards to add nominees and take other steps after diversity row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Renee Zellweger and Joaquin Phoenix won the top acting prizes at the 2020 Bafta Film Awards The Bafta Film Awards will have more nominees next year in an attempt to increase the diversity of the stars and film-makers who are up for honours. All four acting categories as well …

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