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Nick Cave compares cancel culture to ‘bad religion’

Image copyright PA Media Nick Cave has claimed that online cancel culture is akin to “bad religion run amuck”. Writing on his website, the Australian rock star suggested that political correctness has an “asphyxiating effect on the creative soul of a society”. Cancel culture” is the term for when individuals or companies face swift public …

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Museums get £630,000 funding to adapt to Covid world

Image copyright The Art Fund Image caption Many museums and galleries have reopened, with masks compulsory in England and Scotland A pop-up museum in a shopping centre, exhibit boxes that are sent to schools by post and actor-guides who control social distancing – these are among the schemes that have received funding to help museums …

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CeeLo Green apologises to Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion for ‘salacious gesturing’ remark

Image copyright Getty Images CeeLo Green has issued an apology to Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, and Nicki Minaj; after appearing to criticise them for “salacious gesturing”. In a recent interview with Far Out magazine, the US singer said there should be “a time and a place for adult content” in music videos. On Wednesday, …

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Jonathan Pryce: Netflix’s The Crown casts its final Prince Philip

Image copyright BBC/Getty Images Image caption Jonathan Pryce will play the Duke of Edinburgh in the 1990s and early 2000s After playing kings, a Pope, a cardinal – and The High Sparrow in Game of Thrones – actor Jonathan Pryce is adding a prince to his repertoire of high-ranking roles, taking over as Prince Philip …

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Amazon Prime donates to Fleabag stars’ theatre emergency fund

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Olivia Colman acted together in Fleabag A fund set up by two stars of Fleabag to support theatre workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic is to receive £500,000 from Amazon Prime Video. Olivia Colman and Phoebe Waller-Bridge said they were “blown away” by the “extraordinary” support. …

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Freeview viewers complain of fewer channels after retune

Image copyright Getty Creative Stock / iStock Freeview viewers are complaining that they lost channels after planned changes were made to the network. The company, which runs free digital television in the UK, warned users in advance that they might need to retune their systems today after transmitters were updated. However, many customers say their …

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‘Inappropriate sexual behaviour’ probed at Argyll dance school

Image copyright Getty Images A dance school has launched an investigation into allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour towards students by a member of staff. Ballet West, which is headquartered in Taynuilt, Argyll, said it learned of the allegations earlier this week. The school said it was not aware of any complaints being made to the …

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Middlemarch and other works by women reissued under their real names

Image copyright Women’s Prize for Fiction Image caption The Reclaim Her Name collection runs to 25 titles in all Novels written by women using male pen names have been reissued using the authors’ actual names. The collection includes George Eliot’s Middlemarch, which has been reissued under the author’s real name, Mary Ann Evans, for the …

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