Culture

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On my radar: Yuval Noah Harari’s cultural highlights
The Israeli writer and intellectual on ​the stage musical he’s seen four times, embracing a gay crown prince and what we can learn from the World Cup

Kathryn Bromwich

28, May, 2022 @2:30 PM

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What links Top Gun: Maverick to Dennis Rodman and The Outsiders?
The new Tom Cruise flyboy sequel is out, so follow it down the rabbit hole to ER, a Bull in Korea and Francis Ford Coppola

Larry Ryan

28, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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From Top Gun: Maverick to Tracey Emin – a complete guide to this week’s entertainment
Whether you want a film to take your breath away or some oversized maquettes, our critics have your culture for the next seven days covered

28, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The Guide #36: From Marvin Gaye to the Macarena, inside one man’s quest to review over 1,000 US No 1s
In this week’s newsletter: Why Stereogum’s Tom Breihan is listening back to every Billboard No 1 hit and grading them out of ten (yes, even The Chipmunk Song)

Gwilym Mumford

27, May, 2022 @10:50 AM

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Kimmel on gun control: ‘Our cowardly leaders just aren’t listening to us’
Late-night hosts delivered emotional monologues in the aftermath of the Uvalde school shooting

Guardian staff

26, May, 2022 @3:26 PM

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Justin Timberlake sells song catalogue in deal ‘worth just over $100m’
Singer follows other artists, selling to Blackstone-backed fund Hipgnosis Songs Capital

Julia Kollewe

26, May, 2022 @2:29 PM

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Colbert on the Texas school shooting: ‘Prayers won’t end this, voting might’
Late-night hosts discussed the deadly Uvalde shooting and looked at Trump v Pence as they back different Georgia candidates

Guardian staff

25, May, 2022 @3:10 PM

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Ricky Gervais Netflix special condemned by LGBTQ groups for ‘anti-trans rants masquerading as jokes’
Comedian criticised for ‘dangerous’ special, in which he says he supports trans rights while making jokes about the genitalia of trans women and HIV

Sian Cain

25, May, 2022 @2:15 AM

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Sharon Stone! Leonardo DiCaprio! Sam Raimi’s The Quick and the Dead deserves your time
This 1995 western has been widely overlooked but it is good camp fun, starring Stone as a mysterious woman who enters a gunslinger contest in an outlaw town

Elizabeth Flux

24, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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The grim reality of Shakespeare’s ideas | Brief letters
Brief letters: Enduring lessons of the Bard’s plays | Children and risk | Wolves v buses | The next monarch | Purple line power

Letters

24, May, 2022 @4:35 PM

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Jimmy Kimmel on monkeypox: ‘Oh good…something else to be concerned about’
Late-night hosts discussed the spread of a new virus and the tell-all book by ‘Donald Trump henchman’ Kellyanne Conway

Guardian staff

24, May, 2022 @3:31 PM

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Evil twinks and gay gangsters: why we need to remember history’s horrid homosexuals
From Alexander the Great to Ronnie Kray, the hosts of the Bad Gays podcast reveal the most villainous LGBTQ+ figures ever – and explain why it’s important to discuss the problematic alongside the good

Louis Staples

24, May, 2022 @2:18 PM

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