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Rob Beckett: ‘You have to suppress your working-class rage to operate in comedy’
The award-winning standup is known for his exuberance, but, as he writes in his memoir, he has had to dodge snobbery throughout his career. He discusses family, fame and being funny

Zoe Williams

12, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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William Shatner: hardest part of space flight will be getting in and out of seat
Star Trek actor, 90, says arthritis makes entry and exit of berth in Blue Origin capsule for Wednesday’s journey difficult

Martin Pengelly

11, Oct, 2021 @6:24 PM

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‘The only place like it in the world’: why the Nicholas Building is the creative heart of Melbourne
Built in 1926 by a pharmaceutical company, the heritage-listed building has since become a hub for artists – who now fear it may be under threat

Brigid Delaney

11, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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DC Comics reveals latest Superman as bisexual in new issue
The Man of Steel will be in a same-sex relationship while combatting the climate crisis and protesting against the deportation of refugees

Benjamin Lee

11, Oct, 2021 @4:28 PM

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‘My God, we were mobbed so much!’ – how we made Overload, by Sugababes
‘Some people thought our vocals sounded sarcastic. I felt like I was just being a normal teenager, moody as hell’

Interviews by Henry Yates

11, Oct, 2021 @2:15 PM

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UK urged to return sacred treasures hidden away for 150 years to Ethiopia
High-profile Britons urge return of plundered altar tablets that British Museum has never put on display

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

11, Oct, 2021 @9:27 AM

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Getting over a breakup? Critics pick music, books, games and more to help
Heartbreak is the ailment, could culture be the cure? Our critics’ suggestions to help ease your pain – or channel your angst

Jenessa Williams, Justine Jordan, Keza MacDonald, Peter Bradshaw and Jonathan Jones

11, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Touched by the hand of Ithell: my fascination with a forgotten surrealist | Stewart Lee
Ithell Colquhoun’s fecund, fleshy paintings were soaked in mysticism. But was she running my life from beyond the grave?

Stewart Lee

11, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Send us to Coventry! How the Turner Prize and a touring bin put the city on the map
It started with lockdown and a broken angel, but Coventry’s year as city of culture is highlighting its reputation for resilience

Claire Armitstead

11, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Imperial War Museum Holocaust Galleries review – history’s greatest horror
Under glaring lights, the IWM’s new permanent exhibit lays bare the unspeakable atrocity through the small, human details

Jonathan Freedland

10, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Welcome to my micro museum
Whether it’s a love of lawnmowers or mustard pots, these enthusiasts have turned niche hobbies into full-time obsessions. Michael Segalov has a wander around six unusual collections

Michael Segalov

10, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Simone Lia: Things that happen when you least expect them to – cartoon
From love to béchamel sauce…

Simone Lia

10, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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