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Nope’s Keke Palmer: ‘Being a child star is really exploitative’
The actor’s role in Jordan Peele’s sci-fi horror is her biggest billing to date, after a lifetime in the industry. She talks about the harm done to young actors, her response to colorism – and why she doesn’t mind being a meme

Tshepo Mokoena

05, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Song of the summer 2022: our writers pick their favourite tracks
From Beyoncé to Bad Bunny to Jungle, Guardian critics recommend their most played songs of the season

Kate Hutchinson, Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Rob LeDonne, Laura Snapes, Adrian Horton, Kyle Mullin, Tshepo Mokoena, Michael Cragg, Jim Farber, Benjamin Lee and Bryan Armen Graham

21, Jul, 2022 @5:27 AM

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‘I feel like I’ve got the best job in the world!’ – Amy Lennox, the knockout star of Cabaret
As a kid growing up in Aberdeen, she rebelled against singing. Now she’s proving sensational in the classic Weimar musical – but finds its present-day parallels chilling

Tshepo Mokoena

09, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Can the R Kelly verdict lead to a shift in the music industry?
After years of sexual abuse allegations, the R&B singer has finally had to face punishment for his crimes but will a wider reckoning follow?

Tshepo Mokoena

02, Oct, 2021 @5:17 AM

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Work, work, work: Beyoncé's labour of liberation
Leading a creative revolution whose ripples were seen from Kanye to Donald Glover to Little Simz, Beyoncé consigned the idea of performers ‘sticking to the music’ to history

Tshepo Mokoena

19, Nov, 2019 @10:01 AM

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Surviving R Kelly: what we can learn from the shocking new series
In a new docuseries, the women who have accused the R&B singer of sexual assault share their stories with poignant and troubling results

Tshepo Mokoena

07, Jan, 2019 @6:27 PM

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'I’m always gonna be a nightmare’:​ ​how​ ​Bhad Bhabie​ ​went from meme to megastar MC
Danielle Bregoli was a car-thieving TV tearaway at 13. Two years later, she is a major-label rapper. She talks about the friends she lost along the way – and her fight for credibility

Tshepo Mokoena

20, Jul, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Nakhane: 'For as long as I need to, I'm going to talk about being a gay artist'
The South African actor stars in The Wound, a film that mixes an intimate portrayal of a gay relationship with the Xhosa tribe’s initiation rites. It won plenty of awards, but the 30-year-old faced a dark backlash

Tshepo Mokoena

12, Apr, 2018 @3:00 PM

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The 25 hidden TV gems you need to see
From brutal true crime sagas to dark comedies, here’s our writers’ guide to the best underrated shows to stream right now

Sam Wolfson, Rebecca Nicholson, Jack Seale, Graeme Virtue, David Stubbs, Ben Arnold, Hannah J Davies, Tshepo Mokoena, Mark Gibbings-Jones, Laura Snapes, Gavin Haynes, Kate Solomon, Julia Raeside , Rachel Aroesti, John Robinson, Harriet Gibsone, Oobah Butler, Joel Golby and Stuart Heritage

20, Aug, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Not so haute: six writers on their biggest fashion mistakes
From tights on the beach to head-to-toe taffeta, writers reveal the outfits they regret

Kenya Hunt, Ruth Lewy, Nosheen Iqbal, Morwenna Ferrier, Pam Lucas, Tshepo Mokoena

08, Apr, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Dylan loves Stereophonics: music critics reveal their uncool favourites | Caroline Sullivan, Alexis Petridis, Tom Usher, Tshepo Mokoena and Michael Hann
As Dylan confesses that the Welsh rockers are one of his favourites acts of modern times, our panel come clean with their guilty pleasures

Caroline Sullivan, Alexis Petridis, Tom Usher, Tshepo Mokoena and Michael Hann

24, Mar, 2017 @12:57 PM

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Best albums of 2016: No 5 A Seat at the Table by Solange
The younger Knowles sister needed to get something off her chest. What came out was an album billowing with hope and sadness for blackness in the US

Tshepo Mokoena

12, Dec, 2016 @7:30 AM

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