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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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‘So different’: how the millennials of 28 Up are coping with changing times
As a new chapter of the landmark series begins, life isn’t the same as it was for their baby boomer forbears

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

28, Sep, 2021 @3:21 PM

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‘Elite v plebs’: the Oxford rivalries of boys who would never grow up to be men
A feud at Balliol College ended for ever when all five involved died in the first world war. Now the tale is to be told on the London stage

Richard Brooks

26, Sep, 2021 @7:45 AM

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How the cruel death of a little stray dog led to riots in 1900s Britain
Novelist campaigns for statue of terrier experimented on by scientists to regain its place in a London park

Vanessa Thorpe

12, Sep, 2021 @10:45 AM

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Striking images: the 20th century, as told by Guardian photographers – in pictures
From the Irish civil war to anti-apartheid protests, a new exhibition delves into the legendary Guardian picture library

Luke Dodd

24, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Sing, Freetown review – astonishing study of creative pain and pride in Sierra Leone
This special film follows a journalist and a theatre-maker as they attempt to reframe their national identity on stage, even as the project threatens their long friendship

Phuong Le

22, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Everything you wanted to know about the culture wars – but were afraid to ask
Politicians like to provoke them, academics like to analyse them yet most people don’t know what they’re all about

Andrew Anthony

13, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘Mum, what’s a phone box?’: watching 80s films with the kids has become a history lesson | Hadley Freeman
I expected to have to explain some Americanisms to them, but I didn’t anticipate that I would be explaining actual history

Hadley Freeman

05, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Peter Tatchell’s life on film: ‘So far I’ve been violently assaulted 300 times’
Peter Tatchell has protested against everyone from Mike Tyson to Tony Blair. So what did the human rights campaigner make of the Netflix documentary Hating Peter Tatchell?

Peter Tatchell

01, Jun, 2021 @3:19 PM

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Man in Black at 50: Johnny Cash’s empathy is needed more than ever
The country star is not always remembered for his politics, but his about-face to withdraw support for Nixon and the Vietnam war may be his finest moment

Michael Stewart Foley

31, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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English dictionary of ancient Greek ‘spares no blushes’ with fresh look at crudity
Words Victorian-era Greek lexicon translated as ‘to wench’ or ‘do one’s need’ have been given much earthier new readings at Cambridge for modern students of classics

Alison Flood

27, May, 2021 @6:01 AM

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What’s Going On at 50: Marvin Gaye’s masterpiece is still so true to life
The unresolved, discordant elements make this album truly timeless – that, and the fact that too few of its concerns have been addressed since 1971

Emily Lordi

20, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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