‘Shocked by the uproar’: Amanda Gorman’s white translator quits

International Booker winner Marieke Lucas Rijneveld will not translate inaugural poet’s work into Dutch after anger that a Black writer was not hiredThe acclaimed author Marieke Lucas Rijneveld has pulled out of translating Amanda Gorman’s poetry into Dutch, after their publisher was criticised for picking a writer for the role who was not also Black. Related: ‘My family are too frightened to read my book’: meet Europe’s most exciting authors Continue reading… …

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Golden Globes 2021: The Crown and Nomadland major winners

Netflix royal drama and Chloe Zhao were toast of the the night amid technical difficulties and against background of diversity issuesGolden Globes 2021 winners – the full listThe winners and their living rooms – in picturesWith spotty wifi, lagging sound and Zoom chaos, the 78th Golden Globes was a half-virtual ceremony once again dominated by British stars but marred by technical difficulties and renewed scrutiny on the awards’ lack of diversity. Related: The full list of Golden Globes 2021 winners Continue reading… …

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Golden Globes 2021: Nomadland and The Crown win big – live

An semi-virtual kickoff to the awards season sees wins for Schitt’s Creek, The Crown, Chadwick Boseman and Borat but there’s continued outrage over diversity and alleged corruptionGolden Globes 2021 winners – the full list 4.58am GMT So without a red carpet, it was a bit harder to assemble one of these but we did it! Plenty of awkwardly framed at-home video screengrabs here for you: Related: Golden Globes 2021: the winners and their living rooms – in pictures 4.52am GMT One of the big winners of the night was Chadwick Boseman, whose work in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom will go down as another pitch perfect performanace in a career cut tragically short last year. The first black posthumous winner of a Golden Globe is remembered here by those he worked with: Related: ‘Chadwick will be remembered as a hero’: Denzel Washington and Viola Davis on making Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Continue reading… …

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Coronation Street actor Johnny Briggs dies aged 85

Actor who played Mike Baldwin in long-running ITV soap dies after long illnessThe Coronation Street actor Johnny Briggs has died aged 85. He was famous for his role as Mike Baldwin in the long-running ITV soap.A statement from his family said he died after a long illness. Continue reading… …

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Vast staff cuts imminent at V&A, insiders say

Curators and conservators said to be in line of fire, ‘hollowing out the expertise of the museum’Vast cuts at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) are feared to be imminent, with curators and conservators in the line of fire, the Guardian understands.Details of the museum’s “recovery strategy” were briefed to unions on Thursday. Staff are expecting to hear news of redundancies within days. Continue reading… …

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The Muppet Show: Disney+ adds content warning of ‘negative depictions of cultures’

Studio says it is acknowledging and contextualising culturally offensive material rather than cutting itDisney+ has added a new disclaimer to old episodes of The Muppet Show, warning of “negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures” throughout the series.The platform began streaming Jim Henson’s family variety show on 19 February but prefaced 18 of its episodes with a content advisory that adds: “These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now. Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together.” Continue reading… …

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‘Painted by a madman’: The Scream graffiti reveals Munch’s state of mind

Inscription on painting that has been subject of debate has been reattributed to the artist himselfIt is an image that has intrigued the art world for more than a century and become synonymous with existential angst, and recently inspired its own emoji, but now some graffiti has added a new layer to the story of Edvard Munch’s most iconic painting, The Scream.A tiny pencil inscription in the top left corner of one of the four versions of the painting, which reads, “Can only have been painted by a madman”, has been the subject of debate over who wrote it – it was originally thought to be by Munch, but was later attributed to a vandal – but new analysis by experts at the National Museum of Norway suggests it is indeed in the hand of the artist. Continue reading… …

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Bloodlands: location of BBC drama kept secret to avoid tourist influx

Police thriller starring James Nesbitt is set on island in Strangford Lough, Northern IrelandThe filming location of a new BBC drama starring James Nesbitt will not be disclosed to fans, amid concerns that the small island will be overwhelmed by tourists.The police thriller Bloodlands, which is due to air on Sunday night, is set in Northern Ireland’s Strangford Lough, which is home to at least 100 islands. Continue reading… …

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Anant Chaturdashi 1 sep 2020, अनंत चतुर्दशी: हरि अनंत, हरि-कथा अनंता

इस वर्ष अनंत चतुर्दशी 1 सितंबर 2020 (Anant Chaturdashi 1 sep 2020), को मनाई जाएगी अनंत चतुर्दशी (Anant Chaturdashi) को

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