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The Danish Girl review - Eddie Redmayne's swan neck is best thing in pain-free transgender melodrama

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The Danish Girl review - Eddie Redmayne's swan neck is best thing in pain-free transgender melodrama
The story of Danish gender reassignment pioneer Einar Wegener and his transformation into Lili Elbe becomes a handsome but over-tasteful film in director Tom Hooper’s handsThe point about The Danish Girl, of course, is that it has two Danish heroines - and that one of them started life as a Danish boy. Adapted by Lucinda Coxon from David Ebershoff’s novel, Tom Hooper’s film retells a true-life story: that of painter Einar Wegener, who underwent a pioneering gender reassignment operation in ... more

47 killed in clashes between Islamic State and Syrian rebels - monitor

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 47 fighters were killed in clashes between the Islamic State group and Syrian insurgents, a monitor said on Saturday, in an area where the United States and Turkey are planning to open a new front against the ultra-hardline group.

Equals review - Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult fail to compute in moribund sci-fi parable

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Equals review - Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult fail to compute in moribund sci-fi parable
Set in a future world where emotions are banned and relationships outlawed, Drake Doremus’ venture into science-fiction falls flatAmerican director Drake Doremus made his name with Like Crazy and Breathe In, a pair of films about obstacle-strewn relationships filmed in a distinctively raw, improvisational style. He brings the same sense of frustrated yearning and jittery, unmediated tenderness to this film – but, rather remarkably, Doremus has gone all sci-fi with – if we’re being honest – a not entirely successful ... more

China backs Putin's idea of developing Russia's Far East

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VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said on Saturday that Russia's push to revamp its run-down Far East region coincided with Beijing's strategy, backing President Vladimir Putin's drive for new sources of growth.

Weather looking good for Electric Picknickers

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Weather looking good for Electric Picknickers
The 50,000 people waking up at Electric Picnic this morning are in for a bright day with some sunshine.


Don DeLillo: anatomising the everyday terrors of American life

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Don DeLillo: anatomising the everyday terrors of American life
Across the entire range of DeLillo’s work – which has earned him one if the highest honours in American letters – there is a tone ... more

Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt review – a comic tale with a touching protagonist

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Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt review – a comic tale with a touching protagonist
The Booker-shortlisted The Sisters Brothers was a hard act to follow, but DeWitt’s riff on the folk tale transports the reader to a gothic Europe ... more

PJ Kavanagh, from The Perfect Stranger to Father Ted

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PJ Kavanagh, from The Perfect Stranger to Father Ted
The writer, poet, actor and broadcaster, who died this week, is remembered with admiration by his publisherAs a young man, PJ (Patrick Joseph Gregory) Kavanagh, ... more

Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat – review

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‘I really enjoyed this book because the characters are so real’Written by author Chetan Bhagat, the book Five Point Someone is set in the Indian ... more

‘Oh, the things I do for England’… Why spy fiction sells

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‘Oh, the things I do for England’… Why spy fiction sells
In a week when Anthony Horowitz apologised for a remark about who could play James Bond, and it was revealed that Frederick Forsyth worked for ... more

Life hack: Slice and cut a watermelon in seconds

published Wed, Aug 26 2015 13:49 GMT
Life hack: Slice and cut a watermelon in seconds
This simple technique will certainly help you save time when it comes to slicing and preparing a watermelon. Try it out at home! Credit to ... more

Mini pig can't contain his excitement for lettuce

published Wed, Aug 26 2015 13:48 GMT
Mini pig can't contain his excitement for lettuce
Pickle the Mini Pig loves to eat just about anything. Believe it or not, that includes healthy food like lettuce!         

Stunning Milky Way timelapse captured in Macedonia

published Mon, Aug 24 2015 11:41 GMT
Stunning Milky Way timelapse captured in Macedonia
Filmed from the Lakeview Hotel in Otesevo (Republic of Macedonia), this year's Astronomy Camp from the Skopje Astronomical Society managed to put together this breathtaking ... more

Hilarious Nutella high-five prank

published Mon, Aug 24 2015 11:41 GMT
Hilarious Nutella high-five prank
RobbyTv went around high-fiving people with Nutella on his hands, leading to some very interesting and priceless reactions. Check it out!         

New Yorkers react to proposed Times Square shutdown

published Mon, Aug 24 2015 11:40 GMT
New Yorkers react to proposed Times Square shutdown
To counteract the abundance of naked performers and costumed panhandlers, Mayor De Blasio announced he was open to the idea of closing the pedestrian square ... more

Now's your chance to see 'Mad Max: Fury Road' in IMAX theaters

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Now's your chance to see 'Mad Max: Fury Road' in IMAX theaters
Who needs a lovely day, Nux, when you can have an intense two hours? Mad Max: Fury Road is headed to IMAX theaters for one week only ... more

New 'Batman v Superman' pics show Wonder Woman, the Batmobile

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New 'Batman v Superman' pics show Wonder Woman, the Batmobile
Meet the new Batmobile, kind of the same as the old Batmobile. DC Comics released six new photos — which originally ran in the U.K.’s Empire magazine ... more

'Star Wars: Aftermath': Finding Han Solo for a quick galactic run

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'Star Wars: Aftermath': Finding Han Solo for a quick galactic run
Plus: What motivates someone to join the Dark Side?

Aretha Franklin blocks Telluride screening of 'Amazing Grace'

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Aretha Franklin blocks Telluride screening of 'Amazing Grace'
The singer won an emergency injunction against the documentary

Jason Biggs' son picked book perfect for his 'American Pie' past

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Jason Biggs' son picked book perfect for his 'American Pie' past
Of all the books for Jason Biggs’ young son to choose… The American Pie and Orange is the New Black star shared a photo on Instagram of ... more

Review: Zhang Huoding Makes American Debut in Two Operas

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Review: Zhang Huoding Makes American Debut in Two Operas
The Chinese star made her American debut in two full-evening works of Peking opera with the National Academy of Chinese Theater Arts at the David ... more

On Beyoncé’s Birthday, a ‘Bey Day’ Celebration Fit for a Queen

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On Beyoncé’s Birthday, a ‘Bey Day’ Celebration Fit for a Queen
The Beyhive does not disappoint.

Review: Two Bergman Films, Adapted on a Philadelphia Stage

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Review: Two Bergman Films, Adapted on a Philadelphia Stage
“Persona” and “After the Rehearsal,” both directed by Ivo van Hove, have their American premieres at the FringeArts festival.

‘Fondly, Collette Richland’ Emerges From Collaboration of Wacky and Weird

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‘Fondly, Collette Richland’ Emerges From Collaboration of Wacky and Weird
The quirky theater company Elevator Repair Service is staging a play by Sibyl Kempson, who is known for her offbeat scripts.

The Week Ahead: ‘Desire’ Adapts Tennessee Williams’s Stories Into Short Plays

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The Week Ahead: ‘Desire’ Adapts Tennessee Williams’s Stories Into Short Plays
The Acting Company has put together an evening of Williams’s works by a distinguished roster of American playwrights.

Theater Listings for Sept. 4-10

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Theater Listings for Sept. 4-10
A critical guide to productions in New York City, including shows in previews.

Theater | Bellport: Review: ‘Saturday Night Fever: The Musical’ at Gateway Is Old but New

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Theater | Bellport: Review: ‘Saturday Night Fever: The Musical’ at Gateway Is Old but New
The adaptation of “Saturday Night Fever: The Musical” in Bellport hews to the popular 1977 film but adds three more songs.

'Chicago' composer Kander: 'Writing is not a punishment'

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'Chicago' composer Kander: 'Writing is not a punishment'
The Tony-winning composer of "Chicago" and "Cabaret" has some candid advice for creative artists         

20 Labor Day dining deals around Phoenix

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20 Labor Day dining deals around Phoenix
Restaurants across metro Phoenix are offering food and drink specials this holiday weekend         

Q&A: 'Chicago' composer John Kander

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Q&A: 'Chicago' composer John Kander
Broadway duo's biggest hit coming to Phoenix Theatre         

Tempe's Childsplay has unique voice, business

published about 13 hours ago
Tempe's Childsplay has unique voice, business
The professional theater for young audiences serves a huge audience on a modest budget.         

Amy's Baking Company in Scottsdale has closed

published about 14 hours ago
Amy's Baking Company in Scottsdale has closed
For Amy and Samy Bouzaglo, it looks like the nightmare is over.         

What’s on TV Saturday

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Television highlights.

‘North Woods Law’ Offers a Gentler View of Law Enforcement (and More Bears)

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‘North Woods Law’ Offers a Gentler View of Law Enforcement (and More Bears)
This Animal Planet reality show has turned the men and women of the Maine Warden Service into sought-after celebrities.

Review: ‘Arthur & George’ and the Longest Case Ever

published about 15 hours ago
Review: ‘Arthur & George’ and the Longest Case Ever
A new detective mini-series puts Arthur Conan Doyle in a role not unlike that of his most famous creation.

Encounters: Billy Eichner, Off the Street and Into the Museum of Sex

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Encounters: Billy Eichner, Off the Street and Into the Museum of Sex
An afternoon with the comedian who is less manic in everyday life than he is on his show, but just as quick-witted.

Television Review: Review: ‘Hand of God,’ on Amazon, Is a California Neo-Noir Thriller

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Television Review: Review: ‘Hand of God,’ on Amazon, Is a California Neo-Noir Thriller
Ron Perlman plays a corrupt judge, and Dana Delany is his cynical wife in this series.