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Saturday Night Live: Black Panther almost saves the day

Some tired jokes aside, a solid week which saw Alec Baldwins Trump mess up at a press conference and a standout Black Jeopardy skit Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) is doing a press conference with leaders of the Baltic states – “these freakshows here” – but first he reads a “prepared statement to prove that I can read”. “Time to freestyle,” …

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Alan Alda reveals Parkinson’s disease diagnosis

The M*A*S*H and West Wing actor says he has been living with disease for three years, but is living a full life Alan Alda, who starred as Hawkeye in the long-running TV comedy M*A*S*H, has revealed he has Parkinson’s disease. The 82-year-old actor told US talk show CBS This Morning that he was diagnosed with the disease more than three …

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Tributes paid to South African musician and activist Hugh Masekela

Father of South African jazz, who had career spanning more than five decades, dies aged 78 Hugh Masekela Tributes paid to South African musician and activist Hugh Masekela ‘Father of South African jazz’, who had career spanning more than five decades, dies aged 78 Masekela’s life and career – in pictures Hugh Masekela obituary: jazz pioneer who fought the evil …

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Our own history shows why the NFL’s new anthem policy is incredibly unpatriotic.

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images. Some pretty unreal news is sweeping the sports world. NFL owners approved a national anthem policy that requires players to stand on the football field during the national anthem.   According to officials, the policy was a unanimous decision from NFL owners.   The policy requires players to stand on the field, but allows them …

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‘I’m screaming to the choir’ – behind Robert Longo’s anti-Trump art

The New York artists storied career has led him to an incendiary new exhibition called Amerika which takes direct aim at the president and his party It wasn’t too long ago that the New York artist Robert Longo was seated at a boxing match with his son at Madison Square Garden. Longo described his latest exhibition, Amerika, which has just …

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David Lynch: ‘You gotta be selfish. It’s a terrible thing’

The Twin Peaks director lives for his work. He talks about his four marriages, why explaining his films is a crime, and what makes him a happy camper David Lynch seldom smiles in photographs. His etched Easter Island statue of a face doesn’t glower so much as brood; lips pursed and eyes hooded, he looks every inch the auteur in …

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Hugh Masekela: 10 key performances, from afrobeat to apartheid anthems

The South African trumpeter, who has died aged 78, spanned a huge variety of styles from disco-pop to fiercely political jazz Hugh Masekela Hugh Masekela: 10 key performances, from afrobeat to apartheid anthems The South African trumpeter, who has died aged 78, spanned a huge variety of styles – from disco-pop to fiercely political jazz Robin Denselow Wed 24 Jan …

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Roger Federer: the more we love him, the nicer he becomes | Geoff Dyer

As the world No 1 heads to Wimbledon, writer, critic and Federer fanatic Geoff Dyer considers why, despite that cream blazer, his appeal transcends tennis You still meet people, in their 70s or 80s now, who recall the night they saw Jimi Hendrix as a defining moment in their lives, one of the things that made their lives worthwhile. That’s …

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Tomb Raider review – Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft is a badass bore

The rebooted action heroine channels the spirit of Indiana Jones and creepy daddy issues in a dull, derivative romp Dave Allen once said that men know they’re getting older when they watch Sunset Boulevard and realise they find Gloria Swanson quite attractive. Similarly, a certain generation will sense the grim reaper’s presence now that Angelina Jolie is no longer the …

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