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Director Kevin Smith on heart attack, happiness, extreme weight loss- and Weinstein

The director and performer talks about his near-death experience, becoming vegan and the star-studded reboot of the movie that first constructed him famous 25 years ago In February last year, Kevin Smith performed 90 minutes of standup for a TV special, padded back to the green room and started to worry that the joint he …

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Kim Gordon: ‘There’s a wall of faceless men I have to climb over’

Shes the art-rock legend who stimulated Sonic Youth punk and now, at 66, she has attained her first solo record. She drives our novelist through LA to talk Donald Trump, existential angst and her anthem called Air BnB Before she came to typify deadpan Downtown New York cool, Kim Gordon was a teenager in 1970 …

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Orange is the New Black: season six’s biggest villain? The prison system

In the latest season of Netflixs award-winning drama, a diverse ensemble is once again put through the wringer amid corruption and injustice When Orange is the New Black first came out in 2013, the tale centered mainly on Piper Chapman, a privileged white woman who has to serve out a short sentence years after committing …

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Killer seems: how Dietland confronts the violence of beauty culture

Based on the make novel by Sarai Walker, the new series tackles the extreme expectations placed on women with rage, retaliation and ultimately murder In one of the saddest moments of the new black comedy series Dietland, the show’s heroine, Plum Kettle, lovingly cooks and decorates a cake. She sings passionately, altogether immersed in her …

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‘ Why I told my mother not to read my volume’- memoirs of a former wild daughter

Claire Dederer has written what is surely one of the most excruciatingly frank memoirs ever raw, revealing and explicit In the days before I’m due to speak to the writer Claire Dederer, the Freudian in me( admittedly quite a diminutive figure) begins to wonder if she isn’t subconsciously trying to wriggle out of our dialogue. …

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Sounding it out: ‘Listening to white noise put my life back on track’

Megan Nolan was searching for a way to switch off the stresses of modern life. Then she discovered white noise. Here, she charts how the flat frequencies helped her cope Late last year Spotify presented me with my Top 100 most listened to tracks of 2018 and, as ever when I’m presented with some unknown …

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Voicing it out:’ Listening to white noise put my life back on track’

Megan Nolan was sought for a route to switch off the emphasizes of modern life. Then she discovered white noise. Here, she charts how the flat frequencies helped her cope Late last year Spotify presented me with my Top 100 most listened to tracks of 2018 and, as ever when I’m presented with some unknown …

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Resistance and feminism: what to expect from this year’s Armory Show

The much-anticipated contemporary art carnival hittings New York with a range of provocative pieces, taking aim at Trump and highlighting the work of female artists It’s that time of year again, when black-clad art enthusiasts descend upon New York’s Armory Show, the labyrinth-like contemporary art carnival at Piers 92 and 94 in midtown Manhattan. Kicking …

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Sounding it out:’ Listening to white noise put my life back on track’

Megan Nolan was sought for a route to switch off the tensions of modern life. Then she detected white noise. Here, she charts how the flat frequencies helped her cope Late last year Spotify presented me with my Top 100 most listened to ways of 2018 and, as ever when I’m to come forward with …

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Sounding it out:’ Listening to white noise put my life back on track’

Megan Nolan was sought for a way to switch off the emphasizes of modern life. Then she detected white noise. Here, she charts how the flat frequencies helped her cope Late last year Spotify presented me with my Top 100 most listened to ways of 2018 and, as ever when I’m presented with some unknown …

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