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Dinner party soundtracker to timeless muse: exploring the Sade complex

The enigmatic musician remains an influence on modern superstars such as Drake and Beyonc. As she releases her first single in seven years we explore why Picture the scene: A dinner party. It could be any dinner party, anywhere in North America or Europe, taking place at any point in the last 30 years, but …

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‘He got away with it’: how the founder of Bikram yoga build an empire on abuse

A new Netflix documentary takes a no-holds-barred look at yoga guru Bikram Choudhury, still develop educators after dozens of accusations of abuse In recent years, there’s been a growing discourse on intense fitness class- Crossfit, SoulCycle- as the new secular religion. But if there was one branch that pushed the envelope from religion to near-fanatic …

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All hail Madonna, a 60 -year-old woman who won’t be quiet | Fiona Sturges

The pop singer is still defying the critics who tell older women to fade away, says arts novelist Fiona Sturges Is Madonna dead ?” my daughter asked recently, while we danced like moronics in the kitchen to Vogue. Having expended a good few months inculcating my child with Madonna’s back catalogue, I realised I’d told …

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Courtney Love:’ A Hole reunion? We are definitely speaking about it’

As Live Through This turns 25, the band discuss the trauma and pop tactics that charged its release as well as their comeback Raw, beautiful and highly angry: 25 years ago the grunge movement birthed its most powerful album. A raging takedown of body fascism, self-doubt and sexual assault in pre- #MeToo America, Hole’s Live …

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Burger King’s vegetarian ‘Impossible Whopper’ to be sold nationwide

People online are always get mad about food they do not feel is attained correctly — the more egregious the crime, the more heated the discourse. This attains sense: Food is both highly personal and highly political, and beloved dishes are constantly being misinterpreted and bastardized beyond recognition.( Remember the peas in the guacamole ?) …

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Alec Baldwin:’ I wish I was 50! I wish I had 10 extra years !’

At 61, Alec Baldwin is starring in a new film, raising a young family, pestering the heck out of President Trump and hes nearly stopped having fights with photographers Coming into a meeting room on the 24 th floor of a Manhattan skyscraper, the actor Alec Baldwin strides up to the wraparound windows, takes in …

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Nora Roberts: ‘I could fill all the bookstores in all the land’

Her 220 novels from crime to romance to suspense have sold 500m copies around the world. Her secret? Early morning Diet Pepsis and an eight-hour day Nora Roberts was a young stay-at-home mum with two small boys when 3ft of snow hit Maryland in February 1979, and the family was stuck inside. She picked up …

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

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 conversation. …

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Bleep me up Scotty: why is sci-fi abruptly so sweary?

Modern reboots of The Twilight zone and Star Trek show that swearwords have finally reached space. Its a smegging shame ‘You simply intersected over into the Twilight Zone. And it’s a total headfuck .” OK, so Jordan Peele’s Netflix reboot doesn’t actually begin like that- but it could. While most of its first creepy tale, …

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