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Three Catholic churches in El Paso targeted in arson attacks, the FBI says
Three Catholic churches in El Paso have been targeted in arson attacks and investigators are offering a reward for information on the culprits.
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World Athletics Championships 2019: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on motherhood, hair and medals
Jamaican sprint superstar Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on how motherhood and her passion for hair keep her relaxed as she aims to add to her seven world titles.
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Vegan college menus on the rise as students return to university
Record numbers of college canteens are going meat-freeUniversity campuses across the country are cutting meat from their canteen and cafe menus under pressure from growing numbers of vegan students and staff.This year, more university cafeterias than ever are being replaced by exclusively vegan and vegetarian canteens, according to the university caterers’ organisation Tuco, while vegan organisations are reporting big increases in the numbers of activists pushing for meat-free food on campus. Continue reading...
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UK minister hopes Thomas Cook talks come to 'positive conclusion'
British security minister Brandon Lewis said he hoped talks about the future of travel company Thomas Cook come to a positive conclusion on Sunday.
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North Korean mother and son defectors die of suspected starvation in Seoul
North Korean mother and son were found dead in Seoul, possibly from starvation.
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EU's Juncker says he is convinced Brexit will happen: Sky
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said he is convinced Brexit will happen, reiterating that if Britain left the European Union without a deal there would be a new border between Northern Ireland and Ireland.
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Ethical fashion campaigner Livia Firth: ‘We have turned a corner finally’
With the Green Carpet Fashion Awards opening in Milan, the eco pioneer explains why the once-unfashionable concept is a winnerEthical fashion used to be unfashionable. When Livia Firth launched her consultancy, Eco-Age, a decade ago, she says, “it was something no one was talking about”. During the current round of fashion shows – from Extinction Rebellion’s protests to dresses made from recycled plastic bottles – people have talked about little else.In the last two months, says Firth, “we have turned a corner finally. It is a beautiful moment, but it is also very dangerous. Fast fashion is the first offender in sustainability and there is greenwashing at a level there has never been before”. Continue reading...
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Israeli president begins talks to form new government
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin is starting his two-day consultations will all elected parties before deciding upon the prime minister-designate
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The little chap is in no rush to walk… which is no bad thing | Séamas O’Reilly
We’re happy to put off the end of our son’s babyhood – not least because our home is mined with pitfallsA year ago I wrote about Just You Waits, those parents who answer any comment you make about your current difficulties by saying ‘just you wait’ and referencing some other, greater trial down the road.You’d think writing this was a risky gambit. I was effectively calling out friends, family and acquaintances in a national newspaper column that they all (say they) read. What you’re missing is that the mind is extremely adept at self-delusion and not one of the Just You Waits I was thinking of recognised themselves in that piece. They’d all read it, of course, and most thought it was just priceless. One old work pal texted to say he knew exactly the kind of person I meant, not realising I was literally picturing his own tilted, smirking face while writing the thing. (Later he was telling me not to worry about sleep training, because teething would be the real nightmare.) Continue reading...
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Your pictures: share your photos on the theme of ‘bored’
Wherever you are in the world, this week we’d like to see your pictures on the theme ‘bored’The next theme for our weekly photography assignment, published in print in the Observer New Review is ‘bored’.Share your photos of what bored means to you – and tell us about your image in the description box. Continue reading...
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How our poet laureate has embraced his new role
Simon Armitage’s output since being made poet laureate is to be lauded, while his musical counterpart prefers to keep a low profilePoet laureate Simon Armitage read out his latest work, Fugitives, on Saturday on a hill above Morecambe Bay. Commissioned by the National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the National Parks Act, it is Armitage’s third poem since becoming laureate in May. It follows Finishing It, a poem about cancer research, and Conquistadors, about the 1969 moon landing.Armitage has taken to the post with far greater gusto than his predecessor, Carol Ann Duffy, who, while a fine poet, gave the impression that she hated penning odes in her official capacity. She had to be dragged kicking and screaming to write a few short and not very good lines for the wedding last year of Harry and Meghan. Continue reading...
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Will and Testament by Vigdis Hjorth review – a traumatic inheritance
Vigdis Hjorth draws on real-life abuse in a novel that caused rifts with her family and sensation in her native NorwayWhen published in Vigdis Hjorth’s native Norway in 2016, Will and Testament became both a bestseller and a literary scandal. The story is narrated by Bergljot, who was sexually abused by her father as a child. Having been long estranged from her parents, and her sisters who sided with them, Bergljot is drawn back into a family argument over inheritance, and specifically who gets a pair of holiday cabins. The real-life media furore stemmed from the fact that Hjorth drew on her own family history, even prompting a rebuttal – in the form of another novel – by her sister Helga Hjorth. But Vigdis Hjorth has also insisted Will and Testament is fiction, and indeed it bears the subtitle “A Novel” on the cover. Continue reading...
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The Cockroach – an extract from Ian McEwan’s Brexit-inspired novella
In the novelist’s satirical reworking of Kafka’s classic story, an insect wakes up to discover to its horror that it has turned into the prime minister…• Bill Nighy reads an extract from The CockroachThat morning, Jim Sams, clever but by no means profound, woke from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a gigantic creature. For a good while he remained on his back (not his favourite posture) and regarded his distant feet, his paucity of limbs, with consternation. A mere four, of course, and quite unmovable. His own little brown legs, for which he was already feeling some nostalgia, would have been waving merrily in the air, however hopelessly. He lay still, determined not to panic. An organ, a slab of slippery meat, lay squat and wet in his mouth – revolting, especially when it moved of its own accord to explore the vast cavern of his mouth and, he noted with muted alarm, slide across an immensity of teeth. He stared along the length of his body. His colouring, from shoulders to ankles, was a pale blue, with darker blue piping around his neck and wrists, and white buttons in a vertical line right down his unsegmented thorax. The light breeze that blew intermittently across it, bearing a not unattractive odour of decomposing food and grain alcohol, he accepted as his breath. His vision was unhelpfully narrowed – oh for a compound eye – and everything he saw was oppressively colourful. He was beginning to understand that by a grotesque reversal his vulnerable flesh now lay outside his skeleton, which was therefore wholly invisible to him. What a comfort it would have been to catch a glimpse of that homely nacreous brown.All this was worrying enough, but as he came more fully awake he remembered that he was on an important, solitary mission, though for the moment he could not recall what it was. I’m going to be late, he thought, as he attempted to lift from the pillow a head that must have weighed as much as five kilos. This is so unfair, he told himself. I don’t deserve this. His fragmentary dreams had been deep and wild, haunted by raucous, echoing voices in constant dissent. Only now, as this head slumped back, did he begin to see through to the far side of sleep and bring to mind a mosaic of memories, impressions and intentions that scattered as he tried to hold them down. Continue reading...
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Keira Knightley: ‘Iraq was the first time I’d been politically engaged’
In an exclusive interview, the actor talks about her new film Official Secrets, in which she plays Katharine Gun, the whistleblower who tried to stop the Iraq war• Read an interview with the real Katharine GunThe role of Katharine Gun in Official Secrets is played by Keira Knightley. Earlier this summer, a few weeks before her second child was born, Knightley, 34, sat down and talked exclusively to the Observer about why she took the part, and why she felt she believed that the film was coming out at a timely moment.Did you spend much time with Katharine to prepare for the part?Not a huge amount. I had lunch with her, and she came to the set once. I really liked her. Gavin Hood, the director, had said he didn’t want a characterisation of her. I mean, I don’t look anything like her. She has an interesting accent because she was brought up in Taiwan. I really wanted to do that, but Gavin wouldn’t let me. I’m not a journalist, of course, so this was the first time I had asked anyone any questions that they legally could not answer. What is amazing about Katharine is that her point of view is so utterly clear. As far as playing her, that point of view had to come across. This is a story told through her eyes. Continue reading...
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What is it about Britain that has produced such a litany of failed leaders? | Will Hutton
Today’s Tory and Labour politicians lack the will of their predecessors to reach out to others across the social divideBritain faces a crisis of political leadership. Neither the right nor the left of politics is capable of throwing up a figure who can bind their respective coalitions together and sustain parliamentary majorities best to navigate Brexit or Remain and their aftermath.Faith in parliamentary democracy is plummeting; belief in strongman politics is rising; the view that there is an elite, of which the political class is a member, intent only on feathering its own nest and pursuing its own sectarian interests, is widespread. Continue reading...
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Spain's Socialist party would maintain lead, polls show
Spain's Socialist party would win a November election and gain more seats, two polls showed on Sunday, but it would fall short of a majority and would still need support from other parties to form a government.
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Antonio Brown still drawing interest from NFL teams, agent says: report
Antonio Brown has been cut loose by two NFL teams this month amid a list of controversies that include sexual assault and rape allegations – but some of the other teams in the league are still expressing interest in his services as a top-flight wide receiver, according to his agent.
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The Gove and Cameron rift: Why making up is so very hard to do
Like many families, they fell out over Brexit. But airing details of the split in public is not how to heal itWait, as the young people say on the internet, until Sarah Vine finds out about rock bands. Last week the self-styled Westminster Wag sharpened her pencil to use her habitual method of communicating with mates, family and the wider world – her Daily Mail column – to lament the passing of her and husband Michael Gove’s decades-long friendship with Dave (as his intimates, the experienced scoop-master revealed, call him) and Samantha Cameron.The wider world was not immediately overpowered by sympathy, having somewhat gnarlier matters to worry about. In brief: ever so sorry the New Year’s Eve fondue party’s off, but we’re a bit tied up stockpiling beans and Googling insulin supplies. Be right back to hear more about fun times at Chequers once we’ve filled in our applications for settled status. Be brave! Continue reading...
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Ghosts of tyrants past stalk proud Haiti as it slides towards the brink
A nation that suffered under the Duvalier dictators is collapsing as corruption and a failing economy take their tollLast Sunday, Rony Marceline was riding his motorbike out of Ouanaminthe, a muggy, colourful town on Haiti’s border with the Dominican Republic, on a mission that within a few days has become commonplace: transporting yellow plastic containers of petrol. He hit a lorry and the canister split, enveloping him and his passenger, an as yet unnamed woman, in flames.Until that moment, the newly necessary practice of carrying cans of fuel had been the subject of meme humour in this country where the petrol is running out and the usually intense traffic is stuttering to a halt. In one, an elegant woman carries a can under the caption: “the new accessory”. But now there is no joking: now the whole country is ready to explode. Continue reading...
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Giants vs. Buccaneers: Preview, predictions, what to watch for
Paul’s Pick The timing for Daniel Jones is fine, as the assignment of taking on the Buccaneers on the road is not exactly mission impossible. Maybe the improvement the Giants’ defense showed in the second half last week is the start of an upward trend, and Jameis Winston coughs it up a few times. Eli...
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Florida woman jailed after video of her kicking and choking dog goes viral
A woman has been arrested and jailed after she was filmed kicking and choking her dog near her trailer in Pinellas County, Florida.
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Area 51: US military sorry over bomber raid tweet
The tweet threatened to deploy a B-2 bomber against "millennials" planning to raid the base.
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Greg Williams and Josh Roberts are no long St. John’s afterthoughts
At this time last year, Greg Williams Jr. and Josh Roberts were afterthoughts, freshmen who would see infrequent playing time. Now, they will be essential, their development a major key in Mike Anderson’s first season as St. John’s coach. “Their roles are going to change from what it was last year,” Anderson said on Saturday...
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How London's Camden Lock became a flashpoint for knife gang killings
The area is at the heart of a brutal battle which has left vulnerable teenagers dead and whole communities in fearThey emerge at dusk, gathering on the corner of Queen’s Crescent and Weedington Road. Lookouts are stationed to the south-west on Malden Road, while to the north youngsters on bicycles deliver pre-ordered cocaine and heroin.This is the home turf of QC Blox, one of the most notorious street gangs of Camden, north London. Named after the layout of the 1960s Queen’s Crescent estate, the gang has 70 members, predominantly of Somali origin, sources say. Well organised and seemingly able to easily entice recruits, it has a ferocious reputation locally. “They are fearless, even the 15-year-olds. I swear the police are scared,” said resident Abdul Musavir, outside the Baitul Aman mosque. Continue reading...
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Geese, plover … and blast-off: Western Isles spaceport threatens wildlife and tourism, locals fear
North Uist could be home to a new rocket site – but islanders say it would damage important habitatsRocky headlands frame the silvery white sands of Scolpaig Bay on the western coast of North Uist. The spread of machair – a grassland thick with flowers in summer – moorland and rock is much loved by walkers and birdwatchers.It is home to breeding colonies of cormorants and black guillemots as well as seals, otters and the occasional hen harrier. On the horizon to the west, the dramatic islands of St Kilda are just visible, otherwise there is nothing but the Atlantic. Continue reading...
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Jets vs. Patriots: Preview, predictions, what to watch for
Costello’s Call In the words of the great Clubber Lang, “Prediction? Pain.” This one is going to get rough. Patriots 41, Jets 13 Marquee Matchup Jets RB Le’Veon Bell vs. Patriots coach Bill Belichick With Luke Falk making his first start, the Jets are clearly going to have to rely on Bell to gain yards...
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‘Voting means you’re crazy’: fear of Taliban haunts Afghanistan’s ballot
There have been attacks on a campaign rally and a candidate: voters say they are afraid for their livesAfghanistan must choose a new president this week, but every election over the last decade has been riddled with fraud and marred by violence, and fears are growing that the poll on may be the worst yet.It comes as the war is raging with unprecedented intensity. Last week alone, dozens were killed when the Taliban flattened a hospital in an attack in the south, and a US drone strike hit a group harvesting pine nuts in the east. And looming over the poll is the future of controversial US efforts to negotiate a troop withdrawal with the Taliban, suspended after a tweet by President Donald Trump but not entirely dead. Continue reading...
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Italy overcome early scare to beat spirited Namibia in Rugby World Cup
Namibia well beaten in Hanazono despite scoring opening tryItaly secure bonus point and face Canada before South AfricaItaly scored three tries within the space of 10 minutes either side of half-time to give themselves some breathing room against a stubborn Namibia before recording a 47-22 win in their Pool B opener at the Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Osaka on Sunday. Related: New Zealand defy doubters and South Africa in clash of World Cup titans | Liam Napier Continue reading...
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Naomi Osaka wins Pan Pacific Open by beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Naomi Osaka hails her first Pan Pacific Open title win in her home town as "special" after beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets.
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Italy 47-22 Namibia: Azzurri open World Cup campaign with victory
Italy begin their World Cup Pool B campaign with a bonus-point victory over Namibia in changing weather conditions in Osaka.
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Iran to present plan for Gulf security at U.N. General Assembly this week
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will present a plan for creating security in the Gulf in cooperation with other countries in the region when he attends the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week.
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UCLA upsets Washington State in wild offensive bonanza
PULLMAN, Wash. — Dorian Thompson-Robinson threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Demetric Felton with 1:07 left in the game as winless UCLA overcame a 32-point second-half deficit and a record nine TD passes by Washington State’s Anthony Gordon and claimed a wild 67-63 victory over the No. 19-ranked Cougars on Saturday night. Gordon was sacked...
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Ireland v Scotland: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live!
Live updates from the Pool A showdown in Yokohama Scotland’s Duncan Taylor aims to upset Ireland after injury woeYou can email your thoughts to Luke or tweet him here 8.13am BST Ireland: Larmour, Conway, Ringrose, Aki, Stockdale, Sexton, Murray, Healy, Best, Furlong, Henderson, J. Ryan, O’Mahony, Van der Flier, Stander. Replacements: Scannell, Kilcoyne, Porter, Beirne, Conan, McGrath, Carty, Farrell. 8.06am BST Humidity in Japan has featured heavily in the thinking of plenty of teams. Scotland, in fact, have been coating balls with shampoo in training to improve their handling skills in sweaty conditions.Here is Paul Rees previewing today’s match: Related: Ireland v Scotland match likely to leave losers fighting for second in pool | Paul Rees Continue reading...
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Missing Marine, Lance Cpl. Job Wallace from Camp Pendleton, found safe in Texas: report
A U.S. Marine from Camp Pendleton in California, who was reported missing last week, was found safe in Texas on Saturday night, according to a report.
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Jonathan Van Ness on being HIV positive: 'It gave me a reason to really fight'
The charismatic star of hit TV show Queer Eye had a troubled and chaotic early life. Here, for the first time, he talks about his life with the virusThe words “smoky lavender” appear twice in Over the Top, a memoir by Jonathan Van Ness, the most fabulous of the so-called Fab Five on Queer Eye, the hyperventilating makeover show in which he stars. The first time it is used to describe the skin colour of a gun-toting meth addict he encounters during a stint as a sex worker in Tucson. The second to describe the colour of the thigh-high boots worn by the hair stylist at a salon he lands at in Los Angeles in 2008. He is 19. Later, Jane Fonda, a customer, tells Van Ness his hair makes him look like Jesus.Between these two smoky lavenders is a gulf that separates two versions of Van Ness: the garrulous, sassy, resident groomer of Queer Eye – and the emotionally bruised, risk-taking addict. As he warns readers midway through the book, “Buckle up, buttercup, because I can go from comedy to tragedy in three seconds flat.” Continue reading...
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Simone Lia on expressions of anger
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Astana Ballet; Akram Khan’s Giselle review – Steppe to it
Royal Opera House; Sadler’s Wells, LondonAstana’s springy young Kazakhs make their UK debut, while Tamara Rojo weaves her magic with Akram Khan’s insightful GiselleAstana Ballet, a young Kazakhstani troupe with a wide-ranging repertoire and near-gymnastic levels of elasticity, gave their first UK performances in London last week. Opening number, Ricardo Amarante’s Love Fear Loss, deploys their trademark litheness across three neoclassical duets set to piano versions of Edith Piaf songs. The sweeping lifts of Hymne à l’amour channel new love’s delights, while Ne me quitte pas transmits the ache of a breakup with urgent tilting extensions. It’s a graceful offering that sings on the intimate Linbury stage, particularly in the final moments of Mon Dieu, when Ilya Manayenkov sends Ainur Abilgazina skittering across a dusky netherworld.Mukaram Avakhri’s Salomé, by contrast, packs the stage with snaking shoulders and splayed legs, odes to the eroticism of Oscar Wilde’s 1891 play. The effect is cluttered, with dozens of dancers jostling for space around a chunky platform. There’s oomph to the leap-heavy group routines, but the ballet is let down by underwhelming characterisations, including Abilgazina’s crotch-pumping Salomé. Avakhri’s choreography errs on the side of indignity, epitomised in an ungainly love scene with the decapitated John the Baptist. Continue reading...
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Fancy footwork: the 10 best high street boots and shoes – in pictures
From heels to trainers, cowboy boots to snakeprint: step out in the season’s finest footwear Continue reading...
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The Glasgow effect: the photographs of Kirsty Mackay
When a report revealed that her native city had the lowest male life expectancy in western Europe, photographer Kirsty Mackay went back to explore the personal stories behind the statistics‘At first I wanted to photograph issues, but I came to realise that this is a story about trauma – the ripple effect of trauma, how trauma is passed on from generation to generation.” That is how the Scottish photographer Kirsty Mackay describes her project The Fish That Never Swam, a quietly powerful study of low life expectancy in Glasgow through a series of compelling portraits. Mackay began shooting the series in 2016, after the Glasgow Centre for Population Health published research into Scotland’s so-called “excess mortality” – 5,000 more people die in Scotland per year than the UK average. Glasgow is at the centre of that spike: at 73.3 years, male life expectancy in the city is the lowest in western Europe, which has given rise to the term “the Glasgow effect”. Going beyond the poverty and deprivation that are the main causes of poor health in any society, the report flags up other contributing factors, in particular Glasgow’s controversial housing policy in the 1970s. Continue reading...
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Ad Astra review: Brad Pitt sulks in outer space
Pitt’s tormented astronaut goes in search of his long-lost father in James Gray’s ambitious but slightly hokey sci-fi saga“2001 meets Apocalypse Now” may be the preferred pitch for this self-consciously philosophical science-fiction adventure from James Gray, writer-director of such varied fare as The Yards, Two Lovers and The Lost City of Z, but “Event Horizon with interstellar overdrive” is perhaps a more accurate description.In Paul WS Anderson’s British-made 1997 potboiler Event Horizon, a spaceship powered by a black hole disappeared on its maiden voyage to the stars, popping up years later near Neptune, having apparently gone to hell and back. In Ad Astra, it’s the ghost of the “Lima project” that haunts Neptune’s rings, after vanishing with its cataclysmic antimatter drive decades ago. Continue reading...
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Metronomy: Metronomy Forever review – an eclectic glide through the genres
(Because Music)While Metronomy have spent their career hopping slickly from one genre to another, until now the shifts have come between albums, rather than within them. Whether the rudimentary bedroom electronica of 2006’s Pip Paine (Pay the £5000 You Owe) or the Motown genuflections of 2014’s Love Letters, each LP has had its own distinctive sound. Metronomy Forever, however, is a wilfully eclectic glide through seemingly disparate genres, often within the same song. That it works is testament to mainman Joe Mount’s pop nous, which has evidently been further honed by his recent work with Robyn.Lately is gorgeous synth-pop; Whitsand Bay is delicately understated languorous indie; the angular rock of Insecurity swaggers more than its title suggests; and Sex Emoji (yes, I’m afraid so) channels Parade-era Prince. Upset My Girlfriend, meanwhile, blends downbeat acoustic strumming and emo lyrical introspection with a parping synth line that ought to be incongruous but fits the melancholy mood. Elsewhere, elements of yacht rock, funk and 80s disco flash in and out of songs. There’s so much to take in that it requires many listens before all of Metronomy Forever’s charms reveal themselves, in part because of the palate-cleansing interstitial drones spread across the album. It’s worth the wait. Continue reading...
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Home listening: Leclair, Louis Couperin and back to Bach Night
Old meets new with Leila Schayegh and Rinaldo Alessandrini, while Nico Muhly and co take on Bach at the Proms• Two very fine recordings of music by lesser-known composers show how neglected works can be elevated by deep, thoughtful performances. Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764) is known for his opera Scylla et Glaucus and for his mysteriously violent death in a seedy quarter of Paris. His great skill was as a player and composer for the violin, bringing together the Italian and French styles, the virtuosity of Vivaldi and the elegance of Rameau, in a dazzling set of concertos. Leila Schayegh and the small baroque ensemble La Cetra have revived four of them from his Op 7 and Op 10 Concertos for Violin (Glossa), with delicate, precise colours and shimmering, playful textures. Every detail is considered and explained in the booklet, from the choice of French pitch to the type of bow hair used. Absorbing and brilliant.• From the previous century of French music, equally thorough in its research and thinking, comes keyboardist Rinaldo Alessandrini’s Louis Couperin: [Suites] (Naive). The careful square brackets indicate that Couperin did not himself gather these pieces into the collected suites or ordres that would become familiar from his nephew François Couperin. Alessandrini has shaped them into three satisfying sequences of dance movements, each beginning with Louis’s trademark, an unmeasured prelude notated without rhythm. The dark colours and resonant harpsichord sound are alluring, echoing Saint-Évremond’s contemporary treatise: “Passion must be fully displayed, but never exaggerated.” Continue reading...
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The failed Watson plot exposes what really scares Corbyn and his coterie | Andrew Rawnsley
Instead of focusing on winning the election, the Corbynite left are desperate to tighten their grip on the party for fear it will be broken by another defeatOn the eve of the Labour conference, a poll was published that gave Jeremy Corbyn a negative personal approval rating of minus 60 points – yes, you read that right, minus 60 points. These are depths of unpopularity never plumbed by any opposition leader in the more than 40 years that pollsters have been recording this figure. Even Michael Foot wasn’t that disliked by the British public in the run-up to Labour’s landslide defeat at the hands of Margaret Thatcher in 1983. To have a candidate for prime minister who is that repellent to the country is a problem for Labour, especially when it is facing a general election. To Mr Corbyn’s allies, the answer is obvious – the deputy’s head must roll.The plot to oust Tom Watson by abolishing his post ought to be shocking and yet it is not that surprising to anyone who has been paying attention to the Labour party since it came under the control of Mr Corbyn and his friends. Continue reading...
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I was abused by Larry Nassar. I had to admit the damage and face it | Rachael Denhollander
In a new book extract, Rachael Denhollander describes the grief, fear and shame she felt – and how she fought to heal “You’ve gotta deal with this, honey,” my mom told me. “You can’t keep burying it. It will destroy you.”Whenever she suggested I see a counselor, I would absolutely refuse. I was not going to talk about it, and I hung on to any shred of control and choice I had. No one will ever know. (I don’t recommend survivors follow my stubborn example!) Continue reading...
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Saudi Arabia says if attack launched from Iran, it would be an act of war: CNN
If an investigation shows that last week's attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities was launched from Iranian territory, the kingdom would consider it an act of war, but Riyadh is currently seeking a peaceful resolution, a senior Saudi official said.
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Ronaldo: Brazil legend's double sinks Germany in 2002 World Cup final
To celebrate the 43rd birthday of Brazil legend Ronaldo, BBC Sport looks back at his two goals in the 2002 World Cup final against Germany.
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Chiefs vs. Ravens: It’s all about the quarterbacks
There isn’t a game on the NFL schedule this week with potential to be more thrilling than the 2-0 Ravens playing the 2-0 Chiefs on Sunday in Kansas City’s home opener. Given the way these two teams have played the first two weeks and based on their respective quarterback play from Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes...
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Cities All Over the World Sent Up the Bat Signal to Celebrate Batman Day. Batman Ignored Them.
To be honest, Gotham’s bicentennial parade was a much better party.
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