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Nick Cave ‘So, What Do You Want to Know?’, Abbey Theatre review: ‘immensely moving, revealing, and frequently hilarious conversation’

Nick Cave wants to talk. On the eve of a Dublin appearance with The Bad Seeds alongside Patti Smith, he takes to the stage at our national theatre for an intensely intimate Q&A and solo piano performance. It becomes a fascinating no holds barred conversation about his creative process, the …

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Why RuPaul’s Drag Race is big business

RuPaul’s Drag Race, the US reality show where talented drag queens design, dance, act and lip-sync their way to compete for a $100,000 prize, has been one of the more unlikely small screen hits. Now in its tenth season, the show presented and co-created by drag queen extraordinaire RuPaul Charles, …

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‘They’re just making them more famous’ – Irish drill artist on YouTube deleting videos flagged by UK police as inciting violence

An Irish drill artist claims that removing UK drill artists’ videos from YouTube is only serving to make them more famous. The platform has taken the decision to delete just over half of the music videos flagged by police as inciting violence. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has blamed social …

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On Chesil Beach movie review: ‘Saoirse Ronan is exquisite; Billy Howle gives as good as he gets’

We’re reluctant to use the words ‘emotional’ and ‘roller coaster’. For obvious reasons. Indeed, On Chesil Beach is the lovely, sad, awkward, tender, gorgeous, tragic, melodramatic love story you didn’t know you’d been waiting for. Which is to say that screenwriter Ian McEwan (adapting his own novella here) and first-time …

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