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Queen portrait removal divides Oxford University students

Queen portrait removal divides Oxford University students

Queen portrait removal divides Oxford University students Queen portrait removal divides Oxford University students For some students at Oxford, the decision to remove a portrait of the Queen from a common room is an “unspeakable thing”, and for others it’s a welcome acknowledgement of the UK’s colonial history – albeit a move now being hijacked by those seeking to exacerbate …

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Gavin Williamson says Oxford students’ removal of Queen portrait is ‘absurd’

Gavin Williamson says Oxford students’ removal of Queen portrait is ‘absurd’

Gavin Williamson says Oxford students’ removal of Queen portrait is ‘absurd’ Gavin Williamson says Oxford students’ removal of Queen portrait is ‘absurd’ Education secretary Gavin Williamson has waded into the row over Oxford students removing a portrait of the Queen from their common room, calling it ‘absurd’. Members of the Middle Common Room at Magdalen College voted for the change by a …

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First Cow: Kelly Reichardt offers a sparking, perceptive portrait of early America

First Cow: Kelly Reichardt offers a sparking, perceptive portrait of early America

First Cow: Kelly Reichardt offers a sparking, perceptive portrait of early America First Cow: Kelly Reichardt offers a sparking, perceptive portrait of early America Dir: Kelly Reichardt. Starring: John Magaro, Orion Lee, Toby Jones, Ewen Bremner, Scott Shepherd, Gary Farmer, Lily Gladstone. 12A, 122 mins First Cow, a film of sparkling tenderness and affection, opens on a scene of death. …

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Modern Portrait of George Washington Draws Attention

Modern Portrait of George Washington Draws Attention

Modern Portrait of George Washington Draws Attention Modern Portrait of George Washington Draws Attention What would George Washington look like if he were a modern-day politician? That question occurred to George Aquilla Hardy, a musician, 14 months into the pandemic. There he was at 23, stuck in his childhood bedroom in Dorset, England, instead of playing music festivals. Because he …

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The Most Intimate Portrait Yet of a Black Hole

The Most Intimate Portrait Yet of a Black Hole

The Most Intimate Portrait Yet of a Black Hole The Most Intimate Portrait Yet of a Black Hole The Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, an international team of radio astronomers that has been staring down the throat of a giant black hole for years, on Wednesday published what it called the most intimate portrait yet of the forces that give rise …

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A Portrait of a Market in India Run Solely by Women

A Portrait of a Market in India Run Solely by Women

A Portrait of a Market in India Run Solely by Women A Portrait of a Market in India Run Solely by Women At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most …

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From Ai Weiwei, a Portrait of Wuhan’s Draconian Covid Lockdown

From Ai Weiwei, a Portrait of Wuhan’s Draconian Covid Lockdown

From Ai Weiwei, a Portrait of Wuhan’s Draconian Covid Lockdown From Ai Weiwei, a Portrait of Wuhan’s Draconian Covid Lockdown LONDON — In January, the Chinese city of Wuhan became the first in the world to undergo a lockdown to fight the coronavirus pandemic. In many ways this crucial period remains a mystery, with few images escaping the censors’ grasp. …

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The Jobs Report Friday Will Be a Portrait of Devastation

The Jobs Report Friday Will Be a Portrait of Devastation

The Jobs Report Friday Will Be a Portrait of Devastation The Jobs Report Friday Will Be a Portrait of Devastation Just how bad are the April employment figures going to be? We know they will be awful. After all, the number of people filing new claims for unemployment insurance was in the millions for the seventh straight week last week, …

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Enough With the Selfies. How About a Quarantine Portrait?

Enough With the Selfies. How About a Quarantine Portrait?

Enough With the Selfies. How About a Quarantine Portrait? Enough With the Selfies. How About a Quarantine Portrait? Self-isolation can feel like Groundhog Day. But one recent Sunday felt different — exciting, even — to Hannah Scott, 29, a stay-at-home mother (now quite literally). She and her husband, Kevin Scott, who is in the military, and their two sons, aged …

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‘#blackAF’ Review: A Second Portrait of the Artist, With More Scars

‘#blackAF’ Review: A Second Portrait of the Artist, With More Scars

In 2014, Kenya Barris premiered “black-ish,” an ABC comedy inspired partly by his own experience, in which Anthony Anderson plays a black Los Angeles advertising professional who grew up poor, grappling with raising privileged children in a not-really-postracial society. It generated spinoffs — “grown-ish” and “mixed-ish” — and Barris landed a deal with Netflix. His new comedy for the streaming …

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