Boiling point: why literature loves a long, hot summer

From The Go-Between to Atonement, The Great Gatsby to Call Me by Your Name, novelists have used heatwaves to create tension, erotic charge and moments of possibility it is a time when all the rules change Sarah Perrys After Me Comes the Flood begins one summer in London, on the…

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Illustrator’s renditions of Beyonc ‘Vogue’ cover photos are really impressing fans

It goes without saying that Tyler Mitchell’s photographs of Beyoncé for the September issue of Vogue are nothing short of works of art.  Just when we thought nothing could come anywhere close to the beauty of these photos, one artist painted her impressions of the images and they’re just breathtaking. …

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The ‘Gilmore Girls’ coffee challenge doesn’t have a happy ending

Image: mashable composite: Warner Bros. via getty images and Molly Larimer Forget Dean, Jess, and Logan — there’s a new most romantic dude in Stars Hollow. On a recent tour of the Warner Bros. studio lot, one Gilmore Girlsfan got the most magical marriage proposal the fictional town has seen since Max…

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Barry Chuckle, one half Chuckle Brothers duo, dies aged 73

Manager says comedy entertainer died peacefully at home with his wife and familyBarry Chuckle a life in pictures The entertainer Barry Chuckle, one half of the comedy duo #Chucklevision pic.twitter.com/NjZ6J8krbq The Chuckle Brothers in costume for a pantomime in Wolverhampton in 1993. Photograph: David Bagnall/REX/Shutterstock The younger brothers got their…

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Anne Hathaway attacks ‘white privilege’ after death of black teenager in California

Actor posts picture of Nia Wilson on Instagram and condemns inaction of white Americans Anne Hathaway has urged white people to ask how decent are we really after a black teenager was killed in California. Nia Wilson, 18, died after being stabbed in the neck in Oakland on Sunday night.…

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Women in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ costumes march for abortion rights in Argentina

'The Handmaid's Tale' costumes lead another protest for reproductive rights, this time in Buenos Aires.Image: EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images Nolite te bastardes carborundorum, indeed. In Buenos Aires, a group of protesters donned red cloaks and white bonnets like those worn in The Handmaid’s Tale series, marching for abortion rights in Argentina…

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Elvis Costello reveals cancer diagnosis as he cancels tour dates

Small but very aggressive cancer has been operated on, but recovery forces songwriter to pull out of tour Elvis Costello has revealed he was recently diagnosed with a small but very aggressive cancerous malignancy and has cancelled tour dates while he recovers from the subsequent treatment. Original Article : HERE…

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Here are the finalists for The Europas Awards 2018, July 3, London

The Europas Awards and Unconference for tech and crypto startups will be held on July 3, in London. Tickets are selling fast, so grab yours here to mingle with the cream of Europe’s startups, VCs and entrepreneurs. The event is run in association with TechCrunch, and all attendees get first…

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