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'Terrifying' hand sculpture flies in to give Wellington nightmares

19/08/2019 • 09:30 Culture The Guardian  

‘Monstrous’ and ‘malevolent’ sculpture Quasi alarms office workers and divides opinion A “terrifying” five-metre tall sculpture of a hand with a face …

Sheryl Crow says she saw 'really strange' things during Michael Jackson tour

19/08/2019 • 09:12 Culture The Independent  

Singer performed as a backing singer for the late pop star during his 18-month 'Bad' …

Foster the People double down on Jeffrey Epstein 'body double' conspiracy theory: 'It's not the same guy!'

19/08/2019 • 08:43 Culture The Independent  

The band previously tweeted last week that they believed Epstein wasn't dead and had in truth undergone plastic surgery to flee the …

Blake Shelton denies new single insults Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road'

19/08/2019 • 08:38 Culture The Independent  

In their new song, the country star and his collaborator Trace Adkins appear to praise God for turning the track …

Killers Anonymous: Has the Hollywood hitman had its day?

19/08/2019 • 08:00 Culture The Guardian  

The besuited assassin seems to only exist in films. Perhaps it’s time to put them out of their misery The central gimmick of new movie Killers …

Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn review – broken bonds and dashed dreams

19/08/2019 • 08:00 Culture The Guardian  

A Jamaican woman leaves her daughter for a new life in the US in a topical, tender novel You’ll come to know Nicole Dennis-Benn’s characters as …

Jeremy Clarkson defends BBC top salaries: 'You get that for your entire life being taken over'

19/08/2019 • 07:43 Culture The Independent  

The Grand Tour presenter has said 'somebody has to pay' the price of …

Star Wars theory predicts Episode 9 title The Rise of Skywalker is about Anakin rather than Luke

19/08/2019 • 07:37 Culture The Independent  

Could this character be about to make a grand return to the …

Summer 2019: 15 free things to do, from Edinburgh Fringe to the Tolkein Trail

19/08/2019 • 07:31 Culture The Independent  

From historical trails to galleries and festivals – there's plenty to keep you busy this …

Olafur Eliasson: ‘I brought a frozen chicken into art school’

19/08/2019 • 07:00 Culture The Guardian  

The Danish artist has taken over the Tate Modern restaurant as well as its gallery. He talks student food and his dad’s life as a ship’s cook When …

Strictly Come Dancing 2019: Kylie Minogue to open show with greatest hits medley

19/08/2019 • 06:53 Culture The Independent  

Mark Ronson will also perform ahead of the moment celebrities are partnered up with the professional …

Why Humbug is Arctic Monkeys' greatest album

19/08/2019 • 06:15 Culture The Independent  

Jacob Stolworthy salutes the group's most criminally underrated album as it turns …

Dark Phoenix becomes lowest-grossing X-Men film to date

19/08/2019 • 06:04 Culture The Independent  

Director Simon Kinberg previously took blame for the movie failing to connect with …

Jamie Demetriou: 'Stath Lets Flats is about everything but Brexit'

19/08/2019 • 05:43 Culture The Independent  

The writer and actor chats to Ellie Harrison about Greekness, hipsters and why no one on 'Love Island' calls anyone out for talking crap – 'because …

Why a book about witch trials feels weirdly relevant today

19/08/2019 • 05:32 Culture The Independent  

Philippa Gregory's 'Tidelands' is a sobering reminder that fear of witches looked a lot like shorthand for the fear and loathing of women's bodies, …

Jason Manford recalls 'terrifying' road rage incident: 'It was the weirdest experience of my life'

19/08/2019 • 05:02 Culture The Independent  

Comedian recalled the incident on his Absolute Radio …

‘I joked about my life – Ma’s murder, child abuse, gangsters’: how Janey Godley became the queen of comedy

19/08/2019 • 05:00 Culture The Guardian  

The Scottish comedian has drawn on her horrific Glaswegian childhood to create comedy gold. She talks about saying the unsayable, escaping her …

The 10 funniest jokes from this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival

19/08/2019 • 03:41 Culture The Independent  

Culinary one-liner beat quips about nepotism, cowboys and …

Since U Been Gone review – life-affirming study of grief, gender and friendship

18/08/2019 • 23:01 Culture The Guardian  

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Teddy Lamb untangles the difficulties of relationships in a bold monologue that is bursting with love The ache of lost time …

Before the Revolution review – a beguiling anatomy of Egypt's uprising

18/08/2019 • 19:00 Culture The Guardian  

Summerhall, Edinburgh Ahmed El Attar’s bruising two-hander dives into the long lead-up to 2011 in an attempt to determine what causes mass revolt …