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July 01, 2017

A novel that boldly tackles Britain's class divide

In the weeks leading up to the 2016 EU Referendum in Britain, a London-based film crew travel up to an old industrial town in the West Midlands to document the views of some of its residents. The...

Long overdue film about Black athletics hero Jesse Owens

British studios have at last joined Hollywood in making films about real life Black heroes – even though the person they have plucked from history for the movie Race is an American.It stars Canadian Stephan James, who plays legendary athlete Jesse O ...

BBC Caribbean war heroes film gets great feedback from viewers

TV chiefs have been celebrating the success of a long overdue documentary film about the more than 10,000  Caribbean volunteers who fought for Britain in the Second World War.The-Latest.Com, who co-produced Fighting for King and Country, Britain&rsqu ...

Derelict house is setting for pop up art show

Daring art students from two UK universities in the leafy Home Counties mounted a one-day pop up exhibition of their work at an unusual inner city location today.Installations, a film, sculpted pieces and a dramatic performance were put on by nine young p ...

Lily's back where she belongs

Aileen CaseyUK pop recording artist Lily Allen, has achieved the coveted number one spot in the British music charts with her brand new album It's Not You It's Me and what a worthy winner. Her second album, at just 24-years-old, is jam packed full ...

Move over Bernstein, Gershwin's in town - Paris that is

Johnny Summerton There's a show about a very special American in Paris currently running in the French capital, and rather appropriately it's called Good morning, Mr Gershwin.For those of you still missing the far too clever link (self praise is no ...

Shocking truth about how doctors experimented on Black Americans

Karen Hatter This is what was written in The New York Times, about the author of Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present: " .... (Harriet Washington) has unearthed an enormo ...

Joking Apart II: The king of techno-farce returns

James CombesWhat would you do if you were trapped under a bed whilst your ex-partner made love to their new partner on top? How would you explain being trapped naked in the flat of your new next-door neighbour? And, of course, what is the correct social et ...

Author's warm glow of success

Monira Begum A Thousand Splendid Suns is the second book by the Afghan American author Khaled Hosseini. The debut novel, The Kite Runner was very well received both by critics and readers and consequently became an international bestseller.  Li ...

First there was the cube  …

James CombesA shiver goes down the spine. The hairs on the back of my neck stand to attention. The familiar yet forgotten voice transports me back 25 years, back to a time when toys were not just toys.They were  "More than meets the eye."Transformers ...

Striking while the iron's hot

James Combes Iron Maiden, Earl's Court, London, December 22nd, 2006. "As you all know, this is a non-smoking auditorium. Unfortunately, it seems that one of our amplifiers is smoking and we're going to have to halt the gig whilst we chang ...

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