Lost Empress by Sergiode la Pava review a crazed American football farce

An uproarious yarn of an underdog team and its overdog owner takes in a shadowy criminal cartel, a stolen Dal and the social tensions of a nation In August 2016, Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, refused to stand during the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner before the start…

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From Fortnite to Love Island: how the fight to the death defines our times

From books and films to TV shows and video games, the last-man-standing trope is massively popular. Is it a reflection of our dog-eat-dog free-market ideology? You are dropped on to a remote island with only your wits. You are going to have to scavenge weapons, ammunition, first-aid kits and the…

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A story of survival: New Yorks last remaining independent bookshops

Writer Philippe Ungar and photographer Franck Bohbot travelled across the Big Apple to meet 50 indie booksellers in their habitats Years ago, a friend invited me to something called Brazenhead Books, only she didnt call it that. She, like everyone else, called it the secret bookstore. Except it wasnt a…

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Chelsea Clinton: Ive had vitriol flung at me for as long as I can remember

The former first daughter on privilege, female leadership, dealing with critics, and how Trump degrades what it means to be American When the American media describe the Clinton Foundation, a vast but discreetly unadvertised expanse of midtown Manhattan office space populated by serious-looking people and elegantly adorned by African-inspired artwork…

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Germaine Greer criticises Beyonc: ‘Why has she always got to be naked?’

Controversial feminist says nudity is usually a sign of submission, inequality Germaine Greer has criticised Beyonc for the sexual display in her stage outfits. Speaking in a BBC documentary that will be aired on Saturday, called Germaine Bloody Greer, and reported in the Mirror, she says: Someone like Beyonc who…

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