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    Biggest Weekend: First Aid Kit praise Swedish rape law

    Image caption The duo tackled the issue of sexual assault on their 2017 song You Are The Problem Here Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit have welcomed the new sexual consent laws in their home country. The Swedish parliament passed a new law this week, saying sex without explicit verbal or physical consent is rape. […] More

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    Grayson Perry designs stamp for Royal Academy anniversary

    Image copyright PA Image caption Grayson Perry with an outsized version of his stamp Grayson Perry is one of six artists to create original artworks for a series of stamps issued to mark the Royal Academy of Arts’ 250th anniversary. Norman Ackroyd, Tracey Emin, Fiona Rae, Barbara Rae and Yinka Shonibare have also created works […] More

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    Israel complains over Dutch TV Eurovision parody

    Image caption Critics say the parody draws on anti-Semitic themes The Israeli embassy in the Netherlands has lodged a complaint over a parody of Israel’s Eurovision winner that criticised Israeli policies and prompted accusations of anti-Semitism. The skit on Netta Barzilai’s Toy was broadcast on Saturday during a primetime satirical show. The parody drew on […] More

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    Iconic Hollywood film poster creator Bill Gold dies

    Image copyright Granger Historical Picture Archive / Alamy Stock P Bill Gold, one of Hollywood’s best-known creators of film posters, has died aged 97. The veteran illustrator had a hand in more than 2,000 posters, including those for Casablanca, Dial M for Murder, and Dirty Harry. Mr Gold began work at the film production company […] More

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    Royal wedding 2018: Meghan Markle’s Givenchy dress in detail

    Image copyright Reuters After months of speculation, Meghan Markle’s wedding dress was revealed. The pure white, boat neck gown was designed by British designer Clare Waight Keller, the artistic director of French fashion house Givenchy. Crowds saw the full gown – which had been kept a closely-guarded secret – as Ms Markle stepped out at […] More

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    Cannes 2018: Japanese indie Shoplifters wins Palme d’Or

    Image copyright EPA Image caption Hirozaku Kore-eda received the festival’s highest honour The Japanese family drama Shoplifters has received the coveted award for best film, the Palme d’Or, at the Cannes Film Festival. The runner-up Grand Prix went to US director Spike Lee’s anti-racism satire BlacKkKlansman. Led by actor Cate Blanchett, the jury announced their […] More

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    Rapper Diddy buys $21.1m Kerry James Marshall painting

    Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sean Combs, also known as Diddy, is a rapper, record producer and entrepreneur Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs, also known by his stage names Puff Daddy and P Diddy, has been revealed as the buyer of a Kerry James Marshall painting that fetched $21.1m (£15.6m) at auction. The sum is believed […] More

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    How VR could bring Glastonbury into your living room

    Image caption Imogen Heap, who says technology could help us become “more human” Technology may have brought the music industry to its knees 20 years ago, but these days pop stars and record labels are using computing power to find new audiences and take fresh creative decisions. The benefits and pitfalls of this new technology […] More

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    How Channel 4’s Humans was ‘relevant in advance’

    Warning: This article contains spoilers. Image copyright Channel 4 / AMC When Humans launched in 2015, it became Channel 4’s most successful original drama for 20 years. It’s now set for an explosive return – quite literally. For a TV show set in a parallel present where people own domesticated robots known as synths – […] More

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