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Clearing the guns from the streets of LA: 'It's time to change. We must get these guns off the street'
Thursday 27 December 2012
When the mayor of LA held a weapons amnesty after the massacre at Sandy Hook, people were queueing round the block
Obama marks Rosa Parks anniversary with picture of himself on the bus where she refused to give up her seat
Sunday 02 December 2012
It's been 57 years since the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus.
Yesterday the White House marked the anniversary by tweeting a picture of Barack Obama sitting in the bus where Parks stood her ground.
Wednesday 29 August 2012
There’s one overwhelming reason to check out this dramatically rather run-of-the-mill bio-musical, and that is to savour Emi Wokoma’s phenomenal performance as Tina Turner.
Sunday 10 June 2012
Casa de Mi Padre (84 mins, 15)
Thursday 10 May 2012
Mahalia Jackson was a woman on fire," said Cerys Matthews in Conjuring Halie in that tremulous half-whisper of hers. "Her hair danced madly when she sang out in her rich contralto voice, and (she) moved her listeners to shout and cry."
Saturday 28 April 2012
The Week In Books
Monday 09 April 2012
Mike Wallace, the dogged American television news reporter and interviewer who took on politicians and celebrities in a 60-year career, has died. He was 93.
Friday 23 March 2012
I've enjoyed some of Karl Jenkins's work, but this is fairly unbearable: based on texts from "peacemakers", it ends up as an all-encompassing assemblage of white-hatted do-gooders rather than a coherent piece.
Tuesday 31 January 2012
David Harewood has criticised the lack of opportunities for young black actors in the UK and has advised them to consider heading to the US.
Friday 20 January 2012
The only time I saw the late Gil Scott-Heron perform was in a New York nightclub in 2001. I had huge expectations of this iconic, radical, spoken-word artist and musician whose jazz-funk syncopations and uncompromising lyrics spawned generations of imitators. But it was already too late to see the great man as he once was. He would soon be busted for the drug addiction that led to two spells in prison. That night, his crack-ravaged performance was so bad, the audience talked over him.
Friday 21 October 2011
The 400th anniversary of the King James Bible has spawned a shelf of celebrations. Many have relished the evergreen words that the 1611 translators –and their forerunners, above all William Tyndale – brought into our speech and writing.
Thursday 01 September 2011
Things carved in stone tend to stay that way forever, but that doesn't concern the poet Maya Angelou, who thinks a quotation attributed to Martin Luther King Jr that appears on a newly unveiled memorial in Washington should be changed because it makes him sound like a "twit".
Sunday 28 August 2011
Out of America: The figure of Martin Luther King stands 30ft high, in a monumental tribute to his stirring reconciliation speech made 48 years ago today
Saturday 27 August 2011
Saturday 04 June 2011
Jack Kevorkian, the controversial pathologist who campaigned for the right to die and earned the nickname "Dr Death" for helping dozens of terminally-ill patients commit suicide, has died after a short but severe illness. He was 83.
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
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