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'Let’s burn Amber': Johnny Depp's alleged text threats to ex read in court

As actor’s libel case continues in London, high court hears details of messages allegedly sent about Amber HeardTexts allegedly written by actor Johnny Depp contained death threats against his then wife Amber Heard, London’s high court has heard.In November 2013, Depp allegedly sent a text to actor Paul Bettany saying: “Let’s burn Amber.” The same day, he allegedly texted Bettany saying: “Let’s drown her before we burn her!!! I will f–k her burnt corpse afterwards to make sure she is dead.” Cont...
Tags: London, Media, Film, Newspapers & magazines, National newspapers, Newspapers, Culture, The Sun, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Depp, Bettany


'Let’s burn Amber': texts allegedly sent by Johnny Depp about ex read in court

As actor’s libel case continues in London, high court hears details of messages allegedly sent about Amber HeardTexts allegedly written by actor Johnny Depp contained death threats against his then wife Amber Heard, London’s high court has heard.In November 2013, Depp allegedly sent a text to actor Paul Bettany saying: “Let’s burn Amber.” The same day, he allegedly texted Bettany saying: “Let’s drown her before we burn her!!! I will f–k her burnt corpse afterwards to make sure she is dead.” Cont...
Tags: London, Media, Film, Newspapers & magazines, National newspapers, Newspapers, Culture, The Sun, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Depp, Bettany


Vibrant, progressive and bold: graphic designs of Japanese modernism – in pictures

Between the Great Kantō earthquake of 1923 and the calamities of the Pacific War (1942–45), Tokyo and Osaka developed into some of the world’s most vibrant and modern metropolises. A new generation of creative and financially liberated young people – playfully known as moga and mobo, or modern girls and modern boys – spurred a movement that energised Japanese innovation.Japanese Modernism, which opens at the National Gallery of Victoria on 28 February, investigates this period with fashion, deco...
Tags: Japan, Australia news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Tokyo, Graphic Design, Osaka, National Gallery Of Victoria, Annika Aitken, Wayne Crothers


Plácido Domingo says harassment apology gave 'false impression'

Spanish opera singer says his words had been misunderstood after apology triggers backlashPlácido Domingo has rowed back on an apology he made over sexual harassment allegations just two days earlier, after his mea culpa triggered a backlash and cancellations in Spain.The Spanish opera singer, who faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment, apologised on Tuesday for “the hurt” caused to his accusers, saying he accepted “full responsibility” for his actions. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Music, Spain, World news, Culture, Classical Music, Opera, Sexual Harassment, Placido Domingo, Domingo


The best English-language remakes – ranked!

As Downhill – the underwhelming US remake of Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure – hits the cinemas, we present the finest reimaginings of foreign-language filmsThe giant Japanese lizard has become a Hollywood fixture in recent years, but it wasn’t always that way. In the west, until the mid-90s, Godzilla – or Gojira, as the purists would have it – was the preserve of supercool hipsters fixated on the rubber-suit kitsch of the original films. This all changed when Roland Emmerich got hold of it; it ri...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Film, US, Culture, Roland Emmerich, Ruben Ostlund


How to strengthen your team’s bond

Fostering an environment where our team can effectively work together to achieve our collective goals has been paramount to our success. Here are the steps we take to ensure our staff feels heard, appreciated and supported.
Tags: Trust, Communication, Radio, Culture, Teams, Team Building, Delegate, James Harris, Delegating, Building Trust, Select, David Parnes, Team Culture, Lines Of Communication


Jenny Vernon obituary

My friend Jenny Vernon, who has died aged 75, was a museum curator who worked at Gainsborough Old Hall in Lincolnshire and later became keeper of Lincoln Castle. But she also had a keen interest in, and knowledge of, Arctic Canada, which she nurtured throughout her adult life.Jenny was born in Bromley, Kent, to George Vestey, a metallurgist, and Violet (nee Grant), a clerical worker. She spent most of her childhood in Hertfordshire, where she went to school in St Albans. After studying geography...
Tags: Americas, World news, Culture, Canada, Museums, Indigenous Peoples, Lincolnshire, Geography, Hertfordshire, Jenny, University of Manchester, Manchester University, Arctic Canada, Bromley Kent, Geography and environment studies, Lincoln Castle


Earl Cave: 'I can do angsty teenager but I think I was pretty pleasant'

Nick Cave’s son was first seen on screen in a pair of intimate documentaries. Now, family tragedy has inspired him to ‘make something beautiful’ in his acting careerEarl Cave’s first on-screen appearance was in the 2014 music documentary 20,000 Days on Earth: Earl and his twin, Arthur, are sitting at home in school uniform either side of their father, the musician Nick Cave. All three are eating pizza and watching Scarface. The boys are 13.“Films were a huge part of my childhood,” says Cave. “In...
Tags: Music, Film, Culture, Nick Cave, Arthur, Earl, Nick Cave All, Earl Cave


5 Things Tourists Do To Offend Locals And How To Avoid Them

Travelers don’t usually want to offend the people living in the places they’re visiting but despite your best intentions it’s possible to piss off the locals without meaning to. As travelers, it’s often the things you don’t do that can get you into trouble and make you feel more like an invader than a tourist. You don’t want to leave your new favorite city or country feeling guilty about being an unintentional jerk. Fortunately these mistakes made by travelers novice and experienced alike are e...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Culture, Brazil, Customs, Don, Amazon Don, Local Customs Most


SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2020 – SOLD OUT!

The organisers of Splendour in the Grass are stoked to announce that a record 50,000 patrons will attend the event’s 20th anniversary edition this July. Tickets for the event went on sale at 9.00am this morning and all allocations were exhausted by 10.00am. Splendour’s co-founders and producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco said “When we started Splendour back in 2001, as a one day event with 19 bands, we never dreamed that it would grow to three days and over 100 acts. It’s been a wild ri...
Tags: Travel, Featured, News, Australia, Culture, Festivals & Events, Byron Bay, Splendour, Jessica Ducrou, Paul Piticco, North Byron Parklands Tweed Valley


Binned Art’s Affordable Online Marketplace

Well-priced original artwork from a platform that aims to boost early-career artists With a bit of effort, it’s easy for some people to find original art. Rarely, though, is it affordable. Binned Art aims to be the solution for those who don’t know where to get unique pieces and those who intend to be price conscious about it. Artists submit works to Binned Art’s online marketplace and …
Tags: Art, Design, Online Shopping, Culture, Paintings, Galleries, Drawings, Art Collecting, Art Markets, Binned Art, Online Galleries


The Smithsonian Institution Releases 2.8 Million High-Resolution Images

For the first time, the Smithsonian Institution has granted access to 2.8 million high-resolution images from “all 19 Smithsonian museums, nine research centers, libraries, archives and the National Zoo,” for use by the general public. They’ve done so through a new open access platform that allows users to download anything they’d like free of charge. This is just the beginning, as “the institution continues to digitize …
Tags: Design, Culture, Linkaboutit, Public Domain, Smithsonian Institution, Free Images, Open Access Databases, Smithsonian Institution Releases


Orville Peck: Queen of the Rodeo

Using two tracks—”Queen of the Rodeo” and a brief rendition of “Roses Are Falling”—off his 2019 debut album, Pony, Orville Peck weaves together a tale of rodeo woes conveyed by a cast of drag performers and cowboys. A few dramatic bull rides are set to the former, and a bit of western pageantry is backed by the latter. Peck (known for his deep vocals, fringed mask …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Western, Country, Culture, Listenup, New Music, Peck, Pony, Orville Peck, Queen of the Rodeo, Roses Are Falling, Pony Orville Peck


George Clooney 'saddened' by alleged child labour on Nespresso coffee farms

Brand ambassador pledges ‘work will be done’ after children are filmed toiling on Guatemalan farms believed to supply companyGeorge Clooney has said he is “surprised and saddened” by the alleged discovery of child labour on farms used by coffee giant Nespresso, the brand for which he has long served as ambassador.The Oscar-winning actor and director, who during school holidays worked on his own family’s tobacco farm in Kentucky, vowed that “work will be done” to improve conditions after a Channe...
Tags: Coffee, Food, Law, Film, Kentucky, Employment, Culture, Global development, Child Labour, George Clooney, Clooney


Can You Pivot? Transferring your recruiting skills to another industry.

Can you transition your great recruiting skills from healthcare to IT?  From retail to financial services?  Or from transportation to semiconductor? Absolutely, yes!  Experienced recruiters know that the process of recruiting remains roughly the same across different skillsets or jobs one is recruiting for.  As Mile Zivkovic, writer for Hundred5 (now Toggle Hire), points out, […]
Tags: Terminology, Technology, Resources, News, Transfer, Trends, Tech, Recruiting, It, Industry, Culture, Healthcare, Branding, Zivkovic, Blog Posts, Candidate Experience


Liverpool to honour George Harrison with woodland walk memorial

Green space in Allerton will feature works by local artists inspired by his lyricsA memorial green space honouring the Beatles guitarist George Harrison is to open in Liverpool next year.The project, named the George Harrison Woodland Walk, was announced on Tuesday on what would have been the late musician’s 77th birthday. It will be built on a 12-acre site in Allerton in the south of Liverpool, close to the suburb of Wavertree where he grew up. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, George Harrison, The Beatles, UK News, Cities, Culture, Labour, Liverpool, Green space, City Mayors, Allerton, Wavertree, George Harrison Woodland Walk


Todd Haynes: 'People who say Trump is bound to win are letting it happen'

His film Dark Waters is a thriller about a lawyer who took on DuPont over chemical pollution. The director talks about why activism works – and why defeatism is collaborationWhen Todd Haynes was promoting his glam-rock fantasy Velvet Goldmine in 1998, he knew exactly what he wanted. “We have a very modest goal for this film,” he said at the time. “That’s just to turn every gay person straight and every straight person gay.” Sitting opposite the 59-year-old director in a London hotel room, I poin...
Tags: Business, London, Activism, Film, Environment, US, Corporate Social Responsibility, US news, Culture, Pollution, DuPont, Dublin, Donald Trump, Cate Blanchett, Oscar Wilde, Mark Ruffalo


Game of Thrones honoured in new classification of pterosaur

Targaryendraco wiedenrothi has been renamed after House of Targaryen in George RR Martin’s fantasy sagaGeorge RR Martin is celebrating after a palaeontologist, who named a new genus of pterosaur after the dragons of House Targaryen, agreed with him that dragons should have two, rather than four, legs.The fossilised bones of Targaryendraco wiedenrothi, which lived 130m years ago, were discovered by Kurt Wiedenroth in 1984 in northern Germany. The specimen was originally classified within the Orni...
Tags: Books, Science, Germany, Culture, Television & radio, Game Of Thrones, George Rr Martin, Martin, Palaeontology, House Targaryen, House of Targaryen, Kurt Wiedenroth


Rose McGowan: Weinstein 'could be one of the biggest serial rapists in history'

The actor and activist said her own allegations against Weinstein would not go to court as the statute of limitations had passedRose McGowan has described Harvey Weinstein’s rape conviction as a watershed moment and claimed that he “could be one of the biggest serial rapists in history”.McGowan, who emerged as one of the most high-profile figures in efforts to expose Weinstein after the New York Times reported in 2017 that she had received $100,000 from Weinstein as a settlement over an alleged ...
Tags: Film, Women, World news, US news, Culture, New York Times, Harvey Weinstein, Sexual Harassment, McGowan, Weinstein, Rose McGowan, Rape and sexual assault


‘I heard the signal – and threw my flour bombs’: why the 1970 Miss World protest is still making waves

It was the year feminists wreaked havoc on the beauty contest. Now their story has been made into a film starring Keira Knightley. They look back at that dramatic momentIt was the most dramatic feminist event since Emily Davison threw herself under the king’s horse in 1913 in the name of women’s suffrage. Now, the 1970 Miss World protests – during which feminist activists dramatically flour-bombed the stage – is getting a Hollywood makeover. The film Misbehaviour will document the period of fizz...
Tags: Hollywood, Keira Knightley, Film, Women, Life and style, World news, Culture, Feminism, Bob Hope, Emily Davison, Jo Robinson, Jenny Fortune


Tekken: the fighting game that gives women the meatiest stories

Filled with intrigue and drama, the Tekken games are like violent soap operas in which women are the complex starsA young woman stands at the grave of her recently departed father, her blond hair in a ponytail. After a quiet moment, she places flowers on the ground, then hears the crunch of gravel behind her. She whips around, pulls out her gun and finds a brunette woman of roughly her own age. The brunette smiles faintly and reassures the blonde that she’s not here to fight. She, too, is here t...
Tags: Games, Xbox One, Women, Pc, Playstation, Culture, Xbox, Playstation 4, Retro games, Leia, Peach, Lara Croft, Fighting Games, Tekken, Chun Li, Nina Williams


African-Mexican carnival of Coyolillo – in pictures

The carnival in Coyolillo, a town in the coastal state of Veracruz in Mexico, dates back more than 100 years. This non-religious festival includes parades, dances, music and feasting and is the heritage of sugar cane workers and slaves of African origin freed from farms. The event is known for the colourful robes, capes and animal masks – of bulls, deer, goats and cows – worn by participants. As such, the carnival is a unique expression of African-Mexican folk art Continue reading...
Tags: Mexico, Americas, World news, Culture, Veracruz, Coyolillo


Singer Duffy says she was raped, drugged and held captive

Welsh singer made statement on Instagram saying she was held captive for several daysAimee Duffy, the Welsh pop singer known as Duffy who retreated from the public eye following her hugely successful debut album Rockferry, has said she was drugged, held captive and raped by an unidentified person.In a statement on her official Instagram account she said: “The truth is, and please trust me I am OK and safe now, I was raped and drugged and held captive over some days. Of course I survived. The rec...
Tags: Music, Crime, Instagram, UK News, Culture, Pop and rock, Duffy


David Roback, Mazzy Star co-founder, dies aged 61

Roback, a producer, guitarist and keyboardist, played a leading role in the neo-psychedelic revival of the 1980s and ’90sThe Mazzy Star co-founder and multi-instrumentalist David Roback has died, a representative for the band announced Tuesday. He was 61. A cause of death has not yet been released.A producer, guitarist and keyboardist, Roback formed Mazzy Star alongside Hope Sandoval. The pair would go on to write all of the group’s songs. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, World news, US news, Culture, David Roback, Mazzy Star, Roback, David Roback Mazzy Star


EIGHTH ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT FOR BLUESFEST 2020 IS A BLUES & ROOTS BEAUTY

Just when you thought the line-up of 57 artists appearing at the 31st Bluesfest this Easter couldn’t get any better– it does! Joining an already out-of-this-world stellar line up are 12 more artists from all around the world placing a big blues & roots driven exclamation mark to this year’s programming for the 31st Byron Bay Bluesfest 2020! Just added: TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS – THE BAMBOOS – THE SENSATIONS RAY BEADLE [ACOUSTIC] – HENRY WAGONS – PACEY, KING & DOLEY DANIEL CHAMPAGNE – NATHAN ...
Tags: Travel, Featured, News, Australia, Georgia, Culture, Memphis, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Festivals & Events, Neville, Byron Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay, Bluesfest, Ellis Hall, Peter Noble OAM, Nathan Cavaleri


Pop star Duffy says she was raped, drugged and held captive

Welsh singer made statement on Instagram saying she was held captive for several daysAimee Duffy, the Welsh pop singer known as Duffy who retreated from the public eye following her hugely successful debut album Rockferry, has said she was drugged, held captive and raped by an unidentified person.In a statement on her official Instagram account she said: “The truth is, and please trust me I am OK and safe now, I was raped and drugged and held captive over some days. Of course I survived. The rec...
Tags: Music, Crime, Instagram, UK News, Culture, Pop and rock, Duffy


Sufjan Stevens + Lowell Brams: The Runaround

Drawn from Sufjan Stevens’ forthcoming instrumental/new-age/ambient album, Aporia—made in collaboration with his stepfather and Asthmatic Kitty record label co-owner, Lowell Brams—”The Runaround” veers sharply from the artist’s more bombastic works (as well as his quietly devastating ones). Though Stevens’ (modified) voice appears toward the track’s end, the focus here is on the melody and its electronic power. Equally mesmerizing, the music video from abutta492 (aka …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Sufjan Stevens, Culture, Listenup, New Music, Stevens, Lowell Brams, Asthmatic Kitty, Sufjan Stevens Lowell Brams


Plácido Domingo apologises to his accusers

Opera star takes ‘full responsibility’ for actions as US union concludes investigation into alleged inappropriate behaviourPlácido Domingo, who is facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment, has apologised for “the hurt” caused to his accusers, saying he accepted “full responsibility” for his actions.In a statement, the singer, director and conductor said: “I have taken time over the last several months to reflect on the allegations that various colleagues of mine have made against me. I r...
Tags: US, Los Angeles, US news, Culture, Classical Music, Opera, Sexual Harassment, Placido Domingo, Domingo, MeToo Movement


Visit Beaumont-Port Arthur on a Texas Road Trip

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Tags: Travel, Texas, History, Culture, United States, Destinations, Beaumont Port Arthur, Texas Road Trip


Harvey Weinstein to face charges in Los Angeles after guilty verdict in New York

LA case, announced before Manhattan trial began, focuses on charges for two alleged attacks over two daysThe verdict in the New York case against Harvey Weinstein is only the beginning of the movie mogul’s prosecution, with separate charges against the disgraced producer ahead in Los Angeles. In the most high-profile trial of the #MeToo movement yet, a New York jury on Monday found Weinstein guilty of third-degree rape for an attack in a New York hotel and guilty of a criminal sex act for forcin...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Film, La, Los Angeles, US news, Culture, Harvey Weinstein, Manhattan, Weinstein