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Simone Lia on words of affirmation

This article titled "Simone Lia on words of affirmation" was written by Simone Lia, for The Observer on Sunday 7 January 2018 08.00am

Culture

The book that changed my life … in prison

Last week, thousands of inmates in three New York prisons stopped receiving reading materials from… Read more

'We had death threats': the defiant return of Will & Grace

When it debuted on TV, Will & Grace was revolutionary. Not only was it the first mainstream… Read more

Top British art galleries investigate sexual misconduct

At least 10 investigations into sexual misconduct have taken place at Britain’s largest galleries… Read more

Why it’s the right time for Beyoncé to reform Destiny’s Child

With the confirmation of Beyoncé’s headline Coachella gig came a fresh wave of rumours that… Read more

Stetsons, beards and good, honest sweat: why pop stars are going back to basics

One of the new year’s biggest surprises has been the appearance of a pensive son of the soil by the… Read more

What to see this week in the UK

Five of the best ... films Coco (U) (Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina, 2017, US) 105 mins Pixar gets… Read more

Late-night TV hosts: 'Donald Trump hates black and brown people'

Late-night hosts took aim at Donald Trump’s history of racism linked to the fallout from his… Read more

Ben Whishaw: ‘Julius Caesar is leading the Trump‑like revolution’

Ben Whishaw made headlines in 2004, when as a recent Rada graduate he was cast by director Trevor… Read more

Simone Lia: squirrel appreciation day

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Southbank Centre artistic director Jude Kelly to step down

Jude Kelly, one of the UK’s longest-serving and highest-profile arts leaders, is stepping down from… Read more