Stories By 'The guardian'
Mental health experts have criticised the return of the Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why, expressing concern that the second series of the drama about a teenager’s suicide is due for release as summer exam stress peaks.
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Terry Gilliam, the former Monty Python member and director of films such as Brazil and Time Bandits, has suffered a minor stroke. He is said to be recovering well in London after falling ill over the weekend, returning home from hospital on the evening of May 8.
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Roman Polanski is suing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after being expelled from the organisation last week.In a letter to the academy, Polanski’s lawyer, Harland Braun, said it failed to follow its own rules or California law by not allowing Polanski a chance to defend himself. “We are not here contesting the merits of the expulsion decision, but rather your organisation’s blatant disregard of its own standards of conduct in, as well as its violations of the standards required by California corporations code,” Braun wrote, according to the Los Angeles Times.
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The family of George Michael have asked fans to take down tributes left outside the singer’s homes in London, after the growing popularity of impromptu memorials that have turned into international tourist attractions began to divide local residents and conservationists.
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A study of more than 2 million books has revealed that titles by female authors are on average sold at just over half the price of those written by men.
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Reni Eddo-Lodge’s book Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race has been named the most influential book written by a woman. The 2017 book bested titles including Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and Germaine Greer’s The Female Eunuch.
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