Leslie Grantham: EastEnders actor dies aged 71

EastEnders actor Leslie Grantham, best known as rogue “Dirty Den” in the BBC One soap, has died aged 71. The actor appeared in EastEnders from 1985 to 1989 and later returned to his signature role in 2003. The announcement follows news earlier this week that Grantham had returned to the UK from Bulgaria to receive medical attention. A More...

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By SLPundit On Friday, June 15th, 2018
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David Lynch’s memoir illuminates the origins of his art

Room to Dream. By David Lynch and Kristine McKenna.Random House; 592 pages; $ 32. Canongate Books; £25. ONE evening in the 1950s David Lynch and his brother were wandering along the quiet, dimly lit More...

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How Alberto Giacometti became a legend

THE man strides forward, bent slightly at the waist as if resisting a stiff breeze. He is not so much gaunt as spectral, stretched out like chewing gum, as insubstantial as smoke. And yet, despite his frailty, More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, June 14th, 2018
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Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock say they need to 'stop being polite'

Ocean’s 8 has more A-list actresses than virtually any film in Hollywood history, but its stars say it’s time they demanded more equality behind the scenes. With countless box office smashes to their More...

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Does it matter if tours don't sell out?

They’re among the biggest stars in the world, but Taylor Swift and Beyonce have struggled to sell out some of their UK and Irish stadium shows this summer. Tickets have remained available for every date More...

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Frida Kahlo: Getting personal with the artist who was ahead of her time

A major new Frida Kahlo exhibition promises a new perspective on an artist who remains one of the most inspirational and influential in modern art. In recent months, Frida Kahlo has been turned into a Barbie More...

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Why predicting the winner of the World Cup is so difficult

IF ONLY Paul were still alive. Though he had never watched a game of football, learnt how to use a spreadsheet or issued a press release about his state-of-the-art machine-learning-based forecasts, he was globally More...

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Studying the Middle Ages through its monsters

YOU CAN learn a lot about a society by examining who or what it reveres. You can learn even more by studying what it is afraid of, as a new exhibit at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York proves. “Medieval More...

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Millie Bobby Brown quits Twitter after being trolled

Millie Bobby Brown is the latest star to quit Twitter after being trolled. The 14-year-old Stranger Things actor was the subject of homophobic memes on the social media site. Users added “quotes” More...

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Drake goes back to Degrassi in new video

Drake has reunited the cast of the teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation in a new video for his previously-released single, I’m Upset. The musician got his first taste of fame on the show, playing Jimmy More...