Exclusive: Kathy Griffin dishes on Trump and the trolls that plagued her year.

Original photo of Kathy Griffin by Tyler Shields. Graphics added by Tatiana Cardenas/ Upworthy. In less than 20 seconds, Kathy Griffin has already hijacked our phone interview. The comedian accuses me of cat-fishing her, lightheartedly mocks my Twitter bio, and slams President Donald Trump for being a “fucking lunatic.” “Now, are you in Chicago? ” […]

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Bait review- one of the defining British cinemas of the decade

Its war between the locals and tourists in a Cornish angling village in Mark Jenkins dreamlike masterpiece Cornish film-maker Mark Jenkin’s breakthrough feature is a thrillingly adventurous labour of love- a richly textured, rough-hewn gem in which form and content are perfectly combined. A refreshingly authentic tale of tensions between locals and tourists in a […]

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‘She makes children of us all’: Guardian writers pick their favourite Kate Bush lyrics

As Kate Bush announces a book of her collected lyrics, Guardian writers pick out their favourite lines from across her career You’re the One (The Red Shoes, 1993) Kate Bush: You’re the One – video I’ve got everything I needI’ve got petrol in the carI’ve got some money with meThere’s just one problemYou’re the only […]

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Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen: the love affair of a lifetime

The romance between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen inspired countless Cohen songs In November 2016, the singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, renowned for his plaintive ballads, died a few months after the woman who inspired many of them, his Norwegian lover and muse, MarianneIhlen. Theirs had been a large and chaotic romance that was in many respects […]

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Trapped in Yemen: Dave Eggers on one man’s astonishing oppose to get home to America

Even before the US travel ban, Californian Mokhtar Alkhanshali found himself stranded on a business trip, left to find his own way out of a war zone In the spring of 2015, I met Mokhtar Alkhanshali outside the Blue Bottle Coffee headquarters in Oakland, California. He had just returned from Yemen, having narrowly escaped with […]

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Rebecca Ferguson on Mission: Impossible-‘ Tom builds cinemas for the audience. I do it for myself and the ride’

Now on the brink of superstardom, the actor talks about working with Tom Cruise, and admits that The Snowman movie may not have been much good but Michael Fassbenders on-set fart jokes were fantastic Rebecca Ferguson is drinking tea in the restaurant of a London hotel. In a dark blue jacket festooned with tiny gold […]

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Pain Pill Giant Purdue to Stop Promotion of Opioids to Doctors

Pain-pill giant Purdue Pharma LP will stop promoting its opioid narcotics to doctors, a retreat after years of criticism that the company’s aggressive sales endeavours helped lay the foundation of the U.S. addiction crisis. The company told employees this week that it would cut its sales force-out by more than half, to 200 workers. It […]

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We, the Survivors by Tash Aw review- assassination in a world of injustice

A fearful young man carries out a seemingly random crime in this gripping and strangely moving novel From the very first page of Tash Aw‘s new fiction, the ghost of Albert Camus’s The Outsider is an virtually palpable presence. The detached tone of Aw’s first-person narrator, Ah Hock; the fleeting impressions of societal contradiction and […]

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Close bellows: when American presidents diced with demise

Eight chairpeople have died in office. Through illness or violence, there have been many more very near misses Eight times in history, an American president has died in office – history altered by a heartbeat. The accidental presidents who succeeded them, neither the voters’ nor their party’s selection, each changed history, for better or worse. […]

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Killing Eve: how my psycho killer was brought to life

When not being the Observers dance critic, Luke Jennings was self-publishing thrillers about two mutually obsessed women. Little did he imagine they would lead him – with Fleabags Phoebe Waller-Bridge – to create a subversive TV smash… It’s midnight and I’ve been invited to take part in an online group chat. The group call themselves […]

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