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Wrongbestfilmgate was a moment of pure chaos my night of shocks at the Oscars

The Guardian film critics first Academy Awards ceremony delivered selfies, supercharged excitement and an upset that left everyone dazed All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey as I leave dreary Britain for my date with celebrity destiny in Los Angeles, California. I was heading for the Academy …

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The hidden history of Nasas black female scientists

The diversity of Nasas workforce in 1940s Virginia is uncovered in a new book by Margot Lee Shetterly. She recalls how a visit to her home town led to a revelation Mrs Land worked as a computer out at Langley, my father said, taking a right turn out of the …

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Mark Wahlberg: I played golf with Donald Trump. He was very Donald Trump-like

The Deepwater Horizon stars career has spanned pop fame as Marky Mark, dozens of blockbusters, reality TV and even a walk around the greens with the Republican terror. No wonder he still relies on his entourage to stay normal His arms are still absurdly muscular his T-shirt sleeves straining over …

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Barry review: this year’s second young Obama movie boasts hope and audacity

Vikram Gandhis college years biopic is a plotless yet compelling look at a nascent power, with a startling good central performance Where are you from? is usually a simple question to answer. For Columbia University transfer student Barry, it means a deep breath followed by a lot of explaining. Mostly …

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Panorama festival review Sia, Arcade Fire and LCD Soundsystem sizzle

Headliners Arcade Fire turn their set into a long-form Bowie tribute, Kendrick Lamar throws a politically-charged party and Sia reinvents the rock gig at New Yorks newest festival Friday The eclectic curation of the inaugural Broken Social Scene. Effectively on the shelf for six years since touring on 2010s excellent …

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Pokmon Go transforms Republican convention into gym full of rare catches

Reporters and attendees train Pokmon between votes and speeches, stalking Pokstops instead of delegates and dueling on the convention center stage Texas senator Ted Cruzs incendiary rebuke of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on the stage in Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday evening seemingly transformed the home of the Cleveland …

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Lil B’s Kevin Durant curse has been lifted. Your move, James Harden

Durants move to Golden State has put an end to the Based Gods prophecy that he would never win an NBA championship. But Durant wasnt the only NBA player to be cursed I said before that 2016 is the year the great a werewolf to play point guard. In this …

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Jesse Eisenberg: Do you look at me and think, God! What an indulgent prick?

He writes, he acts but the star of The Social Network isnt comfortable with the fame that followed. How will he handle a gang of fans in a London park? From across the park, a low-pitched, adolescent chant starts up: Jess-EE! Jesse-Eisen-BERG! Ooh, no, he appears in a West End …

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Kartemquin: Chicago film-makers on 50 years of slam dunk documentaries

From Hoop Dreams to The Interrupters, the Chicago documentary production company can boast of some of the most searing documentaries ever made For 50 years, Chicago documentary production company Gordon Quinn, burns with the same passion that saw him establish the collective. Sitting in his Chicago office, awards piled up …

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Why the US embrace of Eurovision is good news for planet Earth

Move over, John Wayne: the song contest is unavoidably dorky, but its first airing on US TV is the latest sign of a more worldly American culture Hooray for multiculturalism, global amity and all that. The United States, long known for its intense skepticism toward foreign things such as socialism, …

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