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Chuck D on why he loves The Clash

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Chuck D on The Clash: “They taught us to fight for what really matters”. When Public Enemy frontman Chuck D was introduced to the righteous punk of The Clash, he didn’t get it. “I thought they were a bunch of people with brand new music that were whining about their […]

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Cannes 2019: Festival fires opening warning to ‘ignorant’ world leaders

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Alejandro González Iñárritu and jury member Elle Fanning took part in the opening ceremony The Cannes Film Festival has got off to a hard-hitting start with its jury president accusing world leaders of ruling with “rage and anger and lies”. Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu said prevailing rhetoric around immigration […]

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BFI female film season sparks misogyny row

Image copyright AlamyImage caption Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn’s Death Becomes Her is among the films on the bill The British Film Institute (BFI) is facing accusations of misogyny over a season dedicated to “fierce females”. The programme includes films featuring “some of the most wickedly compelling female characters on screen”. In December, more than […]

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How Peter Mayhew became Chewbacca

By Helen Bushby Entertainment & arts reporter Image copyright PA Peter Mayhew played Chewbacca, the gentle giant with a distinctive growl, in Star Wars films for almost 40 years – but how did he find himself inside that huge, hairy costume? The London-born son of a policeman was diagnosed with gigantism, a condition that causes […]