‘As a black woman I’m always fetishised’: racism in the bedroom

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In a Bedfordshire nightclub, white-hot marries queues to have sex with pitch-black guys. Meanwhile, black maidens are routinely snubbed on dating websites. Why do racial stereotypes persevere when it is necessary to sexuality? It’s past midnight, November 2016, in Dunstable, a small town in Bedfordshire. My love Miranda has accompanied me now for moral approval. […]

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‘The difficulty is the point’: teaching spoon-fed students how to really read

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When the logic of capitalism makes universities are raced as professions, often is lost. Restoring literature is crucial to understanding the times we live in I‘ve recently finished distinguishing 40 -odd quizs, predominantly written by beings between the senilities of 18 and 21. In them our students had to answer questions about various aspects of […]

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Hillary Clinton meets Mary Beard: I would love to have told Trump: Back off, you creep

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The presidential applicant and the classicist discuss winners and losers Hillary Clinton is sequestered in a inn chamber, opening a big television interrogation, when Mary Beard arrives at Claridge’s. While she waits outside on the sofa, though, it quickly becomes clear that the superstar of this conversation is the classicist. One by one, members of […]

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Peter Carey: ‘You wake up in the morning and you are the beneficiary of a genocide’

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Booker prize-winning novelist is one reason why hes finally confronting Australias colonial past and how it should be done Peter Carey has one key section of advice for lily-white novelists attempting to write about Indigenous Australia:” Do not make a cock of yourself .” It’s all anyone wants to talk to him about at the […]

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Armistead Maupin: I wrote the memoir to show I had made a journey from darkness

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The records interrogation: the Tales of the City author on his past as a closeted young conservative and his fears over Americas totalitarian regime Tales of the City novels are soon to have an updated care on Netflix, has long made a distinction between his problematic biological family and his” logical kinfolk”- close friends and […]

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Philip Pullman: My daemon is a raven, a bird that steals things

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Philip Pullman, whose His Dark Materials trilogy is celebrated the world over, has finally created a brand-new instalment in Lyras story. As La Belle Sauvage thumps the browses, he answers questions from famous supporters and Observer readers Philip Pullman opens the door to his 16 th-century Oxfordshire farmhouse inspecting sallow and slightly washed-out in his […]

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Tom Hanks: Ive made a lot of movies that didnt make sense or money

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In the downtime between movies, Tom Hanks has written his first collect of short storeys. He talks works, sadness, Hollywood narcissisms and overweight astronauts “This is odd,” Tom Hanks says with a shake of his shoulders, the international mansion of limbering up. We are in a photographer’s studio in LA, a fit that is as […]

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Ta-Nehisi Coates: the laureate of black lives

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Coatess eloquent polemicals on the pitch-black event in America wreaked him prestige and the approbation of Barack Obama. Now he talks about the rise of white ascendancy and why Trump was a logical conclusion Ta-Nehisi Coates is abruptly on sleep. He did five interviews yesterday to promote his new bible, We Were Eight Times in […]

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