Tag Archives: Culture

English football’s blame culture makes it unable to come together | Jonathan Liew | Football

Mike Ashley is one of many billionaire owners attracting criticism.

I don’t expect to make too many friends saying this, but perhaps it’s time we all gave Matt Hancock a break. Isn’t it typical how, as soon as things take a turn for the worse, everyone starts singling out the health secretary? Yes, clearly he could be doing more to …

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Will Miller: ‘Ugo passed and I said let’s turn this into a song. Emotion flew out of me’ | Football

Burton v Manchester City

I have been playing a song about life and death on a loop today. While waiting to interview Will Miller, the former Spurs and Burton Albion footballer who wrote and sang the song just days after the death of Ugo Ehiogu, his former coach who died in April 2017 aged …

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The English Game’s few charms lie in the background, not centre stage | Jonathan Wilson | Football

Edward Holcroft as Arthur Kinnaird in playing action during The English Game

You can see how The English Game must have sounded in conception. It’s the birth of football. It’s toffs against proles, the rivalry of one of the great aristocrats of the early game, Lord Arthur Kinnaird, and the Glaswegian stonemason who was the first great professional, Fergus Suter. It’s about …

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Google Arts & Culture app turns selfies into AI-powered works of art inspired by famous paintings

Google Arts & Culture app turns selfies into AI-powered works of art inspired by famous paintings

Google’s Arts & Culture app is a good way to productively while away some time, loaded with interesting articles about art and all sorts of things. It’s also where those fun “art doppelganger” comparisons came from a few years back, and now it’s picking up another fun camera feature. A …

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In Europe, Tech Battle Against Coronavirus Clashes With Privacy Culture

In Europe, Tech Battle Against Coronavirus Clashes With Privacy Culture

Governments across Europe are turning to technology to track the spread of the coronavirus and monitor people under quarantine, an approach that seeks to learn from Asia but is also putting the region’s privacy rules to the test. From Helsinki to Madrid, applications are being developed for people to report …

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F1 drivers prepare for face-off in virtual races following postponements | Sport

Formula One is to run a series of virtual grands prix to fill in gaps left by races that have been cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus. The non-championship, esport events will feature current F1 drivers and other guest competitors and will take place on the days the real races …

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Tom Hanks coronavirus: actor and Rita Wilson test positive in Australia | World news

The US actor Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, have been diagnosed with coronavirus while filming in Australia. The 63-year-old Academy Award-winning actor is currently on the Gold Coast filming Baz Luhrmann’s untitled production about Elvis Presley. Hanks wrote on Instagram on Thursday that after he and Wilson had …

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UFC’s Brian Ortega apologizes for slapping Korean rapper Jay Park at fight | Sport

UFC featherweight contender Brian Ortega has apologized for allegedly slapping Korean rapper Jay Park during a scuffle at Saturday’s UFC 248 card at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Park, who has recently served as the interpreter for the Korean featherweight Chan Sung Jung, was said to have angered Ortega …

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We Actually Live Inside a Huge Bubble in Space, Physicist Proposes

We Actually Live Inside a Huge Bubble in Space, Physicist Proposes

This article originally appeared on VICE US. From our vantage point here on Earth, the universe can seem like a relatively calm and static place. But astronomical observations over the past century have revealed that this giant thing we live in, whatever it may be, is mysteriously expanding at an …

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‘No reason’ yet for UK sport to go behind closed doors, says culture secretary | Sport

Culture secretary Oliver Dowden says there is currently “no reason” to consider directing all UK sporting events to be played behind closed doors in a bid to combat the spread of coronavirus. Government ministers are meeting with sporting bodies in London to discuss possible next steps, but Dowden believes current …

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