A trip down the mines: West Midlands industry in the 1970s – in pictures | Art and design

Chainmaking, Griffin-Woodhouse, West Midlands ‘There were also many firms, some automated, others semi-automated, producing chains, shackles and swivels for most regions of the world, including major seaports in the Middle East. Much of the work was still done by heating and bending the links one by one, as the grand scale of, for example, a … Read more

K-drama Bitter Sweet Hell: stylish mystery drama starring Kim Hee-sun and Lee Hye-young is light on plot

Lead cast: Kim Hee-sun, Lee Hye-young, Kim Nam-hee, Yeonwoo Latest Nielsen rating: 5.5 per cent A wife and her nagging mother-in-law go head-to-head in the new mystery drama Bitter Sweet Hell. Or do they? Kim Hee-sun (Tomorrow), who appeared in well-received theatrical romcom Honey Sweet in 2023, plays No Young-won, a popular psychologist who is … Read more

A Brilliant Neglected Novel About the Search for a Lost Older Lover

Edmund White’s “Nocturnes for the King of Naples” opens with the most remarkable account of cruising I know. By cruising I mean a specifically gay male practice of organized promiscuity, a form of sexual sociality at once universal—existing, in remarkably similar forms, in rural American truck stops and among Roman ruins—and, as White chronicles it, … Read more

Coach Dabo Swinney helps deliver My Special Aflac Duck® to children ahead of the Aflac Kickoff Game

Free-of-charge robotic companion helps comfort 17 pediatric cancer and sickle cell patients at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital-Upstate in Greenville, South Carolina COLUMBUS, Ga., May 28, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Two-time national champion Clemson University Head Football Coach Dabo Swinney, whose team will kick off the 2024 college football season against the Georgia Bulldogs in this year’s … Read more

Pope apologizes for using vulgar term against gay people

Pope Francis apologized Tuesday for using vulgar language about gay people when talking about the Catholic Church’s ban on gay priests. The comments, spoken in a private setting, were delivered to an assembly of Italian bishops on May 20. The discussion came after the Italian bishops approved a document on seminary training in Italy. The … Read more

What QAnon supporters, butthole sunners and New Age spiritualists have in common

After the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, former NBA player Royce White became an outspoken advocate of defunding the police. Over those ensuing months, he appeared at a number of protests and marches in Minnesota – demonstrations that conservative politicians and pundits excoriated. Four years later, White accepted the endorsement of the Minnesota … Read more

From Mary Poppins to Winnie the Pooh, Richard Sherman wrote the soundtrack of life for generations of children

Walt Disney songwriter Richard M. Sherman, who has died aged 95, wrote some of Hollywood’s greatest film musical songs and brightened the days of children, parents and school teachers around the world. Working with his brother Robert, who died in 2012 aged 86, Richard created chirpy, toe-tapping and often poignant songs in Hollywood films such … Read more

‘We deeply regret the distress’: cinema apologises for Richard Dreyfuss comments at Jaws screening | Film

A cinema in Massachusetts has apologised to the audience at a special screening of Jaws and a Q&A with its star, Richard Dreyfuss, who reportedly made a number of sexist and transphobic comments. Appearing at the Cabot theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts on 25 May, Dreyfuss took to the stage in a house dress to a … Read more