Mtorhead members win inclusion on Rock Hall of Fame nominations list

Outcry from fans and long-serving musicians wins change after US institution includes Birmingham band on 2020 shortlist When Motrhead were nominated for induction to the singer-songwriter and bassist Lemmy Kilmister, guitarist Phil Philthy Animal Taylor were named as band members. That left out two of the Birmingham heavy metal bands longer-serving musicians, guitarist Phil Campbell and Kilmister and Clarke in 2018. Campbell joined the band in 1984 and stayed until Kilmisters death. Before the Hall made its correction, Dee, the drummer from 1992, told posted to Mtorheads Twitter account said: Thanks to everyone who spoke up loudly. Thanks to the Rock Hall for listening and adding Phil and Mikkey. All for one and one for all! The other nominations for …

‘They believe we’re criminals’: black Puerto Ricans say they’re a police target

Activists say police racially profile black communities, despite Puerto Ricos image as a melting pot without racial problems When Nina Figueroa, 25, protested with fellow Puerto Ricans this summer to oust the then governor, Ricardo Rossell, she believed she stood out to police. Figueroa, a college student studying comparative literature, had been arrested multiple times while in the streets and was starting to notice a pattern. I have been arrested in protests three times and all three times I was doing nothing, says Figueroa. I asked myself: Why do the police arrest me so much? And obviously it wasnt until I understood that Im an easy target for the police because Im a black woman. Figueroa is one of many …

Turkey vows to press ahead with attack on Kurdish-led forces in Syria

As Kurds claim border is already being shelled, US appears to backtrack but Ankara says it will not be controlled by threats Turkey has signalled its intent to press ahead with an attack on US-backed Kurdish-led forces in north-east Syria despite confusion over US policy after officials appeared to backtrack on Donald Trumps withdraw troops from the area. The vice-president, Fuat Oktay, said Turkey would execute its own plans regarding national security and would not be controlled by threats. Turkey will not accept a terror corridor or terror state right next to its borders under any circumstances, whatever the cost, he said. The Trump administration appeared to step back from the presidents reported promise to his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyap …

Plcido Domingo withdraws from Met Opera performances after sexual harassment claims

Opera singer drops role in Macbeth and agrees no longer to perform with New York company The Metropolitan Opera announced on Tuesday that Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Theatre and #MeToo: ‘There’s a new anger in women’s stories’

The Weinstein scandal has inspired several new plays ranging from sharp satire to crass comedy. As the mogul heads to trial, we gauge theatres response Katie Arnstein tells a story of a day at drama school when a tutor told her to perform her graduation show in a bra because Im a blonde with a big chest. It is one of several experiences that informed Arnsteins solo show #MeToo numerous allegations of rape and sexual assault levelled at Harvey Weinstein since 2017. (Allegations he continues to deny in the run-up to his trial in September.) I was inspired by the strength shown by people who have called out abuse in the acting industry, Arnstein says. This play is my version …

The fall of Prague: Drunk tourists are acting like theyve conquered our city

As the Czech Republic capital launches a crackdown, the Observer joins one of the organised pub crawls that are blighting residents lives Eugen Kukla could not have made his feelings clearer as 120 drunken tourists thronged noisily past his home around midnight, rudely breaking the silence of a normally sedate city-centre residential street. Fuck pub crawls, fuck pub crawls, he repeated over and over again, while filming the scene on his smart phone. Some of the crowd reacted in amusement, smiling and waving into the camera. But Kukla, 55, a photojournalist, did not see the joke. Its an expression of my personal feelings, a buildup of frustration over a long period of time, years and years and years, he said. …

‘Jewface’ row: West End musical accused of cultural appropriation

Jewish actors and playwrights criticise Falsettos for using non-Jews to play Jewish roles A West End musical about a Jewish family is at the centre of a row over cultural appropriation, with critics saying the lack of Jewish involvement in the production is typical of an industry that sidelines talent from the community. Falsettos, which is coming to London an open letter, which said the producers demonstrated a startling lack of cultural sensitivity and at worst, overt appropriation and erasure of a culture and religion increasingly facing a crisis. To the best of our knowledge, no one in the cast of the UK premiere is Jewish, and neither is the director or anyone on the team, the letter stated. The …

Rip Torn, cult actor and Artie in the Larry Sanders Show dies aged 88

Star of a string of 60s classics fell foul of Hollywood because of his temper but found a fresh lease of life in comedy, from TVs Larry Sanders Show to the Men in Black films Rip Torn, Americas celebrated wildman actor, has died aged 88. Torn, who had been a constant presence on stage and screen since the mid-1950s, was arguably better known for his eccentric, and occasionally violent, antics when the cameras werent rolling and on one notorious occasion, when they were. His publicist, Rick Miramontez, confirmed Torn died Tuesday afternoon at his home with his wife, actor Amy Wright, and daughters Katie Torn and Angelica Page by his side. No cause of death was given. During the filming …

Cardi B pleads not guilty to strip club assault

The rapper is accused of ordering attacks on two bartenders, one of whom she accused of sleeping with her husband her husband, the rapper Offset, of Atlanta trio Migos. Cardi B and associates Tawana RemyRojaLaPerla Jackson-Morel and Jeffrey AstonMartinChuck Bush have each been charged with 12 crimes, including assault, harassment and conspiracy. Jackson-Morel and Bush have also pleaded not guilty. Queens County acting district attorney John Ryan said that Cardi B and Jackson-Morel co-ordinated attacks on 15 and 29 August 2018 over social media, and allegedly discussed a financial exchange for carrying them out. In April, Cardi B told the crowd: I aint going to jail. The rapper appeared in court days after Ed Sheerans forthcoming album, No 6 Collaborations …

What is going on with Taylor Swift, her back catalogue and Justin Bieber?

Taylor Swift is back in the headlines after denouncing the sale of her back catalogue. One Guardian Australia staffer asked another to explain this celebrity omnishambles quickly I was still absorbing the takes on Taylor Swifts new music video when suddenly shes in the news for entirely different reasons, and #WeStandwithTaylor is trending. Whats going on? Keep up, Jo. Swift has reignited old feuds and given us some new ones by responding to the sale of her former record label Big Machine and, by extension, her six-album back catalogue to the talent manager Scooter Braun. Braun previously represented Swifts nemeses Kanye West defended him on Instagram, saying he was anything but a bully and that he cannot control the behaviour …