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NBA icon Kobe Bryant dropped from film festival jury over 2003 rape claims

By ethan / October 18, 2018

NBA great Kobe Bryant has been dropped from the jury of an animated film festival in the US over rape claims stemming from 2003. A petition had circulated calling for the former LA Lakers star to be removed from the panel. Organizers at the ‘Animation Is Film Festival’ in Los Angeles, which runs from October […]

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Tories’ £120mn post-Brexit Britain festival plan met with mockery and memes

By ethan / September 30, 2018

PM Theresa May’s plan to host a post-Brexit ‘Britain’ festival has been gaining traction online since it was announced Saturday. Unfortunately for the Tories, most of the reaction has been that of savage mockery. Read more Unveiling the plan ahead of the Conservative’s annual party conference in Birmingham, May said the Festival of Great Britain […]

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Suspect dead, 20 injured in New Jersey arts festival shooting

By ethan / June 17, 2018

Published time: 17 Jun, 2018 12:12 Edited time: 17 Jun, 2018 12:18 Twenty people have been injured, some critically, in a shooting at an arts festival in Trenton, New Jersey on Sunday. One person, suspected to be behind the shooting, has been killed according to local officials. A second suspect is in police custody, according […]

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5 killed, including gunman, in shooting at festival in southern Russia – reports

By ethan / February 18, 2018

Four people have been killed and four others injured in a gun attack on a festival crowd in Dagestan in southern Russia, according to RIA and Interfax news agencies. The shooter was reportedly also killed. Read more The shooting happened in the city of Kizlyar, a provincial capital in the Republic of Dagestan, Interfax reported […]

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Party like a Russian (peasant): Christmas festival mixes Orthodox and pagan rites

By ethan / January 8, 2018

Despite Christianity’s attempts to sanitize it, Russia’s midwinter festival, Svyatki, is the most anarchic, mystical and obscene pagan extravaganza you’ve never been to. Is it too late to join in? Translated as Holy Days, Svyatki begin on Christmas Day – January 7 according to the lagging Julian Calendar used by the Orthodox Church, and end […]

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