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You won’t believe dramatic new portrayal of Silk Road… but you should. You won’t believe dramatic new portrayal of Silk Road… but you should. Johan.V./Flickr

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New Fringe play offers insights on illegal ‘eBay for drugs’

Alex Oates' debut Fringe play traces the journey of 19-year-old Geordie lad Bruce, as he begins dealing cocaine via the illicit…
Britten’s War Requiem was written to commemorate the bombing of Coventry Cathedral in World War II. Britten’s War Requiem was written to commemorate the bombing of Coventry Cathedral in World War II. PA Second World War collection

Music

Why Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem still resounds today

Britten’s masterpiece carries a solemn warning against the devastation of conflicts, past and present.
Skinheads are an easy target in the fight against racism. Skinheads are an easy target in the fight against racism. Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Stage

Blood Orange overplays Scottish far right at the Fringe

A new Fringe performance about the Scottish Defence League overstates the success of extreme right wing movements in Scotland.
A testament to Bacall’s strength of personality was her ability to move beyond the shadow of being Mrs Bogart. A testament to Bacall’s strength of personality was her ability to move beyond the shadow of being Mrs Bogart. Insomnia Cured Here

Obituary

Beauty and brawn: Lauren Bacall’s noir feminine legacy

Lauren Bacall carried with her an air of mystery and intrigue in life – and now in death.
The legend Stan Laurel lives on at the Edinburgh Fringe festival. The legend Stan Laurel lives on at the Edinburgh Fringe festival. PA/PA Archive

Comedy

Stan Laurel returns home to Scotland for Fringe festival

Glaswegian-born film comedian Stan Laurel – of the legendary duo Laurel and Hardy – is returning to Scotland for the Fringe festival. A new one-man play offers a glimpse into Laurel’s life.
US actor Robin Williams has been found dead aged 63 in his home in Marin County, California. US actor Robin Williams has been found dead aged 63 in his home in Marin County, California. AAP/ Tracey Nearmy

Obituary

Robin Williams gave us a lifelong masterclass in comedy

American actor and stand-up comedian Robin Williams has died aged 63.

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