The 100 best nonfiction books: No 1 – The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014)

This remorseless indictment of humanity and its effect on life on Earth is utterly engrossing The human animal knows that it is born to age and die. Together with language, this knowledge is what separates us from all other species….

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Disney pulls Maui children’s costume amid claims it is offensive

Company apologises after outfit depicting Polynesian god Maui from the film Moana was likened to blackface Disney has said it will no longer sell a boys costume for a Polynesian character that some Pacific Islanders have compared to blackface. The…

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Dakota Johnson hits out at ‘brutal’ Hollywood over ageism

Fifty Shades of Grey actor queries why there are no longer roles in film for her mother Melanie Griffith, 58, and grandmother Tippi Hedren, 85 Fifty Shades of Grey actor Dakota Johnson has condemned as brutal a film industry that…

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