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Could your favourite Netflix series be impacted by funding cuts to the theatre industry? Could a reduction in investment into opera really affect franchises such as Star Wars? It’s something most people don’t think about when they read about funding cuts to the arts, warns top British playwright James Graham – but they should. Graham,
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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US politicians have announced they will look into Ticketmaster’s dominance after the company endured the wrath of Taylor Swift over its handling of sales for her highly-anticipated tour. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mike Lee said a competition subcommittee would examine “lack of competition in the ticketing industry”. High fees, problems with Ticketmaster’s website and cancellations
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Carey Mulligan says meeting one of the New York Times’ reporters whose article brought down Harvey Weinstein “was rockstar crush stuff”. The film She Said shows the efforts that went into Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor’s Pulitzer-prize winning journalism in 2017 which exposed Harvey Weinstein, then one of Hollywood’s most influential producers, as a sexual
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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The head of the £120m Unboxed project – a year-long series of events aimed at celebrating UK creativity – says it is ”rightfully being scrutinised” by the National Audit Office but that taxpayers will see a “wide range” of cultural benefits. From psychedelic inflatable playgrounds to shared transcendental experiences, the project was, at times, gloriously weird,
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The Biden administration, through the US Department of Energy (DOE), today announced that applications are now open to states, tribes, and utilities to tap into $13 billion in new financing opportunities for the expansion and modernization of the US power grid. The Grid Resilience Innovative Partnership (GRIP) program and the Transmission Facilitation Program are funded
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Jason David Frank, who played the Green Power Ranger in the 1990s children’s TV show, has died aged 49. Frank starred as Tommy Oliver in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers for three years until 1996. The show, about five teenagers deputised to save Earth from evil, debuted on the American network Fox in 1993 and
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