Monday, April 19, 2021

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Patrick Marleau’s journey from Canadian farmboy to NHL’s 1,768-game recordbreaker

When a 41-year-old son of the Canadian Prairie takes his first shift for the San Jose Sharks on Monday night in Las Vegas, he will release a legend’s grasp on one of the National Hockey League’s most celebrated records.Patrick...

Mike Mitchell, guitarist on the Kingsmen’s Louie Louie, dies aged 77

Mike Mitchell, who recorded one of the most famous guitar solos of all time for the Kingsmen’s Louie Louie, has died aged 77.No cause of death was given. Kingsmen drummer Dick Peterson told Rolling Stone: “We are deeply saddened...

From Russian YouTube to spinning on the spot: Hollywood’s tricks to playing drunk

Were there an Oscar for best on-screen drunk (which there really should be), it would be a close-run thing this year. My money would be on Aubrey Plaza, who provides a magnificent display of wastedness in her new movie,...

My life in weed: from hippies and Swat teams to boardrooms and trade mags

In the beginning, there was weed. My dad and I would walk down the gravel road and up a path through the woods to his patch, where the plants were partially hidden by a canopy of maples. It wasn’t...

FA Cup, Premier League, EFL and Old Firm game: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

1) Reaching FA Cup final a triumph for RodgersBrendan Rodgers’ previous FA Cup semi-final visit, in April 2015, ended in disaster, a deserved 2-1 loss with Liverpool to an Aston Villa team inspired by a teenage Jack Grealish. That...

Joy, actually: happy reunions fill Auckland airport as trans-Tasman bubble begins

Lisa Tetai warned her son not to take a sick day when he picked her up from Auckland airport. “I thought there might be media there,” she explains.She wasn’t wrong.As she stepped into the arrivals hall on Monday afternoon,...

Galaxy S21+ review: the big-screen Samsung phone for slightly less

The Galaxy S21+ is Samsung’s cheaper flagship handset that tries to be a more mainstream big-screen option than its more expensive stablemate, the S21 Ultra.The new Android phone has an RRP of £949 – making it £200 cheaper than...

George W Bush is back – but not all appreciate his new progressive image

He’s back.George W Bush, the former US president, returns to the political stage this week with a promotional book tour comprising numerous “virtual conversations” and TV and radio interviews, including a late night talk show.The media appearances, focused on...

Joe Biden to reveal US emissions pledge in key climate crisis moment

Joe Biden faces a key test of his commitment to climate action this week, when he sets out his core plans for tackling the climate crisis and calls on all of the world’s major economies to join him in...

Mars helicopter Ingenuity: Nasa about to try historic flight

Nasa on Monday will attempt to fly a miniature helicopter above the surface of Mars in what would be the first powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet.If all goes to plan, the 1.8kg helicopter will slowly...
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Dogwoof Takes World on Hot Docs Hong Kong Protest Pic ‘Faceless’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Dogwoof has acquired world sales rights to “Faceless,” the directorial debut of Jennifer Ngo, ahead of its world premiere at the Hot Docs film...

Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Thalissa Teixeira Join Lucy Hale in AMC, Alibi Series ‘Ragdoll’

Henry Lloyd-Hughes and Thalissa Teixeira will star alongside Lucy Hale in the AMC-Alibi series “Ragdoll,” Variety has learned. The six-episode show, which was ordered to...

Patrick Marleau’s journey from Canadian farmboy to NHL’s 1,768-game recordbreaker

When a 41-year-old son of the Canadian Prairie takes his first shift for the San Jose Sharks on Monday night in Las Vegas, he...

Mike Mitchell, guitarist on the Kingsmen’s Louie Louie, dies aged 77

Mike Mitchell, who recorded one of the most famous guitar solos of all time for the Kingsmen’s Louie Louie, has died aged 77.No cause...