It could be argued that the September 2016 speech in which Hillary Clinton said “you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables” was the moment she lost the White House. The phrase was rapidly deployed to define her – and liberals more generally – as out-of-touch elitists who dismissed voters as “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic – you name it,” in Clinton’s own phrase. What was easy to miss was the second half of the quote, which posed a more difficult question for liberals: what about the “other basket” of Trump voters – “people who feel that the government has let them down, the economy has let them down, nobody cares about them, nobody worries about what happens to their lives and their futures; and they’re just desperate for change. It doesn’t really even matter where it comes from.” Yet the frame was frozen before the second part … [Read more...] about We must learn to talk to leave voters without falling into the Clinton trap
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The shortlist for the biggest prize in live comedy, the Edinburgh Comedy award, has been announced – and it’s one of the most diverse in the history of what used to be the Perrier. Straight standup, autobiographical shows, experimentalism and prop comedy are all recognised, alongside two sketch shows – representing a mini-revival for the artform. A year after New Zealand’s Rose Matafeo became the first person of colour to win the main award as a solo performer, two strong black British comedians also feature. It’s a shortlist (or not-so-shortlist, given the record-equalling tally of comics involved) that features old hands and first-timers. The convention-bending Jordan Brookes makes a second appearance after 2017’s Body of Work, and his new, part-improvised offering I’ve Got Nothing will be among the favourites. Goofball Spencer Jones – whose sitcom The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk recently broadcast on BBC2 – was also nominated two … [Read more...] about Edinburgh Comedy awards 2019: surrealists, standups and sausage act vie for prize
The stars of stage and screen showed lit up the red carpet of the 73rd Tony Awards on Sunday night. Marisa Tomei, Rachel Brosnahan and Emily Ratajkowski all turned heads at the event, held in New York City's iconic Radio City Music Hall in cleavage-baring gowns. My Cousin Vinny actress Tomei in particular looked decades younger than her 54 years in a strapless floral dress with a thigh high split. A bevy of beauties: [L-R] Marisa Tomei, Rachel Brosnahan and Emily Ratajkowski all turned heads at the event, held in New York City's iconic Radio City Music Hall in cleavage-baring gowns The Spider-Man: Homecoming actress' gorgeous gams could be glimpsed through her gown's sheer material. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Laura Linney shows some shoulder in sparkling midnight black... Vanessa Hudgens shows off her petite physique in a... Tony Awards 2019: Bryan Cranston wins Best Leading Actor as... Danai Gurira goes for the gold on the Tony Awards red carpet... … [Read more...] about Tony Awards 2019: Emily Ratajkowski, Marisa Tomei, and Rachel Brosnahan rule the red carpet in trio of low-cut dresses as they celebrate the best of Broadway
AS 2019 draws to a close, it's time to celebrate another monumental year in British sport. Stars from the last 12 months are in Aberdeen for the lavish Sports Personality of the Year ceremony, which will see a new hero crowned around 9pm. Follow live updates with our blog below... Start time: 7pm (winner announced around 8.45pm) Venue: P&J Live in Aberdeen TV/Live stream: BBC ONE/BBC iPlayer Jake Lambourne8 hours ago15th December 2019 💙 pic.twitter.com/wubFx7xdfL — Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) December 15, 2019 Jake Lambourne8 hours ago15th December 2019 "We're not too used to getting deep and emotional." Ben Stokes is joined by his England team-mates. Watch the #SPOTY red carpet show on @BBCRedButton & online here 👉 https://t.co/Mo0EiwfRtl pic.twitter.com/MeYxOR5vUh — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 15, 2019 Jake Lambourne8 hours ago15th December 2019LIMBS! YEEESSSS @benstokes38! 🙌#SPOTY pic.twitter.com/5vR1mg2rb3 — England … [Read more...] about Sports Personality of the Year LIVE REACTION: Ben Stokes announced as 2019 SPOTY winner beating Hamilton and Asher-Smith
SIX stars of British sport in 2019 are battling it out for this year's Sports Personality of the Year award. The shortlist has now been announced and the hopefuls will be announced at a lavish ceremony in Aberdeen on Sunday, December 15. Garry Lineker, Gabby Logan and Clare Balding will be the hosts with proceedings underway at 7pm.Who has been nominated for SPOTY? Dina Asher-Smith (Athletics) The fastest recorded British female sprinter of all time. 2019 was a huge year for Dina, who won THREE medals at the World Championships. She smashed the national record in both the 100m and 200m, before rounding things off with a silver in the 4x100m.Lewis Hamilton (Formula 1) Britain's F1 king was unstoppable again on the track this year. Hamilton cruised to a sixth world title, putting him just one championship away from legend Michael Schumacher's total of seven. Lewis has been in the top-three for this award four times, memorably beating Rory McIlroy and Jo Pavey to win in 2014.Katarina … [Read more...] about Who has been nominated for Sports Personality of the Year 2019, and who is favourite to win this year’s prize?