Swiss town of Vevey enlivened by ambitious art festival in pictures

The streets and public spaces of Vevey are transformed biannually for its Festival Images Sixty-one bodies of work by photographers and artists from 19 countries are on display until 30 September. Each illustrates or explores the theme: Extravaganza Out of the Ordinary. The festival is enlivened by the inventive staging…

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‘It’s hidden history’: the race to save one man’s black Americana

From a slaves collar to segregation signs, Oran Z has spent years collecting often shocking mementoes of Americas racial struggles. Now it all lies in shipping containers and no institution will touch it Oran Zs house is so crammed with black American memorabilia there is barely room to move. The…

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‘Love Actually’ writer Richard Curtis talks about the need for optimistic movies

This clip of Richard Curtis talking about rom-coms will remind you that love, actually, is all around us.  SEE ALSO: How ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ revived our cold, dead hearts The screenwriter of all your favourite classic romantic comedies — Notting Hill, Love Actually, Bridget Jones’ Diary,…

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Your favorite weird Twitter account, dril, has released a book of greatest tweets

Image: Getty Images Zafar the dolphin just wanted to find love. And maybe a quick hook up.  The sexually frustrated dolphin has been wreaking havoc in Landévennec, Brittany, a seaside town in the north of France. The town had to ban swimming because the dolphin, who locals nicknamed Zafar, wouldn’t…

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LaToya Ruby Frazier’s best photograph: me and my guardian angel

My grandmother collected porcelain dolls after her daughter was murdered. It was something to do with filling that loss. She was my guardian angel My grandmother, who raised me, was a stern woman of very few words. She believed in strong discipline. But she was also a devoted caregiver. Growing…

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Skate Kitchen review spiky youth culture drama keeps you on board

Crystal Moselles narrative follow-up to acclaimed documentary The Wolfpack is a mostly naturalistic and atmospheric tale of skateboarders in New York Crystal Moselles new film Skate Kitchen opens on Long Island teen Camille (Rachelle Vinberg) as she carves up a Lower East Side park on her board. Shes weightless, carefree,…

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The Instagram poet writing about the unglamorous reality of mental illness

Image: HARpercollins It’s a rare but wonderful thing when you see yourself on the pages of the book you’re reading. I found myself furiously nodding my head and scribbling in the margins as I tore through She Must Be Mad, a new poetry and prose collection by 22-year-old Insta-poet Charly…

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