Jan. 8th, 2017

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Jan. 8th, 2017 07:24 pm
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Still late, still from August, still mostly Olympic

Film Industry:

China's cinema boom loses its lustre as sales slump - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37042191

History:

Leeds' gas-lit Hyde Park Picture House receives Heritage Lottery Funding - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37048239

Media:

The Times editor John Witherow on how its paywall is paying off – and why he thinks the Guardian will now follow its lead - http://www.thedrum.com/opinion/2016/07/28/times-editor-john-witherow-how-its-paywall-paying-and-why-he-thinks-guardian-will

Miscellaneous:

Monstrous Births: Pushing back against empowerment in childbirth - https://thehairpin.com/monstrous-births-3d666cda5030#.4ruul6gjy

Royal funeral for Romania's uncrowned Queen Anne - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37064327

Music:

Oasis at Knebworth: 20 years since Britpop's biggest gigs - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37025010

News:

Election fraud: Politically correct sentiment a problem, report says - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37055521

Excitement, hatred and belonging: why terrorists do it - http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2016/07/excitement-hatred-and-belonging-why-terrorists-do-it

Muslim women most disadvantaged, say MPs - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37041301

In numbers: Has Britain really become more racist? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36964916

Politics:

Do your favourite brands show how divided Brexit Britain is? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-36970535

Science:

The Audacious Plan to Save This Man’s Life by Transplanting His Head - http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/09/the-audacious-plan-to-save-this-mans-life-by-transplanting-his-head/492755/ The very definition of mad science.

What can killer whales teach us about the menopause? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37025092

Sport:

'The Biles' and other famous moves named after Olympic athletes and footballers - http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/37057969/the-biles-and-other-famous-moves-named-after-olympic-athletes-and-footballers

Explained: Why do divers jump in a jacuzzi / hot tub after each effort at the Olympics? - http://lebuzz.eurosport.co.uk/viral/explained-why-do-divers-jump-in-a-jacuzzi-after-each-effort-at-the-olympics-17462/

Gary Lineker's underwear pledge: Tips from men who work in pants - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37036507

Olympics:

On Selecting the Top 0.2% Photos from the Olympics - http://petapixel.com/2016/08/09/selecting-top-0-2-photos-olympics/

Brazil's first gold, Usain Bolt's samba: Rio Olympics 2016: day three – in pictures - https://www.theguardian.com/sport/gallery/2016/aug/09/brazils-first-gold-usain-bolts-samba-rio-olympics-2016-day-three-in-pictures

Michael Phelps celebrates, Chinese divers dazzle, Rio 2016: day four – in pictures - https://www.theguardian.com/sport/gallery/2016/aug/10/michael-phelpscelebrates-chinese-divers-dazzle-rio-2016-day-four-in-pictures

Rio Olympics 2016: day five – in pictures - https://www.theguardian.com/sport/gallery/2016/aug/11/rio-olympics-2016-day-five-in-pictures

A sneaky peek and a dead heat, Rio 2016: day six - in pictures - https://www.theguardian.com/sport/gallery/2016/aug/12/a-sneaky-peak-and-a-dead-heat-rio-2016-day-six-in-pictures

World records for Ledecky, British cyclists and Ayana: Rio 2016, day seven – in pictures - https://www.theguardian.com/sport/gallery/2016/aug/13/world-records-for-ledecky-british-cyclists-and-ayana-rio-2016-day-seven-in-pictures

Volleyball in a hijab: Does this picture show a culture clash? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37009324

Rio Olympics 2016: Six types of Olympic booing - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37026844

Katherine Grainger goes from 'dark days' to GB's most decorated female Olympian - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/37051547

Rio 2016: Fiji fans celebrate winning rugby sevens gold medal - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-37008178

Rio Olympics 2016: Silver for GB as Fiji win sevens gold - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/36687464

Who, What, Why: Who was Leonidas of Rhodes? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37033910

Rio Olympics 2016: Fehaid Al-Deehani wins first independent gold - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/37043261

Basketball:

Welcome to Manu's basketball familia - http://www.espn.co.uk/nba/story/_/id/17262551/manu-ginobili-built-legacy-love-team-storied-career

Team USA Isn’t Getting Better — World Basketball Is Getting Worse - https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/team-usa-isnt-getting-better-world-basketball-is-getting-worse/

Fencing:

My best man is an Olympic fencer: I can't imagine how annoying he'll be if he wins a medal today - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/olympics/2016/08/12/my-best-man-is-an-olympic-fencer-i-cant-imagine-how-annoying-hel/

JO 2016 : une escrimeuse italienne brandit le drapeau de l’UE sur le podium - http://www.lemonde.fr/big-browser/article/2016/08/11/jo-2016-une-escrimeuse-italienne-brandit-le-drapeau-de-l-ue-sur-le-podium_4981470_4832693.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_source=Facebook&utm_term=Autofeed#link_time=1470926907

These Olympic Fencing Masks Are Hella Cool - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/olympic-fencing-masks_us_57a8a8ade4b056bad2163eb9

Gymnastics:

A FULL REVOLUTION - In the run-up to the Olympics, Simone Biles is transforming gymnastics. - http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/05/30/simone-biles-is-the-best-gymnast-in-the-world

North Korean athlete selfie: What happens next? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-37030696

Judo:

Judo's Szandra Szogedi: Ghana's unlikely Olympian - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-37008995

Swimming:

Rio Olympics 2016: Five Olympics, five phases of Michael Phelps - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/37030928

Rio Olympics 2016: Syria refugee Rami Anis relishes 'Olympic' dream - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/37029989

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