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  • The headlines
  • Quote of the week
  • Arts
  • Sport
  • The IndeXYZ
  • Stuff that got us thinking

THE HEADLINES 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

‘He was one of the truly great talents of our time’. 

Director Mel Brooks on actor and comedian Gene Wilder, star of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles and See No Evil, Hear No Evil, who died at the age of 83 due to complications relating to Alzheimer’s disease. 

ARTS

SPORT

IndeXYZ

Going up

Starting the fans – A one-off episode of The Crystal Maze will be screened by Channel 4 later this year. 
 
Aidan Turner fans - The new series of Poldark starts this Sunday (4th September) at 8pm on BBC One.
 
Impatient people - Amazon Dash is on its way to the UK, allowing customers to order Buttons which let you order toilet roll, pet food and more by simply pushing a button. 

Going down

Teenage kicks  - Millennials are reportedly having less sex than previous generations.  

The jiveFormer chancellor Ed Balls is preparing for Strictly but his ‘hips don’t move in the right away for the jive’, apparently, which could be a bit of a problem. 
 
Name shame - A new poll has revealed than one in five mothers regret the name they chose for their child

STUFF THAT GOT US THINKING THIS WEEK

1. Meet the maternity-leave backpackers.  
2. Can cycling ever be sexy? GQ investigates. 
3. New Yorker film critic Richard Brody on why movies still matter in our digital age
4. The ‘Millennial Whoop’ is apparently modern pop’s latest obsession: everything about the key-change, which appears in songs by artists from Katy Perry to Frank Ocean, is explained here.

 

 

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