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Damian Barr and the Iron Lady's legacy

We meet author Damian Barr who tells us about his memoir 'Maggie & Me' ; the book recounts the shadow cast over his childhood by the UK's first female Prime Minister. Barr is now a successful author, journalist and the founder of a glittering literary salon, yet his upbringing in suburban Scotland was far from privileged.

We delve into Scotland's socialist tradition, with an eye on the upcoming referendum on whether to break away from the UK. Staying in Scotland, we get a glimpse of the island in the Outer Hebrides that was voted among the top holiday spots by users of travel website, Tripadvisor.
 

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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2018-01-23 culture

Author Mohsin Hamid: The magic of the migrant crisis

Mohsin Hamid has been called one of the most talented and inventive writers of his generation. His books "Moth Smoke" and "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" have both been adapted...

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2018-01-22 culture

Gregory Privat: All that jazz

Born in Martinique, French jazz pianist Gregory Privat has music encoded in his DNA. His father Jose is a self-taught pianist for the Caribbean band Malavoi. Classically trained,...

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2018-01-19 Rodrigo Duterte

Award-winning Filipino filmmaker Brillante Mendoza on keeping it real

Acclaimed Filipino filmmaker Brillante Mendoza is at the forefront of independent Philippine cinema. His work features ordinary people in extraordinary situations - stories...

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2018-01-18 Steven Spielberg

Meryl Streep on gender equality: 'Something has cracked wide open'

Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg speak to Eve Jackson about the future of gender equality and the freedom of the press at the premiere of their new film "The Post" in...

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2018-01-17 women

Film show: '3 Billboards', 'In The Fade' and 'Downsizing'

From two films about women seeking revenge for the murder of family members to a big movie about little people, film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's...

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