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Donna Leon: thirty years of dark corners of Venice | Elementary

Donna Leon in London in 2004.Photo by Bruno Vincent / Getty Images Venice has survived everything – the tourists, the sea, the saltpeter, the fake carnival masks, the floods, its decline as a Mediterranean power, the bad restaurants in a place that has exquisite gastronomy – and remains as one of the most beautiful cities […]

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Alfredo Castro, an explorer of the dark side | Culture

The Chilean actor Alfredo Castro, at the door of the Cervantes theater, in Malaga.Garcia-Santos / El Pais There is no Latin American actor like Alfredo Castro (Santiago de Chile, 65 years old). His weight, his presence and his waiting list. “I very seldom say no,” he acknowledges sitting on one side of the Teatro Cervantes […]

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‘African Mirror’: the dark secrets of the chronicler of the colonies | Culture

Dense fog invaded the Mandara Valley. In the clarity of the plain, a delegation of colonial officials awaited them, white men wearing safari hats. It was the year 1953 and French Cameroon was drawing up a census of the Mafa people, a native of the extreme north of the country. Monsieur Duc, the highest authority, […]

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The black leopard: The dark trail of the black panther | Culture

A black leopard in Kenya.WILL BURRARD-LUCAS It seemed that this was the year of the snow leopard and it turns out that it is going to be the year of the black panther. In the wake, on the trail, to be more exact, of the wonderful books by Vincent Munier and Sylvain Tesson on the […]

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‘Relic’: Dark Journey to Death and Insanity | Culture

Australian-Japanese Natalie Erika James’s debut feature is a disturbing allegory of family ties, senile dementia and death. The film, which places its author among the surprising new wave of female directors who are reviewing horror cinema from a gender perspective, tells of three women – a grandmother, her daughter and her granddaughter, played respectively by […]

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