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Today: 20 ноября 2017.:

Literature and Culture News

The Big Questions: Bonde do Role

The baile funksters and former New Band of the Day learn the power of the wellie.Us: What are your Glastonbury fashion tips? BdR: Wellie boots, shorts and a jacket and jumper - basic festival wear. When I'm in the middle of the mud I don't want to be too into fashion.Us: What luxury item have you brought? BdR: Luxury items? Like make-up? I dunno, nothing really special.Us: What have you learnt about yourselves at Glasto? BdR: I've learnt that I can't spend six hours without peeing. I tried but I can't. I can't hold my pee for ages.Us: What time did you start drinking today? BdR: Around two we think.Us: What's Glastonbury in a sound? BdR: A sound? All the people in the mud reminded me of the Smashing Pumpkins video Bullet with Butterfly wings. So that would be my Glastonbury soundtrack.Glastonbury festivalGlastonbury 2007Festivalsguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds

Haile Selassie, it's Shirley Bassey!

The diva is here. After a weekend of speculation (see Big Questions passim) Shirley Bassey is finally on site. How do we know? Because the entire road between the entrance and the Pyramid Stage has been shut off to allow her entourage to pass in stately leisure.More Dame news when we have it...Glastonbury festivalGlastonbury 2007FestivalsShirley BasseyPaul MacInnesguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds

Readers respond: What's that wrapped around your wrist?

A reveller revels at Glastonbury 2007. Photograph: Rosie Greenway/GettyBack at warm, dry (ha, ha!) and music-less (boo-hoo!) Guardian HQ, we've been getting email, mostly from folks following the festival from home on TV and this very website. I guess there isn't WiFi on Worthy Farm. Or the people there are busy doing something else. Like what? What could be more important than sending your stories and pix to glastonbury@guardian.co.uk?Anyway, reader Sam Cuthbert demands an explanation:"I feel it's imperative of the Guardian team at Glastonbury to find out what all those different coloured wristbands mean. Whilst sitting at home on the sofa enjoying the coverage by the dear old BBC, everyone seems to have a different colour or range of colours attached to their arm. What exactly do they all mean? What colours do the intrepid team have on? And what colour does that nice Eavis fellow wear?"I'd be much obliged if the Guardian blog team could seek out some answers."Keep up the great work."All right, folks in the field, we want some answers. More reader response below the fold.Reader Alix Sharkey has sprung to our defence after "teddave" told us that we were adrift in a hall of mirrors the other day:"I have to speak up in GU's defence after 'Teddave' criticized you for reporting on Glasto (I have friends who go religiously and everybody calls it Glasto, not just neo-Sloanes)."Though you couldn't get me to sit in a Somerset bog using anything short of machines guns and dogs, nor keep me there without watchtowers and a 9ft electrified razorwire fence, I love reading about it on GU."Yes, there's more than a healthy dose of schadenfreude (today's buzzword) involved."But I also love the fact that Brits are still so wonderfully nutty that they actually enjoy what to me looks like some twisted form of punishment."So I'll be squeezing every sodden brown drop from your on-site reportage, and thanking you for it as I do."Thanks, Alix! We'll try not to let your praise go to our heads.Hate us? Love us? Ambivalent? Drop us a line at glastonbury@guardian.co.uk.Glastonbury festivalGlastonbury 2007FestivalsKelly Nestruckguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds

The Big Question: The Horrors (and assorted former Test Icicles)

Us:What time did you start drinking today?Dev (ex Test Icicle, second from right): 9 o'clock this morning.Unnamed man (third from left with monkish fringe): At 1 o'clock this morning.Unnamed man (second from left and thought to be ex Test Icicle): I find that question insulting.Faris Rotter: Why are you asking this?Us: No reason...Glastonbury festivalGlastonbury 2007FestivalsThe HorrorsPaul MacInnesguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds

All day and all of the night...

Feeling nostalgic already? Then allow photographer Martin Godwin to take you on a dreamy tour of the past few days and nights in this audio slideshow.It's damn cool, though we say it ourselves.Glastonbury festivalGlastonbury 2007Festivalsguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds

Amazon Publishing to Speed Up Royalty Payments to Authors

The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon Publishing will now pay authors faster than before. The WSJ got ahold of a letter sent to literary agents yesterday in which Amazon.com's publishing arm says it will now pay monthly royalties to authors within 60 days of the end of each month. Before this, Amazon had been paying its authors every three months. Book publishers normally pay authors less often, most often semiannually. The change is going to put pressure on book publishers to start paying authors more regularly. Amazon will make this change this month. Authors who are due royalties for March will receive the March royalty payment by May 31st. April royalties will be paid by June 30th, according to the letter which was signed by Amazon Publishing Vice President Jeff Belle. Belle wrote, "In this digital age, we don't see why authors should have to wait six months to be paid." Belle's letter also discussed some of the amazing sales figures for its authors. The romance novel Crazy Little Thing by Tracy Brogan has sold more than 100,000 copies. The four books in the Hangman's Daughter series by Oliver Potzsch have sold more than 800,000 copies in all formats. The change is a welcome one for authors. Anything that gets authors paid faster is a good thing. Permalink | Facebook | Twitter | Recent Headlines | Our News Feeds

Amazon Launches Literary Imprint Called Little A

Amazon.com is rolling out a new literary fiction imprint called Little A. When we first heard the name spoken, we thought the name of the imprint was "Lil A" and immediately assumed it would feature rap star biographies. But no, it's a serious imprint which will publish novels, memoirs and story collection. In a statement, the company revealed the first titles to be released will include The Blue Book by A.L. Kennedy ("an intricate, heartbreaking story of psychics and cruise ships by the dazzling U.K. author"); The House of Rumour by Jake Arnott ("which weaves the secret histories of science fiction and espionage into a modern classic"); The Magic Circle by Jenny Davidson ("a literary thriller about the culture of gaming"); and Godforsaken Idaho by Shawn Vestal ("stories of the afterlife, the rugged Northwest, and the early days of Mormonism by a ferociously imaginative new writer"). The imprint will also publish Anonymous by James Franco in October of this year and Dan Kennedy's American Spirit in May. Little A has its own digital only series called Day One which will publish short stories from debut writers. First up is "When a Camel Breaks Your Heart" by Kodi Scheer, which is out now and "Monster" by McSweeney's contributor Bridget Clerkin. That will be released March 19th. Permalink | Facebook | Twitter | Recent Headlines | Our News Feeds

Kate Moss Read From E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey for Comic Relief Charity

British supermodel Kate Moss agreed to read aloud a section from E.L. James' novel Fifty Shades of Grey if the UK's Comic Relief charity could raise $200,000 in its latest drive. The promotion was called "Fifty Shades of Kate." The charity raised the money and Kate showed up at the radio station ready to do her best audio book reading. She actually does quite a nice job. "I stepped out of my black flats," she purrs. She didn't pick a terribly racy section and there were many who wanted her to keep reading. Take a look: Permalink | Facebook | Twitter | Recent Headlines | Our News Feeds

Reuters' Social Media Editor Indicted on Hacking Charges

A Reuters social media editor has been charged with assisting in the hack of the website of L.A. Times. The New York Times reports that Matthew Keys, who used to be a web producer at KTXL Fox 40, is accused of giving logins and passwords to hackers who used the information to hack the newspaper and change content. Keys was charged in a three count indictment which alleges he helped hackers make changes to the Tribune-owned website and to damage computer systems. One L.A. Times news article headline was changed from "Pressure Builds in House to Pass Tax-Cut Package" to "Pressure Builds in the House to Elect CHIPPY 1337." The charges are very serious. Keys faces up to ten years in prison for each count and a fine of up to $750,000. The alleged actions took place before Keys took his current position at Reuters. The potential severity of his sentence and fines have prompted online protests against the way the Justice Department prosecutes internet-related crimes. Activists cite the suicide of 26 year old programmer Aaron Swarz, who was despondent over charges against him relating to a hack of MIT. Permalink | Facebook | Twitter | Recent Headlines | Our News Feeds

Trailer for Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing

At last, it's finally here. The trailer for Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing, based on the Shakespeare comedy. The film was shot at Joss' house over a week or so on micro-budget, when he was on a short break from directing his blockbuster hit The Avengers. According to Yahoo movies Joss and his wife Kai were supposed to go on a mini-vacation to Italy for a week, but at the last minute she suggested they cancel the trip and film the movie because the script was already written and she thought it would be fun. The film has amazing buzz and looks fantastic from the trailer. It stars Amy Acker as Beatrice, Alexis Denisof as Benedict, Fran Kranz as Claudio and Jilliam Morgese and Hero. Nathan Fillion plays Dogsberry. The film will go to SXSW, then have a limited release on June 21. During the production of Joss' classic tv hit, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the cast would often meet at Joss' house for impromptu readings of Shakespeare plays (Whedon says that's how he relaxes). When he was Alex and Amy in the roles, he knew he wanted to do the film. But it took a number of years for him to find time to do it. Rumors say that Sarah Michelle Gellar never showed up for the Shakespeare readings. Make of that what you will. Here's the trailer: Photo: Roadside Attractions Permalink | Facebook | Twitter | Recent Headlines | Our News Feeds


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