Issue 1289

03 Jun 2019
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About this issue: Overview

The word in paradise Kate Tempest and Rick Rubin have made an album at his idyllic California base. But what made the legendary music producer track down the London spoken-word artist and ask if she’d work with him? We drop in at the ranch to find out.

Square root of protest Thirty years ago this week the Chinese government mercilessly crushed the Tiananmen Square uprising. Jamie Kenny looks back on events that reverberated
around the world and assesses how Chinese activists have survived and operated in secrecy since then.

Bay bags Eden Project Construction of a huge new Eden Project on Morecambe seafront at an estimated cost of £84 million has moved a step nearer. The board and trustees of Cornwall’s famous visitor attraction, boasting “the largest rainforest in captivity”, have just approved the plan after visiting the Lancashire resort.

Ancient language at heart of school A Liverpool school determined to place Latin and classics at the heart of its curriculum is beginning to see the subjects, thought outdated by many, gain in popularity.


A round-up of this summer’s best outdoor drama productions, Patricia Arquette’s letter to her younger self, Saskia Murphy bemoans the outrageous cost of a can of warm Red Stripe at gigs, crossword, Sudoku and more.