Emma Liggins

Music

The importance of “WAP,” Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s unapologetic masterpiece

Conservative white men certainly needed a bucket and a mop to wipe up their sweat marks as Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” discomforted and infuriated them last summer. Here came everything they feared: sexually liberated Black women shamelessly voicing their desires, making plentiful use of expletives and reclaimed racial language. Against all odds,…

Arts, Venue

Macbeth, Norwich Theatre Royal

Blue backlights flood through open doorways. Against it, the silhouettes of soldiers stand to attention. From the moment it begins, The Watermill Theatre’s interpretation of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is bleak and mystical, translating the otherworldliness of eleventh-century Scotland into a modern-day military base. In this delightfully diverse and gender-blind adaptation directed by Paul Hart, each…

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