NHS-funded internet addiction dispensary to barrage in London

A London hospital is preparing to launch the first ever NHS-funded internet addiction centre for young people and adults, the Guardian can reveal. The move comes at a time of growing concern about internet and gaming dependency, with the World Health Organization (WHO) classifying gaming disorder as a mental health condition this week. The centre, …

NHS trusts win acknowledged action over Virgin Care adolescent bloom contract

A decision by Lancashire county council to award a £104m contract for children’s healthcare services to Virgin Care has been thrown out after a legal challenge by NHS trusts. A high court judge found the local authority’s process was flawed and the contract for services for children aged 0-19 should not have been awarded to …

Choreographer Gillian Lynne has West End theatre called afterwards her

Carried to the stage on a golden throne and surrounded by dancers from the musical Cats, the choreographer Dame Gillian Lynne has become the first woman to have a theatre named after her in the West End. Lynne, 92, is arguably the leading and most transformative theatre choreographer of her generation. Her shows on stage …

Supreme cloister bans badge admission to buzz annal after a warrant

A US supreme court ruling issued Friday barred police from accessing cell phone data such as call listings and location data without first obtaining a search warrant, in a landmark decision in favor of privacy protections. Advocates hailed the 5-4 ruling as a victory for personal privacy rights in an age when digital technology and …

We Reimagined Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ as a 1940s Propaganda Film

A U.S. government film from 1943 justifying the detention of Japanese-Americans in internment camps has new relevance in light of the president’s immigration policies. Video by Taige Jensen, Leah Varjacques and Japhet Weeks A U.S. government film from 1943 justifying the detention of Japanese-Americans in internment camps has new relevance in light of the president’s …

Lens: Coming Out to My Parents in China by Video

LENS Introduction by Ania Bartkowiak Video by Mengwen Cao Mengwen Cao, a queer Chinese photographer, watched on FaceTime as her parents viewed her video letter coming out to them.Published OnJune 22, 2018CreditImage by Mengwen Cao Before showing her parents a video she had prepared, Mengwen Cao had faith that they would understand. Still, she considered …

Meet the 11-Year-Old Girls Whose Music Wowed the Philharmonic

Jordan Millar, left, and Camryn Cowan joined an after-school program to learn how to compose. Now tens of thousands have heard their work.CreditCeleste Sloman for The New York Times It was the kind of debut most musicians only dream of: a world-class orchestra, tens of thousands of listeners. At its outdoor parks concerts last week, …

An Artist Finds Inspiration in Women of Color Throughout History

Firelei Báez’s latest body of work is motivated by the Schomburg Center’s archives of such famous figures as Zora Neale Hurston and Maya Angelou. An installation view of Firelei Báez's "Joy Out of Fire," on view at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture through Nov. 24.CreditJohn Lusis On a recent afternoon at the …

Did Melania’s anorak adumbrate message? And do u absolutely care?

“Whaaaaa!?” was the collective reaction to photos of the first lady, Melania Trump, visiting an immigrant child detention centre in Texas on Thursday wearing an oversize army coat from Zara on which the following words were scrawled: “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” And just like that, the Trump presidency found a new motto, taking …