The Daily Telegraph

Lovecraft Country

-  HBO’S bleak, gripping new thriller marries the chilling horror of HP


Lovecraft’s fiction to the unapologet­ic real-world racism of the Jim Crow era. On the surface, it’s a familiar road trip as a young black man (Jonathan Majors) crosses 1954 America with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and Uncle George (Courtney B Vance) in search of his father; but nightmares lurk above and below the surface. It riffs on the author’s own prejudices and is steeped in period detail and contempora­ry resonance.

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African Renaissanc­e: Afua Hirsch in Ethiopia

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