Culture

Lesley Manville: ‘A working-class upbringing is political in itself, isn’t it?’
Letter to my Younger Self

Lesley Manville: ‘A working-class upbringing is political in itself, isn’t it?’

John Vercher: We now know contact sports are dangerous – so is it ethical to watch them?
Books

John Vercher: We now know contact sports are dangerous – so is it ethical to watch them?

This England: Does Kenneth Branagh let Boris Johnson off the hook?
TV

This England: Does Kenneth Branagh let Boris Johnson off the hook?

Must read books this autumn: An essential list to brighten the short, dark days ahead
Books

Must read books this autumn: An essential list to brighten the short, dark days ahead

Jeff Bridges: ‘I had cancer and Covid. I was facing my mortality’
TV

Jeff Bridges: ‘I had cancer and Covid. I was facing my mortality’

Mrs Harris Goes to Paris review: Lesley Manville swaps drudgery for a dream dress
film

Mrs Harris Goes to Paris review: Lesley Manville swaps drudgery for a dream dress

‘I just want to represent real people’ – Lydia West talks Inside Man, It’s A Sin and the cost-of-living crisis
TV

‘I just want to represent real people’ – Lydia West talks Inside Man, It’s A Sin and the cost-of-living crisis

Blue Note Re:imagined II goes back in time to forge future paths
Music

Blue Note Re:imagined II goes back in time to forge future paths

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Was JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit a historical novel?
Books

Was JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit a historical novel?

Malcolm McDowell: Kubrick would be shocked at commercialisation of A Clockwork Orange
interview

Malcolm McDowell: Kubrick would be shocked at commercialisation of A Clockwork Orange

Whatever Happened to Queer Happiness? review: A manifesto that all new queer art should follow
Book reviews

Whatever Happened to Queer Happiness? review: A manifesto that all new queer art should follow

Katyń: The forgotten massacre of World War II
Books

Katyń: The forgotten massacre of World War II

Top 5 children’s books about fashion accessories, chosen by Anthony Moss
Top 5 books

Top 5 children’s books about fashion accessories, chosen by Anthony Moss

In Trip Hazard, Rosie Jones proves to be an unlikely inspiration
TV review

In Trip Hazard, Rosie Jones proves to be an unlikely inspiration

Top 5 picture books with intergenerational relationships, chosen by Patrice Lawrence
Top 5 books

Top 5 picture books with intergenerational relationships, chosen by Patrice Lawrence

Motsi Mabuse: ‘I don’t like dance competitions. I have a real anxiety about them now’
Letter to my Younger Self

Motsi Mabuse: ‘I don’t like dance competitions. I have a real anxiety about them now’

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Top 5 books about the prison system, chosen by Andy West
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Top 5 books about the prison system, chosen by Andy West

Top 5 books about dogs, chosen by Jules Howard
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Top 5 books about dogs, chosen by Jules Howard

Top 5 books about twins, chosen by LV Matthews
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Top 5 books about twins, chosen by LV Matthews

Top 5 books on the Cuban revolution, chosen by Christopher Othen
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Top 5 books on the Cuban revolution, chosen by Christopher Othen