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Charles Mingus: The angry man of jazz
Jazz

Charles Mingus: The angry man of jazz

Volatile, complicated and prone to exaggeration, Charles Mingus was also a brilliant innovator and skilled performer, composing works that are easy to listen to but much trickier to play.

‘People fall into addiction because they feel lost, alone, unhappy or just baffled by life’
Sam Delaney

‘People fall into addiction because they feel lost, alone, unhappy or just baffled by life’

Sam Delaney is wrestling with a difficult topic in conversations with his teenage daughter.

‘We are turning into a corrupt country’: Jeremy Irons and Robert Harris on their new Netflix film
Film

‘We are turning into a corrupt country’: Jeremy Irons and Robert Harris on their new Netflix film

Jeremy Irons and novelist Robert Harris talk leadership, machismo, and restoring the reputation of Neville Chamberlain in new film Munich: The Edge of War.

Changemakers 2022: The arts
Changemakers 2022

Changemakers 2022: The arts

The best indie books of the year 2021
Books of the Year

The best indie books of the year 2021

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Lin-Manuel Miranda: ‘There are lessons in chasing what scares you’
Musicals

Lin-Manuel Miranda: ‘There are lessons in chasing what scares you’

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders: The Big Issue Book of the Year 2021
Books of the Year

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders: The Big Issue Book of the Year 2021

tick, tick…BOOM! star Alexandra Shipp: ‘If I’m not challenging myself I’m not doing myself justice’
Film

tick, tick…BOOM! star Alexandra Shipp: ‘If I’m not challenging myself I’m not doing myself justice’

The Big Issue’s best children’s books of the year
Books of the Year

The Big Issue’s best children’s books of the year

Priyanka Chopra enters the Matrix: ‘I love reading the speculations of the fans’
The Matrix Resurrections

Priyanka Chopra enters the Matrix: ‘I love reading the speculations of the fans’

Titane review: Captures the unspoken body horror of pregnancy
Titane

Titane review: Captures the unspoken body horror of pregnancy

tick, tick…BOOM! star Robin de Jesús: ‘No more choosing fear over love’
Film

tick, tick…BOOM! star Robin de Jesús: ‘No more choosing fear over love’

Paul Bullion on The Witcher’s new character Lambert – and arm wrestling Henry Cavill
The Witcher

Paul Bullion on The Witcher’s new character Lambert – and arm wrestling Henry Cavill

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‘Does Logan love his kids? My knee-jerk reaction is yeah’: Succession creator Jesse Armstrong shares the show’s secrets
Succession

‘Does Logan love his kids? My knee-jerk reaction is yeah’: Succession creator Jesse Armstrong shares the show’s secrets

Ghosts Christmas special: ‘It’s a warm show, and it’s an open-minded show’
TV

Ghosts Christmas special: ‘It’s a warm show, and it’s an open-minded show’

These before and after photos show the power of a haircut for people experiencing homelessness
Homelessness

These before and after photos show the power of a haircut for people experiencing homelessness

Book reviews: The Killing Hills and The Shadows of Men
Book Review

Book reviews: The Killing Hills and The Shadows of Men

How Munya Chawawa makes the internet’s fastest comedy spoofs
Comedy

How Munya Chawawa makes the internet’s fastest comedy spoofs

Glen Matlock: ‘I heard The Beatles and immediately wanted to start the Sex Pistols’
Punk

Glen Matlock: ‘I heard The Beatles and immediately wanted to start the Sex Pistols’

Jon Snow: Interviewing Margaret Thatcher was a pseudo-sexual experience
Media

Jon Snow: Interviewing Margaret Thatcher was a pseudo-sexual experience

Robin Ince’s 100 bookshop tour: Car parks and cagoules
Robin Ince

Robin Ince’s 100 bookshop tour: Car parks and cagoules

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Book reviews: The Fell and The Selfless Act of Breathing
Book review

Book reviews: The Fell and The Selfless Act of Breathing

The past, present and future of Mr Men and Little Miss books as they celebrate their 50th birthday
Books

The past, present and future of Mr Men and Little Miss books as they celebrate their 50th birthday

What I learned from being held hostage for 450 days
Edith Blais

What I learned from being held hostage for 450 days

‘Noel Gallagher was mega hungover and Will.i.am kept walking off’ – The stories behind Big Issue photoshoots
Big Issue cover stars

‘Noel Gallagher was mega hungover and Will.i.am kept walking off’ – The stories behind Big Issue photoshoots

Dante ballet is a fitting tribute on 700th anniversary of his death
Opera

Dante ballet is a fitting tribute on 700th anniversary of his death

Robin Ince’s 100 bookshop tour: Trains, festivals and Dylan Thomas
Culture

Robin Ince’s 100 bookshop tour: Trains, festivals and Dylan Thomas

Kathryn Hahn: ‘Looking at Paul Rudd is like staring at the sun’
TV

Kathryn Hahn: ‘Looking at Paul Rudd is like staring at the sun’

Dopesick star Kaitlyn Dever: ‘I realised I can create change with the roles I choose’
TV

Dopesick star Kaitlyn Dever: ‘I realised I can create change with the roles I choose’

An independent record store is boycotting Adele’s new album in a row over vinyl
Music

An independent record store is boycotting Adele’s new album in a row over vinyl

Actor Michael Trucco: Midnight Mass turned me into Sexy Ned Flanders
TV

Actor Michael Trucco: Midnight Mass turned me into Sexy Ned Flanders

Brian Cox: ‘Logan Roy is the part I’ve always been shaping up for’
Culture

Brian Cox: ‘Logan Roy is the part I’ve always been shaping up for’

Top 5 books set in fictional bad places, chosen by JL George
Books

Top 5 books set in fictional bad places, chosen by JL George