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The Banshees of Inisherin is a curious tonic for these bleak times
Opinion

The Banshees of Inisherin is a curious tonic for these bleak times

The story of a fracturing friendship in The Banshees of Inisherin offers us a lesson in how to live, and how to live well

Lewis Capaldi is hoping his new single Pointless will be played at weddings
Music

Lewis Capaldi is hoping his new single Pointless will be played at weddings

Scottish superstar Lewis Capaldi has released a new single about being in love, which he says is “almost an alien concept” to him. Oh, and it was co-written – kind of – with Ed Sheeran

A London arts charity that rallied to help Grenfell victims is being evicted after 24 years
Art

A London arts charity that rallied to help Grenfell victims is being evicted after 24 years

The West London art charity 240Project is a place of inspiration and community – but now the organisation that supports people who have experienced homelessness is itself at risk of losing its home

Bad Santa and violent nights: The alternative festive movies you need this Christmas
Naughty list

Bad Santa and violent nights: The alternative festive movies you need this Christmas

Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Christmas message from the stars
Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Christmas message from the stars

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Mark Bonnar: ‘The big change for me was Line of Duty’
Letter to my younger self

Mark Bonnar: ‘The big change for me was Line of Duty’

Like many pets, Rocky lost his home due to the cost of living. But there is hope
a Dog's life

Like many pets, Rocky lost his home due to the cost of living. But there is hope

Our Daily Bread: Father Alex Frost says it’s not just prayer we need to tackle poverty
poverty

Our Daily Bread: Father Alex Frost says it’s not just prayer we need to tackle poverty

Top 5 books about the power of music, chosen by Adriana Barton
Books

Top 5 books about the power of music, chosen by Adriana Barton

Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta by James Hannaham: Utterly alive
Books

Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta by James Hannaham: Utterly alive

With Together in Vegas, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe have hit the festive jackpot
Interview

With Together in Vegas, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe have hit the festive jackpot

Christmas adverts seem like a cry for help this year
Festive

Christmas adverts seem like a cry for help this year

1000 Coils of Fear by Olivia Wenzel: Is a novel the best format for this story?
Books

1000 Coils of Fear by Olivia Wenzel: Is a novel the best format for this story?

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Living starring Bill Nighy is an elegant film but it’s not a 1950s I recognise
Opinion

Living starring Bill Nighy is an elegant film but it’s not a 1950s I recognise

The Muppet Christmas Carol actress Meredith Braun on When Love Is Gone being restored
Festive favourite

The Muppet Christmas Carol actress Meredith Braun on When Love Is Gone being restored

The desire for Scottish independence is not going away
Paul McNamee

The desire for Scottish independence is not going away

Top 5 books for Latin lovers, chosen by Harry Mount
Top 5 books

Top 5 books for Latin lovers, chosen by Harry Mount

Wilko Johnson: ‘I believed I was going to die – then started to feel alive’
Letter to my younger self

Wilko Johnson: ‘I believed I was going to die – then started to feel alive’

The government must measure the true cost of austerity
John Bird

The government must measure the true cost of austerity

Doreen Lawrence: ‘I put my pain to the back of my mind when Stephen died’
Letter to my younger self

Doreen Lawrence: ‘I put my pain to the back of my mind when Stephen died’

Andrey Kurkov: ‘Ukraine is a very democratic country with a good pinch of anarchy’
Culture

Andrey Kurkov: ‘Ukraine is a very democratic country with a good pinch of anarchy’

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Top 5 food histories, chosen by Diane Purkiss
recommended

Top 5 food histories, chosen by Diane Purkiss

Identitti review: A highly original take on the perils of idolising your heroes
review

Identitti review: A highly original take on the perils of idolising your heroes

Voices of Bishara takes British jazz in an innovative new direction
interview

Voices of Bishara takes British jazz in an innovative new direction

Mogwai guitarist Stuart Braithwaite: ‘Music can make dreams come true’
Books

Mogwai guitarist Stuart Braithwaite: ‘Music can make dreams come true’