Opinion

‘It was not just a gay bar, it was our refuge’: Why queer spaces are vital
LGBTQ+

‘It was not just a gay bar, it was our refuge’: Why queer spaces are vital

At 15, Damian Kerlin found refuge in Derry’s only gay bar. As the number of queer spaces plummets, he says they remain important to the LGBTQ+ community

Louis CK’s sold-out show at Madison Square Garden proves there’s no such thing as cancel culture
Comedy

Louis CK’s sold-out show at Madison Square Garden proves there’s no such thing as cancel culture

Louis CK’s career was meant to be over after he admitted multiple cases of sexual harassment, yet he has just headlined the world’s most famous arena. Where now for consequences?

Sam Smith is an unequivocal force for good… by being brilliantly themselves
appreciation

Sam Smith is an unequivocal force for good… by being brilliantly themselves

As Sam Smith’s new album Gloria hits the shelves, here’s why the non-binary British star with an extraordinary voice is vital

Oscar nominations 2023: Where are the female directors?
Oscars

Oscar nominations 2023: Where are the female directors?

Can the BRIT Awards honestly say George Ezra is better than every female musician in the UK?
BRIT Awards

Can the BRIT Awards honestly say George Ezra is better than every female musician in the UK?

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From Alison Hammond in the Bake Off tent to a Kardashian redemption arc – a wish list for TV in 2023
TV

From Alison Hammond in the Bake Off tent to a Kardashian redemption arc – a wish list for TV in 2023

Shami Chakrabarti: The best new year’s resolution for 2023? Defend our human rights
Shami Chakrabarti

Shami Chakrabarti: The best new year’s resolution for 2023? Defend our human rights

Christmas adverts seem like a cry for help this year
Festive

Christmas adverts seem like a cry for help this year

Aftersun: Charlotte Wells captures the fragmentation of memory and loss
Interview

Aftersun: Charlotte Wells captures the fragmentation of memory and loss

Sam Delaney: ‘My cat Nelson has gone and I’m absolutely gutted’
Opinion

Sam Delaney: ‘My cat Nelson has gone and I’m absolutely gutted’

These are Bruce Springsteen’s 5 essential political albums
The Boss

These are Bruce Springsteen’s 5 essential political albums

Jamie Oliver: ‘The power of democracy is measured by how we treat those at risk’
food poverty

Jamie Oliver: ‘The power of democracy is measured by how we treat those at risk’

David Beckham: Will the feel-good factor of Save Our Squad survive his Qatar connections?
World cup

David Beckham: Will the feel-good factor of Save Our Squad survive his Qatar connections?

Merch wars kick off as venues take up to 45% from band T-shirt sales
fair pay

Merch wars kick off as venues take up to 45% from band T-shirt sales

‘Being adopted doesn’t define who we are – it’s just the foundations that hold us up’
Life

‘Being adopted doesn’t define who we are – it’s just the foundations that hold us up’

The BBC is the repository of our cultural memory. Protect it at all costs
Music

The BBC is the repository of our cultural memory. Protect it at all costs

The Queen’s funeral: The soundtrack to a sendoff
Music

The Queen’s funeral: The soundtrack to a sendoff

PIP assessments are no laughing matter. Or are they?
Theatre

PIP assessments are no laughing matter. Or are they?

30 years on, Bram Stoker’s Dracula is still the most beautiful film committed to celluloid
horror

30 years on, Bram Stoker’s Dracula is still the most beautiful film committed to celluloid

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

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

The energy bills crisis is threatening live music venues. They need support now
Phil Ryan

The energy bills crisis is threatening live music venues. They need support now

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Arcade Fire tour: ‘Just some humans doing our best’
Review

Arcade Fire tour: ‘Just some humans doing our best’

Self Esteem’s righteous reinvention should lead to Mercury Prize glory
Music

Self Esteem’s righteous reinvention should lead to Mercury Prize glory

Sean Bean and Nicola Walker’s Marriage makes me feel like part of a Hollywood power couple
TV

Sean Bean and Nicola Walker’s Marriage makes me feel like part of a Hollywood power couple

The Atlas of Vanishing Places records a world whose wonders are at risk
Environment

The Atlas of Vanishing Places records a world whose wonders are at risk