Review

The Apprentice is the very definition of a meeting that should have been an email
TV

The Apprentice is the very definition of a meeting that should have been an email

Despite the pandemic, capitalism carried on like a cockroach after a nuclear war. And as always, following close behind, is The Apprentice.

Music education: Private schools take initiative in face of government indifference
Classical music

Music education: Private schools take initiative in face of government indifference

The music education facilities in private schools are unimaginable to pupils in comprehensives. But some are opening the doors

Cursed Bread review: ‘A world of surreal happenings’
fiction

Cursed Bread review: ‘A world of surreal happenings’

Strange occurrences abound with the arrival of newcomers in a small town. Sophie Mackintosh’s Cursed Bread is a dark tale of obsession, suspicion and growing hysteria

The World and All That It Holds review: Aleksandar Hemon’s novel spans decades and continents
historical fiction

The World and All That It Holds review: Aleksandar Hemon’s novel spans decades and continents

A love letter to Gerard Butler, flawed but resolute dude
Film

A love letter to Gerard Butler, flawed but resolute dude

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Really Good, Actually review: ‘A much-needed breath of fresh air’
unromantic comedy

Really Good, Actually review: ‘A much-needed breath of fresh air’

Kick the Latch review: A unique insight into the secret world of equestrian sport
novel

Kick the Latch review: A unique insight into the secret world of equestrian sport

Love, Leda review: a glimpse into pre-legalisation gay life in 1960s London
LGBTQ+

Love, Leda review: a glimpse into pre-legalisation gay life in 1960s London

The Shards review: Bret Easton Ellis’s return to form
Fiction

The Shards review: Bret Easton Ellis’s return to form

The Creative Act review: Legendary music producer Rick Rubin has advice for us all
Creativity

The Creative Act review: Legendary music producer Rick Rubin has advice for us all

Your Wish Is My Command review: Feminist debut of extraordinary skill
graphic novel

Your Wish Is My Command review: Feminist debut of extraordinary skill

We spent a day streaming bad Christmas movies and this is what it did to our brain
festive film

We spent a day streaming bad Christmas movies and this is what it did to our brain

Christmas albums 2022: Who’s a shooting star and who delivered a turkey?
Festive tunes

Christmas albums 2022: Who’s a shooting star and who delivered a turkey?

The Moose Paradox: Toys, trouble and top storytelling
review

The Moose Paradox: Toys, trouble and top storytelling

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

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?

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

Seven Empty Houses review: Dread sneaks like a cursed gift through its pages
short stories

Seven Empty Houses review: Dread sneaks like a cursed gift through its pages

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

Aftersun: Charlotte Wells captures the fragmentation of memory and loss

Wednesday review: Can the Addams Family free Tim Burton?
Gothic

Wednesday review: Can the Addams Family free Tim Burton?

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A Book of Days review: A glimpse into the wonderful world of Patti Smith
Review

A Book of Days review: A glimpse into the wonderful world of Patti Smith

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

These are Bruce Springsteen’s 5 essential political albums

Aldi’s Next Big Thing: A stressful behind-the-scenes look at the supermarket chain
TV

Aldi’s Next Big Thing: A stressful behind-the-scenes look at the supermarket chain

The Crown: Does season 5 go too far in dramatising Royal Family trauma?
Preview

The Crown: Does season 5 go too far in dramatising Royal Family trauma?