Review

Family Politics by John O’Farrell review – a plea to engage with those whose views we abhor
Books

Family Politics by John O’Farrell review – a plea to engage with those whose views we abhor

O’Farrell’s latest has more laugh-out-loud gags than the Tory party has had recent leadership campaigns.

Mrs Gulliver by Valerie Martin review – finding agency in a patriarchy
Books

Mrs Gulliver by Valerie Martin review – finding agency in a patriarchy

The Women’s Prize For Fiction prize-winning novelist’s new book focuses on the inequality of power

Freaks Out! by Luke Haines review – a righteous celebration of gloriously weird rock ‘n’ rollers
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Freaks Out! by Luke Haines review – a righteous celebration of gloriously weird rock ‘n’ rollers

Former Auteurs frontman writes his freak manifesto – a tribute to the weirdos that made rock ‘n’ roll what it is

Dune: Part Two review – deluxe space opera with a discreet safety net
Film

Dune: Part Two review – deluxe space opera with a discreet safety net

Breathtaking and The Way: These are the next Mr Bates-style TV dramas poised to shake-up Britain
TV

Breathtaking and The Way: These are the next Mr Bates-style TV dramas poised to shake-up Britain

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The Smile just made the best Radiohead album Radiohead never made
Music

The Smile just made the best Radiohead album Radiohead never made

American Fiction review – a satirical take on novel writing with Jeffrey Wright
Film

American Fiction review – a satirical take on novel writing with Jeffrey Wright

Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical review – nostalgia never felt so wicked
Theatre

Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical review – nostalgia never felt so wicked

Gathering: Women of Colour on Nature review – natural highs from our natural world
Books

Gathering: Women of Colour on Nature review – natural highs from our natural world

Namesake by NS Nuseibeh review – personal insight informed by Islamic myth and culture
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Namesake by NS Nuseibeh review – personal insight informed by Islamic myth and culture

Ava Anna Ada by Ali Millar review – the apocalyptic age of anxiety
Books

Ava Anna Ada by Ali Millar review – the apocalyptic age of anxiety

Normal Women by Ainslie Hogarth – a dark take on suburban motherhood
Books

Normal Women by Ainslie Hogarth – a dark take on suburban motherhood

The Holdovers review – a film of well-turned wit and emotional warmth
Film

The Holdovers review – a film of well-turned wit and emotional warmth

Emma Stone’s new film Poor Things is a fantastical discovery of mind, body and world
Film

Emma Stone’s new film Poor Things is a fantastical discovery of mind, body and world

Halfway House by Helen FitzGerald review – a masterclass in blackly comic horror
Books

Halfway House by Helen FitzGerald review – a masterclass in blackly comic horror

Our essential guide to the best TV shows of 2023: From The Last of Us to Succession
TV

Our essential guide to the best TV shows of 2023: From The Last of Us to Succession

An ultimate guide to the best books of 2023 – as chosen by esteemed Big Issue critics
Books

An ultimate guide to the best books of 2023 – as chosen by esteemed Big Issue critics

The definitive guide to best children’s and YA books of 2023
Books

The definitive guide to best children’s and YA books of 2023

Yule Island by Johana Gustawsson review – gritty, scary, funny and full of heart crime writing
Books

Yule Island by Johana Gustawsson review – gritty, scary, funny and full of heart crime writing

Gaslight by Femi Kayode review – a powerful evocation of today’s Nigeria
Books

Gaslight by Femi Kayode review – a powerful evocation of today’s Nigeria

How Star Wars Holiday Special became more powerful than George Lucas could possibly imagine
Film

How Star Wars Holiday Special became more powerful than George Lucas could possibly imagine

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The Coiled Serpent by Camilla Grudova review – unsettling short stories of grimy austerity
Books

The Coiled Serpent by Camilla Grudova review – unsettling short stories of grimy austerity

Bad Taste by Nathalie Olah review – relentlessly anti-capitalist
Books

Bad Taste by Nathalie Olah review – relentlessly anti-capitalist

Napoleon review – a man at war with the world and himself
Film

Napoleon review – a man at war with the world and himself

Queens of the Stone Age review: Saving lives with joyous mayhem
live review

Queens of the Stone Age review: Saving lives with joyous mayhem