Culture

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

PIP assessments are no laughing matter. Or are they?

PIP assessments cause anxiety for disabled people. So how did Birds of Paradise Theatre Company find dark humour in the process?

Richard Osman: ‘I’m not that smart’
interview

Richard Osman: ‘I’m not that smart’

With a string of hit TV shows to his name, and now the UK’s biggest book series, Richard Osman towers above mainstream culture. He tells us it’s a way to sneak some kindness and decency into public life

LFF eats the rich: 7 films tackling inequality at the London Film Festival 2022
London Film Festival

LFF eats the rich: 7 films tackling inequality at the London Film Festival 2022

LFF Director Tricia Tuttle explains how cinema can help us face the darkness in our times… and picks out seven films to start you thinking

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

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

These photos show life through the eyes of food bank users
foodbanks

These photos show life through the eyes of food bank users

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Exclusive: 7 things we learned from Alex Turner about new Arctic Monkeys album The Car
Arctic Monkeys

Exclusive: 7 things we learned from Alex Turner about new Arctic Monkeys album The Car

Jarvis Cocker to raise money for NHS with new This Is Going To Hurt soundtrack LP 
Music

Jarvis Cocker to raise money for NHS with new This Is Going To Hurt soundtrack LP 

Lesley Manville: ‘A working-class upbringing is political in itself, isn’t it?’
Letter to my Younger Self

Lesley Manville: ‘A working-class upbringing is political in itself, isn’t it?’

John Vercher: We now know contact sports are dangerous – so is it ethical to watch them?
Books

John Vercher: We now know contact sports are dangerous – so is it ethical to watch them?

This England: Does Kenneth Branagh let Boris Johnson off the hook?
TV

This England: Does Kenneth Branagh let Boris Johnson off the hook?

Must read books this Autumn: An essential list to brighten the short, dark days ahead
Books

Must read books this Autumn: An essential list to brighten the short, dark days ahead

Jeff Bridges: ‘I had cancer and Covid. I was facing my mortality’
TV

Jeff Bridges: ‘I had cancer and Covid. I was facing my mortality’

Mrs Harris Goes to Paris review: Lesley Manville swaps drudgery for a dream dress
film

Mrs Harris Goes to Paris review: Lesley Manville swaps drudgery for a dream dress

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Blue Note Re:imagined II goes back in time to forge future paths
Music

Blue Note Re:imagined II goes back in time to forge future paths

Morbid Obsessions review: A safety blanket for the marginalised
Book reviews

Morbid Obsessions review: A safety blanket for the marginalised

Was JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit a historical novel?
Books

Was JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit a historical novel?

Malcolm McDowell: Kubrick would be shocked at commercialisation of A Clockwork Orange
interview

Malcolm McDowell: Kubrick would be shocked at commercialisation of A Clockwork Orange

Whatever Happened to Queer Happiness? review: A manifesto that all new queer art should follow
Book reviews

Whatever Happened to Queer Happiness? review: A manifesto that all new queer art should follow

Katyń: The forgotten massacre of World War II
Books

Katyń: The forgotten massacre of World War II

Top 5 children’s books about fashion accessories, chosen by Anthony Moss
Top 5 books

Top 5 children’s books about fashion accessories, chosen by Anthony Moss

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

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

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Motsi Mabuse: ‘I don’t like dance competitions. I have a real anxiety about them now’
Letter to my Younger Self

Motsi Mabuse: ‘I don’t like dance competitions. I have a real anxiety about them now’

Top 5 books about the prison system, chosen by Andy West
Top 5 books

Top 5 books about the prison system, chosen by Andy West

Top 5 books about dogs, chosen by Jules Howard
Top 5 books

Top 5 books about dogs, chosen by Jules Howard

Top 5 books about twins, chosen by LV Matthews
Top 5 books

Top 5 books about twins, chosen by LV Matthews

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