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What ABBA tells us about the sound of being human
heirlooms

What ABBA tells us about the sound of being human

Music acts as a portal, connecting us to people we’ve lost. For Jude Rogers, it is the sound of being human, and a link to her late dad.

Grammys 2023: Why Harry Styles beating Beyoncé isn’t really a surprise
Awards

Grammys 2023: Why Harry Styles beating Beyoncé isn’t really a surprise

It has been billed as the shock of the Grammys: Harry Styles took home Album of the Year instead of Beyoncé. But should we really be surprised?

Sophie L Morgan: ‘It’s radical being visible’
Letter to my Younger Self

Sophie L Morgan: ‘It’s radical being visible’

Sophie L Morgan talks about the guilt she felt after the accident that left her paralysed, and how she’d love to have one last day with her grandma

Russell T Davies: ‘Why is powerful, strong Nolly remembered as a diva?’
interview

Russell T Davies: ‘Why is powerful, strong Nolly remembered as a diva?’

Owlish review: ‘No ordinary tale of male angst and frustrated desire’
Novel

Owlish review: ‘No ordinary tale of male angst and frustrated desire’

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Top 5 books about children and nature, chosen by CC Harrington
Books

Top 5 books about children and nature, chosen by CC Harrington

Finding an entry point to the fabulously weird world of Frank Zappa
avant-garde

Finding an entry point to the fabulously weird world of Frank Zappa

Ten Planets review: A short story collection that slinks between genres
fiction

Ten Planets review: A short story collection that slinks between genres

LGBT+ history month: 11 essential TV shows from Queer As Folk to The Last Of Us
LGBTQ+ History Month

LGBT+ history month: 11 essential TV shows from Queer As Folk to The Last Of Us

Knock at the Cabin star Nikki Amuka-Bird: ‘M Night Shyamalan enjoys pushing people through their fears’
interview

Knock at the Cabin star Nikki Amuka-Bird: ‘M Night Shyamalan enjoys pushing people through their fears’

The pop culture milestones that helped shape LGBTQ+ history
LGBTQ+ History Month

The pop culture milestones that helped shape LGBTQ+ history

Beyoncé fans enraged as some tickets cost more than a month’s rent
concert tickets

Beyoncé fans enraged as some tickets cost more than a month’s rent

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

Glen Matlock: ‘I wish John Lydon stood by Anarchy In The UK’s words’
punk

Glen Matlock: ‘I wish John Lydon stood by Anarchy In The UK’s words’

‘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

LGBT+ history month: Ten essential queer movies, from The Wizard of Oz to Everything Everywhere All At Once
recommended

LGBT+ history month: Ten essential queer movies, from The Wizard of Oz to Everything Everywhere All At Once

Sarah Lancashire said the original ending of Happy Valley ‘didn’t feel right’ reveals James Norton
TV

Sarah Lancashire said the original ending of Happy Valley ‘didn’t feel right’ reveals James Norton

Waterloo Road: Danny’s story shines a light on youth homelessness
Homelessness

Waterloo Road: Danny’s story shines a light on youth homelessness

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

How Happy Valley changed the face of British TV drama
Drama

How Happy Valley changed the face of British TV drama

Keith Brymer Jones: ‘I get emotional about pottery’
Throw down

Keith Brymer Jones: ‘I get emotional about pottery’

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Sex Pistols reunion would be ‘like riding a bike’ says bassist Glen Matlock
Punk

Sex Pistols reunion would be ‘like riding a bike’ says bassist Glen Matlock

Deena Mohamed: How flipping the book opened a world of wishes
Graphic novels

Deena Mohamed: How flipping the book opened a world of wishes

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

Cursed Bread review: ‘A world of surreal happenings’

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