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‘Disney didn’t think it was funny enough’: Brian Henson on making The Muppet Christmas Carol
Christmas

‘Disney didn’t think it was funny enough’: Brian Henson on making The Muppet Christmas Carol

On the 30th anniversary of The Muppet Christmas Carol, director Brian Henson and Steve Whitmire, who played Kermit in the film, talk about its legacy

Lewis Capaldi is hoping his new single Pointless will be played at weddings
Music

Lewis Capaldi is hoping his new single Pointless will be played at weddings

Scottish superstar Lewis Capaldi has released a new single about being in love, which he says is “almost an alien concept” to him. Oh, and it was co-written – kind of – with Ed Sheeran

Twitter thinks Keith Richards is the first man ever created after a viral joke
Viral

Twitter thinks Keith Richards is the first man ever created after a viral joke

Did God create Adam to look like Keith Richards?

A London arts charity that rallied to help Grenfell victims is being evicted after 24 years
Art

A London arts charity that rallied to help Grenfell victims is being evicted after 24 years

‘Robert Smith isn’t people’s perceptions’: Stories behind classic photos of The Cure
Music

‘Robert Smith isn’t people’s perceptions’: Stories behind classic photos of The Cure

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Bad Santa and violent nights: The alternative festive movies you need this Christmas
Naughty list

Bad Santa and violent nights: The alternative festive movies you need this Christmas

Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Christmas message from the stars
Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Christmas message from the stars

Mark Bonnar: ‘The big change for me was Line of Duty’
Letter to my younger self

Mark Bonnar: ‘The big change for me was Line of Duty’

Our Daily Bread: Father Alex Frost says it’s not just prayer we need to tackle poverty
poverty

Our Daily Bread: Father Alex Frost says it’s not just prayer we need to tackle poverty

Top 5 books about the power of music, chosen by Adriana Barton
Books

Top 5 books about the power of music, chosen by Adriana Barton

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

With Together in Vegas, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe have hit the festive jackpot
Interview

With Together in Vegas, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe have hit the festive jackpot

Christmas adverts seem like a cry for help this year
Festive

Christmas adverts seem like a cry for help this year

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English National Opera cuts speak of a deeper problem
funding

English National Opera cuts speak of a deeper problem

The Muppet Christmas Carol actress Meredith Braun on When Love Is Gone being restored
Festive favourite

The Muppet Christmas Carol actress Meredith Braun on When Love Is Gone being restored

Top 5 books for Latin lovers, chosen by Harry Mount
Top 5 books

Top 5 books for Latin lovers, chosen by Harry Mount

‘We’re making disobedience a virtue’ – Guillermo del Toro on Pinocchio
interview

‘We’re making disobedience a virtue’ – Guillermo del Toro on Pinocchio

Wilko Johnson ‘inspired a generation to do something different with their guitars’
in memory

Wilko Johnson ‘inspired a generation to do something different with their guitars’

Wilko Johnson: ‘I believed I was going to die – then started to feel alive’
Letter to my younger self

Wilko Johnson: ‘I believed I was going to die – then started to feel alive’

Andrey Kurkov: ‘Ukraine is a very democratic country with a good pinch of anarchy’
Culture

Andrey Kurkov: ‘Ukraine is a very democratic country with a good pinch of anarchy’

Matilda the Musical: Tim Minchin’s anarchic lessons for revolting times
interview

Matilda the Musical: Tim Minchin’s anarchic lessons for revolting times

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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

Voices of Bishara takes British jazz in an innovative new direction
interview

Voices of Bishara takes British jazz in an innovative new direction

Mogwai guitarist Stuart Braithwaite: ‘Music can make dreams come true’
Books

Mogwai guitarist Stuart Braithwaite: ‘Music can make dreams come true’

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