Culture

Duran Duran pick the scariest movies to watch at Halloween – from Dracula to Silence of the Lambs
Duran Duran in spooky black and white for Halloween
Halloween

Duran Duran pick the scariest movies to watch at Halloween – from Dracula to Silence of the Lambs

Children's author Oliver Jeffers: 'Storytelling is the most powerful force humans have'
Christmas Kids Cover Competition

Children's author Oliver Jeffers: 'Storytelling is the most powerful force humans have'

Al Murray on boarding school, Pub Landlord and his mysterious grandfather's wartime movements
Al Murray in a purple shirt
Letter to my younger self

Al Murray on boarding school, Pub Landlord and his mysterious grandfather's wartime movements

Rom-com royalty Meg Ryan is coming home to woo us one more time
When Harry Met Sally...
Film

Rom-com royalty Meg Ryan is coming home to woo us one more time

A Haunting on the Hill by Elizabeth Hand review – the ghostly essence of Shirley Jackson
Books

A Haunting on the Hill by Elizabeth Hand review – the ghostly essence of Shirley Jackson

Lord Jim at Home by Dinah Brooke review – a perfectly timed comeback
Lord Jim at home book cover
Books

Lord Jim at Home by Dinah Brooke review – a perfectly timed comeback

Inside the grassroots music venue where Oasis, Pulp and Ed Sheeran cut their teeth
Robert Smith of The Cure, Ed Sheeran and Morrissey leading The Smiths on stage in Moles, Bath
Venue Watch

Inside the grassroots music venue where Oasis, Pulp and Ed Sheeran cut their teeth

Typist Artist Pirate King review – a warm-hearted, clear-eyed tribute to a neglected artist
Two women on a beach
Film

Typist Artist Pirate King review – a warm-hearted, clear-eyed tribute to a neglected artist

Retribution review – another Liam Neeson action vehicle fresh from the production line
Liam Neeson looks out of a car window
Film

Retribution review – another Liam Neeson action vehicle fresh from the production line

Alan Partridge: Big Beacon review – pure, undiluted Partridge
Alan Partridge: Big Beacon cover
Books

Alan Partridge: Big Beacon review – pure, undiluted Partridge

Rambling Man by Billy Connolly review – a funny, life-affirming rhapsody
Rambling Man book cover
Books

Rambling Man by Billy Connolly review – a funny, life-affirming rhapsody

Al Murray: 'Going to boarding school set me up to create the Pub Landlord'
Al Murray drumming
Comedy

Al Murray: 'Going to boarding school set me up to create the Pub Landlord'

Cowbois: This 'big queer Western' is subverting macho tropes and celebrating gender outlaws
Theatre

Cowbois: This 'big queer Western' is subverting macho tropes and celebrating gender outlaws

Top 5 children's books about animals, selected by Oscar's Lion author Adam Baron 
Black and white illustration of a lion lying on a bed
Children's books

Top 5 children's books about animals, selected by Oscar's Lion author Adam Baron 

Machines made the modern world – if we're not careful they could break it
illustration of a man smashing a machine with a mallet
machines

Machines made the modern world – if we're not careful they could break it

Madonna's Celebration tour proves this is the Material Girl's world – we're all just living in it
Music

Madonna's Celebration tour proves this is the Material Girl's world – we're all just living in it

Time star Jodie Whittaker slams prison service for failing women: 'Surely there's a better system'
Jodie Whittaker stars in BBC1's Time
Interview

Time star Jodie Whittaker slams prison service for failing women: 'Surely there's a better system'

Shaun Keaveny: 'I was burnt out by the callousness and cruelty of this government'
Shaun Keaveny in a white t-shirt, smiling
Interview

Shaun Keaveny: 'I was burnt out by the callousness and cruelty of this government'

Soul II Soul's Jazzie B: 'As a kid, I was always in Finsbury Park. Now I’ve got a statue there'
Jazzie B in a black hat
Letter to my younger self

Soul II Soul's Jazzie B: 'As a kid, I was always in Finsbury Park. Now I’ve got a statue there'

Top 5 books to inspire you to write poetry, selected by The Poetry Pharmacy's Deborah Alma
A notebook, a pen and a cup of coffee
poetry

Top 5 books to inspire you to write poetry, selected by The Poetry Pharmacy's Deborah Alma