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‘When I was mentally ill, I could only listen to hard techno’: Why is music so important to us?
Music

‘When I was mentally ill, I could only listen to hard techno’: Why is music so important to us?

This Record Store Day, as we celebrate the stores and artists that bring us joy, it’s an interesting time to reflect on the power of music
Mena Massoud on life after Aladdin, confidence and the problem with roles for actors of colour
Mena Massoud
Film

Mena Massoud on life after Aladdin, confidence and the problem with roles for actors of colour

Cocktails with George and Martha by Philip Gefter review – art imitating life in a war of egos  
Books

Cocktails with George and Martha by Philip Gefter review – art imitating life in a war of egos  

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Top 5 books about the Troubles, chosen by bestselling author Henry Hemming 
Books

Top 5 books about the Troubles, chosen by bestselling author Henry Hemming 

Remembering Tim Hetherington, a fearless photojournalist and friend who died in Libya
Photojournalism

Remembering Tim Hetherington, a fearless photojournalist and friend who died in Libya

Letter To My Younger Self

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Helen Lederer: ‘There was no room for more women on TV in the 80s and 90s, the slots were taken’
Letter To My Younger Self

Helen Lederer: ‘There was no room for more women on TV in the 80s and 90s, the slots were taken’

Nish Kumar: ‘My experience of being a brown man in Britain shifted after 9/11’
Nish Kumar
Letter To My Younger Self

Nish Kumar: ‘My experience of being a brown man in Britain shifted after 9/11’

Fool Me Once star Adeel Akhtar: ‘Drama school felt like running away and joining the circus’
Letter to my Younger Self

Fool Me Once star Adeel Akhtar: ‘Drama school felt like running away and joining the circus’

Rugby legend Gareth Thomas: ‘The fear of coming out was far worse than the reality’
Gareth Thomas
Letter To My Younger Self

Rugby legend Gareth Thomas: ‘The fear of coming out was far worse than the reality’

TV

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Helen Lederer: ‘There was no room for more women on TV in the 80s and 90s, the slots were taken’
Letter To My Younger Self

Helen Lederer: ‘There was no room for more women on TV in the 80s and 90s, the slots were taken’

Blue Lights co-creator Declan Lawn on ‘massive responsibility of telling Belfast’s stories’
Martin McCann as Stevie Neil, Siân Brooke as Grace Ellis, Katherine Devlin as Annie Conlon, Nathan Braniff as Tommy Foster
TV

Blue Lights co-creator Declan Lawn on ‘massive responsibility of telling Belfast’s stories’

This Town cast and crew on how unrest and disruption forges creative genius: ‘Music is the heart’
TV

This Town cast and crew on how unrest and disruption forges creative genius: ‘Music is the heart’

Fool Me Once star Adeel Akhtar: ‘Drama school felt like running away and joining the circus’
Letter to my Younger Self

Fool Me Once star Adeel Akhtar: ‘Drama school felt like running away and joining the circus’

Books

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Cocktails with George and Martha by Philip Gefter review – art imitating life in a war of egos  
Books

Cocktails with George and Martha by Philip Gefter review – art imitating life in a war of egos  

Top 5 books about the Troubles, chosen by bestselling author Henry Hemming 
Books

Top 5 books about the Troubles, chosen by bestselling author Henry Hemming 

Top 5 books on future tech and video game fiction, chosen by star YA author Triona Campbell
Books

Top 5 books on future tech and video game fiction, chosen by star YA author Triona Campbell

We owe children an apology for the state of the nation, says Caledonian Road author Andrew O’Hagan
Books

We owe children an apology for the state of the nation, says Caledonian Road author Andrew O’Hagan

Interviews

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Mena Massoud on life after Aladdin, confidence and the problem with roles for actors of colour
Mena Massoud
Film

Mena Massoud on life after Aladdin, confidence and the problem with roles for actors of colour

The Aladdin star has tasted huge success as well as the fickle side of showbusiness
Emmerdale star Alexander Lincoln: ‘When people lose their house, they can lose their humanity’
Homelessness

Emmerdale star Alexander Lincoln: ‘When people lose their house, they can lose their humanity’

‘When I was mentally ill, I could only listen to hard techno’: Why is music so important to us?
Music

‘When I was mentally ill, I could only listen to hard techno’: Why is music so important to us?

Film

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Mena Massoud on life after Aladdin, confidence and the problem with roles for actors of colour
Mena Massoud
Film

Mena Massoud on life after Aladdin, confidence and the problem with roles for actors of colour

Civil War director Alex Garland on ChatGPT, 28 Years Later and why Britain is like a ‘pet cat’
Civil War, Alex Garland
Film

Civil War director Alex Garland on ChatGPT, 28 Years Later and why Britain is like a ‘pet cat’

From The Iron Claw to Opponent: How wrestling films began grappling with real issues
Jeremy Allen White, Harris Dickinson and Zac Efron as the tragic Van Erich wrestling family in The Iron Claw
Film

From The Iron Claw to Opponent: How wrestling films began grappling with real issues

Gillian Anderson, Billie Piper and Rufus Sewell on recreating Prince Andrew’s car-crash interview in Scoop
Rufus Sewell as Prince Andrew and Gillian Anderson as Emily Maitlis
Film

Gillian Anderson, Billie Piper and Rufus Sewell on recreating Prince Andrew’s car-crash interview in Scoop

Music

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‘When I was mentally ill, I could only listen to hard techno’: Why is music so important to us?
Music

‘When I was mentally ill, I could only listen to hard techno’: Why is music so important to us?

Jingoism of Rule, Britannia! has long felt shameful. Is it finally time for BBC Proms to axe it?
A 1990s BBC Proms in the Park concert
Music

Jingoism of Rule, Britannia! has long felt shameful. Is it finally time for BBC Proms to axe it?

Zayn Malik: ‘I wanted to forge my own path, write my own story and see the world’
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Zayn Malik: ‘I wanted to forge my own path, write my own story and see the world’

Zayn Malik speaks on new music, home city Bradford and identity: ‘I’m a very Northern man’
Music

Zayn Malik speaks on new music, home city Bradford and identity: ‘I’m a very Northern man’

Art

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Remembering Tim Hetherington, a fearless photojournalist and friend who died in Libya
Photojournalism

Remembering Tim Hetherington, a fearless photojournalist and friend who died in Libya

Artist with autism uses drawing to make sense of the trauma of losing his home
Christopher Hoggins Roof-less eviction art book
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Artist with autism uses drawing to make sense of the trauma of losing his home

Acclaimed artist My Dog Sighs auctions off iconic painting to ‘help those struggling and lost’
Art

Acclaimed artist My Dog Sighs auctions off iconic painting to ‘help those struggling and lost’

‘The image says it all’: The meaning behind Banksy’s new London tree mural, revealed
Art

‘The image says it all’: The meaning behind Banksy’s new London tree mural, revealed

Theatre

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New play Capital! explores Edinburgh’s financial history through eyes of Big Issue vendor
Theatre

New play Capital! explores Edinburgh’s financial history through eyes of Big Issue vendor

Hamilton tour review – an urgent production as America needs heroes to rise up
DeAngelo Jones, Shaq Taylor, Billy Nevers and KM Drew Boateng in Hamilton. Photo Danny Kaan
Theatre

Hamilton tour review – an urgent production as America needs heroes to rise up

Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical review – nostalgia never felt so wicked
Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky rules the school in Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical Photo
Theatre

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

Christopher Eccleston: Scrooge could be any one of those Tory ministers round the cabinet table
Christopher Eccleston as Ebenezer Scrooge
Christmas

Christopher Eccleston: Scrooge could be any one of those Tory ministers round the cabinet table

Radio

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Rick Edwards: ‘I assumed I’d embrace being famous. I quickly realised that wasn’t the case’
Rick Edwards
Letter To My Younger Self

Rick Edwards: ‘I assumed I’d embrace being famous. I quickly realised that wasn’t the case’

BBC cuts to local radio are a cost we cannot afford: ‘Vulnerable people rely on radio’
A 1970s radio
Radio

BBC cuts to local radio are a cost we cannot afford: ‘Vulnerable people rely on radio’

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’

Danny Robins on the return of Uncanny: ghostly monks, poignant poltergeists and famous UFOs
Danny Robins, the man behind Uncanny
ghosts

Danny Robins on the return of Uncanny: ghostly monks, poignant poltergeists and famous UFOs