Review

Parasol Against the Axe by Helen Oyeyemi review – electrifying, experimental writing
Books

Parasol Against the Axe by Helen Oyeyemi review – electrifying, experimental writing

This is a defiantly irreverent novel, liquorice-like in its wonder
The Hearing Test by Eliza Barry Callahan review – a droll insight into a year of loss
Books

The Hearing Test by Eliza Barry Callahan review – a droll insight into a year of loss

The Garfield Movie review – we're not feline the tubby orange tabby's full CGI makeover
Garfield in The Garfield Movie
Film

The Garfield Movie review – we're not feline the tubby orange tabby's full CGI makeover

The Other Valley by Scott Alexander Howard review – the moral conundrums of coming of age
Books

The Other Valley by Scott Alexander Howard review – the moral conundrums of coming of age

Fragile Animals by Genevieve Jagger review – a captivating and original gothic novel
Books

Fragile Animals by Genevieve Jagger review – a captivating and original gothic novel

These Letters End in Tears by Musih Tedji Xaviere review – love in the face of hate
Books

These Letters End in Tears by Musih Tedji Xaviere review – love in the face of hate

Heaven by Emerson Whitney review – a memoir with fearsome grace
Books

Heaven by Emerson Whitney review – a memoir with fearsome grace

Night Train to Odesa by Jen Stout review – finding defiant beauty amid devastation of war
Books

Night Train to Odesa by Jen Stout review – finding defiant beauty amid devastation of war

Headshot by Rita Bullwinkel review – a depth of feeling like a punch to the guts
Books

Headshot by Rita Bullwinkel review – a depth of feeling like a punch to the guts

Clear by Carys Davies review – a wonderful, poetic reminder that no man is an island
Books

Clear by Carys Davies review – a wonderful, poetic reminder that no man is an island

Come and Get It by Kiley Reid review – the alienation of campus life
Fiction

Come and Get It by Kiley Reid review – the alienation of campus life

My Heavenly Favourite by Lucas Rijneveld review – a nightmarish vision of abuse
Books

My Heavenly Favourite by Lucas Rijneveld review – a nightmarish vision of abuse

Origin review – a genuine, often unsettling cinema outlier
Film

Origin review – a genuine, often unsettling cinema outlier

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

Behind Oscar-tipped doc Four Daughters: A story of radicalisation, family and loss
Sisters Tayssir and Eya, two of the subjects of the new film Four Daughters
Film

Behind Oscar-tipped doc Four Daughters: A story of radicalisation, family and loss

The Tusks of Extinction by Ray Nayler review – the mammoth risks of playing God with nature
Books

The Tusks of Extinction by Ray Nayler review – the mammoth risks of playing God with nature

Your Utopia by Bora Chung review – finding poignancy in speculative fiction
Books

Your Utopia by Bora Chung review – finding poignancy in speculative fiction

Family Politics by John O'Farrell review – a plea to engage with those whose views we abhor
Books

Family Politics by John O'Farrell review – a plea to engage with those whose views we abhor

Mrs Gulliver by Valerie Martin review – finding agency in a patriarchy
Books

Mrs Gulliver by Valerie Martin review – finding agency in a patriarchy

Freaks Out! by Luke Haines review – a righteous celebration of gloriously weird rock 'n' rollers
Books

Freaks Out! by Luke Haines review – a righteous celebration of gloriously weird rock 'n' rollers

Dune: Part Two review – deluxe space opera with a discreet safety net
TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET as Paul Atreides and ZENDAYA as Chani in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “DUNE: PART TWO,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
Film

Dune: Part Two review – deluxe space opera with a discreet safety net

Breathtaking and The Way: These are the next Mr Bates-style TV dramas poised to shake-up Britain
Toby Jones in Mr Bates vs The Post Office, Joanne Froggatt in Breathtaking and Callum Scott-Howells and Maja Laskowska in The Way.
TV

Breathtaking and The Way: These are the next Mr Bates-style TV dramas poised to shake-up Britain

The Smile just made the best Radiohead album Radiohead never made
Radiohead spin-off group The Smile
Music

The Smile just made the best Radiohead album Radiohead never made

American Fiction review – a satirical take on novel writing with Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright and Erika Alexander in American Fiction
Film

American Fiction review – a satirical take on novel writing with Jeffrey Wright

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