Review

Ava Anna Ada by Ali Millar review – the apocalyptic age of anxiety
Ava Anna Ada by Ali Millar cover
Books

Ava Anna Ada by Ali Millar review – the apocalyptic age of anxiety

Normal Women by Ainslie Hogarth – a dark take on suburban motherhood
Normal Women by Ainslie Hogarth cover
Books

Normal Women by Ainslie Hogarth – a dark take on suburban motherhood

The Holdovers review – a film of well-turned wit and emotional warmth
(l-r) Dominic Sessa as Angus Tully, Paul Giamatti as Paul Hunham and Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Mary Lamb in The Holdovers
Film

The Holdovers review – a film of well-turned wit and emotional warmth

To the Dogs by Louise Welsh review – a propulsive campus thriller
Books

To the Dogs by Louise Welsh review – a propulsive campus thriller

Emma Stone's new film Poor Things is a fantastical discovery of mind, body and world
Emma Stone and Mark Ruffalo star in Poor Things
Film

Emma Stone's new film Poor Things is a fantastical discovery of mind, body and world

Halfway House by Helen FitzGerald review – a masterclass in blackly comic horror
Books

Halfway House by Helen FitzGerald review – a masterclass in blackly comic horror

Our essential guide to the best TV shows of 2023: From The Last of Us to Succession
Collage of the stars of the Big Issue's best TV shows this year
TV

Our essential guide to the best TV shows of 2023: From The Last of Us to Succession

An ultimate guide to the best books of 2023 – as chosen by esteemed Big Issue critics
Illustration of a face and an eye shape
Books

An ultimate guide to the best books of 2023 – as chosen by esteemed Big Issue critics

The definitive guide to best children's and YA books of 2023
A Way to the Stars cover
Books

The definitive guide to best children's and YA books of 2023

Yule Island by Johana Gustawsson review – gritty, scary, funny and full of heart crime writing
Books

Yule Island by Johana Gustawsson review – gritty, scary, funny and full of heart crime writing

Gaslight by Femi Kayode review – a powerful evocation of today’s Nigeria
Gaslight by Femi Kayode
Books

Gaslight by Femi Kayode review – a powerful evocation of today’s Nigeria

How Star Wars Holiday Special became more powerful than George Lucas could possibly imagine
Darth Vader in the Star Wars Holiday Special
Film

How Star Wars Holiday Special became more powerful than George Lucas could possibly imagine

Deck the halls with hits and follies: The greatest Christmas albums of 2023, ranked
Christmas albums 2023: Johnny Mathis, Cher, Hannah Waddingham, RuPaul and Wheatus
Christmas

Deck the halls with hits and follies: The greatest Christmas albums of 2023, ranked

The Coiled Serpent by Camilla Grudova review – unsettling short stories of grimy austerity
The Coiled Serpent by Camilla Grudova is out now (Atlantic Books, £14.99)
Books

The Coiled Serpent by Camilla Grudova review – unsettling short stories of grimy austerity

Bad Taste by Nathalie Olah review – relentlessly anti-capitalist
Bad Taste: Or the Politics of Ugliness by Nathalie Olah
Books

Bad Taste by Nathalie Olah review – relentlessly anti-capitalist

Napoleon review – a man at war with the world and himself
joaquin phoenix as Napoleon
Film

Napoleon review – a man at war with the world and himself

Queens of the Stone Age review: Saving lives with joyous mayhem
Queens of the Stone Age live in Glasgow on their The End is Nero tour 2023
live review

Queens of the Stone Age review: Saving lives with joyous mayhem

How to Say Babylon by Safiya Sinclair review – a compelling account of the Rastafari movement
Books

How to Say Babylon by Safiya Sinclair review – a compelling account of the Rastafari movement

Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq review – coming of age in the Tundra
Split Tooth book cover
review

Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq review – coming of age in the Tundra

Now and Then: is it time for Beatles fanboys to finally let it be?
The Beatles, Sgt Pepper's launch party, 19 May 1967
Music

Now and Then: is it time for Beatles fanboys to finally let it be?

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