Culture

Blue Note Re:imagined II goes back in time to forge future paths
Music

Blue Note Re:imagined II goes back in time to forge future paths

The acclaimed label is once more protecting its legacy by allowing modern artists to bring it up to date

Morbid Obsessions review: A safety blanket for the marginalised
Book reviews

Morbid Obsessions review: A safety blanket for the marginalised

Two searingly funny short stories that bring home the harsh realities of living at the centre of the culture wars, writes Barry Pierce

Was JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit a historical novel?
Books

Was JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit a historical novel?

In his new book, professor of literature Robert T Tally aims to provide a critical introduction and companion to JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit

Malcolm McDowell: Kubrick would be shocked at commercialisation of A Clockwork Orange
interview

Malcolm McDowell: Kubrick would be shocked at commercialisation of A Clockwork Orange

Katyń: The forgotten massacre of World War II
Books

Katyń: The forgotten massacre of World War II

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Whatever Happened to Queer Happiness? review: A manifesto that all new queer art should follow
Book reviews

Whatever Happened to Queer Happiness? review: A manifesto that all new queer art should follow

Top 5 children’s books about fashion accessories, chosen by Anthony Moss
Top 5 books

Top 5 children’s books about fashion accessories, chosen by Anthony Moss

In Trip Hazard, Rosie Jones proves to be an unlikely inspiration
TV review

In Trip Hazard, Rosie Jones proves to be an unlikely inspiration

Top 5 picture books with intergenerational relationships, chosen by Patrice Lawrence
Top 5 books

Top 5 picture books with intergenerational relationships, chosen by Patrice Lawrence

Motsi Mabuse: ‘I don’t like dance competitions. I have a real anxiety about them now’
Letter to my Younger Self

Motsi Mabuse: ‘I don’t like dance competitions. I have a real anxiety about them now’

Top 5 books about the prison system, chosen by Andy West
Top 5 books

Top 5 books about the prison system, chosen by Andy West

Top 5 books about dogs, chosen by Jules Howard
Top 5 books

Top 5 books about dogs, chosen by Jules Howard

Top 5 books about twins, chosen by LV Matthews
Top 5 books

Top 5 books about twins, chosen by LV Matthews

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Top 5 books about cocktails and spirits, chosen by Camper English
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Top 5 books about cocktails and spirits, chosen by Camper English

JB Mylet: A dark history of orphanages and a mother’s childhood secret
Books

JB Mylet: A dark history of orphanages and a mother’s childhood secret

Top 5 crime books of 2022, chosen by Mark Edwards
Top 5 books

Top 5 crime books of 2022, chosen by Mark Edwards

A Prayer For the Crown-Shy review: ‘Hopepunk’ novel imagines a positive future for humanity
Book reviews

A Prayer For the Crown-Shy review: ‘Hopepunk’ novel imagines a positive future for humanity

The secret Nazi camps of Finnish Lapland
Books

The secret Nazi camps of Finnish Lapland

Stone Club: The most literal rock tour you’ll ever see
Music

Stone Club: The most literal rock tour you’ll ever see

Paul O’Grady: ‘I could milk a cow by the time I was seven’
Letter to my Younger Self

Paul O’Grady: ‘I could milk a cow by the time I was seven’

Richard Osman: ‘The Bullet That Missed isn’t the end for the Thursday Murder Club’
Books

Richard Osman: ‘The Bullet That Missed isn’t the end for the Thursday Murder Club’

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How opera is giving a powerful voice to migrants
Music

How opera is giving a powerful voice to migrants

Think you could lead a country? Here’s a guide to creating your own micronation
Books

Think you could lead a country? Here’s a guide to creating your own micronation

Iain Sinclair on The Gold Machine: Drunken priests and fever dreams
Books

Iain Sinclair on The Gold Machine: Drunken priests and fever dreams

Top 5 books on secret statecraft, chosen by Rory Cormac
Top 5 books

Top 5 books on secret statecraft, chosen by Rory Cormac

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