Culture

Bill Bailey: ‘I’d allow dogs into the House of Commons. It would make politicians nicer’
Pets

Bill Bailey: ‘I’d allow dogs into the House of Commons. It would make politicians nicer’

Comedian, musician and actor Bill Bailey tells us why dogs, and their humans, are having a pretty tough time right now, and what needs to be done about it

Felt legend Lawrence: ‘I want to just see what fame’s like’
Music

Felt legend Lawrence: ‘I want to just see what fame’s like’

The cult indie legend returns with new band Mozart Estate – and though times are hard, he still believes he’ll make it really big

‘Disney didn’t think it was funny enough’: Brian Henson on making The Muppet Christmas Carol
Christmas

‘Disney didn’t think it was funny enough’: Brian Henson on making The Muppet Christmas Carol

On the 30th anniversary of The Muppet Christmas Carol, director Brian Henson and Steve Whitmire, who played Kermit in the film, talk about its legacy

Lewis Capaldi is hoping his new single Pointless will be played at weddings
Music

Lewis Capaldi is hoping his new single Pointless will be played at weddings

Twitter thinks Keith Richards is the first man ever created after a viral joke
Viral

Twitter thinks Keith Richards is the first man ever created after a viral joke

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A London arts charity that rallied to help Grenfell victims is being evicted after 24 years
Art

A London arts charity that rallied to help Grenfell victims is being evicted after 24 years

‘Robert Smith isn’t people’s perceptions’: Stories behind classic photos of The Cure
Music

‘Robert Smith isn’t people’s perceptions’: Stories behind classic photos of The Cure

Bad Santa and violent nights: The alternative festive movies you need this Christmas
Naughty list

Bad Santa and violent nights: The alternative festive movies you need this Christmas

Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Christmas message from the stars
Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Christmas message from the stars

Mark Bonnar: ‘The big change for me was Line of Duty’
Letter to my younger self

Mark Bonnar: ‘The big change for me was Line of Duty’

Our Daily Bread: Father Alex Frost says it’s not just prayer we need to tackle poverty
poverty

Our Daily Bread: Father Alex Frost says it’s not just prayer we need to tackle poverty

Top 5 books about the power of music, chosen by Adriana Barton
Books

Top 5 books about the power of music, chosen by Adriana Barton

Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta by James Hannaham: Utterly alive
Books

Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta by James Hannaham: Utterly alive

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Christmas adverts seem like a cry for help this year
Festive

Christmas adverts seem like a cry for help this year

1000 Coils of Fear by Olivia Wenzel: Is a novel the best format for this story?
Books

1000 Coils of Fear by Olivia Wenzel: Is a novel the best format for this story?

English National Opera cuts speak of a deeper problem
funding

English National Opera cuts speak of a deeper problem

The Muppet Christmas Carol actress Meredith Braun on When Love Is Gone being restored
Festive favourite

The Muppet Christmas Carol actress Meredith Braun on When Love Is Gone being restored

Top 5 books for Latin lovers, chosen by Harry Mount
Top 5 books

Top 5 books for Latin lovers, chosen by Harry Mount

‘We’re making disobedience a virtue’ – Guillermo del Toro on Pinocchio
interview

‘We’re making disobedience a virtue’ – Guillermo del Toro on Pinocchio

Wilko Johnson ‘inspired a generation to do something different with their guitars’
in memory

Wilko Johnson ‘inspired a generation to do something different with their guitars’

Wilko Johnson: ‘I believed I was going to die – then started to feel alive’
Letter to my younger self

Wilko Johnson: ‘I believed I was going to die – then started to feel alive’

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Matilda the Musical: Tim Minchin’s anarchic lessons for revolting times
interview

Matilda the Musical: Tim Minchin’s anarchic lessons for revolting times

Top 5 food histories, chosen by Diane Purkiss
recommended

Top 5 food histories, chosen by Diane Purkiss

Identitti review: A highly original take on the perils of idolising your heroes
review

Identitti review: A highly original take on the perils of idolising your heroes

Voices of Bishara takes British jazz in an innovative new direction
interview

Voices of Bishara takes British jazz in an innovative new direction