Culture

Michael Sheen: ‘I’ve essentially turned myself into a social enterprise, a not-for-profit actor’
Letter To My Younger Self

Michael Sheen: ‘I’ve essentially turned myself into a social enterprise, a not-for-profit actor’

How Michael Sheen was liberated by giving everything away for a cause close to his heart

Book reviews: The Killing Hills and The Shadows of Men
Book Review

Book reviews: The Killing Hills and The Shadows of Men

Doug Johnstone on a genuinely thrilling country noir novel and a gripping read about two police officers in Calcutta after World War 1.

Top 5 books about trans lives, chosen by Matt Bates
LGBTQI+

Top 5 books about trans lives, chosen by Matt Bates

Matt Bates, editor of anthology Queer Life, Queer Love, selects five books about trans lives.

How Munya Chawawa makes the internet’s fastest comedy spoofs
Comedy

How Munya Chawawa makes the internet’s fastest comedy spoofs

The six best things that happened at Stormzy’s Christmas party for the kids of Croydon
A Very Merky Christmas

The six best things that happened at Stormzy’s Christmas party for the kids of Croydon

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My one-man mission to build a school – and keep a promise
Jordan Wylie

My one-man mission to build a school – and keep a promise

It’s A Wonderful Life became a life-saving guardian angel for star Karolyn Grimes
Christmas

It’s A Wonderful Life became a life-saving guardian angel for star Karolyn Grimes

Glen Matlock: ‘I heard The Beatles and immediately wanted to start the Sex Pistols’
Punk

Glen Matlock: ‘I heard The Beatles and immediately wanted to start the Sex Pistols’

Soweto Kinch’s pandemic reflections draw parallels with Civil Rights Movement music
Anne Frankenstein

Soweto Kinch’s pandemic reflections draw parallels with Civil Rights Movement music

Jon Snow: Interviewing Margaret Thatcher was a pseudo-sexual experience
Media

Jon Snow: Interviewing Margaret Thatcher was a pseudo-sexual experience

Robin Ince’s 100 bookshop tour: Car parks and cagoules
Robin Ince

Robin Ince’s 100 bookshop tour: Car parks and cagoules

Simon Le Bon: ‘I’m very lucky. Solo artists have nobody to tell them they’re being an arsehole’
Letter To My Younger Self

Simon Le Bon: ‘I’m very lucky. Solo artists have nobody to tell them they’re being an arsehole’

Christmas ghost stories: 5 of the best festive phantoms
Christmas

Christmas ghost stories: 5 of the best festive phantoms

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Where to catch some live Christmas music this year
Claire Jackson

Where to catch some live Christmas music this year

Book reviews: The Fell and The Selfless Act of Breathing
Book review

Book reviews: The Fell and The Selfless Act of Breathing

The past, present and future of Mr Men and Little Miss books as they celebrate their 50th birthday
Books

The past, present and future of Mr Men and Little Miss books as they celebrate their 50th birthday

Claudia Winkleman on Rose Ayling-Ellis, representation, and the role of TV
Strictly Come Dancing

Claudia Winkleman on Rose Ayling-Ellis, representation, and the role of TV

Engelbert Humperdinck: ‘I’ve lost fortunes, my dear. Fortunes’
Letter To My Younger Self

Engelbert Humperdinck: ‘I’ve lost fortunes, my dear. Fortunes’

Inside the Climate Crisis Film Festival
Climate Crisis

Inside the Climate Crisis Film Festival

What I learned from being held hostage for 450 days
Edith Blais

What I learned from being held hostage for 450 days

Greg Wise: ‘Strictly is not really about dancing. It’s about being alive’
Strictly Come Dancing

Greg Wise: ‘Strictly is not really about dancing. It’s about being alive’

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House of Gucci review: A decadent parade of high camp and dodgy accents
Film review

House of Gucci review: A decadent parade of high camp and dodgy accents

Sadie Frost: Why I’m part of the UN’s campaign to end violence against women
Violence Against Women

Sadie Frost: Why I’m part of the UN’s campaign to end violence against women

Matt Haig on A Boy Called Christmas and how to look after your mental health this festive season
Film

Matt Haig on A Boy Called Christmas and how to look after your mental health this festive season

Get Back is The Beatles as they were, not as we’ve been led to believe
The Beatles

Get Back is The Beatles as they were, not as we’ve been led to believe

How a Kinder Egg led to a surprising linguistic journey
Language

How a Kinder Egg led to a surprising linguistic journey

The journey inspired by Orwell’s roses, still flowering 70 years after his death
Books

The journey inspired by Orwell’s roses, still flowering 70 years after his death

Biologist Beth Shapiro’s top 5 books about humans and nature
Books

Biologist Beth Shapiro’s top 5 books about humans and nature

Petite Maman review: ‘Things get a little weird’
Film

Petite Maman review: ‘Things get a little weird’

Claudia Winkleman: ‘Representation is everything’ on this year’s Strictly
TV

Claudia Winkleman: ‘Representation is everything’ on this year’s Strictly

Frankie Dettori: ‘I was a disaster. Trust me.’
Letter To My Younger Self

Frankie Dettori: ‘I was a disaster. Trust me.’

‘I consider myself a foot soldier in the exploration of Mars’
Book review

‘I consider myself a foot soldier in the exploration of Mars’

Adele’s 30 is here and she’s belting out the big numbers
Music

Adele’s 30 is here and she’s belting out the big numbers

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