Culture

Lea Thompson on directing Star Trek: Picard and her plan to make a Howard the Duck sequel
Film

Lea Thompson on directing Star Trek: Picard and her plan to make a Howard the Duck sequel

Actor and director Lea Thompson reveals she’s pitched a Howard the Duck follow-up to Marvel and hopes her experiences directing Star Trek: Picard might help make it so

‘You’re rewarded for being funny, not being right’: How Oxford Tory ‘chums’ came to run the country
Politics

‘You’re rewarded for being funny, not being right’: How Oxford Tory ‘chums’ came to run the country

Oxford Union, parties, privilege and architecture are some of the contributing factors that characterise the UK’s powerful politicians, says journalist and author Simon Kuper.

Doctor Who: Going back to the future with David Tennant and Catherine Tate heralds an exciting new era
Doctor Who

Doctor Who: Going back to the future with David Tennant and Catherine Tate heralds an exciting new era

With David Tennant and Catherine Tate returning for the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who, and Ncuti Gatwa set to star, the future is bright.

Stuart Murdoch on Belle and Sebastian’s poppy antidote to the pervasive gloom
Culture

Stuart Murdoch on Belle and Sebastian’s poppy antidote to the pervasive gloom

Joe Wicks: ‘My own childhood made me think about the kind of parent I wanted to be’
Culture

Joe Wicks: ‘My own childhood made me think about the kind of parent I wanted to be’

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The Big Issue 2022 festival guide
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The Big Issue 2022 festival guide

Six months on, as music festivals begin again, it’s like the Astroworld disaster never happened
gig safety

Six months on, as music festivals begin again, it’s like the Astroworld disaster never happened

Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa on the moment he realised he was homeless
Ncuti Gatwa

Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa on the moment he realised he was homeless

This week’s Big TV: Conversations with Friends, Joe Wicks: Facing My Childhood, Floodlights
What to watch

This week’s Big TV: Conversations with Friends, Joe Wicks: Facing My Childhood, Floodlights

‘Mistakes are not a failure, they are part of the gig,’ says TV presenter Angela Scanlon
Letter to my younger self

‘Mistakes are not a failure, they are part of the gig,’ says TV presenter Angela Scanlon

Kathy Sledge: ‘Seeing everyone come together for Black Lives Matter meant so much to me’
Music

Kathy Sledge: ‘Seeing everyone come together for Black Lives Matter meant so much to me’

Play it again: The remarkable revival of cassettes
Music

Play it again: The remarkable revival of cassettes

Outlander and A Discovery of Witches star Steven Cree: ‘These shows have the power to unite people’
TV

Outlander and A Discovery of Witches star Steven Cree: ‘These shows have the power to unite people’

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The book tour that’s taken me to heaven and Hull
Culture

The book tour that’s taken me to heaven and Hull

Muse and Razorlight complete triumphant return with electrifying live show in support of The Big Issue
Muse

Muse and Razorlight complete triumphant return with electrifying live show in support of The Big Issue

Razorlight’s Johnny Borrell: ‘Homelessness is like this collective blind spot’
Razorlight

Razorlight’s Johnny Borrell: ‘Homelessness is like this collective blind spot’

Muse star Matt Bellamy has been buying The Big Issue for 25 years
Muse

Muse star Matt Bellamy has been buying The Big Issue for 25 years

Muse’s Matt Bellamy: ‘The will of the people can be something to be frightened of’
Muse

Muse’s Matt Bellamy: ‘The will of the people can be something to be frightened of’

The remarkable rise of Ncuti Gatwa: From sofa surfing and Sex Education to Doctor Who
Doctor Who

The remarkable rise of Ncuti Gatwa: From sofa surfing and Sex Education to Doctor Who

Screenwriter Abi Morgan on the dramas in her own life that rival anything she’s written
Culture

Screenwriter Abi Morgan on the dramas in her own life that rival anything she’s written

John Simm: ‘I got rid of the music and clubbing and got into some proper serious drama’
TV

John Simm: ‘I got rid of the music and clubbing and got into some proper serious drama’

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How the National Youth Orchestra is levelling the playing field
Music

How the National Youth Orchestra is levelling the playing field

Mike Scott of The Waterboys: ‘Taylor Swift made me cry’
The music that made me

Mike Scott of The Waterboys: ‘Taylor Swift made me cry’

The Contractor review: Mindless title, mindful military thriller
Film

The Contractor review: Mindless title, mindful military thriller

What did we learn from the new Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer on Star Wars day?
Streaming

What did we learn from the new Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer on Star Wars day?

The scientific reason hate is on the rise
Books

The scientific reason hate is on the rise

Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield review: A mystical thriller with serious depth
Book reviews

Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield review: A mystical thriller with serious depth

Parminder Nagra on Bend It Like Beckham’s legacy and celebrating birthdays with George Clooney
Culture

Parminder Nagra on Bend It Like Beckham’s legacy and celebrating birthdays with George Clooney

Here’s how you can win tickets to see rock titans Muse at their comeback show
The Big Issue

Here’s how you can win tickets to see rock titans Muse at their comeback show

A Bug’s Life to Billy Elliot: 7 best socialist films to watch this Labour Day bank holiday
Film

A Bug’s Life to Billy Elliot: 7 best socialist films to watch this Labour Day bank holiday

Sophie Marceau: ‘I hope love always stays a mystery’
Film

Sophie Marceau: ‘I hope love always stays a mystery’

This week’s Big TV: Ten Percent, Navalny, Clark and Generation Change
What to watch

This week’s Big TV: Ten Percent, Navalny, Clark and Generation Change

After the musical Six comes SVN – meet the group redefining girl power in 2022
Music

After the musical Six comes SVN – meet the group redefining girl power in 2022

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