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Claudia Jessie: ‘A clown is all I ever wanted to be’
TV

Claudia Jessie: ‘A clown is all I ever wanted to be’

Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy – escapism has never looked or tasted so good
TV

Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy – escapism has never looked or tasted so good

International artists raise money for the homeless with scrapped bus panels 
Homelessness

International artists raise money for the homeless with scrapped bus panels 

Robert Sheehan: ‘Human beings are more destructive and wasteful than we’ve ever been’
TV

Robert Sheehan: ‘Human beings are more destructive and wasteful than we’ve ever been’

Limbic by Peter Scalpello review: the dark side of queer writing
Book review

Limbic by Peter Scalpello review: the dark side of queer writing

Will Young: ‘I worked out that nothing really matters, then found simplistic joy in everything’
Music

Will Young: ‘I worked out that nothing really matters, then found simplistic joy in everything’

The indefinable allure of Tom Burke
Film

The indefinable allure of Tom Burke

Musicians record fundraiser protest song in support of Ukraine
Ukraine

Musicians record fundraiser protest song in support of Ukraine

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Robin Ince: hurricanes and hangovers
Culture

Robin Ince: hurricanes and hangovers

‘Eloise is fuming!’ – Claudia Jessie reacts to the finale of Bridgerton’s second season
Bridgerton

‘Eloise is fuming!’ – Claudia Jessie reacts to the finale of Bridgerton’s second season

Will Smith’s Oscars slap has sparked some much needed conversations about toxic masculinity, ableism and more
Oscars 2022

Will Smith’s Oscars slap has sparked some much needed conversations about toxic masculinity, ableism and more

More polite than passionate: has Bridgerton lost its sparkle?
TV

More polite than passionate: has Bridgerton lost its sparkle?

Russell Brand: ‘Look into my eyes and see if you think I’m telling you the truth’
Exclusive interview

Russell Brand: ‘Look into my eyes and see if you think I’m telling you the truth’

Muse to play show in support of The Big Issue
The Big Issue

Muse to play show in support of The Big Issue

This week’s Big TV Picks: Stanley Tucci, Bridgerton and two classics on catch-up
Big TV Picks

This week’s Big TV Picks: Stanley Tucci, Bridgerton and two classics on catch-up

Chilean Poet by Alejandro Zambra review: A dazzling jewel from a true original
Books

Chilean Poet by Alejandro Zambra review: A dazzling jewel from a true original

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The Worst Person in the World: A coming-of-age tale with a misleading title
Graeme Virtue

The Worst Person in the World: A coming-of-age tale with a misleading title

Cymande – the most influential band you’ve never heard of
Music

Cymande – the most influential band you’ve never heard of

The directors of Lead Me Home want to bring the film’s homeless stars to the Oscars
Homelessness

The directors of Lead Me Home want to bring the film’s homeless stars to the Oscars

Our Country Friends by Gary Shteyngart review: a contemporary literary hoot
Books

Our Country Friends by Gary Shteyngart review: a contemporary literary hoot

Skunk Anansie’s Skin: ‘Rage Against the Machine gave me permission to be political’
The Music That Made Me

Skunk Anansie’s Skin: ‘Rage Against the Machine gave me permission to be political’

Morgana Robinson: ‘I’m the giant bogey that everyone sticks to’
TV

Morgana Robinson: ‘I’m the giant bogey that everyone sticks to’

Skint: the BBC’s new series of monologues are informed by lived experience of poverty
TV

Skint: the BBC’s new series of monologues are informed by lived experience of poverty

Then Barbara Met Alan – a revolutionary love story
TV

Then Barbara Met Alan – a revolutionary love story

Top Boy’s Saffron Hocking: ‘The show is so popular because it’s real’
Top Boy

Top Boy’s Saffron Hocking: ‘The show is so popular because it’s real’

This week’s Big TV Picks: Skint, Then Barbara Met Alan and Top Boy
Big TV Picks

This week’s Big TV Picks: Skint, Then Barbara Met Alan and Top Boy

Stephan Moccio: piano solos with a pop persuasion
Music

Stephan Moccio: piano solos with a pop persuasion

Lloyd Cole: ‘My younger self would probably be appalled I’m still performing with grey hair’
Letter To My Younger Self

Lloyd Cole: ‘My younger self would probably be appalled I’m still performing with grey hair’

Bridgerton’s Queen Charlotte, Golda Rosheuvel: ‘We are presenting the world we are living in today’
TV

Bridgerton’s Queen Charlotte, Golda Rosheuvel: ‘We are presenting the world we are living in today’

‘For some reason, women are expected to deal with medical situations men just wouldn’t tolerate’
Lucy Sweet

‘For some reason, women are expected to deal with medical situations men just wouldn’t tolerate’

Clive Myrie: ‘You see the very best and very worst of human nature in a conflict situation’
Letter To My Younger Self

Clive Myrie: ‘You see the very best and very worst of human nature in a conflict situation’

How I wrote Tides: A novelist’s search for solitude
Books

How I wrote Tides: A novelist’s search for solitude

Clara Amfo: ‘You’ve really got to back yourself’
Clara Amfo

Clara Amfo: ‘You’ve really got to back yourself’

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