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Peter Ackroyd: ‘When I was young I wanted to be Pope’
Books

Peter Ackroyd: ‘When I was young I wanted to be Pope’

William Shatner: Humanity won’t survive to reach a Star Trek future
Film

William Shatner: Humanity won’t survive to reach a Star Trek future

Katie Mack: ‘The universe is doomed to perish’
Books

Katie Mack: ‘The universe is doomed to perish’

The steady infiltration of Jazz
Music

The steady infiltration of Jazz

The Mad Women’s Ball examines feminism and hysteria
Books

The Mad Women’s Ball examines feminism and hysteria

Nowhere Special: ‘James Norton’s special performance of repressed emotion’
Film

Nowhere Special: ‘James Norton’s special performance of repressed emotion’

True Crime Story by Joseph Knox: Post-modern playfulness
Books

True Crime Story by Joseph Knox: Post-modern playfulness

Bringing together music and yoga to improve wellbeing
Music

Bringing together music and yoga to improve wellbeing

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Joanna Neary and John Hegley: More of these original voices, please
Radio

Joanna Neary and John Hegley: More of these original voices, please

Top 5 books for aspiring lovers
Books

Top 5 books for aspiring lovers

Bobby Gillespie: ‘Some writers are embarrassed to say they loved lockdown’
Music

Bobby Gillespie: ‘Some writers are embarrassed to say they loved lockdown’

The Book of Trespass: ‘Every step on forbidden ground’
Books

The Book of Trespass: ‘Every step on forbidden ground’

Kathy Burke on money, wealth and all of life’s fineries
Radio

Kathy Burke on money, wealth and all of life’s fineries

The Surrogate’s Jeremy Hersh: ‘No one in the film is right or wrong’
Film

The Surrogate’s Jeremy Hersh: ‘No one in the film is right or wrong’

Tom Odell: The UK government is intent on destroying live music
Music

Tom Odell: The UK government is intent on destroying live music

Joan Armatrading: ‘I didn’t know I was breaking ground’
Music

Joan Armatrading: ‘I didn’t know I was breaking ground’

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These are the feelgood hits of the strange summer
Music

These are the feelgood hits of the strange summer

Top 5 books by autistic authors
Books

Top 5 books by autistic authors

The Assistant’s Kjella Ola Dahl on discovering a criminal family past
Books

The Assistant’s Kjella Ola Dahl on discovering a criminal family past

The Hierarchies by Ros Anderson: Asks questions on what it means to be human
Books

The Hierarchies by Ros Anderson: Asks questions on what it means to be human

Black Widow ‘would have been lining up in food queues as a child’
Film

Black Widow ‘would have been lining up in food queues as a child’

BBC’s I’ll Get This: Just a TV version of weak stocking-filler trivia games
TV

BBC’s I’ll Get This: Just a TV version of weak stocking-filler trivia games

The Night Always Comes by Willy Vlautin: An arrow through the reader’s heart
Books

The Night Always Comes by Willy Vlautin: An arrow through the reader’s heart

Ricky Ross: ‘You can avoid real life, and still get paid!’
Music

Ricky Ross: ‘You can avoid real life, and still get paid!’

Freaky review: A body-swap stabfest with emotional stakes
Film

Freaky review: A body-swap stabfest with emotional stakes

Supernova: ‘I don’t think two actors on the planet could have done it better’
Film

Supernova: ‘I don’t think two actors on the planet could have done it better’

The Great Mistake by Jonathan Lee: Lush and memorable
Books

The Great Mistake by Jonathan Lee: Lush and memorable

Supernova review: An unfussy, careful, utterly engaging drama
Film

Supernova review: An unfussy, careful, utterly engaging drama

Time ticks all the usual prison drama boxes – but adds in remorse
Film

Time ticks all the usual prison drama boxes – but adds in remorse

Black Buck’s Mateo Askaripour: ‘I didn’t hesitate on injecting humour’
Books

Black Buck’s Mateo Askaripour: ‘I didn’t hesitate on injecting humour’

Top 5 historical heroines of 2021
Books

Top 5 historical heroines of 2021

Julian Lloyd Webber: ‘The longest relationship I’ve had is with my cello’
Music

Julian Lloyd Webber: ‘The longest relationship I’ve had is with my cello’

RJ Mitte: ‘I’m astonished we were able to finish Breaking Bad’
TV

RJ Mitte: ‘I’m astonished we were able to finish Breaking Bad’