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To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara review: An evocative novel about echoes, cycles, and regrets
Book reviews

To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara review: An evocative novel about echoes, cycles, and regrets

Love Marriage by Monica Ali review: A novel of immense brightness
Book review

Love Marriage by Monica Ali review: A novel of immense brightness

Eight ways Wordle can be improved (and making it more difficult is not one)
Wordle

Eight ways Wordle can be improved (and making it more difficult is not one)

‘Evil’ or ‘planet struck’: How the curious ways we described deaths in the past shaped how we live now
Andrew Doig

‘Evil’ or ‘planet struck’: How the curious ways we described deaths in the past shaped how we live now

Jon Ronson: ‘Everything’s become a culture war’
Culture

Jon Ronson: ‘Everything’s become a culture war’

Tyne Daly: ‘I saw an opportunity in Cagney & Lacey to play interesting parts for women’
Letter To My Younger Self

Tyne Daly: ‘I saw an opportunity in Cagney & Lacey to play interesting parts for women’

Spotify row: why artists should take lessons from Garth Brooks
Music

Spotify row: why artists should take lessons from Garth Brooks

‘She was just so cool’: Peaky Blinders stars pay tribute to Helen McCrory ahead of final season
TV

‘She was just so cool’: Peaky Blinders stars pay tribute to Helen McCrory ahead of final season

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Flee proves that we truly are in a golden age of animation
Film

Flee proves that we truly are in a golden age of animation

Can Uncharted break the curse of an entire genre?
Film

Can Uncharted break the curse of an entire genre?

Terezín: Music the Nazis couldn’t silence
Music

Terezín: Music the Nazis couldn’t silence

Monica Ali: ‘You have to have a core of self-belief to be a writer’
Letter To My Younger Self

Monica Ali: ‘You have to have a core of self-belief to be a writer’

Mo Gilligan: ‘The fact I get to host the Brits still hasn’t sunk in’
Music

Mo Gilligan: ‘The fact I get to host the Brits still hasn’t sunk in’

Mel Giedroyc: ‘I thought, oh my god, what if my mum could hear me doing all this rudery?’
TV

Mel Giedroyc: ‘I thought, oh my god, what if my mum could hear me doing all this rudery?’

Sam Fender: ‘A lot of people don’t like the idea they might be privileged’
Music

Sam Fender: ‘A lot of people don’t like the idea they might be privileged’

Plunderphonia: reinventing legends for modern ears
Music

Plunderphonia: reinventing legends for modern ears

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‘A lot of Disney soundtrack vibe’: Neil Hannon reveals the music that made The Divine Comedy
The Music That Made Me

‘A lot of Disney soundtrack vibe’: Neil Hannon reveals the music that made The Divine Comedy

Pam & Tommy: Who owns Pamela Anderson’s story?
TV

Pam & Tommy: Who owns Pamela Anderson’s story?

How The Big Issue is helping to keep London’s music scene alive
Live Music

How The Big Issue is helping to keep London’s music scene alive

How the return of Fraggle Rock keeps true to the spirit of Jim Henson
TV

How the return of Fraggle Rock keeps true to the spirit of Jim Henson

Don’t forget the imprisoned protesters of Belarus
Music

Don’t forget the imprisoned protesters of Belarus

Barry Cryer: A life ‘dogged by good luck’
Barry Cryer

Barry Cryer: A life ‘dogged by good luck’

Robin Ince’s 100 bookshop tour: Tattoos and Deliveroos
Culture

Robin Ince’s 100 bookshop tour: Tattoos and Deliveroos

Sally Dynevor: ‘It’s about time people got to know who I am’
Letter To My Younger Self

Sally Dynevor: ‘It’s about time people got to know who I am’

The Responder writer Tony Schumacher: ‘Suddenly all I had was my car and my dog’
TV

The Responder writer Tony Schumacher: ‘Suddenly all I had was my car and my dog’

Martin Freeman: ‘I’ve never been a copper, but The Responder felt authentic to me’
The Responder

Martin Freeman: ‘I’ve never been a copper, but The Responder felt authentic to me’

Evangeline Lilly: ‘If you lined up all the characters I’ve played, it would be hard to identify me’
Film

Evangeline Lilly: ‘If you lined up all the characters I’ve played, it would be hard to identify me’

Scream: The genre-defining meta movie refuses to be killed off
Film

Scream: The genre-defining meta movie refuses to be killed off

Charles Mingus: The angry man of jazz
Jazz

Charles Mingus: The angry man of jazz

The French horn maestro who plays using his feet
Music

The French horn maestro who plays using his feet

Screw creator Rob Williams: ‘We don’t always look at prisoners as individuals’
TV

Screw creator Rob Williams: ‘We don’t always look at prisoners as individuals’

Sir Kenneth Branagh: ‘I relived many painful and beautiful days making Belfast’
Letter To My Younger Self

Sir Kenneth Branagh: ‘I relived many painful and beautiful days making Belfast’

Mass review: Compelling drama faces every parent’s worst nightmare head-on
Film review

Mass review: Compelling drama faces every parent’s worst nightmare head-on

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