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Top 5 books about unreliable therapists, chosen by Graeme Macrae Burnet
Books

Top 5 books about unreliable therapists, chosen by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Case Study author Graeme Macrae Burnet takes his pick of books exploring the trials and tribulations of opening up

Windswept & Interesting: My Autobiography by Billy Connolly: One of the greatest storytellers
Books

Windswept & Interesting: My Autobiography by Billy Connolly: One of the greatest storytellers

Billy Connolly’s long and vivid life makes for a joyous memoir, writes Paul Whitelaw.

Tenement Kid by Bobby Gillespie review: Primal Scream star strikes a tangible note of melancholy
Books

Tenement Kid by Bobby Gillespie review: Primal Scream star strikes a tangible note of melancholy

Yes, he’s prone to absurd purple prose, but the Primal Scream frontman occasionally reveals a surprising willingness to laugh at himself, writes Paul Whitelaw.

Pioneering opera about a transgender woman comes to the UK
Music

Pioneering opera about a transgender woman comes to the UK

The website offering a new way to find diverse children’s books
Books

The website offering a new way to find diverse children’s books

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Get Up, Stand Up! – Arinzé Kene on bringing Bob Marley to the West End
Theatre

Get Up, Stand Up! – Arinzé Kene on bringing Bob Marley to the West End

In praise of the Apple TV hit The Morning Show
TV

In praise of the Apple TV hit The Morning Show

Dear Evan Hansen review: ‘Hard to know what the filmmakers were aiming for’
Film

Dear Evan Hansen review: ‘Hard to know what the filmmakers were aiming for’

The French Dispatch evokes the golden age of magazines – we’re ushering in a new era
Opinion

The French Dispatch evokes the golden age of magazines – we’re ushering in a new era

Shappi Khorsandi: ‘I’d tell my 16-year-old self, you have ADHD. That’s why you failed your GCSEs’
Culture

Shappi Khorsandi: ‘I’d tell my 16-year-old self, you have ADHD. That’s why you failed your GCSEs’

‘The system is controlled by gatekeepers – Black creators are doing it their own way’
Culture

‘The system is controlled by gatekeepers – Black creators are doing it their own way’

Get your entries in for The Big Issue’s Christmas Kids Cover Competition
Art

Get your entries in for The Big Issue’s Christmas Kids Cover Competition

How Ridley Road joins the dots between a housing crisis and the rise of the far right
TV

How Ridley Road joins the dots between a housing crisis and the rise of the far right

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Bewilderment by Richard Powers: Packs a hell of a punch
Books

Bewilderment by Richard Powers: Packs a hell of a punch

The Jazz is Dead label avoids being a vanity project to create something entirely new
Music

The Jazz is Dead label avoids being a vanity project to create something entirely new

Author Fiona Valpy discovers the real Casablanca
Books

Author Fiona Valpy discovers the real Casablanca

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is another missed opportunity for a superhero-horror crossover
Film

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is another missed opportunity for a superhero-horror crossover

Dolly Parton, Dave Grohl and Billie Piper feature in Letter To My Younger Self paperback
Books

Dolly Parton, Dave Grohl and Billie Piper feature in Letter To My Younger Self paperback

Billy Bragg: ‘There’s nothing worse than giving in to your own cynicism’
Music

Billy Bragg: ‘There’s nothing worse than giving in to your own cynicism’

Top 5 books about the Windrush Generation, chosen by author Paul Mendez
Books

Top 5 books about the Windrush Generation, chosen by author Paul Mendez

Top 5 books for children, chosen by Matt Lucas
Books

Top 5 books for children, chosen by Matt Lucas

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Dinner Party: A Tragedy by Sarah Gilmartin: ‘A compulsive narrative drive’
Books

Dinner Party: A Tragedy by Sarah Gilmartin: ‘A compulsive narrative drive’

Author Tash Aw: ‘So many of us have multiple identities’
Books

Author Tash Aw: ‘So many of us have multiple identities’

Roger Taylor on Elvis, Freddie Mercury’s belief in Queen and his weekend with Bowie
Music

Roger Taylor on Elvis, Freddie Mercury’s belief in Queen and his weekend with Bowie

You know that unmistakeable James Bond film look? Here’s how it’s created
Film

You know that unmistakeable James Bond film look? Here’s how it’s created

The real Q: James Bond special effects guru reveals the secrets to 007’s stunts
Film

The real Q: James Bond special effects guru reveals the secrets to 007’s stunts

Roger Taylor: ‘I just wish I’d got to say goodbye to Freddie’
Music

Roger Taylor: ‘I just wish I’d got to say goodbye to Freddie’

Why we need a video game about homelessness
News

Why we need a video game about homelessness

James Bond’s cocktail consultant explains why a vodka martini is better shaken than stirred
Food

James Bond’s cocktail consultant explains why a vodka martini is better shaken than stirred

The Great British Bake Off shows there’s still hope for the country
TV

The Great British Bake Off shows there’s still hope for the country

The Paper Tigers: Kung Fu caper punches above its weight
Film

The Paper Tigers: Kung Fu caper punches above its weight

Comedian Ed Byrne and a Big Issue vendor talk trekking
News

Comedian Ed Byrne and a Big Issue vendor talk trekking

Top 5 books about faceless bureaucracies, from Catch-22 to The Handmaid’s Tale
Books

Top 5 books about faceless bureaucracies, from Catch-22 to The Handmaid’s Tale