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When the Muppets went to Moscow: ‘It was incredibly difficult, but also dangerous’
post-communism

When the Muppets went to Moscow: ‘It was incredibly difficult, but also dangerous’

At the end of the cold war the Muppets travelled to Moscow to show the Russian people how to get to Sesame Street. But they weren’t prepared for assassinations, car bombings and AK-47s. This is the astonishing story of Ulitza Sezam

Robin Ince: Slash, hobbits and walrus vomit at Wētā Workshop
special effects

Robin Ince: Slash, hobbits and walrus vomit at Wētā Workshop

At Wētā Workshop in New Zealand, Robin Ince bumps into some familiar faces, and takes one through the airport X-ray machine

The forgotten cabinet makers who were more influential than Chippendale
history

The forgotten cabinet makers who were more influential than Chippendale

William Ince and John Mayhew may not be the best known cabinet-makers of the 18th century, but their influence still resonates. In a new book, Hugh Roberts and Charles Cator explore the enduring legacy of a pair of quiet achievers

Why I spent the festive period giving food to people living on the streets of Manchester
John Junior

Why I spent the festive period giving food to people living on the streets of Manchester

It’s time the government stepped up to help disabled people in the cost of living crisis
Disability rights

It’s time the government stepped up to help disabled people in the cost of living crisis

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We spent a day streaming bad Christmas movies and this is what it did to our brain
festive film

We spent a day streaming bad Christmas movies and this is what it did to our brain

For those in the ambulance service, strike days are no different from business as usual
Ambulance strikes

For those in the ambulance service, strike days are no different from business as usual

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘This Christmas, we’re far beyond the choice between eating or heating’
Diary of a food bank manager

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘This Christmas, we’re far beyond the choice between eating or heating’

Robin Ince: Independent bookshop people are the best people
on tour

Robin Ince: Independent bookshop people are the best people

Count Binface’s guide to 2022: A year of political bin fires
letter from Sigma IX

Count Binface’s guide to 2022: A year of political bin fires

The reality is to change things, you need to get involved
Opinion

The reality is to change things, you need to get involved

David Aguilar: Forget pity, I needed to change perceptions of disability
from the author

David Aguilar: Forget pity, I needed to change perceptions of disability

I’ve spent Christmas in prison and on the street – finding recovery saved my life
Peter da Silva

I’ve spent Christmas in prison and on the street – finding recovery saved my life

Mogwai guitarist Stuart Braithwaite: ‘Music can make dreams come true’
Books

Mogwai guitarist Stuart Braithwaite: ‘Music can make dreams come true’

Robin Ince on tour: Wine-tasting woes with Professor Brian Cox
Travel

Robin Ince on tour: Wine-tasting woes with Professor Brian Cox

How Lisa Gray found magic in forgotten spools of mystery film
thriller

How Lisa Gray found magic in forgotten spools of mystery film

Here’s what people in Dover really think about UK immigration
Immigration

Here’s what people in Dover really think about UK immigration

Alcoholism gave me two heart attacks and liver disease –  but since finding recovery I’m fitter than ever
Addiction

Alcoholism gave me two heart attacks and liver disease –  but since finding recovery I’m fitter than ever

‘Enough is enough’: Why workers and campaigners are protesting around the country
Cost of Living Crisis

‘Enough is enough’: Why workers and campaigners are protesting around the country

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘Now more regularly we hear about whole days without food’
Food banks

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘Now more regularly we hear about whole days without food’

Martin Compston on Arctic Monkeys: ‘There are no egos’
Exclusive

Martin Compston on Arctic Monkeys: ‘There are no egos’

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Robin Ince on the road: Salt Lake city is so friendly it’s like a horror movie
Culture

Robin Ince on the road: Salt Lake city is so friendly it’s like a horror movie

Comedian Chloe Petts: ‘Wake up! Cancel culture doesn’t exist’
Comedy

Comedian Chloe Petts: ‘Wake up! Cancel culture doesn’t exist’

Uncovering the real Keith Richards
Documentary

Uncovering the real Keith Richards

Diary of a food bank manager: Summer usually provides some respite. Not this year
Diary of a food bank manager

Diary of a food bank manager: Summer usually provides some respite. Not this year