Review

Owlish review: ‘No ordinary tale of male angst and frustrated desire’
Novel

Owlish review: ‘No ordinary tale of male angst and frustrated desire’

In Owlish, a middle-aged man becomes fascinated by a living doll, retreating into a dreamlike hinterland of his own creation

Ten Planets review: A short story collection that slinks between genres
fiction

Ten Planets review: A short story collection that slinks between genres

Ten planets by Yuri Hererra is a trove of 20 sci-fi-ish stories, each one a little stranger than the last

LGBT+ history month: 11 essential TV shows from Queer As Folk to The Last Of Us
LGBTQ+ History Month

LGBT+ history month: 11 essential TV shows from Queer As Folk to The Last Of Us

From Queer As Folk to Gentleman Jack, Heartstopper and episode three of The Last Of Us, here’s a rundown of some LGBT+ TV classics

The Apprentice is the very definition of a meeting that should have been an email
TV

The Apprentice is the very definition of a meeting that should have been an email

Music education: Private schools take initiative in face of government indifference
Classical music

Music education: Private schools take initiative in face of government indifference

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Cursed Bread review: ‘A world of surreal happenings’
fiction

Cursed Bread review: ‘A world of surreal happenings’

The World and All That It Holds review: Aleksandar Hemon’s novel spans decades and continents
historical fiction

The World and All That It Holds review: Aleksandar Hemon’s novel spans decades and continents

A love letter to Gerard Butler, flawed but resolute dude
Film

A love letter to Gerard Butler, flawed but resolute dude

Really Good, Actually review: ‘A much-needed breath of fresh air’
unromantic comedy

Really Good, Actually review: ‘A much-needed breath of fresh air’

Kick the Latch review: A unique insight into the secret world of equestrian sport
novel

Kick the Latch review: A unique insight into the secret world of equestrian sport

Love, Leda review: a glimpse into pre-legalisation gay life in 1960s London
LGBTQ+

Love, Leda review: a glimpse into pre-legalisation gay life in 1960s London

The Shards review: Bret Easton Ellis’s return to form
Fiction

The Shards review: Bret Easton Ellis’s return to form

The Creative Act review: Legendary music producer Rick Rubin has advice for us all
Creativity

The Creative Act review: Legendary music producer Rick Rubin has advice for us all

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

Christmas albums 2022: Who’s a shooting star and who delivered a turkey?
Festive tunes

Christmas albums 2022: Who’s a shooting star and who delivered a turkey?

Shifty’s Boys review: Everyman thriller with a slice of rural noir
black humour

Shifty’s Boys review: Everyman thriller with a slice of rural noir

The Moose Paradox: Toys, trouble and top storytelling
review

The Moose Paradox: Toys, trouble and top storytelling

Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta by James Hannaham: Utterly alive
Books

Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta by James Hannaham: Utterly alive

Christmas adverts seem like a cry for help this year
Festive

Christmas adverts seem like a cry for help this year

1000 Coils of Fear by Olivia Wenzel: Is a novel the best format for this story?
Books

1000 Coils of Fear by Olivia Wenzel: Is a novel the best format for this story?

Identitti review: A highly original take on the perils of idolising your heroes
review

Identitti review: A highly original take on the perils of idolising your heroes

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Aftersun: Charlotte Wells captures the fragmentation of memory and loss
Interview

Aftersun: Charlotte Wells captures the fragmentation of memory and loss

Wednesday review: Can the Addams Family free Tim Burton?
Gothic

Wednesday review: Can the Addams Family free Tim Burton?

Limberlost review: What nature can teach a boy about a man
novel

Limberlost review: What nature can teach a boy about a man

A Book of Days review: A glimpse into the wonderful world of Patti Smith
Review

A Book of Days review: A glimpse into the wonderful world of Patti Smith