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2019-06-19, 04:58

Trevor Noah on police brutality video: 'What happened to protect and serve?' Late-night comics focused on the latest Trump controversy and highlighted a viral video of cops threatening a black family in PhoenixLate-night hosts...
2019-06-18, 21:00

Jon Stewart fires back at Mitch McConnell over 9/11 victims fund bill Ex-Daily Show host continues to demand Congress act to aid September 11 responders, with appearance on Stephen ColbertAs generations of opponents hav...
2019-06-18, 18:48

'It's important to be nice': Dwayne Johnson urges compassion in MTV awards speech ‘The most powerful thing we can be is ourselves’ says actor on an evening where inclusivity was celebratedDwayne Johnson told fans of the power of co...
2019-06-18, 18:00

'An obsessive, mischievous genius': actors pay tribute to Franco Zeffirelli Brooke Shields, Robert Powell, Jeremy Irons and Fanny Ardant share their memories of working with the virtuoso directorHe was very tough but in a lov...
2019-06-18, 18:00

Nicholas Sparks sorry for 'appearing intolerant' of LGBT pupils at his school After leaks showed him banning an LGBT club at the Christian school he co-founded, the novelist apologises for any hurt causedRomance novelist Nichol...
2019-06-18, 18:00

‘You need as many wigs as possible’: a guide to making the perfect pop parody Ellie White and Natasia Demetriou, whose new sketch show features their take on Ariana Grande, offer up some crucial adviceModern Toss on parody acts...
2019-06-18, 18:00

Don't look now: in defence of trigger warnings at the movies Calls for audiences to be alerted to potentially distressing scenes of sex, violence or drug use are under fire – but everyone has the right not to b...
2019-06-18, 18:00

Mike Dunn: the funky freak still uniting rap and house A thwarted deal with P Diddy left the Chicago house star ‘in a real dismal place’. But by reconnecting with the propulsive hip-house genre that he pi...
2019-06-18, 18:00

John Oliver on impeachment: 'The case for inaction is starting to get weak' The Last Week Tonight host made a case for impeaching Trump in the name of equality and fairness under the lawOn Last Week Tonight, John Oliver discu...
2019-06-17, 20:32

Nicholas Sparks defends diversity record at school after emails leak Author of The Notebook and school’s co-founder says emails to former headmaster are ‘not news’ ahead of trial in AugustBestselling romantic novelist ...
2019-06-17, 18:16

Are horror's audience-baiting puzzles detracting from the plot? Both Brightburn and Midsommar leave clues for fans to follow, but there’s a danger it’s leading them down a rabbit holeLooking to establish an evil h...
2019-06-17, 18:16

Hunger Games prequel book and possible movie on the way Suzanne Collins has written a book set in Panem 64 years before the original dystopian trilogy and Lionsgate has confirmed interest in adapting it fo...
2019-06-17, 18:16

Gloria Vanderbilt, New York artist, model, heiress and socialite, dies at 95 Son Anderson Cooper announces death on CNNVanderbilt worked well into old age and married four timesThe heiress, socialite, model, designer, artist, ...
2019-06-17, 18:16

War at home: how Big Little Lies deftly dissects domestic violence In the second season of the HBO drama, a nuanced depiction of surviving a violent marriage artfully evokes a form of PTSDBig Little Lies is a beautif...
2019-06-17, 18:16

Not OK, computer: how it feels to have your music leaked When Radiohead were held to ransom by hackers, they shrugged and put 18 hours of unheard material online for free. But for other artists, having musi...
2019-06-17, 08:00

Russian Doll is a comic delight – but do we really need a second season? The first season of the Netflix drama delivered a perfect story arc. So why bring it back, and risk an attack of difficult-second-season syndromeIt i...
2019-06-17, 08:00

The best (and worst) songs of the summer, from Rihanna to Las Ketchup Every year has its anthem, be it Drake, Calvin Harris or Beyoncé, but which one is the best of the millennium so far?Security banned umbrellas from h...
2019-06-15, 12:48

Trapped in the city of a thousand mountains – video A new phenomenon has taken the internet by storm: Chinese rap. But behind its skyrocketing popularity, there is a struggle for freedom of speech. Rap...
2019-06-14, 22:00

Why are Marvel’s Spider-Man posters so bad? The latest Spider-Man: Far From Home poster is dizzyingly witless – but it isn’t the only bad artwork in the franchiseMarvel movies exist on the cutt...
2019-06-14, 22:00

Blaque: How a forgotten R&B trio rescued their album from oblivion Blaque had the world at their feet but a double tragedy left them struggling to release their musicThere was a moment, around the turn of the millenn...
2019-06-14, 22:00

Farewell, Jessica Jones: the last woman standing in the Marvel-Netflix era With Marvel’s owner, Disney, preparing its own streaming service, Netflix is throwing in the towel. But Krysten Ritter’s street-level superhero alway...
2019-06-14, 22:00

Exit stage far right: behind the pro-Trump play hitting Washington DC In what’s been called ‘Hamilton for the MAGA crowd’, Dean Cain heads up a dramatic retelling of the controversial anti-Trump FBI texts aimed at a rig...
2019-06-14, 22:00

Stephen Colbert on Trump: 'It’s even worse when he tells the truth' Late-night hosts discussed Trump’s ABC interview where he admitted he would take foreign information on his opponents and not report itWith Donald Tr...
2019-06-14, 22:00

Harlan Coben: 'I cry a lot when I write – I need to cry more when I’m reading' The thriller author on the book that explains why writers are ‘plain nuts’, and the William Goldman novel that started him on his career pathThe book...
2019-06-14, 12:48

The Secret Life of Bees review – sweet, buzzy musical is one to watch Linda Gross Theater at the Atlantic Theater Company, New YorkThe latest from Spring Awakening’s Duncan Sheik is a lush and emotionally impactful prod...
2019-06-14, 09:32

Euphoria review – dizzying high school drama is one of year's best Zendaya plays a student battling addiction in a Drake-produced series that manages to bring both style and substanceDespite the 13-plus reasons why N...
2019-06-14, 09:32

Michael Caine’s best films – ranked! As The Italian Job gets a 50th anniversary re-release, we have painstakingly charted the charming hardnut’s 50 greatest performances, from Alfie to Z...
2019-06-14, 09:32

Murder Mystery review – Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston buoy fun Netflix comedy Old-fashioned movie star charm lifts a goofy, likable film that puts a New York couple in the middle of a European whodunnitAdam Sandler’s monstrous ...
2019-06-14, 09:32

Denis Villeneuve Is Working on a 'Dune' Series The 'Blade Runner 2049' director, who is also working on a film adaptation of Frank Herbert's work, is going to direct the pilot for series about the...
2019-06-14, 00:48

Toy Story 4 review – new characters but the same old Story It may only be a repeat of earlier ideas and plotlines, but compare it to the fourth films in other franchises and Pixar’s latest is an amusing and c...
2019-06-13, 20:32

Seth Meyers on Trump: 'He always makes it obvious when he’s lying' Late-night hosts turned their attention to the 2020 campaign trail and ‘the 124th wild presidency week in a row’Late-night hosts joked about the 2020...
2019-06-13, 20:32

Laurie Anderson: 'It's a great time to be creating new realities' The avant-garde pioneer’s virtual-reality installation To the Moon is coming to Manchester international festivalThe moon has always been a playgroun...
2019-06-13, 14:48

Binge TV: a lovely sugar rush, but ultimately unsatisfying | Sarah Hughes Viewers who watch all episodes of their favourite shows at one sitting are missing out on something more rewardingHow do you watch TV? All in one gul...
2019-06-13, 14:48

Jessica Biel joins campaigner lobbying against Californian vaccination law The actor was thanked by prominent anti-vaxxer Robert Kennedy Jr after they apparently lobbied together in opposition to a bill intended to reduce me...
2019-06-13, 14:48

Bryan Singer to pay $150,000 to settle rape allegation Claim denied by director will be discharged following bankruptcy proceedings involving complainant Cesar Sanchez-GuzmanOne of the key allegations aga...
2019-06-13, 14:48

Revolution! Latin American photography – in pictures From the photos by Alberto Korda that helped canonise Che Guevara to snatched street images of resistance, new show Urban Impulses embraces a turbule...
2019-06-13, 08:16

'It's long overdue': the first exhibition for Native American female artists In a groundbreaking new exhibition, the often unseen or uncredited works of Native American women are being celebratedWalk into most museums and ther...
2019-06-13, 08:16

Stephen Colbert on Trump v Biden: 'Only one of you is sitting on Putin’s lap' Late-night hosts focused on the war between the president and his Democratic foe, and other drama on the campaign trialLate-night hosts focused on th...
2019-06-12, 19:00

The Apology by Eve Ensler review – my father, who abused me The Vagina Monologues writer revisits her childhood in a powerful imagined letter from her father – the words of repentance he never utteredEve Ensle...
2019-06-12, 16:32

Backlash in Samoa over 'hypocritical' Rocketman ban Activists accuse censors of ‘selective morality’ in nation where transgender women are widely acceptedThe banning of Rocketman, a biographic film abo...
2019-06-12, 16:32

Spice Girls to become superheroes in animated movie All five original band members are set to lend their voices to a film that will feature original singles and new songsAn animated Spice Girls movie i...
2019-06-12, 16:32

Men in Black: International review – a galactically gormless fall to earth The earnest introduction of gender and migrant issues can’t save this space-invaders caper from CGI-dependant mediocrityIt’s time once again for what...
2019-06-12, 16:32

Vapes, snakes and fireworks: hanging out at the Cracker – in pictures The Cracker is scrubland in Tipton, West Midlands, that has become a sort of youth club without walls – or rules. Laura Pannack’s series documents th...
2019-06-12, 11:48

Cat lovers question ethics of Nicole Kidman hiking with pets in backpack The actor’s revelations that she often goes for walks toting cats – and that she ate ants – have been met with scepticism by animal rights groupsWhet...
2019-06-11, 23:00

Stephen Colbert on Trump’s cancelled Mexican tariffs: ‘The Lyin’ King’ Late-night hosts focused on the reports of the true origins behind the new Mexican border security agreementLate-night hosts focused on Donald Trump’...
2019-06-11, 23:00

Nancy Meyers: focusing on my movie kitchens is sexist Director of It’s Complicated and Something’s Gotta Give says male directors who make ‘gorgeous’ films don’t face similar criticismNancy Meyers, the m...
2019-06-11, 15:48

Samoa bans Elton John biopic Rocketman over gay scenes Pacific nation’s censor says homosexual activity depicted on screen violates its lawsThe Pacific nation of Samoa has banned the Elton John biopic Roc...
2019-06-11, 15:48

Rob Lowe, bobby on the beat? The US A-listers who ended up on British TV The West Wing star has a new role as a hard-bitten Miami cop decamping to Lincolnshire, in ITV drama Wild Bill. But he’s not the first American to ma...
2019-06-11, 15:48

Radiohead release hours of hacked MiniDiscs to benefit Extinction Rebellion Thom Yorke describes hours of recordings from OK Computer sessions as ‘not v interesting’, while climate activists thank the band for ‘unprecedented ...
2019-06-11, 15:48

From the horse's mouth to the door to hell: Magnum's images of obsession – in pictures Magnum photographers choose images on the theme of obsession for the world-renowned agency’s latest square print sale, in which museum-quality prints...
2019-06-11, 11:32

Michelle Wolf: 'My new period joke is for men – and they love it' The upfront standup took down Trump with a blistering routine at the White House correspondents’ dinner. But she won’t joke about him againHere are s...
2019-06-11, 11:32

True Grit at 50: the throwback western that gave John Wayne his only Oscar Released in the same year as The Wild Bunch and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Henry Hathaway’s western was defiantly old-fashioned in compariso...
2019-06-11, 11:32

Rewriting Shakespeare makes his plays live again. Don’t knock it | Alex Clark Criticism of a Timon of Athens production by the former National Theatre director, Richard Eyre, missed the markI feel a certain sympathy for Richard...
2019-06-11, 07:48

Richard Linklater: how we made Dazed and Confused ‘When the studio head realised I was directing, he thought, “Oh no, it’s going to be one of those arty, jerk-offski movies.” I still have PTSD thinki...
2019-06-11, 07:48

Queer fears: the problem with Black Mirror's 'no homo' episode There’s a frustratingly regressive tone to an episode about two men exploring their sexuality that feels embarrassed and coy about its subject matter...
2019-06-11, 01:16

Goodbye to The Good Place: TV's best comedy will end on a heavenly high The inspired sitcom about life after death will meet its maker after its fourth season. But unlike some shows, it has chosen the right time to fall o...
2019-06-10, 19:01

Bushwick Bill, rapper with Geto Boys, dies aged 52 Houston rapper who gave the southern US states their own version of gangsta rap had been recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancerBushwick Bill, a ra...
2019-06-10, 19:01

Space oddities: why the Futurama reboot went from sci-fi to sci-why The show was axed and remade, moving to Comedy Central and leaving its comedic legacy behindMatt Groening could do no wrong in 1999. The Simpsons was...
2019-06-10, 19:01

Big Little Lies season two review – it's the Meryl Streep show now Streep is downright terrifying as a mother who arrives in town to uncover the truth about her son’s death – adding extra brilliance to an already sen...
2019-06-10, 19:01

Why this year's Tony awards lacked that Broadway magic With most of the awards landing in predictable hands and a host who failed to add the requisite pizzazz, the annual Broadway love-in felt rather flat...
2019-06-10, 19:01

John Oliver: equal rights are 'so obvious, you assume we already have it' The Last Week Tonight host discussed the equal rights amendment’s importance and long journey to ratificationJohn Oliver’s Last Week Tonight on Sunda...
2019-06-10, 19:01

Beauty, beasts and Olympic sprints: David Bintley's ballets – in pictures David Bintley, the choreographer and director of Birmingham Royal Ballet, is standing down after 25 years. We look back at some of his most compellin...
2019-06-10, 13:32

The Handmaid's Tale recap: season three, episode one – is that hope we're feeling? There’s revolution brewing in Gilead as the dystopian drama returns with a surprisingly optimistic opener. It’s almost enough to make you punch the a...
2019-06-10, 10:32

Big Little Lies recap: season two, episode one - What Have They Done? There’s a sense of the calm before the storm as the acclaimed drama returns, but a terrifying new arrival has put everyone on edgeSpoiler alert: this...
2019-06-10, 10:32

No Visible Bruises by Rachel Louise Snyder review – domestic violence in America An explosive new book condemns the male culture that sees 50 women a month in the US shot dead by the men they loveWhat do we talk about when we talk...
2019-06-10, 10:32

Ed Sheeran is UK's most-played artist of 2018 despite not releasing any music Ed Sheeran tops chart for second year running, with Britons making up nine of top 10 most-played artistsEd Sheeran was the most-played artist in the ...
2019-06-10, 10:32

Karl the Fog: San Francisco's mysterious resident – in pictures Most instagram accounts rely on blue skies and sunshine, but Karl the Fog has amassed more than 200,000 followers with selfies depicting the grey mis...
2019-06-10, 10:32

Animal crackers: inside the world's most madcap menagerie With its Frankenstein fauna and cosmopolitan chickens, Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen’s eco-park puts the perverse into biodiversity A huge steel ca...
2019-06-10, 10:32

Will Hollywood’s new youthifying tech keep old actors in work for ever? From Samuel L Jackson to Will Smith, established stars are de-ageing in films – a trick that might not always benefit the industryHow old is Samuel L...
2019-06-10, 10:32

Tony awards 2019: folk musical Hadestown triumphs while Brits win big The mythic musical was the night’s big winner but Sam Mendes and The Ferryman also made an impression in a diverse ceremonyA box office record-breaki...
2019-06-10, 10:32

The big picture: Miguel Rio Branco captures incongruous city life Decay and renewal are encapsulated by fresh pastries on a banger’s bonnetThis picture is taken from a book called Maldicidade by the Brazilian photog...
2019-06-09, 19:16

A daily take on life in north-west England – in pictures In June 2013, artist John Hewitt started making daily drawings inspired by his dog-walking encounters, and posting them on Instagram. Six years later...
2019-06-09, 01:32

Cindy Sherman: ‘I enjoy doing the really difficult things that people can’t buy’ Ahead of a major London show, the artist talks about her childhood, therapy and her tricky relationship with successPerhaps the most intriguing exhib...
2019-06-08, 18:00

Is Loqueesha the worst film ever made? Jeremy Saville’s movie – about a white man who pretends to be a black woman – is flawed in many ways, which we will now listI don’t know where to sta...
2019-06-08, 12:48

Brian Wilson postpones US tour due to 'mental insecurity' Beach Boys singer ‘struggling with stuff in my head and saying things I don’t mean’ but intends to return this yearBrian Wilson has postponed a US to...
2019-06-07, 22:16

Publisher drops Central Park Five prosecutor Linda Fairstein after outcry Ex-prosecutor turned novelist has seen her relationship with Dutton ‘terminated’ after the release of When They See UsLinda Fairstein has been droppe...
2019-06-07, 22:16

Drop it like it’s hot: style inspiration from London’s new home of cool At Coal Drops Yard, creativity is all around you, from the architectural juxtaposition of old and new to the contents of the stores and the people wh...
2019-06-07, 21:00

Dr John, legendary genre-bending New Orleans musician, dies aged 77 Family thanks ‘all who have shared his unique musical journey’ after Rock & Roll Hall of Famer suffers heart attackDr John, the New Orleans musician ...
2019-06-07, 21:00

The heat is on: how to make the feelgood hit of the summer The warmer months have replaced Christmas as pop’s key battleground. But what strange alchemy brings about a Shotgun or Despacito, and who are this y...
2019-06-07, 21:00

Again, again! Why the new Teletubbies movie may not be all it seems Once, children’s films had original concepts and plots – but the latest spin-offs use stitched-together versions of old TV episodes. But is it only t...
2019-06-07, 21:00

Tales of the City review – a queer classic returns, flawed but often fabulous Netflix take on Armistead Maupin’s fiercely loved LGBT series veers into try-hard territory occasionally, but it’s still a pleasure to have it backHo...
2019-06-07, 21:00

Since U been on: will Kelly Clarkson succeed as a talkshow host? Like Lily Allen and Charlotte Church before her, the singer faces the challenge of transitioning from pop star to presenter Huge news: Kelly Clarkson...
2019-06-07, 21:00

Is the new James Bond film cursed – or just losing the plot? Explosions, injuries, rewrites … Bond 25 seems beset by crisis. The result of intense media scrutiny, or a sign that the series is struggling to find...
2019-06-07, 21:00

I Am Mother review – all-female Netflix thriller is a solid sci-fi watch Newcomer Clara Rugaard impresses as a girl raised by a robot who finds her life thrown into question when an invader, played by Hilary Swank, arrives...
2019-06-07, 21:00

Dr John: the voodoo-fuelled showman who beat his own path through rock The trailblazer who injected New Orleans R&B with sinister psychedelia will live on as an icon of curdled idealismFor a few years after the Summer of...
2019-06-07, 21:00

Stephen Colbert: 'Trump is putting a tariff on summer!' Late-night hosts focused on Trump’s French visit and Elizabeth Warren’s well-constructed presidential campaignLate-night hosts focused on a variety o...
2019-06-07, 21:00

Black Mirror season five review – sweet, sadistic and hugely impressive Charlie Brooker’s dystopian series returns more confident than ever, offering up an ambitious tale of sexual and gender fluidity and a barnstorming p...
2019-06-07, 09:48

Actors playing nightmarish versions of themselves in cinema – ranked! Keanu Reeves’s cameo in Netflix’s Always Be My Maybe – as himself, yet absolutely ghastly – is a showstopper. But what about those other stars who ha...
2019-06-07, 09:48

Out of tune: why Miley Cyrus' Black Mirror episode hits the wrong note The new season of Charlie Brooker’s Netflix series stumbles with its Vox Lux-lite fantasy about a singer who gets turned into an Amazon Echo. Major s...
2019-06-07, 09:48

Google Stadia Lands This Year—If You're Willing to Pony Up The Founder's Edition, which includes a controller and three months of premium subscription, is the only way to use the cloud-gaming service in 2019....
2019-06-06, 19:48

'Not again': the online artists accusing pop stars of stealing work Chris Brown’s video Wobble Up features artwork allegedly copied without their consentMarius Sperlich says his first thought when he saw Chris Brown’s...
2019-06-06, 16:48

Game of Thrones petitions and Star Wars trolls? Fans have become far too entitled | Seb Patrick Enjoy, criticise, analyse – yes. But demanding to have a say in the work itself isn’t part of the dealIt’s a common refrain from franchise movie dire...
2019-06-06, 16:48

A new knight rises: what will Robert Pattinson make of Batman's poisoned chalice As the anti-Batfleck choice, the Twilight star brings hard-won arthouse chops to the most troublesome superhero role Has there ever been a more poiso...
2019-06-06, 16:48

'I had to honour him': the friends who finished Avicii's final album After the EDM star died aged 28 last year, his family decided that his album Tim should be completed. How did the chosen collaborators handle such a ...
2019-06-06, 16:48

Hollywood needs to stop letting stars author their own biopics | Charles Bramesco Elton John’s biopic Rocketman is the latest in a long line of fact-based dramas that suffer from their subject’s involvementThe new musical drama Roc...
2019-06-06, 16:48

Baby Shark the TV series is coming – haven't parents suffered enough? It is already playing at top volume in homes across the nation. Now the kiddie YouTube sensation is being remade as Nickelodeon cartoon. There is no ...
2019-06-06, 13:16

Madonna: 'Harvey Weinstein crossed lines when we worked together' Singer recalls mogul being ‘incredibly sexually flirtatious’ when they worked together for 1991 documentaryMadonna has said that the disgraced film m...
2019-06-06, 13:16

Stanford sexual assault survivor to publish book about her ordeal Publisher promises the as yet untitled work by ‘Emily Doe’ will reclaim her story and ‘change the way we talk about sexual assault forever’The anonym...
2019-06-06, 13:16

Bruce Springsteen: Western Stars review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week (Columbia Records)Trailed as a break with tradition, the lush orchestrations and swooning vocals of this finely wrought album, in fact, chime beautif...
2019-06-06, 13:16

Kind Hearts and Coronets: on the set of the brilliant Ealing comedy – in pictures Released in 1949, Kind Hearts and Coronets remains one of the all time classics of British cinema. As a 4k restoration is released for its 70th anniv...
2019-06-06, 09:48

Late Night review – battle of words in the TV writers' room | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week Mindy Kaling stirs up the stale, male writing team behind Emma Thompson’s talk show in this warm and witty comedy‘I wish I was a woman of colour so I...
2019-06-06, 09:48

From hip-hop theatre to bearded drag, cabaret is open to everyone Profoundly inclusive and spectacularly eclectic, cabaret is what ‘theatre could have been if it hadn’t started building walls’ “Growing up, I never s...
2019-06-06, 09:48

The lame show: why has David Letterman become so bad at interviews? He was once known for his no-holds-barred back-and-forth, but on his Netflix series the talk show host has become tediously deferential. What happene...
2019-06-05, 13:48

'What makes action games fun hasn’t changed': Devil May Cry's Hideaki Itsuno Capcom’s veteran game director reveals how one of the year’s best games was made – and why successful game design need not be a crunch momentIn 2002,...
2019-06-05, 13:48

Outlook not so good: why we really don't need a Magic 8 ball movie Mega-producer Jason Blum, whose credits include Get Out and Whiplash, is making a film based on a mysterious toy, an idea that isn’t worth playing wi...
2019-06-05, 13:48

Brittany, France's 'Little Britain'– in pictures Mark Neville’s Breton project began in June 2016, the day the UK voted to leave Europe. The images in his book Parade explore the region of north-wes...
2019-06-04, 21:16

French prosecutors drop rape investigation against Gérard Depardieu Allegations dating from August 2018 will not go forward due to lack of evidence, according to authoritiesProsecutors investigating the French actor G...
2019-06-04, 21:16

What to expect from Handmaid’s Tale season three The third season of the dark drama begins this month. Its cast and creators reveal what to expectComing hot on the heels of the disturbing real-life ...
2019-06-04, 21:16

Licensed to fill out: from Stranger Things to Star Wars, the tie-in novels continuing the story After the credits roll, have you ever wanted to know what happened next? Authors explain how they win the blessing of Hollywood – and fansIf you’ve e...
2019-06-04, 21:16

Best albums of 2019 so far Ariana Grande delivered swaggering pop, there was state-of-the-nation rap from Slowthai, Dave and Sleaford Mods, Billie Eilish shouted out for the te...
2019-06-04, 21:16

Trevor Noah on Trump and Boris Johnson: 'Failed clones of each other' Late-night comics focused on Trump’s antics surrounding his visit to London and his ongoing beef with Sadiq KhanLate-night hosts discussed Donald Tru...
2019-06-04, 21:16

'It's a celebration': tracing the roots of hip-hop through photography In a new exhibition, photos from rappers from Jay-Z to Cardi B are on show to trace the rise of a genre from the streets to the White HouseOn Monday,...
2019-06-04, 21:16

Woody Allen to shoot new film this summer with Christoph Waltz The writer-director has confirmed that he will shoot his 51st film in San Sebastián after his deal with Amazon was terminated Woody Allen will shoot ...
2019-06-04, 21:16

You Could Live Forever With This Sci-Fi Time Hack In science fiction, time passes in funny ways—vastly slowed down, insanely sped up. Maybe this trope is the secret to eternal life in the real world....
2019-06-04, 15:00

How we made Luniz's I Got 5 on It ‘Everybody was rapping about getting high but our slang camouflaged it. We got a weed anthem on mainstream radio’The record we sampled, Why You Treat...
2019-06-04, 09:16

'A horrible way to die': how Chernobyl recreated a nuclear meltdown From ‘painting on’ radiation sickness to making the explosion less ‘Die Hard’, the acclaimed drama has gone to great lengths to evoke the chaos and t...
2019-06-04, 09:16

Madonna: Madame X review – her most bizarre album ever (Live Nation/Interscope/Maverick)The lows, featuring white-saviour narratives and witless lyrics, are really low. But by embracing Latin pop, Madonna...
2019-06-04, 09:16

Jay-Z named world's first billionaire rapper by Forbes magazine In a new cover story, Forbes has valued the rapper and business mogul’s empire at $1bn, including real estate and other ventures Jay-Z has been named...
2019-06-04, 00:48

‘The public has a right to art’: the radical joy of Keith Haring Colourful and cartoonish, accessible and political, Keith Haring’s work has never gone out of fashion. But what drove him?• ‘He has changed things’: ...
2019-06-03, 17:32

Nano-robots and VR for refugees: EPSRC 2019 winners – in pictures An image of a Syrian refugee using virtual reality to help researchers design a shelter has been chosen as the winner of the 2019 national science ph...
2019-06-03, 15:48

The best US exhibitions celebrating Stonewall at 50 Museums and galleries across America are honoring the impact of the Stonewall riots of 1969 with a varied selection of impactful exhibitionsOne summe...
2019-06-03, 13:16

'Our leftover ideas? We sell them to Samsung': Black Mirror creators reveal all Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones answer Guardian readers’ questions about Doctor Who, James Bond – and what gives them nightmares‘Happy? I have my m...
2019-06-03, 13:16

Best TV of 2019 so far Devastating drama in Chernobyl, a fitting finale for Fleabag and the climax of Game of Thrones. Already, it’s shaping up to be a phenomenal viewing y...
2019-06-03, 13:16

How Mindy Kaling’s Late Night exposes TV’s women-less writers rooms US shows are filled with male hosts and production teams. The comic’s new film draws from her experiences in the industryRevenge must feel sweet for ...
2019-06-03, 13:16

Werner Bischof: 1950s America in colour – in pictures The acclaimed Magnum photographer Werner Bischof’s images of 1950s America are shown for the first time in an exhibition devoted to his USA series. H...
2019-06-03, 10:48

Siege review: Michael Wolff's Trump tale is Fire and Fury II – fire harder The follow-up to the first tell-all is a wild ride, stretching credulity, indebted to Steve Bannon. But so is the presidentMichael Wolff is back and ...
2019-06-02, 08:16

Big brows and tight waistcoats: inside the mediocre Jonas Brothers film Chasing Happiness fails to offer any analysis of how and why the boyband happened in the first placeIf a tree falls in the forest and nobody is aroun...
2019-06-01, 22:16

Joyce Carol Oates: ‘It’s a fairytale nightmare to be rejected’ The acclaimed American author on the power of familial love, ignoring advice to write only about domestic life, and the recent death of her husbandJo...
2019-06-01, 22:16

Meryl Streep: 'We hurt our boys by calling something "toxic masculinity"' The actor has taken issue with the phrase, saying that such labels block communication, and that women can also be toxicMeryl Streep has criticised t...
2019-05-31, 23:48

Killer Ratings: did a Brazilian TV host arrange murders to boost his show? A new Netflix documentary tells the extraordinary story of Wallace Souza who, it is alleged, took extreme actions in the hunt for new viewersSuppose ...
2019-05-31, 23:48

Black Mirror: the five best episodes so far Black Mirror is back. From an 80s lesbian romance to a murderous choose-your-own adventure, here are the essential dystopian stories you must watch b...
2019-05-31, 23:48

Good Omens review – Sheen and Tennant fight the devil with dill sauce The two leads shine as an angel and a demon facing down the apocalypse. But this adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s novel goes to hell w...
2019-05-31, 11:16

Always Be My Maybe review – another middling Netflix romantic comedy Ali Wong and Randall Park can’t spin quite enough charm from a flat-looking regurgitation of a formula we know all too well Our collective thirst for...
2019-05-31, 11:16

About a boy: Boy George biopic in the works Sacha Gervasi, the director of Hitchcock and Anvil!, is attached to write and direct a film about the life of the Culture Club frontmanA movie about ...
2019-05-31, 02:48

Ctrl Alt Delete: the pro-choice comedy that's the bravest TV show in America They have been called ‘worse than Nazis’ for their abortion-clinic comedy. But for Roni Geva and Margaret Katch, the hate pales beside the outpouring...
2019-05-30, 17:16

Bruce Springsteen's albums – ranked! Ahead of the release of the Boss’s latest album, Western Stars, we rate all 18 of his studio albums to dateOld songs, covers, revivals of old covers....
2019-05-30, 17:16

Deadwood: The Movie review – brutal, beautiful farewell for a TV classic Thirteen years after it was abruptly cancelled, David Milch’s grimy, glorious western finally gets the ending it deserves. Take note, Game of Thrones...
2019-05-30, 15:32

Ricky Gervais review – anti-woke tittering over Liam Neeson and Louis CK Bournemouth International CentreCasting himself as a taboo breaker for his Netflix show Supernature, the cacklesome comic delivers a squarely liberal...
2019-05-30, 15:32

Charles Dance on making Godzilla: 'The catering was sensational!' Freed from Game of Thrones and waging eco-terror in the new monster flick, cinema’s go-to bad aristo talks about turning down 007 and paparazzi ambus...
2019-05-30, 15:32

Can no one hear us scream? Please Ridley, no more Alien films! Ridley Scott has announced his intention to make a third Alien prequel. When will he and sci-fi’s other great auteurs learn to leave their franchises...
2019-05-30, 15:32

JK Rowling to publish four short books on the history of magic Pottermore Publishing due to release non-fiction ebooks, modelled on the curriculum followed by Harry PotterHarry Potter fans are due to be given new...
2019-05-30, 15:32

The Goldfinch: watch the emotional trailer for the film based on Donna Tartt's novel – video After 13-year-old Theo's mother is killed in a bombing at New York's Metropolitan Museum, his life is thrown dramatically off kilter, and the choices...
2019-05-30, 11:48

Bigmouth strikes again and again: why Morrissey fans feel so betrayed Once his songs of loneliness and shyness made him a hero to misfits and outsiders. Yet now he is voicing his support for a far-right partyIt was once...
2019-05-30, 08:00

Bernadette Peters: 'Every role I've played, I've thought – that's me!' The Broadway powerhouse talks about trusting Sondheim, hearing others sing her songs and waiting to be taken seriouslyCafe Luxembourg, the closet-siz...
2019-05-30, 08:00

Feminists with a bullet: how the ageing heroine became screen gold As a greying Linda Hamilton dusts off the rocket launcher to take on a new Terminator, we look at how the cowering victims of 70s horror paved the wa...
2019-05-30, 08:00

When They See Us: behind the harrowing Netflix drama about the Central Park Five The cast of Ava DuVernay’s devastating fact-based drama talk about the story’s prescience and their memories of the original caseFrom the 39th floor ...
2019-05-30, 08:00

Godfather actor Carmine Caridi dies aged 85 The actor, who played Carmine Rosato in The Godfather: Part II, was kicked out of the Academy in 2004 for sharing screeners Carmine Caridi, known for...
2019-05-30, 00:16

Moby cancels book tour after Natalie Portman denies that they dated Musician apologises to Portman and his fans for ‘disrespectful’ behaviour and ‘arrogant’ postsMoby has cancelled all of his upcoming public appearanc...
2019-05-30, 00:16

Pokémon Sleep: are games really the best way to get more rest? The augmented-reality giant is promising to turn shuteye into entertainment but experts aren’t convinced about the gamification of sleep Having swept...
2019-05-29, 19:32

Trevor Noah on Trump’s Biden insult: ‘Can you imagine if Obama did this?’ Late-night hosts focused on the president’s tweet calling Biden a ‘low IQ individual’ and his trip to JapanLate-night hosts focused on Donald Trump’s...
2019-05-29, 19:32

Ma review – Octavia Spencer kills it in creepy exploitation thriller The Oscar winner devours her role as a lonely woman preying on a group of teenagers in a patchy yet mostly entertaining cross between Carrie and Mise...
2019-05-29, 19:32

Thy name is woman: female Hamlets from Sarah Bernhardt to Cush Jumbo - in pictures Ophelia and Gertrude are the chief female characters in Hamlet but many female actors have taken on the lead role itself including Asta Nielsen, Fran...
2019-05-29, 15:32

Lost Beatles footage to be shown for first time in more than 50 years Clip features Fab Four performing Paperback Writer on Top of the Pops in 1966Long-lost footage of a Beatles performance is to be shown for the first ...
2019-05-29, 15:32

‘I plugged my nebuliser into a riot van’: what is it like being disabled at a festival? For people with disabilities, going to live shows can require military-grade planning. Eight enthusiasts explain the ups and downs of following the a...
2019-05-29, 15:32

Live Aid to Sonic Death Monkey – the best gigs at the movies As the Queen and Elton John biopics prove, great concert performances are at the heart of the best films about music. Here are 15 of the finestAs the...
2019-05-29, 15:32

Top 10 teenage friendships in fiction | From Great Expectations’s Pip and Estella to My Brilliant Friend’s Elena and Lina, these volatile years have inspired many brilliant novelsNo wonder ...
2019-05-29, 15:32

'Is this going to be a joyous place?' … the architects asking revolutionary questions How do you build the perfect town? You send for Public Practice, the initiative that’s tempting architects back into the public sector “Developers ke...
2019-05-29, 15:32

Gabriel Diniz, Brazilian pop star, killed in plane crash aged 28 Singer with huge Brazilian fanbase died amid concerns that aircraft was not licensed for air taxi travelGabriel Diniz, one of Brazil’s most successfu...
2019-05-29, 15:32

Tulip Fever author Deborah Moggach recalls 'nightmare' movie adaptation How Gordon Brown, Harvey Weinstein and a milkman ensured film was a ‘ghastly disaster’It is a tale of two bestselling books about 17th century Dutch ...
2019-05-29, 15:32

Chernobyl: horrifying, masterful television that sears on to your brain This breathtaking series throws us right into the hellish chaos of the nuclear disaster – and its terrors are unflinching and unforgettableAfter thre...
2019-05-29, 15:32

Quirky eye: Jack Davison's sensual experiments – in pictures The British artist has been playing with the techniques of image-making since 2007 – producing intriguing works that are now collected in a photobook...
2019-05-29, 11:16

Ava DuVernay: 'I’ve always fiercely held on to my blackness' The acclaimed film-maker faces her most ambitious project yet with an expansive Netflix miniseries about the injustices faced by the Central Park Fiv...
2019-05-29, 11:16

Godzilla: King of the Monsters review – sound, fury and stupidity A clunky sequel has rare moments of visual splendour but they can’t disguise a laughable script with a ramshackle narrativeIf there’s one positive ou...
2019-05-29, 01:16

Ken Loach has competition: meet the new heroes of socially conscious cinema | Caspar Salmon In Cannes, a new breed of imaginative, poetic directors are making Loach’s approach to sociopolitical drama look old hatThis year’s Cannes film festi...
2019-05-28, 16:32

James Ellroy on his nervous breakdown, TV adaptations and plans for future books The demon dog behind LA Confidential, American Tabloid, The Black Dahlia and new thriller This Storm joined us to answer readers’ questions 4.07pm BS...
2019-05-28, 16:32

'A focal point, not an accessory': behind New York's first poster museum At Poster House, the history of the medium is explored in unprecedented depth with examples from all over the world and throughout historyNew York ha...
2019-05-28, 16:32

Psycho to The 39 Steps: on set with Alfred Hitchcock – in pictures The innovative director made a string of suspense-filled classics. Here, we see him telling actors how to faint, wear handcuffs – and play an icy blo...
2019-05-28, 08:32

Running with Beto review – punchy political documentary glosses over grit Beto O’Rourke’s senatorial run is put under the spotlight in an engaging if superficial look at the unlikely rise of a Democratic hero in a red state...
2019-05-28, 08:32

Does Booksmart spell the end of high school stereotypes? Olivia Wilde’s new film provides a hierarchy without the misfits, jocks and nerds that once occupied teen storiesTeen movies love to classify people ...
2019-05-27, 14:01

The rise and fall of Las Vegas motels – in pictures Photographer Fred Sigman’s latest book, Motel Vegas, documents the vernacular roadside architecture that at once dominated the Nevada city’s skyline ...
2019-05-27, 11:00

From anemoia to zagreb: how 'fictionaries' are liberating the word Everyone from Flaubert to the Moomins have had fun with creating words – we should all challenge our lethologica and start doing the same, says Eley ...
2019-05-27, 11:00

Now kids, help us to kill Bin Laden! The dark side of Washington's spy museum The bugged shoes and poison brollies are fun and fascinating. But why are the sections about state-sponsored torture and assassination so uncritical?...
2019-05-27, 11:00

Follow the Bird Lady! Cinderella costume parade – in pictures Christopher Wheeldon is bringing his in-the-round Cinderella ballet to the Royal Albert Hall in London, complete with 370 costumes. We went behind th...
2019-05-25, 19:32

Tarantino is back! 10 things we learned from Cannes 2019 Elle Fanning wins the style stakes, Quentin Tarantino gets movie nostalgia, film stars watch TV just like us, and everyone’s crazy about The Lighthou...
2019-05-25, 19:32

It Must Be Heaven review – Palestine's holy fool lives the dream The latest satire-fable from Elia Suleiman is as droll as ever, but while there’s a kernel of seriousness here it too often lapses into elusive manne...
2019-05-24, 23:16

Watched plots … Hilary Mantel and the writers under pressure from fans With the Wolf Hall novelist set to finish her trilogy in 2020, Philip Pullman, Anne Rice and others discuss how expectations can affect the creative ...
2019-05-24, 20:32

Sylvester Stallone: next Rocky film should focus on immigration Actor outlines premise that ‘could work’ for franchise but says his all-American heroes were never intended as political symbolsSylvester Stallone ha...
2019-05-24, 20:32

Flawed, foul-mouthed and funny: how cerebral palsy became TV comedy gold From the riotous office humour of Jerk to the satirical genius of Special, TV is finally embracing characters with cerebral palsy. We ask the stars o...
2019-05-24, 20:32

Booksmart review – wild, warm high school comedy puts girls on top Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut is a funny, filthy, female-fronted competitor to Superbad that boasts its own distinctive style During the first act...
2019-05-24, 16:48

Flying Lotus: Flamagra review – cosmic voyager's cartoonish cinematic vision (Warp)Always known for Technicolor hip-hop odysseys, Flying Lotus has now gone fully cinematic. Following his directorial debut with the gross-out fl...
2019-05-24, 16:48

Morrissey: California Son review – clumsy covers with a troll-like spirit (BMG)A week after Morrissey appeared on a late-night talk show wearing a badge in support of an anti-Islam, far-right minor political party (not to m...
2019-05-24, 16:48

Neil Gaiman: ‘Good Omens feels more apt now than it did 30 years ago’ Before Terry Pratchett died, Gaiman told his friend he would adapt their novel about an angel and a devil stopping the apocalypse. As Good Omens star...
2019-05-24, 16:48

To be continued … can the sequel album save Usher’s musical reputation? The R&B star has hinted at a follow-up to Confessions, but history is littered with late-career gimmicksThe last we heard from Usher Raymond IV, he w...
2019-05-24, 16:48

Cannes 2019: Peter Bradshaw's picks – and Palme d'Or predictions Our chief critic’s considered verdict on new movies from big-hitters Almodóvar, Tarantino, Malick and Loach, as well as the buzz around homegrown tal...
2019-05-24, 16:48

No place like home: eastern Europeans in the West Midlands – in pictures Jon Tonks’ Stories of Home is a study of central and eastern European communities living in the Sandwell district of the West Midlands, home to the U...
2019-05-24, 10:32

Steve Lacy: Apollo XXI review – a casually confident kaleidoscope (3QTR) As a teenager, Steve Lacy released two albums with funk troupe the Internet, one of them Grammy-nominated; he also released a solo EP, and, of...
2019-05-24, 10:32

What/If review – Renée Zellweger in deranged gender-flip of Indecent Proposal Netflix’s absurd new drama doesn’t reinvent the morality tale, but it is tremendous funIt is my contention that any programme that chooses to demonst...
2019-05-24, 10:32

How do you write a play about the climate crisis? As part of a new initiative, playwright Bess Wohl was tasked with writing a play about climate crisis, a daunting proposition that’s morphed into the...
2019-05-24, 10:32

Midnight Cowboy at 50: why the X-rated best picture winner endures The unlikely buddy drama, starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman, remains a compelling study of poverty and lonelinessMidnight Cowboy was the first a...
2019-05-24, 10:32

Matthias & Maxime review – Xavier Dolan's heartfelt tale of male longing Two friends’ playful kiss rekindles suppressed feelings in a film swept along by rattling dialogue and simmering tensionsXavier Dolan’s unstoppably g...
2019-05-23, 20:16

The Lonely Island's Unauthorised Bash Brothers Experience: dizzyingly genius TV Like Beyoncé’s Lemonade ... but for 80s baseball players, this ‘visual poem’ sounds unbelievably niche. But it is, in fact, half an hour of hilarious...
2019-05-23, 20:16

The Phantom Menace at 20: was the infamous prequel actually that bad? It’s 20 years since George Lucas outraged fans, derailed careers and introduced us to Jar Jar Binks. Is it time to forgive him?It is hard to believe ...
2019-05-23, 20:16

Dog weepie movies – ranked! With mutts all over our screens in John Wick 3, A Dog’s Journey, Paw Patrol and more, which of film’s furry friends can melt the most hearts?Russian ...
2019-05-23, 20:16

Terminator: Dark Fate trailer – first footage released online The sixth Terminator film, which brings back Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, is produced by James Cameron The first teaser trailer for Term...
2019-05-23, 20:16

Killer Sofa to Dogman's Rabies: the worst movie posters at Cannes 2019 Think Cannes is all about red carpet premieres and arthouse masterworks? Think again – there’s a whole other side to the festival where the terrible ...
2019-05-23, 20:16

‘After sex on the damp sheets, we passed out’ – the worst moments from Moby’s memoir Natalie Portman has disputed the musician’s account of their ‘relationship’. But fear not: his new book has plenty more steamy storiesYou can tell a ...
2019-05-23, 20:16

The Secret Life of Pets 2 review – return of the funny furry friends In this wittier and less frenetic sequel, the arrival of a newborn baby upends the world of pampered pooch MaxIn 2016, the team behind Despicable Me ...
2019-05-23, 20:16

Chelsea Manning director: 'She's a kind of punk rock figure for me' An intimate new documentary follows Chelsea Manning after her prison release – from a safe house in the woods to a run for the senate. ‘We had to tre...
2019-05-23, 20:16

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – what we learned from the Vanity Fair special JJ Abrams and co have hinted the finale will involve less CGI, more new characters … and screen time for Carrie FisherIn just under seven months’ tim...
2019-05-23, 20:16

Seth Meyers on Trump: 'Treat him like he's a grandpa in a nursing home' Late-night hosts focused on the strange battle between the president, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck SchumerLate-night hosts focused on tDonald Trump’s snap ...
2019-05-23, 20:16

The Perfection review – gory Netflix horror offers imperfect intrigue Get Out’s Allison Williams plays a mysterious cellist in an intermittently alluring yet flatly directed B-movie that tries too hard to shock In Netfl...
2019-05-23, 11:16

After Maria: the Netflix documentary looking at life after a hurricane The makes of a new documentary short about Puerto Rican families after Hurricane Maria talk about the importance of illuminating a crisisAt Glenda Ma...
2019-05-23, 11:16

Aladdin review – live-action remake really takes flight Guy Ritchie’s adaptation is lively, colourful and genuinely funny – making only judicious tweaks to the original, it’s thankfully not a whole new wor...
2019-05-22, 19:32

Man Booker International prize: Jokha Alharthi wins for Celestial Bodies First female Omani novelist to be translated into English shares £50,000 prize with translator Marilyn Booth – the first time an Arabic book has wonJ...
2019-05-22, 19:32

Wheatus: how we made Teenage Dirtbag ‘I wanted it to sound like Metallica and AC/DC from the waist up and Public Enemy from the waist down’I’d had the riff in my head since college. I wr...
2019-05-22, 19:32

'You're too much in my heart': Leonard Cohen letters to muse set for auction Christie’s says letters to Marianne Ihlen document ‘one of the most captivating love affairs of its time as well as the transformation of a young man...
2019-05-22, 19:32

Top 10 books about angry women Stories of female rage were for centuries often stifled or spun. From Euripides to Jean Rhys, Stephen King to Gillian Flynn, here are some of the exc...
2019-05-22, 19:32

After Game of Thrones: what on Westeros should we do now? The end of GoT isn’t just the end of a show. It’s the end of gorging ourselves silly, collectively. Will anything ever fill this buzz vacuum?Game of ...
2019-05-22, 19:32

'I reject your hypothesis': Tarantino lashes out at criticism over female actors Director reacts angrily to questions about limited screen time for Margot Robbie in Once Upon a Time in … Hollywood, and violence against female char...
2019-05-22, 19:32

Natalie Portman criticises 'creepy' Moby over 'disturbing' account of friendship Musician says in memoir the pair dated, but Portman disputes account, saying ‘my recollection is a much older man being creepy with me’Natalie Portma...
2019-05-22, 19:32

Saturday Night Live: the 10 best sketches from the 44th season From an unlikely bodega musical to the return of Opera Man, a patchy season still brought with it some hilarious momentsSaturday Night Live finished ...
2019-05-22, 19:32

From Gentleman Jack to Killing Eve: who are TV's greatest lesbian icons? TV fans have been spoiled for women-on-women scenes on our screens of late. We celebrate with a rundown of the characters ‘whose impact on the world ...
2019-05-22, 19:32

Brightburn review – effectively nasty horror subverts Superman narrative A superhero’s origin tale gets a gory upgrade in this snappy, and mostly entertaining, antidote to superhero fatigueLong before he became the alt-sup...
2019-05-22, 19:32

'I even loved his Twankey': Dench, Hopkins, Mirren and more on Ian McKellen at 80 Wild parties, stunning performances, silhouette erections and marrying Patrick Stewart twice. As the actor turns 80, friends including Derek Jacobi, ...
2019-05-22, 19:32

Stephen Colbert on Ben Carson: ‘Not a rocket scientist, only a brain surgeon’ Late-night hosts poked fun at the housing secretary’s Oreo error and the possibility of Trump’s case being seen by Merrick GarlandLate-night hosts fo...
2019-05-22, 19:32

The life of Alexander von Humboldt, plus foraging for food – books podcast On this week’s show, we’re talking about two books that encourage us to look anew at nature. Claire sits down in Cartegena with Andrea Wulf, who won ...
2019-05-21, 21:16

Rem Koolhaas video: 'I've seen Britain transformed for the better by Europe' The revered architect and theorist is on a mission to explain why being a part of Europe is good for the national interest - and lovers of coffeeI wa...
2019-05-21, 21:16

Facing the Ubiquity of Fortnite in Our Kids' Lives About a week after the *L* dance was decoded, and 72 hours after the carpool surveillance, my wife and I convened the Fortnite security council again...
2019-05-21, 19:00

Inside the Hybrid Digital-Analog Lives of Children For our kids, the digital world is as much their native environment as the physical world. It's up to parents to help them thrive in this often mysti...
2019-05-21, 19:00

It's the World Slime Convention! Let's Goo! Welcome to the World Slime Convention, where fans and purveyors of the internet's gloppiest trend gather to network and talk shop—many with their par...
2019-05-21, 19:00

David Severn's best photograph: men hunting rabbits for beer ‘They’re out on the site of the old Newstead Colliery. They do eat the rabbits they catch – or trade them for beer. Thirty years ago, they would have...
2019-05-21, 15:16

The best British press photography – in pictures The Assignments exhibition is an annual chance to see the top images by UK photojournalists, as chosen by the British Press Photographers’ Associatio...
2019-05-21, 15:16

Stephen Shore's Los Angeles – in pictures Photo London has named Stephen Shore as its master of photography for 2019. New work will be shown at Somerset House alongside this classic series Lo...
2019-05-21, 15:16

'The Lost Metropolis': 1930s Tokyo street life – in pictures Kineo Kuwabara captured these rich images of everyday life the city during the buildup to the second world war. The series is on display 18-19 May at...
2019-05-21, 15:16

Rob Ball's Funland: British seaside towns – in pictures “To me, the seaside is heady and joyous all year round,” says photographer Rob Ball. “We have memories of family holidays or time spent by the coast,...
2019-05-21, 15:16

The big picture: national pride flourishes amid war in Ukraine Mark Neville captures a moment full of symbolism on the fringes of the conflict in DonbassOver the past three years, London-based photographer Mark N...
2019-05-21, 15:16

UFO religions, microscopic ants and lunar landscapes – in pictures Foam Talent are presenting 20 emerging artists who are lighting up the world of contemporary photography – here are some of the highlights Continue r...
2019-05-21, 15:16

Prominent refugees and their contribution to the UK – in pictures Ahead of Refugee Week, Jillian Edelstein portraits celebrate the contribution of people from diverse refugee backgrounds. You, Me and Those That Came...
2019-05-21, 15:16

Sorry We Missed You review – Ken Loach's superb swipe at zero-hours Britain The I, Daniel Blake director raises his game yet further with this gut-wrenching tale of a delivery worker driven to the brinkDirector Ken Loach and ...
2019-05-21, 15:16

Rocketman review – Elton John biopic that's better at the tiaras than the tantrums Taron Egerton does a good impression of the flamboyant musician in this sucrose treatment, a by-the-numbers approach authorised by Elton himselfDexte...
2019-05-21, 15:16

Happy Talk review – Susan Sarandon can't save Jesse Eisenberg's trite play The Pershing Square Signature Center, New YorkA reliably accomplished performance from the Oscar winner isn’t enough to add weight to an uneven tale ...
2019-05-21, 15:16

Portrait of a Lady on Fire review – burning desires and flashes of Hitchcock Girlhood director Céline Sciamma’s gripping 18th-century story of obsession demonstrates a new mastery of classical style Céline Sciamma has brought ...
2019-05-21, 15:16

Then It Fell Apart by Moby review – sex, drugs and self-loathing The superstar DJ’s account of his journey from poverty to wild parties in mansions is funny and often harrowingFor many people, evacuating your bowel...
2019-05-21, 15:16

Whodunnit! The secret artists' auction – in pictures Pictures on a Postcard auctions anonymous signed works by big-name photographers from Larry Clark to Roger Ballen, Todd Hido and Karen Knorr. Here ar...
2019-05-21, 15:16

PEN World Voices Festival: Meditations on war Presented with The GuardianThe 2019 PEN World Voices Festival will bring more than 200 writers and artists representing over 50 nationalities to New ...
2019-05-21, 15:16

PEN World Voices Festival: Transfronterizo Life Presented with The GuardianThe 2019 PEN World Voices Festival will bring more than 200 writers and artists representing over 50 nationalities to New ...
2019-05-21, 15:16

PEN World Voices Festival: Siri, where's my democracy? Presented with The GuardianThe 2019 PEN World Voices Festival will bring more than 200 writers and artists representing over 50 nationalities to New ...
2019-05-21, 15:16

PEN World Voices Festival: Surveillance Capitalism, Human Autonomy, And you Presented with The GuardianThe 2019 PEN World Voices Festival will bring more than 200 writers and artists representing over 50 nationalities to New ...
2019-05-21, 15:16

PEN World Voices Festival: Person, Place, and Politics: Recusing Ourselves from States of Turmoil Presented with The GuardianThe 2019 PEN World Voices Festival will bring more than 200 writers and artists representing over 50 nationalities to New ...
2019-05-21, 15:16

PEN World Voices Festival: It happened to me Presented with The GuardianThe 2019 PEN World Voices Festival will bring more than 200 writers and artists representing over 50 nationalities to New ...
2019-05-21, 15:16

PEN World Voices Festival: The Big Chill: Creativity in the era of data mining Presented with The GuardianThe 2019 PEN World Voices Festival will bring more than 200 writers and artists representing over 50 nationalities to New ...
2019-05-21, 15:16

Julianna Margulies on her shocking Ebola drama: 'I panicked in my hazmat suit!' The star of ER and The Good Wife is back – as a doctor fighting to save humanity. She gives her bodyguard the slip to talk about our imperilled plane...
2019-05-21, 15:16

Andy Warhol's friendship with Jean-Michel Basquiat revealed in 400 unseen photos Book offers ‘voyeuristic glimpse’ into the two artists’ lives with hundreds of Warhol’s images and diary entries A “voyeuristic” glimpse into the wor...
2019-05-21, 15:16

Meet Rose Garnett, the mastermind behind Britain’s best movies The head of BBC Films is worshipped by everyone from Rachel Weisz to Steve McQueen. How did an ex-heroin addict become the biggest hitmaker in Britis...
2019-05-21, 15:16

Arnold Schwarzenegger 'not pressing charges' after drop-kick attack Actor sends message of empathy to his assailant after initially failing to notice the flying kick into his back at sports galaArnold Schwarzenegger h...
2019-05-21, 15:16

John Oliver: 'A death certificate isn’t like a degree from USC. It means something' The Last Week Tonight host focused on the underfunded system of medical examiners and coronersThis Sunday’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver focuse...
2019-05-21, 15:16

Burning desire: John Wick and the undying appeal of the revenge thriller In the third chapter of the Keanu Reeves action franchise, one man’s violent mission continues to provide us with an uneasy catharsis To justify a mu...
2019-05-21, 15:16

A whole new world: does the new Aladdin fetishise Middle Eastern culture? Guy Ritchie’s new film evokes a fantasy Arabia, following Hollywood’s long tradition of problematic stereotypes A new Aladdin movie means a return to...
2019-05-21, 15:16

How Heidi’s romance with Spencer sparked the end of the Hills As the couple’s empire grew, the augmented reality show became a little too real – and a lot less funThe Hills will once more be alive with the sound...
2019-05-21, 15:16

James Ellroy thinks he's a moralist – do you agree? American Tabloid is populated almost entirely with baddies of one sort or another, and ethical judgments are left up to the reader• Warning: this art...
2019-05-21, 15:16

Sex, money and idiots in power: Restoration comedy's endless appeal These late 17th-century plays – with their sea of unfamiliar words – can be daunting for actors. But this disillusioned world speaks to our own age o...
2019-05-21, 15:16

Frankie review – Ira Sachs' bickering poshos bore us to tears Isabelle Huppert sleepwalks through a film that proves even great directors are capable of crimes against cinemaEven the very best film-makers can la...
2019-05-21, 15:16

Whitney Houston hologram tour, album and Broadway show planned New deal with estate clears path for raft of new projects featuring the late soul and R&B singerThe late Whitney Houston is set to tour as a hologram...
2019-05-21, 15:16

Johnny Depp accuses ex-wife Amber Heard of 'painting-on' bruises Depp makes deposition in $50m defamation case, claiming Heard faked evidence of physical abuseJohnny Depp has accused ex-wife Amber Heard of having “...
2019-05-21, 15:16

After Game of Thrones, what's the next must-see fantasy epic? The TV version of George RR Martin’s series has given many their first taste of the genre. Which books deserve the next big-budget take to sustain th...
2019-05-21, 15:16

'Her legacy is incredible': behind the Shirley Chisholm 'anti-monument' An ambitious ode to the first ever black congresswoman is set to launch in Brooklyn in 2020, with the two artists aiming to subvert expectationsWhen ...
2019-05-21, 15:16

From Billie Ellish to Hall & Oates: the best US summer festival lineups Across America, this summer will bring with it a variety of genre-spanning live music events, featuring a range of diverse artistsWhile US festivals ...
2019-05-21, 15:16