Celebration of the “Hallmark holiday” is at an all-time low in the UK.
This book paints a wonderfully accurate picture – sometimes painfully so – of the inner workings of the BBC: its high hopes and petty jealousies, its triumphs and disasters.
Politics, marriage, and identity.
Though they are rarely operational these days, lighthouses remain culturally powerful and maintain a strong hold on the imagination.
This week’s episode comes from Latitude festival in Suffolk. Plus, we talk about the controversial To Kill a Mockingbird sequel, Go Set a Watchman, and the Showtime series Masters of Sex.
Jukebox shows are beginning to dominate the West End.
The real revelation of the evening was the BBC National Chorus of Wales - it's a shame we won't be hearing from them again this season.
Just before the opening of her new show, "I Think Therefore I #", the artist Celina Teague talks about the difficulty of producing political art, and the effect that social media has on the way we absorb news.
How do we talk about Go Set a Watchman? Does its existence diminish To Kill a Mockingbird? How does it stand in relation to that text?
Harper Lee's newly released novel may not win another Pulitzer, but it's far more honest and mature about the complexity of racism in the South.
Better to give the viewer a quiet moment to absorb such horror than to attempt to underline it with one’s own feelings.
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