Even gay subtext is enough to get you killed.
The departure of the novelty acts from their respective talent shows contrasts starkly with the dominance of populist figures in politics.
There is a diversity crisis in British TV and film as, increasingly, stars are decamping to America to make their career there.
Criticism of David Attenborough’s latest nature series is at odds with the enhanced authenticity of how we record our own lives on social media.
Waldemar Januszczak thinks it was responsible for turning the British into a nation of modern-art lovers. Rachel Cooke disagrees.
Antonia Quirke tunes into Treasure Quest Extra Time on the local radio station.
On the pop culture podcast this week: we discuss Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the Zadie Smith adaptation NW and Tavi Gevinson’s Infinity Diaries for Rookie.
“Do you remember in The Way We Were, how Katie and Hubbell broke up?”
Kids on the Edge made me wonder why the adults agreed to let their children be filmed. Plus: the adaptation of Zadie Smith’s NW.
Susie Orbach's In Therapy has turned from an oddity to a thrilling drama.
A The Simpsons course at Glasgow University, “D'oh! The Simpsons Introduce Philosophy”, actually makes a lot of sense.
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