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Ellen Peirson-Hagger is the New Statesman’s assistant culture editor.
The French series puts glamorous actors such as Charlotte Gainsbourg and Isabelle Huppert into farcical situations – while showing huge affection for the business.
Fred D’Aguiar and Johanna Thomas-Corr complete the panel for the £10,000 prize for “literature at its most novel”.
Without an agreement to allow artists to tour visa-free after Brexit, experts say the UK’s cultural life will be decimated.
The novelist and screenwriter discusses science fiction, the human soul and working with Steve McQueen on the BBC’s Small Axe series.
Drunk Tank Pink is, in many ways, a typical second rock album in that it reflects on the madness caused by the first.
The electronic producer Oneohtrix Point Never on isolation, the “cloaked insults” of reviews, and what Mark Fisher got right about time.
Swift’s second album in less than five months bears the same sensitively wrought indie-folk flourishes as its older sibling, but is all the more evocative for it.
The “ethical” alternative to Amazon was lauded when it arrived in the UK in November. But a number of high street booksellers and independent publishers are sceptical.
The Doncaster musician has cultivated a fanbase around his celebration of nonconformity, but his music is unadventurous.
Diary, She Wrote, a podcast by Liz Beardsell, has encouraged me to write in my diary every day during lockdown. Will it last?