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Ellen Peirson-Hagger is the New Statesman’s culture assistant.
To watch the US comedy series, which stars 33-year-old Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine as 13-year-old middle-schoolers, is to be confronted with your own cringeworthy teen years.
M John Harrison is one of two septuagenarian authors nominated for the prize for “literature at its most novel”.
Over five decades, the American poet has built a body of work that “makes individual existence universal”.
The Baltimore band’s sixth album, As Long As You Are, finds them longing for the thrill of a live audience in the Covid-19 age.
The musician on her fourth album April / 月音, being “the only mixed-race kid” in school, and why she’s happier “in the shadows” of the music industry.
Not for the first time, staff at the cinema chain have been angered by poor communication from CEO Mooky Greidinger.
For nearly a decade, Twitch has been a place to watch people play video games, but the pandemic has made it into a hub for music, comedy and conversation.
On his disappointing eighth album, the American musician’s queries about faith, God and the state of the world are far too vague to be enlightening.
Director Sarah Gavron, writers Theresa Ikoko and Claire Wilson, and actors Bukky Bakray and Kosar Ali on how they made a story of contemporary sisterhood.
In a year of reckoning with racial injustice, the shortlist demonstrates the publishing industry’s commitment to do better.