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31  mars     12h00
The all-consuming orgasm’: how erotic thriller Obsession takes sex to the next level
Zoe Williams    This tale of lust between a woman and her boyfriend s dad is bringing BDSM to mainstream TV Its stars Richard Armitage and Charlie Murphy discuss leather ribbons and the truth about intimacy on screenFrom everyone who has made the Netflix series Obsession the writer Morgan Lloyd Malcolm the
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Louise Kennedy: I read Wuthering Heights twice and found it demented’
Louise Kennedy    The Irish author on the power of Edna O Brien Zola s lust and struggling with Emily BrontëMy earliest reading memory In her memoir Giving Up the Ghost Hilary Mantel remembers learning to read at school as a wearisome uphill trail in the company of Dick and Dora My mother had taught me to
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We did Top of the Pops with a track made in our kitchen’: how speed garage revved up club culture
Alexis Petridis    Rooted in house jungle and working class London the monstrous basslines and warped samples of speed garage spread into both pop and the underground Its creators remember the chaos and a stoned Wesley SnipesIn the early s Omar Adimora had a curious Saturday night routine A teetotal aspirant
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In business: how brands like Nike, BlackBerry and Pop-Tarts became film’s hottest stars
Danny Leigh    A slew of new movies celebrate the boardroom mavericks of the s and s as well as the products they flogged What s behind this corporate nostalgia Steam trains tuberculosis sexual repression the shadow of a coming war and Colin Firth the stuff of a period piece was once unchanging But
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We used to chat as we walked our dogs. He was lovely ’ Readers on the Paul O’Grady they knew and adored
Guardian readers    Friendly and fiery compassionate and uncompromising O Grady and his alter ego Lily Savage made friends wherever they went Readers remember the groundbreaking down to earth comedianWhen Paul O Grady died on Wednesday at the age of tributes poured in from everywhere from writers
30  mars     14h00
Alison Steadman: We filmed the sex scene in the New Forest, so it was quite prickly’
As told to Rich Pelley    The actor on working with Dennis Potter channelling real life in Abigail s Party and a groundbreaking lesbian snogYou and Myra Frances shared UK TV s first lesbian kiss in a BBC drama Girl What are your memories of this taboo breaking event VerulamiumParkRangerWell I remember being very
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A new Hugh Grant has emerged - and he is gloriously grumpy Stuart Heritage
Stuart Heritage    Having declared himself basically a scrotum at the Oscars and that mobile phones have ruined film sets let us celebrate the Eeyorish persona that has long lurked beneathHas anything been more edifying over recent years than the sight of Hugh Grant inexorably becoming more and more Hugh Grantish
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Why am I crying over this?’: how corecore TikTok videos caught the mood of Gen Z
Hannah Ewens    Sad clips from films TV shows and TikTok are being spliced together over melancholy music and they re raising a smile among hopeless young peopleJimmy Nguyen an year old student saw his first corecore video on TikTok in January He can t remember which one it was there are so many of
31  mars     05h20
TV tonight: Joe Lycett invites Joanna Lumley to a big Brummie party
Hollie Richardson, Danielle De Wolfe, Jack Seale, Ali Catterall and Simon Wardell    Brace yourself for the comedian s late night chaos event Plus the Cleaner considers a career on stage Here s what to watch tonight Continue reading
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Beef to Tiny Beautiful Things: the seven best shows to stream this week
Phil Harrison    A riotously enjoyable black comedy about a road rage fuelled war of attrition and Kathryn Hahn shines as an agony aunt Continue reading
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So Long, My Son to ET: the seven best films to watch on TV this week
Simon Wardell    A heartbreaking drama about the emotional fallout of China s one child rule and Spielberg s miraculous classic about a cute little alien Continue reading
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Liverpool Eurovision venue crowd congestion unacceptable’, report says
Kevin Rawlinson    ACC Liverpool admits long queues at M amp S Bank Arena led to problems for people coming to Jamie Webster gigCrowd congestion at the Liverpool venue due to host the Eurovision song contest later this year was not acceptable its operator has reportedly admitted ACC Liverpool which runs the M amp S
30  mars     16h29
London’s Riverside Studios to enter administration
Chris Wiegand    The Hammersmith arts centre which faces soaring energy bills and debt from its redevelopment said it has struggled to rebuild revenue streams after the pandemicLondon s Riverside Studios has begun to enter administration citing eye watering energy bills and the debt incurred by its recent
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Jennifer Aniston: A whole generation of kids’ finds Friends offensive
Gloria Oladipo in New York    Actor tells Variety that working in comedy has grown increasingly difficult as comedians now not allowed to make fun of life A whole generation of kids now finds Friends offensive said Jennifer Aniston the actor who made her name in the smash hit s sitcom Speaking to Variety Aniston
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Charity raises 2.1m to buy and save grassroots music venues in UK
Amelia Hill    Music Venue Trust s campaign backed by Ed Sheeran initially plans to buy nine venues from landlordsAn audacious plan to create a National Trust for grassroots music venues across the UK will come one step closer to fruition at midnight on Thursday When the curtain comes down on the Music Venue
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Chris Packham crowdfunds to sue hunting publisher for hate terrorism’
Alexi Duggins    Wildlife presenter fears extreme violence and has previously been the victim of arson as well as having dead crows left outside his homeChris Packham has raised more than in donations for a legal fight against a publisher he accuses of a campaign of online abuse against him The
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Keith Reid, lyricist for Procol Harum, dies aged 76
Ben Beaumont-Thomas    Songwriter behind psychedelic s masterpiece A Whiter Shade of Pale had been receiving cancer treatment for two yearsKeith Reid the lyricist for Procol Harum whose poetic vision on Whiter Shade of Pale made it a defining song of the s has died aged He died in a London hospital after
29  mars     19h30
Poem of beauty, wit and grace’ about fathers and sons wins National Poetry Competition
Sarah Shaffi    Ex New York cab driver Lee Stockdale wins after My Dead Father s General Store in the Middle of a Desert beat other poemsA poem of beauty wit and grace that explores an encounter between the living and the dead has won the National Poetry Competition for a single poem in English
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My Neighbour Totoro to return to the Barbican
Chris Wiegand    The Studio Ghibli adaptation which is up for nine Olivier awards this weekend will open in NovemberThe Barbican in London is to bring back the furry woodland spirits mischievous soot sprites and grinning catbus of its smash hit My Neighbour Totoro The adaptation of the much loved Studio Ghibli
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I chose to survive’: Jeremy Renner gives first interview since snowplough accident
Sian Cain    Avengers star was left in a critical condition after his snowplough crushed him but says I d do it again to save his nephewJeremy Renner is set to give his first interview since he was critically injured in a snowplough accident in January telling journalist Diane Sawyer he was awake through
31  mars     11h00
Illuminations by Alan Moore audiobook review - mind-bending tales
Fiona Sturges    The creator of From Hell s first short story collection is marked by tales of revenge a visit from the Messiah and a swipe at the comics industryThe Watchmen and V for Vendetta creator Alan Moore s first collection of short stories spans years of work and veers from playfully mind bending to
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The best recent poetry - review roundup
Fiona Sampson    Self Portrait As Othello by Jason Allen Paisant A Tower Built Downwards by Yang Lian Artifice by Lavinia Singer Master of Distances by Jordi Doce Customs by Solmaz SharifSelf Portrait As Othello by Jason Allen Paisant Carcanet This indispensable collection explores Shakespeare s
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Seaside Special review - a heartfelt time capsule of Brexit-divided Britain
Peter Bradshaw    Jens Meurer s film beautifully shot in the summer of in Cromer on the Norfolk coast is refreshingly free of cynicismGerman filmmaker Jens Meurer has had a huge success in his native land with this vivid and richly affectionate anglophile documentary I think I can see why and it could even
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Katie Gately: Fawn Brute review - beguilingly disordered pop
Jazz Monroe    Houndstooth A third album whips up a maelstrom of dislocated voices and junkyard style percussion as the US musician plots a trajectory from her daughter s imagined childhood to adolescenceWhen Katie Gately emerged in the mid s bedroom pop still felt like a distinct genre born of circumstance
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Ale Hop & Laura Robles: Agua Dulce review Ammar Kalia’s global album of the month
Ammar Kalia    Buh Records There s heart thumping tension and catharsis as the musicians aim to reconnect the Peruvian percussion instrument with its slave rootsThe caj n contains a radical history The box shaped percussion instrument is now commonly used in acoustic setups but it originated in th century Peru
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Bardskull by Martin Shaw review - a mystical voyage
Ian Sansom    The oral storyteller s autofictional account of inner and outer journeys blends memory myth and natureIt may be easier to say what Bardskull is not It s not a memoir It s not poetry It s not a compendium of myths and ancient wisdom It is rather all of these things plus some faux naive
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Murder Mystery 2 review - Netflix sequel needs more murder and mystery
Benjamin Lee    Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston lift a lazy follow up to their action heavy Netflix comedy with genuine movie star charmThe curious wrestle between pratfalls and pathos that s made Adam Sandler s career so increasingly fascinating has erred toward a win for the latter with age The aggressive
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Club culture in the 90s and 00s - in pictures
All photographs by Tristram Kenton    From dub squat parties to festivals in Finland photographer Jason Manning shares intimate glimpses of the era s nightlife in a new exhibition Night By Night runs from April at Gallery Whitechapel London Continue reading
30  mars     06h00
Going dotty: Photo London x Hahnemühle student award - in pictures
Sarah Gilbert    From subversive hand gestures to a study of no parking signs the images on this year s shortlist show young photographers dealing with grief longing and identity Continue reading
29  mars     06h00
Return to Russia: magic and mythology in a small village - in pictures
Christopher Thomond    Years after leaving her homeland Nadia Sablin made an anxious return She found that the village she had grown up in had changed beyond recognition Continue reading
28  mars     06h00
Bonjour cowboy America through the eyes of a Frenchman - in pictures
   Stetsons statues and a ridiculously tiny cop car were all part of Bernard Plossu s sojourns through the American west during the s and s Continue reading
27  mars     06h11
20th century Japanese poster art - in pictures
   At a new exhibition at Poster House in New York a range of wartime and postwar posters are being celebrated showing a move from patriotism to consumerism and beyond Designers used posters to address major cultural issues from climate change to nuclear disarmament Continue reading
24  mars     16h47
You shall go to the ballet Cinderella at the Royal Opera House - in pictures
   As the Royal Ballet celebrates the th anniversary of Frederick Ashton s fairytale we go behind the scenes and take a first look at the magical production Continue reading
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Celebrating England’s high streets - in pictures
   Picturing High Streets is a three year project led by Historic England to show the rich diversity of modern English towns The most evocative images are part of a major exhibition touring the country Continue reading
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Shining a light on a stained glass artist - in pictures
   Nathalie Hildegarde Liege is an stained glass artist artisan and the owner of Couleurlive Limited and has a studio in the heart of Shrewsbury Nathalie studied fine art and worked at the Pompidou centre in Paris before deciding to change career to work in glass Continue reading
21  mars     17h26
A Little Life starring James Norton - in pictures
   Ivo van Hove s stage production of Hanya Yanagihara s bestselling novel opens in the West End this month take a first look at the show Continue reading