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29  novembre     15h20
Fifteen years of total insanity’: how Robert Downey Jr made peace with his maverick father
Andrew Pulver    Robert Downey Sr put his son in wild underground movies and gave him access to drugs So what happened when Downey Jr finally turned the cameras on his dad In his father s underground western Greaser s Palace a seven year old Robert Downey Jr plays in his own words a boy who got his neck slit
30  novembre     06h00
What happened to the cockney riviera? The botched regeneration of brutalist utopia Thamesmead
Oliver Wainwright    The waterside new town on the outskirts of London was marvelled at in the s and used as the setting for A Clockwork Orange But as decades passed it fell into neglect and now the developers are moving inA helicopter swoops over a sun kissed marina where young couples stroll along a waterfront
29  novembre     15h01
It was revelatory for younger Asians’: Monsoon’s Sheila Chandra on her hit Ever So Lonely
Anu Shukla    In no one had ever seen a British Asian teenager in a sari singing Indian music on Top of the Pops until Chandra appeared with a raga influenced single that would inspire musicians for decadesA decade after Bowie s Starman moment on Top of the Pops a south Asian teenage girl extended a
Mat Ewins review - digital gagster is full of nerdy fun
Brian Logan    Soho theatre LondonEven when the grouchy wannabe game show host s set is buffering he still delivers a winning formula of hi tech comedy and twisty jokesIn Danger Money we find Mat Ewins hacked off that he can t catch a telly break The annoyance could be justified surely his prodigious skills
The Traitors review - Claudia Winkleman’s new show is sick, twisted ... and totally addictive
Lucy Mangan    Paranoia guilt and sociopathy plague the strangers collaborating to win cash because the Strictly host is secretly ordering some of them to murder at night You ll be hookedThe Traitors BBC One is the Highlands Hunger Games It is terrible a pandering to our basest most voyeuristic
Never as popular as pie and peas’: Trevor Beales, Hebden Bridge’s lost musical son
Daniel Dylan Wray    Playing folk blues in West Yorkshire in the s Beales looked to the future long before his hometown became trendy His talent is now being recognisedIn the early s life in Hebden Bridge West Yorkshire was dreary says Christine Beales It was dead Growing up there you just had to get out
Graham Norton, Mel Giedroyc ... every celebrity wants to be a novelist. But can they hack it?
Stuart Heritage    Haven t found the time to read Osman s The Bullet That Missed yet or Dawn O Porter s Cat Lady Relax we ve done it for you And it was a treat Not so long ago you couldn t move for celebrity memoirs It didn t matter how famous you were a television presenter a professional footballer some
28  novembre     22h30
Move over Sydney Opera House - there’s a new superstar in town
Julian Worrall    It has been called the most significant cultural addition to the Australian city for years So how does the airy cascade of new galleries measure up We take a tour of the A m m projectMore than almost any other city except perhaps Paris with its Eiffel Tower Sydney is visualised
30  novembre     06h20
TV tonight: Backstage revelations with RuPaul’s UK drag queens on tour
Stuart Heritage    The stars of Drag Race UK series two open up to the camera between gigs Plus a royal restoration project brings a jobs boost Here s what to watch tonight Continue reading
25  novembre     09h00
The Batman to Last Christmas: seven best films to watch this week
Phil Harrison    Robert Pattinson stars in one of the best superhero movies of the year while Paul Feig s festive treat inspired by Wham will make Christmas come early Continue reading
The Patient to Willow: the seven best shows to stream this week
Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent    Steve Carell and Domnhall Gleeson star in a gripping doctor patient thriller while Warwick Davis is off on another quest as the beloved sorcerer Continue reading
29  novembre     16h09
Cliff Richard and Stormzy compete for No 1 in UK albums chart
Jon Henley Europe correspondent    Richard s first Christmas album in nearly two decades currently behind Stormzy s This Is What I MeanOne is the Peter Pan of pop the other is the king of UK hip hop But despite the decades between them Cliff Richard and Stormzy two of Britain s most successful artists with fanbases that couldn
Pottery, pastry, beekeeping and bell-ringing could all be human treasures’
Shaad D'Souza    Unesco meets this week to consider cultural traditions for living heritage statusOn the face of it not much appears to link the French baguette Georgia s traditional equestrian games Cuban light rum Holy Week in Guatemala Japan s ritual furyu odori dances and the Maghreb hot chilli
Late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun accused of sexual assault
Ramon Antonio Vargas    Posthumous lawsuit brought by Jan Roeg who worked as a talent scout alleges a long history of harassment and assaultJan Roeg a talent scout who worked for Atlantic Records under label founder Ahmet Ertegun from until the mid s has sued the label and the estate of Ertegun for sexual
Clarence Gilyard, Die Hard and Top Gun actor and professor, dies aged 66
Catherine Shoard    Film and TV actor also appeared in Walker Texas Ranger before joining University of Nevada theatre departmentThe film and television actor Clarence Gilyard who was known for supporting roles in the movies Top Gun and Die Hard and for starring in the TV show Walker Texas Ranger has died
Everything Everywhere All at Once triumphs at Gotham awards
Catherine Shoard    Screwball superhero tale takes best feature honour with gongs also going to Till s Danielle Deadwyler T r and AftersunEverything Everywhere All at Once the ambitious superhero movie starring Michelle Yeoh has won best feature at the Gotham awards in New York Picking up the prize co director
Will Smith speaks to Trevor Noah about bottled rage’ behind Oscars slap
Sara Tor    The actor said there were many nuances and complexities behind his assault on Chris Rock but he understood viewers revulsionWill Smith has spoken out about the horrific night of his now infamous Oscars slap incident on his first late night US talk show appearance since the incident Smith
Manuscript treasure trove may offer fresh understanding of Hegel
Sarah Shaffi    Exclusive Library discovery of undocumented transcripts of German philosopher s lectures like finding new Beethoven score A biographer researching the German philosopher Hegel has uncovered a massive treasure trove of previously undocumented lectures that could change perceptions regarding one
28  novembre     21h30
Kim Moore wins Forward poetry prize for phenomenal’ poems about everyday sexism
Michael Sun and Nadia Khomami    All the Men I Never Married took the award for best collection while Stephanie Sy Quia and Nick Laird were also winners in other categoriesKim Moore s phenomenal and powerful collection of poetry All the Men I Never Married has won the Forward prize for best collection Moore s
It ain’t me babe: Bob Dylan apologises for using a machine to autograph books
Phil Hoad    Musician says he had vertigo when he used autopen on books advertised as hand signedBob Dylan has issued a rare public statement to apologise for his error in judgment amid controversy over his use of a machine to autograph special copies of his new book that had been advertised as hand signed
30  novembre     07h00
Hidden Letters review - Chinese art of secret writing as refuge of female solidarity
Anya Ryan    The nushu system still practised in China reveals a long history of women s frustrations and the solace this art providesNushu is a traditional secret writing system used by women in Jiangyong county in China s Hunan province slender diamond shaped characters they used to vent their
29  novembre     21h00
Jack review - giant juvenile cast bring joy to fresh take on panto
Cath Clarke    Chickenshed theatre LondonThis Jack finds the beanstalk in an arcade video game and there s much more going on with a young strong supporting ensembleThis twist on Jack and the Beanstalk from Chickenshed Theatre has the spirit of Christmas woven right into its foundations Set in an arcade
India Sweets and Spices review - likable Indian American family comedy
Leslie Felperin    Geeta Malik s semi autobiographical send up of a snooty New Jersey community has interesting awkward things to say about classA young Indian American woman Alia Sophia Ali rolls her eyes at her mother s generation in the affluent New Jersey community where she grew up The aunties she jokes
Out of This World review - art and misogyny collide in murderous obsession
Rian Evans    The psychotic male with a poetic side is an old saw but director Marc Fouchard brings some original and freshly disturbing touches to itThis artfully made borderline despicable French drama revolves around Leo Kévin Mischel a brooding lonely taxi driver with cheekbones sharp as dressmaker s
BBCNOW Jeannin review - exultant Ravel and extravagant Stravinsky
Chris Wiegand    Hoddinott Hall CardiffMaking her debut with the National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales Swedish conductor Sofi Jeannin controlled their massive sonorities with quiet authoritySofi Jeannin is best known in the UK as chief conductor of the BBC Singers Here she made her debut with the BBC National
Crackers review - have yourself a merry ratty Christmas
Rachel Cooke    Polka theatre LondonCharles Way s farce has squabbling siblings festive karaoke and a cranky rodent as a family tries to keep their pet shop afloatIn children s theatre little ideas can make a big impression Take the opening announcement at the Polka spoken by and directed at kids Please ask
A Guest at the Feast by Colm Tóibà n review - words never fail him
Rudolf Abraham    The clarity of the novelist s descriptive ability shines through essays on topics ranging from his treatment for cancer to the joys of an empty VenicePublishers are very naughty Even as many of them seem increasingly to disdain journalism they re often perfectly happy to repackage the stray bits
06  octobre     11h04
10 of Austria’s winter wonders - in pictures
Becki Enright    From magical Christmas markets to world class skiing epic new year celebrations to spectacular spas fall in love with everything winter in Austria Continue reading
From Christmas markets to toboggan runs: seven reasons to visit Austria over the festive season
Rudolf Abraham    Winter in Austria is a world of wonders Travel writer Becki Enright shares her tips for a magical Christmas or new year break in her adopted countryRenowned alpine slopes and romantic night markets festivities in mountain villages folklore parades and delicious yuletide feasts winter in
Galleries, grandeur and fairytale villages: Austria’s cultural, historical and luxury highlights
Becki Enright    From exploring some of Europe s best galleries and museums to indulging in a restorative stay at a lakeside spa there s more than enough off slope action to keep you busy on a winter trip to AustriaAustria s Alpine playground is legendary its skiing superb its hospitality impeccable and its
Stunning slopes and memorable eats: an insiders’ guide to Austria’s ski scene
Mee-Lai Stone    A winter ski trip to Austria is always magical but even more so if you re privy to local know how Here five insiders share their tips With continuous ski areas speed tracks and snow parks Austria s pristine pistes makes for an action packed holiday From where to find the prettiest slopes
30  novembre     07h00
The power of simplicity: Magnum’s latest NFT collection - in pictures
Mee-Lai Stone    Featuring prison abattoirs and Mexican rain rituals the second in a series of three non fungible token sales celebrates years of the iconic photo agency Continue reading
29  novembre     07h00
Car burning and cow massages: French village quirks - in pictures
Léo Corrêa/AP    Thomas Rousset went back to his childhood village of Prabert in the French Alps to create a surreal fictitious world of pet buzzards and chickenpox sticker rituals Continue reading
24  novembre     09h20
Martin Parr’s holiday snaps ... with added water damage - in pictures
Jim Powell    The photographer took these images in while visiting the Acropolis in Athens Greece Years later he realised they d been beautifully altered by damp Continue reading
23  novembre     08h00
Kings of the underground: the last coal miners of Wales
Kathryn Bromwich    Portraits of Welsh miners and their relatives are on display in Kings of the Underground at the National Waterfront Museum Swansea More than colliers faces were captured using photogrammetry which converts D images into D images at community centres across the South Wales Coalfield
Fashion, fine art ... and Hitler: the turbulent career of Erwin Blumenfeld - in pictures
   His fashion career was disrupted by the second world war but that didn t stop the Jewish photographer from sneaking fine art into his later work Continue reading
22  novembre     07h00
Cars, bars and burger joints: William Eggleston’s iconic America - in pictures
   The landmark series Outlands created a new visual language of gas stations diners and signage that inspired a generation of photographers Continue reading
21  novembre     07h00
Plastic Man’ in Senegal on mission against trash - in pictures
   On a beach in Senegal with so much rubbish that much of the sand is covered one man is trying to raise awareness about the dangers of plastics Continue reading
18  novembre     19h53
The week around the world in 20 pictures
   Palestinians protest against the construction of Jewish settlements new artworks by Banksy in Ukraine drought shrinks Poyang Lake in China and England win the T World Cup in Australia the most striking images this week Continue reading
19  novembre     17h00
Fantasy football: a kickabout with the surrealists - in pictures
   During the second world war many artists fled to Marseille where Andre Breton assembled a group of surrealists every Sunday to play creative games Inspired by this author Mike McInnes and artist Matt Kenyon imagined the surrealists as a football team assigning positions and made up quotes to