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Coco review – charmer that could bring Pixar back from the dead

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A boy who wants to become a musician against the wishes of his family ends up in the Land of the Dead in this engaging, spectacular animation

Elena Ferrante to become Guardian Weekend's new columnist

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Author of bestselling Neapolitan novels says she was keen to test herself with the ‘bold, anxious exercise’ of writing regular pieces for the magazine

Andreas Gursky on the photograph that changed everything: 'It was pure intuition'


It went against all he had been taught. But this image of Salerno harbour was a turning point for the great photographer, paving the way to his epic landscapes

Tune-Yards: I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life review – wonky diva wakes up to wokeness


Merrill Garbus’s identity politics may skirt self-parody, but by combining them with house and disco, she’s made an album custom-built for 2018

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Peter Wyngarde, star of Jason King and Department S, dies aged 90


‘Unique, original and creative’ actor who also appeared in Flash Gordon and Doctor Who


Beastie Boys to publish long-awaited memoir


Announced in 2013, the autobiography will be ‘unlike any other music book’ according to Mike D of the hip-hop trio

Complex engineering and metal-work discovered beneath ancient Greek 'pyramid'

Latest find on Cyclades’ Keros includes evidence of metal-working and suggests the beginnings of an urban centre, say archaeologists


Millionaires’ Ex-Wives Club review – It’s all about the money or is it?


This documentary asked whether the women pursuing ex-husbands for extraordinary amounts are greed personified or simply demanding what is rightfully theirs. Plus When Beyoncé Met Jay-Z

Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch review – everyday racism and a search for identity


A powerful hybrid of memoir, reportage and commentary considers so-called racial blindness, the draw of Africa and life as a black woman in Britain

Darkest hours: Iceland's eerie winter – in pictures


The relentless dark of Icelandic winter means its people experience it under the constant glow of streetlights. Stuart Richardson captured their stark beauty


Bestselling Donald Trump exposé Fire and Fury to become TV series

Michael Wolff’s peek inside the White House will head to the small screen in a seven-figure deal, with the author onboard as executive producer


Rita, Sue and #MeToo: 'there'd be outrage if it was written today'

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Was the Royal Court right to put on Rita, Sue and Bob Too? We asked three playwrights to look afresh at Andrea Dunbar’s story of two girls preyed on by an older man


Bridget Riley review – a blast of pure psychedelic energy


David Zwirner Gallery, London In her new show Recent Paintings 2014-2017, the great shapeshifter rediscovers the hallucinogenic power of her youth, with dizzying works that turn perspective inside out

The Final Year review – Trump looms over poignant portrait of Obama's farewell

Greg Barker’s respectful film, shot behind the scenes at the White House, documents the end of an era – and the shock of what happened next


Keira Knightley criticises rape culture in modern cinema

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Speaking about #MeToo and Hollywood, the actor says there is ‘something distasteful in the way women are portrayed’

Wednesday, Jan 17

The Bayeux Tapestry – historic, yes, but is it any good?

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This majestic tapestry depicting the Norman invasion of 1066 is more than a fascinating record of British history – it’s one of the most powerful depictions of war ever created

After the Fire and Fury: what's next for books about Trump?

The runaway success of Michael Wolff’s takedown of the president has led to a sales bump for many other books on The Donald

Architect Patrik Schumacher: 'I've been depicted as a fascist'

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He has proposed eliminating social housing and privatising streets – so is Zaha Hadid’s successor the most hated man in urbanism?

The Sopranos to Blackadder – what are the definitive series of the best TV shows?

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Why is Mad Men’s second season the most important? How come Buffy’s fourth outing was its best? We asked our critics to define TV’s best seasons

Tuesday, Jan 16

The kings and queens of couture – and their most dazzling dance creations

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From Chanel’s Riviera bathers to Alexander McQueen’s cross-dressing spywear, we explore the spellbinding results when giants of fashion cross into dance

Dolores O'Riordan: anguished star whose voice lingers on

The Cranberries’ singer faced down tremendous darkness, but her vocal lines could still have the lightest of touches

‘Is whistleblowing worth prison or a life in exile?’: Edward Snowden talks to Daniel Ellsberg

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The two most famous whistleblowers in modern history discuss Steven Spielberg’s new film, The Post, about Ellsberg’s leaking of the Pentagon Papers, the personal cost of what they did – and if they’d advise anybody to follow in their…

Fast & Furious Live: it's got ice, tanks, a plane, a submarine – and lots of explosions


It’s got a plane, a submarine and hair-frazzling explosions. As the Fast and Furious phenomenon spawns a live show, we go behind the scenes to meet the drivers and crew at the wheel

Monday, Jan 15

Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries, dies at 46

Death of Irish singer, whose band sold more than 40m records, is being treated as ‘unexplained’

The Coronation review – Queen shines in a surprisingly fun royal coup

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After decades of negotiations, the BBC put its access to good use. ‘Coronation expert’ Alastair Bruce guides the action, but it’s the smiling sovereign who stars

From Roseanne to Partridge: what happens when TV characters get political?

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Loadsamoney was co-opted by Thatcher, Roseanne is a Trump fan and Partridge could be the new face of Brexit. But do fictional allegiances make any difference?

Scott Walker: 'My last album was pretty perfect'


As Scott Walker publishes Sundog, a book of his lyrics, he talks about big-budget burnout, his debt to Britain, and why he’s a huge fan of FKA twigs

Sunday, Jan 14

Early Man review – Aardman claymation comedy brings Brexit to the bronze age

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The studio’s latest stop-motion epic is a timely story about a stone age English tribe playing footie against sophisticated continentals

Meet the new faces of fiction for 2018


The fashion writer inspired by her local lido, the museum attendant who told herself tales about the artefacts to while away quiet afternoons… there are some great stories behind our choice of the UK’s debut novelists this year

Alison Brie: ‘When Spielberg called it was the craziest half an hour of my life’

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Her big break came as Trudy in Mad Men where she was ‘silent and professional’. Then it was ‘fart jokes’ in Community and wrestling in Glow. But none of that prepared Alison Brie for a call from Spielberg and a film role opposite Meryl…

Saturday, Jan 13

Brit awards nominations 2018: Dua Lipa beats Ed Sheeran with five

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The New Rules singer caps her breakthrough year with the most nominations at British music’s biggest awards ceremony

Jenny Agutter: ‘What book changed my life? The Railway Children’


The actor on wanting to be an angel and being mistaken for Mary Whitehouse

Frankenstein at 200 – why hasn't Mary Shelley been given the respect she deserves?


Shelley’s Frankenstein has spoken to technological and cultural anxieties from the Enlightenment to #MeToo. But its author’s achievements have too often been dismissed or treated with scepticism

They’re so vain: pop culture’s most misguided vanity projects

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A rundown of pop culture’s infamous vanity projects in TV, film and music, featuring Alex James’ cheese, John Travolta’s Battlefield Earth and beyond