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David Mitchell meets David Peace: ‘I’ve slowed down. I can’t believe I published eight books in 10 years’


Fifteen years after they made it on to Granta’s best young British novelists list, the two authors discuss self doubt, obsessions and making a home abroad

The end of the auteur?

Auteur theory says a director’s vision is present in every frame. What happens if they turn out to be a liability?

Wes Anderson movies – ranked!

With his incomparable aesthetic vision and offbeat sense of humour, Anderson is one of today’s quirkiest film-makers. New stop-motion release Isle of Dogs is possibly his most out-there story yet – but how does it rate?

The heart of Saturday night: what went wrong with primetime telly?

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Once the preserve of television’s big hitters, the traditional Saturday night slot has become a hard sell and with the rise of streaming plus negative headlines it may need a drastic rethink

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Ear Hustle: vivid view of life behind bars in San Quentin – podcasts of the week


The show about the life of incarcerated men in one of America’s most notorious prisons comes into focus and The Thread investigates the tenuous links that tie so much of life together


Gangster’s paradise: how organised crime took over Russia

Under Vladmir Putin, gangsterism on the streets has given way to kleptocracy in the state.

Book claims Prince Charles is a capricious spendthrift obsessed with public opinion

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Tom Bower’s unauthorised biography, Rebel Prince, reveals discontented future king who says his life is ‘utter hell’


Game Over, Man! review – painful Netflix comedy is Die Hard with dick jokes


A staggeringly unfunny film plays out like a wretched take on the 80s action classic with added gay panic humor and a trio of charmless performances


Contagion! review – an epidemic of tedium


The pandemic modelling experiment recruited people from all over the country – but turned out to be an almost miraculously pedestrian production


Cate Blanchett on Woody Allen: 'I don't think I've stayed silent at all'

The Oscar-winning star of Blue Jasmine has spoken about the allegations aimed at the film-maker, saying she knew nothing of them when they worked together


Glory days: Chatsworth renewed – in pictures

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Chatsworth reopens on 24 March after the biggest restoration of the house, garden and park since 1820. An exhibition, Chatsworth Renewed, will highlight its makeover, from rebuilding turrets to conservation of artworks

Grief is the Thing With Feathers review – Cillian Murphy takes wing


Black Box, Galway In Enda Walsh’s adaptation of the Max Porter novel, Murphy is riveting as a bereaved husband – and an imaginary crow


Two directions: why Harry Styles' new song is a breakthrough for bisexual music fans

From Nicki Minaj to Katy Perry, the ‘B’ in LGBTQ has long been overlooked or exploited by mainstream pop. But the former One Direction-er’s latest track is a sign of more inclusive times


Jack White: Boarding House Reach review – the rulebook goes out the window


Digital effects, spoken-word, a brave attempt at rapping … after two decades of uptight indie, White has loosened his artistic shackles and seems to be having fun

Samantha Bee on Trump and Mueller: 'The Saturday Night Massacre turned into an 11-week bender'

Comics, including Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee and Trevor Noah, discussed Stormy Daniels, Trump’s threats to the Mueller investigation, and Cambridge Analytica

Diplo: 'Being a white American, you have zero cultural capital'

The US DJ-turned-pop star is dogged by cries of cultural appropriation, but whether on his own or with Major Lazer, he’s on a permanent global quest to start trends – ‘or mess them up’

A Wrinkle in Time review – wacky fantasy takes Oprah to infinity and beyond

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Reese Witherspoon and Oprah Winfrey star in Ava DuVernay’s charming yarn that embraces diversity and girl power


Mirror mirror: Joan Jonas on the fairytales that have cast a spell over her 50-year career


Frog princes, labyrinths and Freud ... as she prepares to present her latest piece, the performance art pioneer reflects on the myths that have made her work


Lily Allen review – confessional pop on her own terms


Dome Tufnell Park, London There’s fearlessness and a yearning to tell the truth as Allen debuts material from her forthcoming album No Shame

Thursday, Mar 22

Tina Turner: the making of a rock'n'roll revolutionary

With new stage production Tina: The Musical now open, we look back at the boundary-breaking 60-year career of a singer who crossed racial lines and overcame violent oppression to revolutionise music

The Last Ship review – Sting crafts a stirring musical for Tyneside


Northern Stage, Newcastle With rousing anthems and purposeful politics, this tale of Thatcher-era shipbuilders launches anew in home waters

'Do you have any ectoplasm? Is it vaginal?' The return of punk artist Linder


Seance trumpets, one-armed flutes, northern cross-dressers … brace yourself for the eerie, dizzying world of Linder and her House of Fame show

'The stench of it stays with everybody': inside the Super Mario Bros movie

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In 1993, the makers of The Killing Fields and Chariots of Fire bought the film rights to the world’s biggest video game. The result was a commercial disaster. But that’s only part of the story

Wednesday, Mar 21

Fatma Bucak's best photograph: a teenager in a Turin prison about to be freed


‘He had been sold a vision of paradise and found himself in jail. His release was four days away – he didn’t know if he’d survive outside’

Anthea Hamilton review – gourds move in mysterious ways at Tate Britain

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Tate Britain, London Vegetable creatures dance endearingly amid the tiled garden Hamilton has built for her Duveen commission, The Squash, showing a grace some of the assembled sculptures lack

Fever Ray review – cartoonish camp and eco-rave vibes


Troxy, London Swedish art rocker Karin Dreijer is best when she translates experimental music to the stage with a bang

Andrew Lloyd Webber at 70: how a ruthless perfectionist became Mr Musical

He took the shonky British musical and made it a global phenomenon. As the composer celebrates his birthday with a new memoir, our theatre critic looks back at the hits – and flops

Tuesday, Mar 20

Anthea Hamilton on how she plans to top her Turner prize buttocks

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In the past, it’s been filled with sprinters and hung with 2km of neon lights. So what is the artist planning to put in Tate Britain for its coveted Duveen commission?

Danny Boyle's 007: what can we expect from the next James Bond?

The Trainspotting director is working on a script for the 25th Bond film. From nods to #MeToo and Time’s Up to Trainspotting-style sleights of hand, here’s what we might get

Sony world photography awards 2018 – in pictures

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Belching volcanoes, a boy cuddling his goat, an upside-down car … here are some of the winners in the national and open competition categories of the world’s largest photography competition

Benedict Wells on the tear-jerker that took Europe: 'I used anger – and love'


Separated from his parents at six, Benedict Wells poured his turmoil into The End of Loneliness, a story of love and grief. As it hits Britain, we meet the German wunderkind

Monday, Mar 19

‘The vitriol was really unhealthy’: artist Sonia Boyce on the row over taking down Hylas and the Nymphs

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When John William Waterhouse’s 1896 painting was taken off the walls of Manchester Art Gallery, furious critics described it as censorship or a publicity stunt. That couldn’t be further from the truth, says the artist at the centre of the…

Robot Wars has been scrapped – again. Time for it to rearm


There’s been a storm of protest at the news the show has been axed – but in an era of real-life killer robots, it looked impossibly weedy. Bring on the knife-covered robot dogs

'You try to escape with a modicum of dignity': actors on their best and worst auditions

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From a ‘cattle market’ Inbetweeners casting to a nightmare meeting with the Coens, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Don Warrington and others recall their nailbiting experiences

Rising camp: how an arch sensibility got political

Ice skaters in S&M gear, models in panto petticoats, Ricky Martin in tighty whities ... we’re in the grip of a camp explosion – and now it has a radical bite

Sunday, Mar 18

The golden couple behind Frozen: 'Letting it go is drinking a bottle of chardonnay'

It’s the grand slam – an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, a Tony – and Robert Lopez has done it twice. The EGOT champ and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, his wife and co-composer, talk about penning songs during fights and picnics – and taking Elsa to…

Gugu Mbatha-Raw: on Oprah, race and Hollywood

Already one of Britain’s most promising actors, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is now joining the A-list and working with the likes of Oprah, Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon

The Square review – an archly entertaining swipe at the art world


A satire on the contemporary art world sits edgily alongside a skewering of male privilege and middle-class altruism in Ruben Östlund’s surreal Palme d’Or winner