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Chester Bennington: five of his best Linkin Park performances

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From the howls on debut single One Step Closer to the still incendiary vocals of his later years, Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was one of rock’s most emotionally dextrous frontmen

Pop’s glass ceiling: why new female stars can’t break through

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From Anne-Marie to Zara Larsson, the music industry is promoting more women than ever – but few seem to be making it to stardom. Is it because labels treat them differently to their male counterparts?

Dogs: An Amazing Animal Family review – canine genealogy with a soundtrack to howl for


Patrick Aryee is in his element in a show that’s mostly about saying ‘awwww. Plus Clare Balding on Who Do You Think You Are?

Salvador Dalí's moustache still intact, embalmer reveals after exhumation

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Narcís Bardalet, who tended Dalí’s body and helped with exhumation to settle paternity case, ‘delighted’ to see surrealist’s best-known feature

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To Die in Spring by Ralf Rothmann review – a brutal coming of age in Nazi Germany


The final weeks of the second world war are hauntingly portrayed in a German novel that bears comparison with Erich Maria Remarque and Günter Grass


Justin Bieber banned from China for 'bad behaviour'

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Beijing’s culture bureau says star has caused ‘discontent among the public’ and his exclusion is needed to ‘purify’ arts


Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington soothed the angst of millions

By subverting metal’s roaring vocal style for something clear-eyed and pop friendly, Chester Bennington helped Linkin Park’s fans better understand their own internal strife

Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, dies of suspected suicide at age 41

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Police say that the singer, who struggled with substance abuse, is suspected to have killed himself in a private residence in Los Angeles County


Unreliable narrator? Andrea Leadsom mistakenly resurrects Jane Austen

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Leader of Commons refers to face of new £10 note as one of Britain’s greatest living authors, causing much mirth among MPs

The Dunkirk spirit: how cinema is shaping Britain’s identity in the Brexit era

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Where some see disaster, others see victory … No, not the fraught events of 1940 as depicted in Christopher Nolan’s war epic, but the right’s battle against Europe. Has cinema become a willing ally?


More than just a smut-fest: Love Island and the evolution of reality TV sex

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Ever since Michelle and Stuart got intimate on Big Brother in 2004, reality TV shows have been racing to out-bed-hop each other. But are the results always tasteless? Contestants and producers give their verdicts

Spider-Man comics finally swing into the big-money league

Our friendly neighbourhood arachnid is finally getting the attention he deserves among collectors – with a new issue shooting straight to No 1 and copies of the first series selling for hundreds of thousands

The Ska Vengers: 'The worst that could happen? We could get lynched'

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India’s first ska band talk about how they got together – and how their radical lyrics have led the secret police to spy on their gigs


Hip to be Square Mile as plans unveiled for new London culture hub

Area between Farringdon and Moorgate to become ‘culture mile’ over next 10-15 years including new Museum of London

Bryan Cranston: ‘I would go to malls, sit near arguing couples and watch them’

The Breaking Bad star’s new film Wakefield is a study of a man who vanishes, only to spy on his grieving family. Would his years of pre-fame voyeurism come in handy?


BBC to launch Top of the Pops-style music show


Six-part new series with live performances will be broadcast from this autumn on BBC1

Dawkins sees off Darwin in vote for most influential science book


A public poll to mark 30 years of the Royal Society book prizes sees The Selfish Gene declared the most significant – with women authors left on the margins


Barrie Rutter resigns from Northern Broadsides due to stagnant funding


Artistic director and founder cites lack of increase in Arts Council England support for decision to leave the Yorkshire company next April


The Snowman: serious film by serious people – or least spooky serial killer thriller ever?

The trailer suggests Michael Fassbender’s Jo Nesbø adaptation is a high-tension, dread-laden thriller with one problem: it’s full of snowmen

Dizzee Rascal: Raskit review – the grime kingpin reclaims his crown

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(Dirtee Stank/Island) Returning to a pop world in which the music he pioneered is huge, Dizzee has gone back to basics with a stripped-down album that shows off his lyrical skills

Thursday, Jul 20

The keg party's over: why gross-out comedies are going down the pan

Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen and the rest ruled comedy for more than a decade. But everyone’s wisecracking now – from Marvel heroes to current affairs anchors – and the gross-out gags are wearing thin

Stirling prize 2017 shortlist: from a cool crowdfunded pier to a giant hole in the ground

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The biggest truck-lift in Europe, built by Richard Rogers for the British Museum, is vying with a gloriously ungaudy pier and a Glasgow tower that thinks it’s a town. Read our critic’s take on the full shortlist here

Wednesday, Jul 19

Holly Blakey: the dance punk who turned Coldplay into disco chimps

She learned ballet in a car park and beat Beyoncé to a VMA. Now, the queen of music videos is putting on her first show. The choreographer talks about dance snobs, anorexia and reclaiming bump ’n’ grind

With Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan has finally hit the heights of Kubrick

Any mention of the K-word in relation to Nolan has long prompted sneers, but his 10th film is dizzying, dazzling and diamond-hard. It could be his Paths of Glory

Joanna Lumley's India: is her TV show guilty of airbrushing history?

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Joanna Lumley has returned to the land of her birth to celebrate India and walk in her ‘family’s footsteps’. But does her series overlook British oppression in the former colony – and her own ancestors’ role?

Save Kermit! Why the Muppets debacle is so devastating

The fight between the Hensons and Steve Whitmire, who has long played Kermit the Frog, has got very ugly very quickly. Whatever happens, we must preserve this witty, genius puppet

Tuesday, Jul 18

From Gypsy to The Sopranos, what do real psychotherapists think of TV shrinks?

The Sopranos put a mobster through analysis. Now Gypsy is making a psychotherapist the star of the show. Does TV get it right – or is gross malpractice just dramatically inevitable?

Christopher Nolan on Dunkirk: 'There are 400,000 men on this beach – how do you get them home?'

Dunkirk sees director Christopher Nolan tackle one of the most remarkable stories of the second world war: the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of Allied soldiers from the beaches of northern France. In an extended video interview Nolan…

Jane Austen's teen writing: funny, cartoonish – and a touch of murder

Far from being the epitome of genteel propriety, her earliest fiction reveals an anarchic spirit with a disdain for authority to match any modern adolescent

Monday, Jul 17

Dunkirk review – Christopher Nolan's apocalyptic war epic is his best film so far

Nolan eschews war porn for a powerful and superbly crafted disaster movie – starring Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy and a decent Harry Styles – with a story to tell

R Kelly accused of physically abusing and controlling women in 'cult'

Three women have told BuzzFeed News of abusive behaviour by the singer, whose lawyer has denied the allegations

I was the Doctor and I’m over the moon that at last we have a female lead | Colin Baker

All the Timelord reincarnations have been different, apart from their gender. Why should an alien be male? Jodie Whittaker will inspire new Doctor Who fans

George A Romero: the zombie master whose ideas infected American cinema

With his satirical masterpiece Night of the Living Dead the director revolutionised low-budget film-making and inspired an epidemic of imitators, from World War Z to 28 Days Later

Sunday, Jul 16

Dizzee Rascal: ‘I’m the one person who can say, Grime? Nah, I seen it, sorry!’

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The rapper changed the face of British music before he went pop. His influence is stamped on the charts, but he’s not impressed by the current crop of stars – or #grime4corbyn

The Big Sick's Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V Gordon: 'In America, the idea of a cross-cultural relationship is still controversial'

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A medically induced coma isn’t usually a spark for romance, but it’s what helped Emily V Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, writers of The Big Sick, put the seal on their love – as well as giving them material for the film in which Nanjiani also…

Critics loved The Ferryman. But I’m from Northern Ireland, and it doesn’t ring true

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Jez Butterworth’s hit play about the ‘disappeared’ of the Troubles fails to capture the complexities of that period of history. Then there’s the cliches…

Break-out stories: the murderer who hopes writing fiction will set him free

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High on vodka and crack, Curtis Dawkins shot a stranger dead. Sentenced to life in prison, he went back to his first love – writing. He tells Chris McGreal about his controversial new book