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070 Shake: Modus Vivendi review – an impressive statement of intent

19/01/2020 • 15:00 Culture The Guardian  

(GOOD Music/Virgin EMI) Among the few highlights from Kanye West’s 2018 album, ye , were two features from emerging New Jersey artist Danielle …

Onegin, Royal Opera House review: Ballet returns with a fascinating mix of established names and rising artists

19/01/2020 • 14:52 Culture The Independent  

Reece Clarke's Onegin is powerfully danced, with a distinctive sense of …

Netflix boss declares interest in deal with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

19/01/2020 • 14:28 Culture The Independent  

Ted Sarandos has set his sights on working with the …

Grown Ups by Marian Keyes – one big happy family?

19/01/2020 • 13:00 Culture The Guardian  

Marian Keyes shows superb skill at tackling tough themes in this tale of a clan with secrets The Caseys are a sprawling Irish family who gather at …

Marianela Nuñez: ‘Ballet isn’t elitist – it’s our responsibility to make people get it’

19/01/2020 • 13:00 Culture The Guardian  

The Royal Ballet principal on her changing roles, how she dances through difficult emotions, and being ‘a complete bunhead’ Marianela Nuñez is one of …

Big Narstie: ‘I’m the epitome of making it from the ground up’

19/01/2020 • 12:30 Culture The Guardian  

As the rapper from Brixton gets ready for his third television series, he talks about getting fit, getting high and getting what he wants Big …

Laurence Fox says 'woke' women under 35 are 'absolutely bonkers' and like to play the victim

19/01/2020 • 12:19 Culture The Independent  

Actor was criticised earlier this week for his controversial remarks about white …

Jonathan Safran Foer: ‘Why don’t Extinction Rebellion issue specific ideas? They are awfully vague’

19/01/2020 • 12:00 Culture The Guardian  

The bestselling author explains why simple changes to our diet are a good way to address the climate crisis There have been many proposed solutions …

‘She’s the real deal’: top TV writers on mentoring the stars of the future

19/01/2020 • 12:00 Culture The Guardian  

British TV talents from Lucy Prebble to Paul Abbott are helping to diversify drama – by spotting and mentoring emerging writers. We talk to some of …

The Masked Singer: Teddy Sheringham revealed as performing tree

19/01/2020 • 10:50 Culture The Independent  

Former footballer's identity was unveiled after he lost a sing off against an …

Midnight Traveler review – a remarkable, moving portrait of the refugee crisis

19/01/2020 • 10:30 Culture The Guardian  

An Afghan film-maker fleeing the Taliban documents his family’s three-year search for asylum – on his mobile Eight-year-old Nargis is crying because …

Oprah Winfrey claims Russell Simmons tried to 'pressure' her to drop documentary about sexual assault allegations

19/01/2020 • 10:09 Culture The Independent  

Hip-hop mogul has been accused of rape by four women and denies any …

Thriller finally gives Iraqis key roles in 2003 invasion story

19/01/2020 • 10:02 Culture The Guardian  

Actor July Namir tells how the C4 drama Baghdad Central gives a voice to those who lived with conflict She has become used to playing characters who …

Neneh Cherry: ‘Rap is a kind of freedom’

19/01/2020 • 10:00 Culture The Guardian  

Thirty years after her debut, the singer recalls how hip-hop broke the mould for British women - and we chart the rappers that followed in her path, …

Threshold by Rob Doyle review – chasing intangible chemical highs

19/01/2020 • 09:00 Culture The Guardian  

Eleven freewheeling pharmaceutically messy vignettes Long before the English-language rise of autofiction, Geoff Dyer figured out the benefit of …

Mura Masa: Raw Youth Collage review – confused and bitty

19/01/2020 • 09:00 Culture The Guardian  

(Polydor) You can’t accuse the 23-year-old Guernsey producer Mura Masa of false advertising. Raw Youth Collage , his second album, is bitty and a …

Emma Mackey: 'I'd rather be remembered as a feminist than an a***hole'

19/01/2020 • 08:05 Culture The Independent  

The 'Sex Education' star talks to Ellie Harrison about playing high school misanthrope Maeve Wiley, how the French are not as sexually liberated as we …

No Star Wars, no Avengers: Why 2020's sparse blockbuster calendar means this a make-or-break year for original storytelling

19/01/2020 • 08:00 Culture The Independent  

With fewer event movies crowding out cinemas and cultural conversation, is there an opportunity for more original movies to shine this year? Al Horner …

Le Corsaire; Resolution review – ridiculously entertaining

19/01/2020 • 08:00 Culture The Guardian  

Coliseum; the Place, London English National Ballet delivers a bravura, gravity-defying Le Corsaire. At the Place, a faith-restoring showcase of new …

Just Mercy review – death row drama with quiet power

19/01/2020 • 08:00 Culture The Guardian  

Jamie Foxx and Michael B Jordan excel in this understated true-life story of US lawyer Bryan Stevenson’s battle to free an Alabama man wrongfully …