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Joseph Fiennes says 'you can't not equate' Trump's administration and The Handmaid's Tale

12/08/2019 • 07:02 Culture The Independent  

'Everything that went before, to build a government for the people, is now being torn down,' said the …

Tricky Second Album review – a searing takedown of the fringe from within

12/08/2019 • 07:00 Culture The Guardian  

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Warping the conventions of theatre, this exhilarating play lays waste to the sky-high expense of the festival of which it …

Drake lands ninth album number one, tying him with Madonna and the Rolling Stones

12/08/2019 • 06:37 Culture The Independent  

He is still some way off from beating artists including Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z and The Beatles, …

Foster the People post Jeffrey Epstein 'body double' conspiracy theory

12/08/2019 • 06:28 Culture The Independent  

The indie group suggested photographs of Epstein's dead body depict a man who 'obviously isn't …

Magic, meth and mayhem: behind the year's most mind-bending documentary

12/08/2019 • 06:00 Culture The Guardian  

In The Amazing Johnathan Documentary, a magician’s tricks start to confuse the line between fiction and reality There’s a moment, about six minutes …

Succession recap: season two, episode one – TV's most vicious family are back!

12/08/2019 • 05:52 Culture The Guardian  

Schemes are afoot and the profane putdowns are flowing as Jesse Armstrong’s dynasty drama returns. But who is in pole position to take the crown? …

Avengers: Endgame directors blame Black Widow movie for absence of of Natasha funeral scene

12/08/2019 • 05:22 Culture The Independent  

Fans had criticised the film for spending far more time mourning Robert Downey Jr's Tony …

BTS will take 'extended break to lead ordinary lives', management confirms

12/08/2019 • 05:20 Culture The Independent  

The phenomenally successful group became the first South Korean act to sell out Wembley this …

Nothing happens and the characters are vile but Succession is still the best thing on TV

12/08/2019 • 05:18 Culture The Independent  

Peep Show creator Jesse Armstrong's media dynasty is back, with its members being as deliciously cruel to each other as ever, says Ed …

For one night only: how Edinburgh's standups spend their day off

11/08/2019 • 23:02 Culture The Guardian  

For performers, the fringe is a delirium-inducing month of nonstop work. They get just one day off throughout August – so they have to use it wisely… …

Janine Harouni review – a standup attempt to forgive Trump-voting dad

11/08/2019 • 23:02 Culture The Guardian  

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Politics and family tensions fuel a precision-engineered debut show that fuses the mundane with the terrifying to …

The Handmaid's Tale review, season 3 episode 10: In a grim hour of television, June remains defiant and undefeated

11/08/2019 • 19:58 Culture The Independent  

Elisabeth Moss's heroine vows to rescue all of the children born to Handmaids, as well as her …

Roots review – whimsical 'folk jokes' and a very greedy cat

11/08/2019 • 14:24 Culture The Guardian  

Church Hill theatre, Edinburgh The 1927 company became darlings of the festival scene after their first fringe outing, but this showcase of …

Marvel leak: Trusted source appears to reveal surprise film for 2024

11/08/2019 • 13:48 Culture The Independent  

The shocked face emoji says it …

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet review – an epic snog and a touch of Grease

11/08/2019 • 11:14 Culture The Guardian  

Sadler’s Wells, London Young dancers, a reworked score and dynamic choreography bring blasts of rhythm, energy and feeling to the tale of …

Jia Tolentino: ‘I like to write about instincts that are in some way good and in some way dangerous'

11/08/2019 • 11:00 Culture The Guardian  

Hailed as the Joan Didion of our times – informed, funny and fearless – the New Yorker’s Jia Tolentino is making sense of the world one essay at a …

Marina Joyce will 'explain' why she went missing for nine days in new YouTube video

11/08/2019 • 10:58 Culture The Independent  

Social media star's boyfriend assured fans she is 'safe and …

Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline: How to watch every MCU film and TV show in chronological order

11/08/2019 • 10:16 Culture The Independent  

From 'Iron Man' to 'Black Panther' to 'Agents of Shield' to 'Avengers: …

No Logo at 20: have we lost the battle against the total branding of our lives?

11/08/2019 • 10:00 Culture The Guardian  

It was the bestseller that brilliantly critiqued the political power of the ‘superbrands’ and shot Naomi Klein to fame. Two decades on, we ask her, …

Making a Murderer's Steven Avery loses bid for new trial

11/08/2019 • 09:44 Culture The Independent  

Lawyer Kathleen Zellner said an appeal against the ruling is …