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As some publications are suspended while others are in danger of being discontinued, we explore how the music press is holding up during the pandemic – and why it’s important that we keep it going. Robert Bound speaks to…
We speak to Richard Russell, head of XL Recordings, about his new book, his career producing records for the likes of Adele and Bobby Womack and his collaboration with Gil Scott-Heron.
Music journalists Kate Hutchinson and Will Hodgkinson join Robert Bound to take a look at how the music industry has reacted and adapted to the current pandemic, and what sort of creativity that has sparked.
Critics Simran Hans and Scott Bryan divulge a few hidden TV and film gems to get you through the rest of lockdown.
Novelist and art writer Olivia Laing tells Robert Bound about ‘Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency’, her new collection of essays, columns and character studies from the past decade.
Will Hodgkinson and Lucy Scholes tell us about the best new music and books to enjoy this month, and the golden oldies they have been revisiting during lockdown.
Writer Melissa Harrison tells Robert Bound about her new podcast on nature, ‘The Stubborn Light of Things’. She talks about writing during a period of change, how getting in touch with the outdoors changed her life and why…
Robert Bound speaks to writer Craig Brown about his new biography of the Beatles, called ‘One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time’. How do you say something fresh about one of the most written-about bands in history?
We look at the role of public broadcasters during the pandemic. TV critic Scott Bryan tells us what the BBC has been up to while the CBC/Radio-Canada’s Catherine Tait talks about the practicalities of producing for a mul…
As art institutions and commercial galleries shut their doors to the public, we speak to critics Ben Luke and Jane Morris about what effect closures will have on audiences and businesses. Plus: we speak to Art Basel dire…
Robert Bound, John Mitchinson and Ted Hodgkinson review the final – and rather hefty – instalment of Hilary Mantel's Thomas Cromwell trilogy.
Robert Bound, Francesca Gavin and Ossian Ward get to the root of the Hayward Gallery’s new exhibition.
We discuss female relationships, the queer gaze and the beauty of Céline Sciamma’s latest film. Ben Rylan is in conversation with Karen Krizanovich, Caspar Salmon and Chiara Rimella.
We discuss the new show of the artist and filmmaker, Steve McQueen, and revisit an interview with the man himself.
Lucy Scholes and Susannah Butter discuss Emma Jane Unsworth’s new novel about Jenny McLaine, a thirtysomething London journalist whose addiction to social media begins to take over her life.