The Stepmother review – marriage, morals and misdemeanours
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The Stepmother review – marriage, morals and misdemeanours

Minerva, ChichesterInjustice, inequality, power and passion drive the plot of this remarkable play which still…

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Indian soap tackles taboos to become one of world’s most watched
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Indian soap tackles taboos to become one of world’s most watched

Over 400m people watch show, with storyline including acid attacks, domestic violence and abortion of…

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Top 10 novels about Pakistan
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Top 10 novels about Pakistan

From Kamila Shamsie to Salman Rushdie, and some names still unfamiliar to English readers, here…

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Alberta museum unveils world’s best-preserved armoured dinosaur
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Alberta museum unveils world’s best-preserved armoured dinosaur

Fossil of 18ft nodosaur found in 2011 in Alberta’s oilsands can now be unveiled after…

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Trance producer Robert Miles has died, aged 47
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Trance producer Robert Miles has died, aged 47

Best known for his No 1 hit Children, the artist has died in Ibiza, Spain,…

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Emma Watson taking legal action after private photo hack
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Emma Watson taking legal action after private photo hack

The Beauty and the Beast star has instructed lawyers over ‘not nude’ pictures that were…

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Professional wrestling saved me from depression. That deserves a hell yeah!
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Professional wrestling saved me from depression. That deserves a hell yeah!

What I needed to lift my depression was to find something that gave me such…

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Don’t let that Oscars blunder overshadow Moonlight’s monumental achievement
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Don’t let that Oscars blunder overshadow Moonlight’s monumental achievement

Barry Jenkins’s movie is a brave and brilliant work of art that also happens to…

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Evening at the Talk House review – Wallace Shawn’s dark comedy plays it safe
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Evening at the Talk House review – Wallace Shawn’s dark comedy plays it safe

Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, New YorkDespite a strong performance from a perfectly cast Matthew Broderick,…

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Fifty Shades Darker review: submissive sequel offers little light relief but lots of washing
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Fifty Shades Darker review: submissive sequel offers little light relief but lots of washing

EL James’s panting couple are back – but director Sam Taylor-Johnson is not – in…

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Melissa McCarthy steals the show as Spicer on Saturday Night Live
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Melissa McCarthy steals the show as Spicer on Saturday Night Live

Grim Reaper-esque Steven Bannon encourages Donald Trump to tell Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull ‘your…

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Dispute over ‘patriotism’ delays opening of Gdańsk’s new war museum
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Dispute over ‘patriotism’ delays opening of Gdańsk’s new war museum

Poland’s conservative government has decided that the port city’s new landmark exhibiting the horrors of…

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What would Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone score on Strictly?
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What would Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone score on Strictly?

This week La La Land, whose stars sing and dance, got 14 Oscar nominations. What…

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Amazon launches £20,000 literary prize for Kindle authors
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Amazon launches £20,000 literary prize for Kindle authors

Kindle Storyteller award is open to authors writing in English who launched their books on…

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Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?
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Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?

Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them…

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Disney deny negotiating with Carrie Fisher’s estate for rights to her digital image
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Disney deny negotiating with Carrie Fisher’s estate for rights to her digital image

The actor had completed filming on Star Wars: Episode VIII, but Princess Leia is also…

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The Stonehenge tunnel will bring us closer to a mythic past
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The Stonehenge tunnel will bring us closer to a mythic past

The newly confirmed road tunnel under Stonehenge has archaeologists up in arms, but removing traffic…

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Take Courage: Anne Brontë and the Art of Life by Samantha Ellis – inside the cult
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Take Courage: Anne Brontë and the Art of Life by Samantha Ellis – inside the cult

Ellis is a fervent champion of the overlooked Brontë sister, but proves an unreliable guide…

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Tom Hiddleston on Golden Globes speech: ‘My words came out wrong’
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Tom Hiddleston on Golden Globes speech: ‘My words came out wrong’

The Night Manager actor blames nerves after social media criticism of his tribute to the…

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Fiction to look out for in 2017
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Fiction to look out for in 2017

With hotly tipped new work from major names including Arundhati Roy and Paul Auster, 2017…

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