‘Dad described the plot of Psycho at the dinner table’: how my parents taught me to love film

The Guardian film critic on how his mother and leader influenced his relationship with cinema My mothers are dead now, and I think about them both every day. They cherished the cinema, and would go all the time as a…

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On my radar: Salman Rushdies cultural highlights

The novelist on his beloved brand-new writing, the exhilarate of baseball and the chairman whos changing Midnights Children for Netflix Born in 1947 in Mumbai , Salman Rushdie is the author of 14 novels including Midnight’s Children , which won…

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James Acaster: Adulthood is still a bit daunting

When the comics life came apart, he sought solace in the music of 2016. He discusses the lyrics that saved his life Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999, and a stream of acclaimed Netflix specials, Acaster had an annus horribilis in…

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Sam Taylor-Johnson: Ive lost people very dear to me through addiction

The film-maker on accommodating James Freys controversial rehab memoir A Million Little Pieces Since leaving the art world to become a film-maker, Sam Taylor-Johnson has been demonstrated superb assortment. Her debut feature film, Nowhere Boy ( 2009 ), was a…

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Yogi Berra’s baseball bat and a $17,500 typewriter: a visit to the auction of Philip Roth’s estate

The great American novelist died last year and a huge stash of personal effects went on sale last week. J Oliver Conroy get along About 10 year ago, Philip Roth invited his friend Russ Murdock- the longtime keeper of Roth’s…

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Metallica to publish children’s book, The ABCs of Metallica

Illustrated book tells the history of the metal party, and will benefit their charity All Within My Hands Metallica, the metal party known for their lethal strifes, essence misuse and songs entitled Leper Messiah, Harvester of Sorrow and My Friend…

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Punk hellraiser Lydia Lunch: ‘I’m chronically misunderstood but I get off on it’

The runaway, singer and counter-culture icon is hitting 60 and is as incendiary as ever, touring and feelings against polluters and politicians in a rip-roaring book Lydia Lunch turned 60 this year, but senility has done little to dim this…

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8 Essential Books in the Queer Comics Canon

More than a decade ago, when Batwoman was reimagined as a homosexual attribute, it was a big deal. She was a woman in comics who dated and danced with other women, suffered heartache, and went through many of the mundanities…

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Author Lisa Taddeo: I wanted to explore desire, not sex

In her extraordinary notebook Three Maids Lisa Taddeo shows the insinuate lives of real American wives. Below, we engrave an extract In 2010, a young American scribe called Lisa Taddeo publicized Gay Talese’snotorious 1981 exploration of sex culture in 1970…

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‘My life completely changed’: debut wins world’s richest prize for a novel

Nominated by precisely one library in Belgium, Emily Ruskovichs Idaho properties the 100,000 International Dublin literary award Emily Ruskovich was sitting in her back plot in Boise, Idaho, playing in the grass with her one-year-old daughter, when she got the…

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