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Homeland recap: season seven, episode two – Rebel Rebel

There’s a lot more going on this week with Elizabeth U-turning on the detainees, Saul hot on O’Keefe’s trail and Carrie frantically trying to extract...

Why Burnout Was The Best Thing To Ever Happen To Me

Burnout: a very real epidemic of the past decade. I can maybe count on one hand the number of people I know personally who haven’t been affected to...

Everybody's Talking About Jamie hits high note in public-voted stage awards

WhatsOnStage award for best new musical goes to tale of teenage boy who wanted to dress in girls’ clothes Everybody’s Talking About Jamie was one of...

Michelle Obama announces memoir will be called Becoming

Former US first lady hopes her story, released worldwide in November, will inspire others Former US first lady Michelle Obama has announced the name...

Skin in the Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb – digested read

‘Say what you like about Hitler – but at least he topped himself when it all went wrong. That’s skin in the game’ You’ve missed me. You almost...

Playwright David Edgar to make stage debut in political one-man show

After 50 years of writing, Edgar will revisit his radical youth in a ‘conversation between my older and younger self’ David Edgar has been creating...

Madrid names street after female inventor of mechanical 'ebook'

Ángela Ruiz Robles came up with ‘mechanical, electric and air-pressure driven method for reading’ in 1949 Four decades after her death, a Spanish...

Emma Chambers fans wish for just one more misunderstood joke | Julia Raeside

The actor best known as Dibley’s Alice Tinker will be remembered for her full-beam warmth No one misunderstood a joke like Alice Tinker. In the Vicar...

Book clinic: why do publishers still issue hardbacks?

The editor of the Bookseller explains why the hardback format will be with us for a while yet Q: Years ago, I read that publishers were going to end...

Going TV cold turkey – what is it like to give up the box for a month?

In this golden age of television, the pressure to binge-watch is immense – even as evidence mounts about the health risks. So how did one ‘heavy user...

Berlin 2018: shallow, silly Golden Bear winner Touch Me Not is a calamity for the festival

Victory for Adina Pintille’s humourless and clumsy documentary essay underscores Berlin’s status as a competition that promotes the dull and...

Sridevi Kapoor: beautiful Bollywood star who was India's lover, friend and mum | Peter Bradshaw

Sridevi, who has died aged 54, had the megawattage to match Bollywood’s biggest male stars. Her death is a massive national loss Sridevi Kapoor was a...

First Aid Kit review – the sisters twang it out for each other, with rare power

02 Academy, GlasgowScandi-southerners Johanna and Klara Söderberg swig Irn-Bru and show there’s more than whimsy to their burgeoning folk-pop act ‘...

Marilynne Robinson: ‘I don’t have an ideal reader in mind’

The award-winning author of four novels in 34 years has a new book of essays out. She talks about how faith can be the key to a balanced life The...

On my radar: Richard Sennett’s cultural highlights

The American sociologist on climate-change art, Janáček’s quartets and having a black thumb Born in Chicago in 1943, Richard Sennett has been called...