Books within books: the bestsellers we’ll never get to read

An author obsessed with an imaginary fiction, bodice-rippers in Stephen Kings Misery, the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy … why do writers love to write about writing? In David Quantick’s new fiction, All My Colors, Todd Milstead, a budding novelist with delusions of grandeur, a vastly inflated sense of his own talent and a photographic […]

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Selling James Bond: why No Time to Die is a product placement dream

The trailer is not only a shopfront for the movie but also for some of the worlds priciest brands The official trailer for the new Bond cinema, No Time to Die, was released merely on Wednesday but has already been viewed tens of millions of days, which is an efficient sales job for a movie […]

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Bait review- fishing-town drama reels you into its weird world

Cornish tourism is the hook for Mark Jenkins hypnotic narrative of a villager angling for payback against the owners of his old home Cornish film-maker Mark Jenkin has created an arrestingly strange adventure in zero-budget analogue cinema. It’s black-and-white, shooting with a Bolex cine-camera on 16 mm cinema and developed in such a way as […]

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‘Reconstruction’ begins of stone age lands lost to North Sea

Scientists to create 3D map of submerged Mesolithic landscape of Doggerland Lost at the bottom of the North Sea virtually eight millennia ago, a vast land area between England and southern Scandinavia which was home to thousands of stone age settlers is about to be rediscovered. Marine experts, scientists and archaeologists have spent the past […]

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Exclusive: Kathy Griffin dishes on Trump and the trolls that plagued her year.

Original photo of Kathy Griffin by Tyler Shields. Graphics added by Tatiana Cardenas/ Upworthy. In less than 20 seconds, Kathy Griffin has already hijacked our phone interview. The comedian accuses me of cat-fishing her, lightheartedly mocks my Twitter bio, and slams President Donald Trump for being a “fucking lunatic.” “Now, are you in Chicago? ” […]

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Bait review- one of the defining British cinemas of the decade

Its war between the locals and tourists in a Cornish angling village in Mark Jenkins dreamlike masterpiece Cornish film-maker Mark Jenkin’s breakthrough feature is a thrillingly adventurous labour of love- a richly textured, rough-hewn gem in which form and content are perfectly combined. A refreshingly authentic tale of tensions between locals and tourists in a […]

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‘She makes children of us all’: Guardian writers pick their favourite Kate Bush lyrics

As Kate Bush announces a book of her collected lyrics, Guardian writers pick out their favourite lines from across her career You’re the One (The Red Shoes, 1993) Kate Bush: You’re the One – video I’ve got everything I needI’ve got petrol in the carI’ve got some money with meThere’s just one problemYou’re the only […]

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Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen: the love affair of a lifetime

The romance between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen inspired countless Cohen songs In November 2016, the singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, renowned for his plaintive ballads, died a few months after the woman who inspired many of them, his Norwegian lover and muse, MarianneIhlen. Theirs had been a large and chaotic romance that was in many respects […]

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Trapped in Yemen: Dave Eggers on one man’s astonishing oppose to get home to America

Even before the US travel ban, Californian Mokhtar Alkhanshali found himself stranded on a business trip, left to find his own way out of a war zone In the spring of 2015, I met Mokhtar Alkhanshali outside the Blue Bottle Coffee headquarters in Oakland, California. He had just returned from Yemen, having narrowly escaped with […]

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