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Future Theatre Fund

Leading musical stars return to the stage for our Future Theatre Fund

The theatrical pairing will be back on stage to name the recipients of our Future Theatre Fund

Film

Billie Eilish documentary review: The mad dichotomy of teenage stardom

Selling out stadiums one day, doing her driving test the next — this extraordinary film captures everything

Film

Andra Day: I wanted to celebrate Billie Holiday’s civil rights legacy

The star has been nominated for a Golden Globe - and it’s her first role. She pulled it off through sheer terror, she tells Katie Rosseinsky

Books

Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson review

He’s a cult figure whose first book sold over five million copies. Then he got ill and his critics accused him of having lost the plot. But his highly-anticipated sequel, released today, is full of sensible, humane advice, and shows he is still very much on top, says Melanie McDonagh

Books

Prey: Immigration & the Erosion of Women’s Rights by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

In her new book , the Somali-born critic of Islam appears more concerned with defending the criminalisation of migration than finding solutions to end the rise in sexual violence against women in the UK and Europe, says Maryam Namazie

Exhibitions

Martin Parr: ‘I never get tired of photographing people’

As a judge for our Life in Lockdown photography competition, the artists is looking for ‘the personality of the photographer’ in the image

TV

Fear not - Married at First Sight Australia series 7 is coming to E4

Get ready to commit to a brand new series of Australia’s most chaotic reality show

Music

Nine London music venues ‘still at imminent risk of permanent closure’

Two Camden venues have been newly added to the Music Venue Trust’s “critical” list

Music

All the major UK festivals that have confirmed line-ups for 2021

With news of the Government’s roadmap for exiting lockdown, festival organisers are hopeful that some events may go ahead this summer

Culture

BlackStage UK: the anti-racist doc that the arts world needs to watch

A candid new online documentary series holds the arts industry to account after 2020’s Black Lives Matter protests

Insider

Is it really OK to tell men like Dino, Matt and Billy to ‘man up?’

“Put on your big boy pants”, and “grow some balls” - the treatment of some of this hit show’s male contestants makes for uncomfortable viewing. Chris Cotonou picks apart the toxic masculinity on our screens and asks what makes a ‘real man’ these days anyway?

Music

Julien Baker - Little Oblivions: startlingly open, musically expansive

The Boygenius alumna’s third solo album sticks with the forensic self-examination but the music is a whole new experience

Future Theatre Fund

How theatre will rebuild: we talk to writer Travis Alabanza

Our How theatre will rebuild series will bring you a new conversation each day about why the future of theatre matters

TV

Kelsey Grammer to return as Frasier in reboot of hit TV comedy

It is unclear which of Grammer’s former co-stars - including David Hyde Pierce, who played his brother - will return

Theatre

Sherlock Holmes: An Online Adventure is as fun as a fart in a lift

This so-called immersive online theatre show is an excruciating experience

Books

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro: a fable about the value of life

With its hushed intensity of emotion, this fable about robot love and loneliness confirms Ishiguro as a master prose stylist, says Ian Thomson

Exhibitions

How 21 London galleries teamed up to bring art back into our lives

A digital exhibition space created because of the pandemic could in fact be a gamechanger for busy art lovers

Film

Two promising London filmmakers on being a young creative during Covid

Emmanuel Li and Laura Marcus overcame the lockdown lull by making two excellent short films

Insider

Burna Boy: ‘Being alive as a black man is difficult’

He’s taken Afro-fusion global, has collaborated with everyone from Beyoncé to Stormzy and his latest album has been streamed over 80 million times. But with violent unrest in his native Nigeria and the ‘devastating’ pandemic, Burna Boy has been struggling

TV

Zara McDermott’s revenge porn doc should be shown in secondary schools

This film is often hard to watch but the Love Island star is an engaging and empathetic presenter

TV

Bent coppers and beyond: Line of Duty’s most shocking moments

The past five series have certainly been a wild ride for AC-12 and co...

Culture

The film studios tycoon bringing tinseltown to London town

Developer plans to create apprenticeships for movie industry

Film

Netflix’s Biggie doc skims over rap feuds to tell a richer story

Instead of getting bogged down in the East Coast-West Coast controversy, this film explores another side to Christopher Wallace

Books

Raphael and the Antique by Claudia La Malfa review

Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death, this new study sheds light on particular aspects of Raphael's work and has a wonderful surprise at the end, says David Ekserdjian

Comment

The government road map is upside down for the arts

‘Not before’ dates are a boon to the culture sector, but some of the detail of this plan is topsy turvy

Film

Pelé on Netflix review: not quite warts and all but still fascinating

It could have probed further into the footballer’s less heroic side but this doc is worth a watch

Books

The Long, Long Afternoon by Inga Vesper review:

With its fabulously kitsch technicolour setting and gripping storyline, this début - a pastiche pulp detective novel - is a triumph, says Katie Law

Theatre

The best theatre, dance, comedy and classical music to stream online

Missing your theatre fix? We’ve rounded up the best shows to watch online

TV

The best TV shows and films coming to Star on Disney+

The new platform from Disney+ will be home to original dramas and plenty of throwback favourites

TV

Big Sky review: David E. Kelley’s winning streak grinds to a halt

Cliffhanger endings aren’t enough to distract from cardboard cut-out characters and lazy tropes

Books

Slow Rise by Robert Penn: a Sapiens-with-wheat story of humanity

Far from being yet another book on how to achieve the perfect sourdough starter, Robert Penn’s engaging account encompasses every aspect of bread, from how it fuelled entire empires to which grains he could grow on his own allotment, says David Ellis

Books

Acts of Desperation by Megan Nolan review

Madeleine Feeny enjoys this millennial novel, which is as ruthlessly navel-gazing as Karl Ove Knausgaard’s finest auto-fiction

World

White actor behind Simpsons’ Dr Hibbert replaced by black performer

Fox announced in June last year the show would no longer feature white actors voicing non-white characters