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Reclaiming Amy review: The agony of seeing addiction close up

Ten years since she died, Amy Winehouse’s family discuss how they remember the prodigious talent

Comedy

Russell Howard interview: “Over the pandemic I forgot I was famous”

The comedian has some adjusting to do after 18 months of making tea for his wife, but he’s not been idle

Theatre

360 Allstars at London Wonderground review: don’t try this at home

No new age concept, just young men displaying enviable, well-honed and slightly alarming skills

TV

What a turn on! TV’s hot summer is here

From masked matchmaking to the full-frontal filth-fest of Sex/Life, dating is back — on the telly at least. As Sexy Beasts hits Netflix, Abha Shah wonders why we just can’t get enough of seriously OTT shows

UK

Amy Winehouse remembered on 10th anniversary of her death

The beloved soul singer has been the subject of documentaries marking the milestone

Film

The World to Come review: a love story where loneliness lies with lust

Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby are a consistently perfect match in this period romance

Music

Get to know the Mercury Music Prize 2021 nominees

A knockout lineup this year is worth spending time with

Comedy

The London comedy festivals to see this summer: who needs Edinburgh?

As we all keep saying, it’s a transitional year, but at least it means that there’s a ton of comedy going on in the capital

Theatre

Hamlet review: Ian McKellen’s age-defying Hamlet is a sensation

At the age of 82, Sir Ian throws new light on the Danish prince in a riveting performance

Exhibitions

Folkestone Triennial 2021 review: the opposite of ‘plop art’

The fifth edition of the triennial public art exhibition is truly transformative

TV

‘That story’s never been told’: revisiting the Brixton riots

Steve McQueen’s new series Uprising is an overdue exploration of race relations in the 1980s. George Rhoden, one of few black police officers on the scene at the Brixton riots, tells us why he shared his story

TV

It Was What It Was: Will Love Island’s Lucinda pick Danny or Aaron?

Each week, Love Island scholars Katie Rosseinsky and Jessie Thompson discuss all the drama and dumpings

Film

Vanessa Kirby: Film has been so male dominated - now it’s women’s time

The actress’s latest role in powerful period piece The World to Come “felt like a voice” for pioneer women pushed into the margins of history

Music

Nicola Benedetti: It’s hard not to feel performers have been penalised

As she launches her new album, the star violinist is frustrated at the restrictions on live performance, but is determined to bring music to the masses regardless

Theatre

Meet the young playwrights shaking up London’s reopened stages

New writing is normally seen as risky, but now it’s going straight into the West End. Meet the young talents helping re-write the rules

Music

John Mayer: Sob Rock review - great fun if you like a whiff of cheese

John Mayer’s eighth album sounds like he’s arrived in the 1980s

Music

Clairo Sling album review: A light touch and a beautiful mature sound

This is a mature, ambitious album from bedroom pop pioneer Clairo

Film

Nowhere Special: James Norton’s heartbreaking new film is beautiful

This modest, restrained story about a single dad with terminal cancer trying to find adoptive parents for his young son will blow you away

Film

Summer of Soul review: The best music documentary you’ve never seen

The summer of ‘69 saw some of the most epic outdoor gigs in history, and we are categorically not talking about Woodstock

Insider

Welcome to Clarkson’s Farm, a very big crowd in the country

A new show has turned the broadcaster’s farmshop into a fan mecca — but what’s at the end of the three-hour queue? A dubious David Ellis gets in line