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  • ‘With no gatekeepers and no formula, it’s chaos’ … clockwise from top left, Ryan Guldemond of Mother Mother, Helen Marnie of Ladytron, Miguel and Keane.

    ‘We’re on TikTok? What’s TikTok?’
    The?forgotten bands going supersonic thanks to gen Z

  • Actually on Valium … Pryce as Sam Lowry in Brazil.

    ‘Robert De Niro prepared to play a plumber by watching a brain surgeon’: Terry Gilliam and Jonathan Pryce on making Brazil

  • Purely human … Olivia Rodrigo.

    The?50 best albums of 2023, No 10 – Olivia Rodrigo: Guts

  • US-ENTERTAINMENT-FILM-MUSEUM-GALA<br>US director Ava DuVernay attends the 3rd Annual Academy Museum Gala at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, December 3, 2022. (Photo by Michael TRAN / AFP) (Photo by MICHAEL TRAN/AFP via Getty Images)

    Ava DuVernay
    We?need to wake up. We’re less than a year away from a transition of power

Talking points

  • Hayao Miyazaki’s The Boy and the Heron

    Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘final’ film The Boy and the Heron hits No 1 at North American box office

  • old books in the flea market<br>EP5058 old books in the flea market

    ‘Freedom begins with a book’
    Incarcerated people to judge new US literary award

  • An inevitable question … Anatomy of a Fall

    Best movies of 2023 in the US: No 10 – Anatomy of a Fall

  • Frankly, the Smiths

    ‘I feel more like myself when I’m Morrissey’: the bizarre lives of tribute acts


  • A detail from Echo and Narcissus: The Embrace by Karon Davis.

    ‘Beauty must suffer'
    The?artist lifting the barre on ballet

  • Annette Bening in a black pinstripe suit and a mustard blouse

    ‘They told me: you’re too loud and you put on 10lb’
    Annette Bening on success, surgery and surviving Hollywood

    • Adam Driver on Saturday Night Live

      Saturday Night Live: Adam Driver returns to host a solid episode

    • Strictly Observer New Review ONLY exclusive for interview feature Portrait by Jabari Jacobs / Netflix Matt (left) and Ross Duffer in 2022

      The?Duffer Brothers: ‘The last series of Stranger Things is the biggest it’s ever been’

    • Anne and Jean Philippe Dome north wall 2

      Architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal on the joy of reusing buildings rather than knocking them down

The big picture

  • Northern lights over rocks and water in Norway

    Northern lights photographer of the year 2023 – in pictures

    This year’s list from the travel photography blog Capture the Atlas includes images from Germany, Italy, Wales and the US


  • aghast animated chicken parents look on as a leg breaks out of a hatching egg in front of them

    Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget – disappointingly scrambled sequel

  • Anselm (2023) Directed by Wim Wenders.

    Anselm – Wim Wenders’s immersive documentary is a treat for art lovers

    • Gaining in nuance … Neil Young.

      Neil Young: Before and After
      With age comes tenderness

    • Patrick Stewart

      Making It So by Patrick Stewart audiobook – from Shakespeare to stardom

    • Maria Callas in concert with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

      Maria Callas’s hologram concert: ersatz simulacrum of a dead diva is weird and depressing

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Pictures & video

  • Artisan glassblower Will Shakspeare making the final batches of the 5,000 Christmas baubles he creates each year at his studio in Langport, Somerset.

    ‘If I start thinking I hate making baubles that’s the time to retire’:
    Will Shakspeare’s craft

    The artisan glassblower, who has perfected his skills over more than 25 years, creates Christmas baubles at his studio in Langport, Somerset
  • Paris, 1989, by Elliott Erwitt.THE BIG PICTURE SUNDAY 10th DEC 2023 leave 
FRANCE. Paris. 1989 by Elliott Erwitt

    The big picture
    Elliott Erwitt’s lifelong love of dogs

  • woman in a darkened room looks up at the 6-metre illuminated sculpture

    Friday’s best photos
    The?Notre Dame and Siberian chill

  • Northern lights photographer of the year 2023

  • Two suns
    Tarot reimagined by Bat for Lashes - in pictures

  • Primal dreams
    The?world’s wildest winter masquerades

  • ‘From the counter culture to high society’
    Larry Fink’s career in pictures

  • ‘Accessing healthcare is not easy here’
    Medical challenges around the world

  • The West End turns upside down
    Stranger Things: The First Shadow – in pictures

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