• 14 Feb 2018

    Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut has already made her an Oscar contender. Her new film Lady Bird, a coming-of-age story set in her home town of Sacramento, California has been universally acclaimed, with five Academy Awards nominations, including Gerwig as best director.

  • 12 Feb 2018

    Last week, the Freemasons took out a full-page advert in several newspapers claiming that its members felt “stigmatised”. It followed news reports about the fraternal organisation, questioning their influence in policing and politics. In response, the Freemasons called for a change in attitudes and highlighted their extensive charity work. But do their arguments stack up?

  • 10 Feb 2018

    Andrey Zvyagintsev is a household name in Russia. One of the country’s most acclaimed film directors his portrayals of life in Putin’s Russia are unflinching, unremitting and unforgettable. No wonder the authorities have fallen out of love with him. They refused to help fund his latest film Loveless about a divorced couple in a bleak…

  • 29 Jan 2018

    What do you do when you begin to lose your most precious memories at just 58 years old? Wendy Mitchell was a busy NHS manager when she was diagnosed with early onset dementia. Now she has written a memoir like no other, recording the creeping loss of her independence and her ability to remember.

  • 19 Jan 2018

    He’s been making music seriously for barely two years …yet 21 year old Yxng Bane from East London has already been nominated for a prestigious MOBO award, and his music videos regularly gain tens of millions of views.

  • 13 Jan 2018

    Now to an up and coming band who didn’t let the fact that they lived on different continents stand in the way of writing songs. Infact, Superorganism first got together via the internet despite their origins in Japan, New Zealand, Australia and…Lancashire. Now the eight members have converged to live in a terraced house in…

  • 5 Jan 2018

    He has knobbly knees and turned-out toes and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose. Ringing any bells? Well, if you’ve had children in the last quarter of a century, you’ll recognise that as a quote from Julia Donaldson’s best-selling children’s book The Gruffalo, illustrated by Axel Scheffler. The German-born illustrator’s picture books…

  • 3 Jan 2018

    Rapper Nadia Rose talks to Channel 4 News about being a woman in grime.

  • 17 Dec 2017

    They are women challenging the stereotype of the body beautiful, by revealing and embracing their scars. A photography project features women whose bodies have been through unbelievable challenges. Now, they say, it is time to stop hiding.

  • 9 Dec 2017

    Paris came to halt today as hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of the French capital for the funeral of rock star Jonny Hallyday. President Emmanuel Macron led tributes to the singer at a special service in the city’s Madeleine church. Ed Howker reports.

  • 9 Dec 2017

    The writer and film maker Eric Schlosser heads to Oslo tomorrow, where two anti-nuclear campaign groups will be picking up the Nobel Peace Prize. He talks to Jon Snow about his new installation – The Bomb – which explores the culture of nuclear weapons.

  • 4 Dec 2017

    The number of powerful men across the US entertainment industry, in the media and politics being accused of sexual misconduct is growing daily – an avalanche that began with allegations of sexual assault against Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein. Scores of women have accused him of abuse, from bullying to rape. Kylie Morris has been to Los Angeles to ask women at all levels in the industry, including a former assistant of Weinstein, about their experiences, and impact of his downfall.

  • 13 Nov 2017

    It was Trump that brought them together, They are angry, loud and call themselves an elite taskforce of revolutionary musicians. Their political message is so furious and laden with expletives that much of it can’t be broadcast on TV at this time. But the supergroup Prophets of Rage have an extraordinary pedigree, coming from some…

  • 12 Nov 2017

    Grazia magazine was forced to apologise on Friday for photoshopping the hair of black actress Lupita Nyong’o. She said the doctored image showed there was still unconscious prejudice against black hairstyles.

  • 11 Nov 2017

    She’s a singer-songwriter with three Grammys to her name and an activist with an impeccable pedigree. Matt Frei speaks to Angelique Kidjo – ‘Africa’s premier diva’.