John Waters

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The 20 greatest Christmas albums – ranked!
Whether you fancy a heartwarming carol with Elvis or the story of a yuletide drug dealer from OutKast, there’s a festive album for you in our rundown of the best ever

Alexis Petridis

15, Dec, 2022 @1:52 PM

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John Waters: False Negative review – the 'sultan of sleaze' at the Barbican
Barbican, London
The veteran film-maker is on fine form in this motor-mouthed show, which mixes slick anecdotes with gleeful transgression

Brian Logan

12, Jun, 2022 @11:20 AM

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John Waters: ‘Trump ruined bad taste – he was the nail in the coffin’
The film-maker and ‘filth elder’ has made a career out of generating shocks. Now a debut novelist, can his book’s talking gay penis save camp?

Catherine Bray

04, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘Thrown back in jail – it’s cruel’: why was actor Amy Locane imprisoned twice for the same crime?
Convicted of killing a woman while drink-driving, Locane served her time and spent the next five years as a model citizen, facing up to her crime and trying to stop others from following in her footsteps. Then she was locked up again for the same offence …

Simon Hattenstone

10, Mar, 2021 @10:00 AM

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My streaming gem: why you should watch I Am Divine
Continuing our series of writers recommending under-seen films is a call to seek out a compelling documentary about a one-of-a-kind provocateur

Jim Farber

04, Aug, 2020 @8:20 AM

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How John Waters and Mink Stole made notorious cult film Pink Flamingos
‘As soon as I saw it with an audience I knew it could be a hit – even if you hated you had to tell someone about it. But I lost every time we were in court for obscenity’

Interviews by Phil Hoad

17, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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From tinted tresses to name necklaces: this week’s fashion trends
What’s hot and what’s not in fashion this week

09, Aug, 2019 @11:01 AM

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Dominic West joins David Simon in condemning 'racist moron' Trump
Wire star compares Trump to serial killer Fred West while John Waters also repudiates attack on Baltimore congressman Elijah Cummings

Edward Helmore in New York

28, Jul, 2019 @4:46 PM

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Top 10 books about Baltimore
Anne Tyler is indelibly tied to the city, but authors as contrasting as Frederick Douglass and John Waters have shown some of its different faces

Laura Lippman

24, Jul, 2019 @9:52 AM

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John Waters: why the auteur of outrage won't joke about the Manson murders
The film-maker who built a career on bad taste makes fun of gay political correctness – but one subject remains off-limits

Ben Walters

08, Nov, 2018 @10:48 AM

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John Waters: 'I never wanted to be a cult film-maker'
The Hairspray and Serial Mom director talks about exhibiting his provocative artwork and why he enjoys ridiculing the art world

Nadja Sayej

08, Oct, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Tab Hunter: how Hollywood's boy next door became a gay icon
The actor, who died on Sunday at the age of 86, kept his sexuality a secret at a time when the industry wasn’t ready for an openly gay heartthrob

Jake Nevins

10, Jul, 2018 @6:00 AM

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