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‘You’ve never eaten a banana?!’ 10 writers face their fiercest – and strangest – food fears
Whether it’s the smell, the texture or the emotional associations, something has kept our guinea pigs away from everyday dishes such as hard-boiled eggs and shepherd’s pie. How traumatic will those first mouthfuls be?

Arwa Mahdawi, Felicity Cloake, Chitra Ramaswamy, Ammar Kalia, Emma Beddington, Jonathan Jones , Elle Hunt, Sasha Mistlin, Ellie Violet Bramley and Morwenna Ferrier

23, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Why too many young men love Andrew Tate – and why we need to understand that, not dismiss it | Sasha Mistlin
My cousin was drawn in by the social media star’s mix of motivational messages and toxic sexism, says Sasha Mistlin, a commissioning editor on Guardian Saturday

Sasha Mistlin

09, Mar, 2023 @11:00 AM

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‘My father ruled through pain’: Colin Grant on the stories behind I’m Black So You Don’t Have to Be
As a child he knew both love and violence; as an adult, both recognition and rejection. The writer talks about his marijuana-dealer father, his clashes at the BBC and the police stop-and-searches that drove him out of London

Sasha Mistlin

11, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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I’m a dating app evangelist – but even I’m not on Tinder any more | Alex Mistlin
I loved the freedom of online dating – but discovered meeting people is no guarantee of building a lasting connection, says Alex Mistlin, a commissioning editor on Guardian Saturday

Sasha Mistlin

15, Aug, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Everyone’s a cynic! Film, TV, music, books and art about pessimism
From Wall Street savagery to withering R&B, choose art that shows humanity at its most misanthropic

Sasha Mistlin, Hollie Richardson, Sam Jordison, Jenessa Williams and Jonathan Jones

15, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Food for thought: film, music and art to help you through the cost of living crisis
From a 16th-century worker’s humble lunch to raging rap, our critics find the works that grapple with the challenges of hard times

Jonathan Jones, Sam Jordison, Sasha Mistlin, Hollie Richardson and Jenessa Williams

08, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Driven to distraction: the best film, music, games and more to prepare for a road trip
From a coming-of-age tale in rural Mexico to zen thoughts on London’s streets, our critics get their cultural motors running

Michael Cragg, Sam Jordison, Sasha Mistlin, Hollie Richardson and Keith Stuart

25, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Loyle Carner: ‘There’s a whole other side to me that’s darker’
UK hip-hop’s Mr Nice Guy is getting angry – digging into racism, his mixed-race heritage and his relationship with his estranged father

Sasha Mistlin

19, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The green-eyed monster: music, film and comedy about jealousy
From Beyoncé’s rage-fuelled anthem to Munch’s tortured portrait of his muse, our critics explore the art of jealousy

Sasha Mistlin, Imogen Russell Williams, Brian Logan, Skye Sherwin and Michael Cragg

18, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Cursed Child star Noma Dumezweni: ‘As a Black woman in acting, I’m fearless now’
A landmark turn as Hermione in the Harry Potter play brought the actor to Disney and HBO’s attention. Now she’s playing godmother to a new generation of Black talent

Sasha Mistlin

09, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Something for the weekend: film, music and more for May Day bank holiday
From a spot of Quadrophenia to a good innings with The English Game, our critics suggest art to inspire the best use of your extra day of free time

Sasha Mistlin, Kadish Morris, Steve Rose, Jason Okundaye and Jenessa Williams

30, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The Guide #25: From Gotham to Zion – which is the best fictional city?
In this week’s newsletter: Batman’s home has taken many shapes over the decades – but it’s never felt like somewhere you’d want to settle down

Sasha Mistlin

11, Mar, 2022 @11:43 AM

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