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My streaming gem: why you should watch I Called Him Morgan
The latest in our series of writers unearthing forgotten movies highlights a moving documentary about a jazz musician killed in his prime

Ammar Kalia

18, Jan, 2022 @7:36 AM

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‘I saw a big set of white teeth coming towards me’: the people who survived terrifying wild animal attacks
How does it feel to fight off a predator in the wild? And what effect does it have on your life? Five people who lived to tell the tale explain

Ammar Kalia

04, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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From the Beano to Katherine Ryan: 31 ways to beat the January blues
Each week, our critics choose the best music, film, theatre, art and games – so who better to ask to help us through a whole month?

Andrew Clements, Ryan Gilbey, Ammar Kalia, Danny Leigh, Brian Logan, Dale Berning Sawa, Skye Sherwin, Keith Stuart, Jenessa Williams, Nicholas Wroe & Kate Wyver

01, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The person who got me through 2021: Dr Karl Kennedy in Neighbours was strangely reassuring
He became a stand-in for the family I couldn’t see – a paternal character who comforted me amid the loneliness and uncertainty

Ammar Kalia

31, Dec, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Escape your comfort zone: I am terrified of driving – but behind the wheel I find new confidence
After one too many rainy nights waiting for the bus, I decide to face my ultimate fear. Can I learn to drive, despite a disastrous attempt in my teens?

Ammar Kalia

28, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The 10 best global albums of 2021
Introspective cello in Mexico, rich South African jazz and a Malian master’s marriage of kora with symphonic orchestration were among the year’s highlights

Ammar Kalia

21, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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‘Even the reindeer were unhappy’: life inside Britain’s worst winter wonderlands
They are the festive fairgrounds where no one is a winner. Santas, elves and bouncers discuss the Christmas gigs that made them question their life choices

Ammar Kalia

13, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Various Artists: Tokyo Glow review – radiant homage to Japanese city pop
This upbeat collection unearths artists whose glossy, disco-influenced pop contains subtle fusions and canny innovation

Ammar Kalia

10, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2021, No 10: I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson
The second season of the bite-size absurdist sketch show took bizarre humour to a new high – and one viewing just wasn’t enough

Ammar Kalia

09, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘Evolution is part of tradition’: musician Makaya McCraven on the future of jazz
Fusing bebop with hip-hop sampling, the Chicago-based drummer is finding new ways on his Blue Note debut to expand the boundaries of jazz

Ammar Kalia

03, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Balwinder Singh Rana: the fearless anti-fascist who fought racism at work – then on the streets
When Rana came to Britain from India, aged 16, he encountered racism for the very first time. Soon he was dedicating his life to the fight to end it

Ammar Kalia

24, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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‘I reach a trance state. I’m almost sleepwalking’: the mystical jazz of Nala Sinephro
Made against the odds while she was in dire need of self-care, the London-based harpist and composer’s album is an ambient jazz classic. She explains the healing, spiritual qualities of her work

Ammar Kalia

17, Nov, 2021 @3:19 PM

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