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Cold comfort: film, music, art and more to combat the winter blues
From charmingly meta sci-fi comedy to tales of soaring through the skies, our critics select cultural works to warm your cockles

Phil Harrison, Danny Leigh, Sam Jordison, Skye Sherwin & Jenessa Williams

17, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The Artist’s Way at 30: Alicia Keys, Pete Townshend and the surprising re-birth of a creativity classic
Three decades after it was first published, Julia Cameron’s creativity manual was a lockdown hit. Could we all learn from her guide to ‘artistic recovery’?

Sam Jordison

14, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The book I got for Christmas: ‘I was swept up in the misadventures of Rincewind’
Our series continues as Sam Jordison remembers the ‘profound impact’ Terry Pratchett’s The Colour of Magic had on him

Sam Jordison

23, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Christmas crackers: books, films, games and more to kickstart your festivities
From a trans LA showdown to a pastoral Nintendo game, Guardian critics have the yuletide covered

Danny Leigh, Kate Wyver, Jenessa Williams, Sam Jordison and Keza MacDonald

20, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Feeling lonely? Film, music, art and more that will put you in good company
From the stark horror of Hamsun’s novel to Fassbinder’s commentary on love and racism, our critics choose great cultural works about being alone

Sam Jordison, Jenessa Williams, Danny Leigh, Jonathan Jones and Hannah J Davies

06, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Family misfortunes: film, books, games and more about dysfunctional clans
From Jonathan Franzen to Charles Ray, Guardian critics suggest culture that can mess you up as much as Mum and Dad

Danny Leigh, Sam Jordison, Kate Wyver, Skye Sherwin and Keza MacDonald

22, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Ennui will rock you: books, games and more for getting through burnout
From Death in Venice to virtual husbandry in Stardew Valley, Guardian critics suggest culture to help cope with exhaustion

Andrew Clements, Sam Jordison, Keza MacDonald, Danny Leigh and Skye Sherwin

15, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Dirty work: film, books, games and more to help with the daily grind
From Office Space to the Rakes’ 22 Grand Job, Guardian critics suggest culture to cope with the pressure, politics and crushing ennui of earning a living

Phil Harrison, Sam Jordison, Danny Leigh, Keza MacDonald and Jenessa Williams

25, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Succeeding Succession: books, games, music and more about the ultra rich
As Succession returns to our screens, Guardian critics offer artists’ varied takes on the seductive and corruptive nature of excessive riches

Sam Jordison, Keza MacDonald, Danny Leigh, Jonathan Jones and Jenessa Williams

18, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The Luminous Novel by Mario Levrero review – an extraordinary autofictional diary
Mingling fact and fancy, this epic of digression and procrastination is wonderfully poignant

Sam Jordison

13, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The sexiest moments in literature that aren't sex scenes
With the Bad sex in fiction award cancelled this year, we celebrate authors from Jeanette Winterson to Jane Austen who can charge the dryest scenes with sensuality

Sam Jordison

11, Dec, 2020 @12:04 PM

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The end of A Brief History of Seven Killings – and our reading group
After 700 gruelling pages, Marlon James finishes on a note of uncertain hope that leaves the reader wondering

Sam Jordison

27, Oct, 2020 @1:57 PM

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