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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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Yoshitomo Nara: ‘My works’ roots are in fairytales, not comics’
Housed in a custom space made from cast-offs, the Japanese artist’s cartoon girls blend fairytale lore with 60s-inspired protest, and have become more introspective though no less impressively wrought in cardboard and wood

Skye Sherwin

07, Jan, 2022 @2:00 PM

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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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Howardena Pindell: ‘I could have died – that’s when I decided to express my opinion in my work’
The African American artist has been making powerful, political work since the late 70s. As a new exhibition in Edinburgh shows, she still has plenty to say

Skye Sherwin

27, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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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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Artist Sutapa Biswas: ‘I wanted viewers to work hard and feel uncomfortable’
A new exhibition showcases an artist who has spent four decades shattering Asian stereotypes and highlighting women’s untold stories

Skye Sherwin

11, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Living colour: how Mark Rothko found light in his dark final years
A new exhibition of the American master’s lesser-known paintings shows his changing approach to the canvas – and his attitude to death, says his son

Skye Sherwin

04, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Art, gigs, theatre: 100 must-see events to book as Britain reopens
From David Hockney to Die Walküre, Sindhu Vee to The Suicide Squad – here’s the best cultural events to book this summer

Rachel Aroesti, Andrew Clements, Leonie Cooper, John Fordham, Steve Rose, Skye Sherwin & Chris Wiegand

17, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Events horizon: the films, music, art and more to get excited about in 2021
From the return of live comedy to a cornucopia of AAA game releases, it’s going to be a big year for ... pretty much everything

Andrew Clements, Michael Cragg, John Fordham, Brian Logan, Steve Rose, Skye Sherwin, Keith Stuart, Chris Wiegand & Lyndsey Winship

02, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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From Warhol to Steve McQueen: a history of video art in 30 works
Starting with experimental film in the 60s, video art has revolutionised the art world. We celebrate the medium through its most groundbreaking pieces

Barbara London, Skye Sherwin & Oliver Basciano

17, Oct, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Artemisia Gentileschi’s Judith Slaying Holofernes: vision of vengeance
There’s a violent urgency to the 17th-century Italian painter’s iconic work, which resembles a female version of David and Goliath

Skye Sherwin

09, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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