12 May 2013 12:00 AM
I love to terrify people As things get worse in this world, and people feel a loss of control over things, they need an outlet, a place they are allowed to be really scared. Where better than horror movies?
05 May 2013 12:00 AM
Our greatest living stage actor is a Shakespeare specialist, but he's made an exception just so he can throw whisky in someone's face, twice. Nick Duerden meets Simon Russell Beale
05 May 2013 12:00 AM
The 25-year-old former porn superstar has reinvented herself as a novelist, and her first book, The Juliette Society, revolves around a woman's introduction to a highly secretive sex club.
21 April 2013 12:00 AM
As a new career 'best-of' provokes retrospection, the newly chilled musician-artist-actor-whatever insists he still has his best work ahead of him. Nick Duerden meets Goldie
18 April 2013 02:28 PM
She scandalised the nation as a teenager. Now, as she stars in a racy Soho biopic, Anna Friel is focused on her craft – and preparing for middle age. Nick Duerden meets her
14 April 2013 12:00 AM
Brett Anderson released four solo albums between 2007 and 2011. The Suede singer once cut a daring swathe through a staid music scene with records that were pop landmarks and some seminal live performances: he was one of the few British rock stars who could look threatening in a big girl's blouse.
07 April 2013 12:00 AM
The sexual misadventures of Timothy Lea are to be published for the first time since the 1970s. But is there an audience for low-rent smut in the wake of the Savile scandal? Yes, says their author. And put the books on the GCSE syllabus too...
29 March 2013 07:00 PM
Arguably the biggest word-of-mouth literary sensation of the decade is neither Nordic crime fiction nor vampire romance, but rather a fable about an old man stumbling through momentous events of the last century after escaping from an old people's home. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, five million copies sold and currently number six on Amazon's chart, has become everybody's commute-read with neither hype or a media campaign.
24 March 2013 12:00 AM
17 March 2013 12:00 AM
Never mind the politics, our leading troubadour insists it was always the love songs that meant the most. In his new album they're sad and bruised – and he's thrilled about it. Nick Duerden meets Billy Bragg
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
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Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
Hard line on immigration could cost Tories the election
- 1 Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
- 2 Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights