(L-R) Julia Chan, Lilly Allen and Jake Wood in 2.22

I went to see 2.22 last night at the Noël Coward theatre. It’s by Danny Robins, who was behind Radio 4’s recent Battersea Poltergeist podcast, and features Lily Allen making her stage debut. Long story short, it’s a very good…

A quick plug for my Guardian Paralympics newsletter, which will be starting daily for the duration of the Paralympics from Monday. I’ve already been lucky enough to interview a couple of the British Paralympians for it over Zoom to find…

Nobody has asked for this, either. It is more for my benefit than yours, I guess. It’s a monthly series now too. Links go to the artist website. Maybe your interest will be piqued by one of the reviews. Maybe…

Nobody has asked for this. It is more for my benefit than yours. It’s a monthly series. I’ve marked LPs that I’d never heard the whole way through before with a 🆕 icon. The links (mostly) go to the album…

Review: Sparks – What The Hell Is It This Time

I went to the BFI on Tuesday to see the world premiere of the Sparks’ concert movie What The Hell Is It This Time directed by Edgar Wright, with an introduction by the director himself. It seemed a little ill-publicised,…

I’ve been pretty much live-blogging either US politics or the global coronavirus pandemic every weekday now since something like March last year, so I’m absolutely thrilled that I’ve got a bit of a change of pace coming up. Starting later…

Dawn Foster

I find myself absolutely grief-stricken today after the news broke yesterday that Dawn Foster had died. She was just 34. I tweeted yesterday: “Other people will say more profound things but one of the nicest things about working with Dawn…

I’ve had so much fun putting together a Euro 2020 football anthems quiz for the Guardian today that it seems a shame not to share it with you. When else am I ever going to be able to write three…

A one-line review of every #TimsTwitterListeningParty I joined in June 2021

Nobody has asked for this. It is more for my benefit than yours. It’s a monthly series. I’ve marked LPs that I’d never heard the whole way through before with a 🆕 icon. The links (mostly) go to the album…

Mel's departure in Dragonfire

[This is the second in an occasional series where I ramble at length and without much focus about an old episode of Doctor Who what I have just watched on my tellybox although in this case the tellybox was the…