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  • Reviewed
    The 2023 International Booker prize shortlist

    A cautionary Bulgarian tale of nostalgia, an anarchic story set in South Korea and two novels exploring motherhood are among this year’s contenders
  • Museums
    Scapa Flow Museum showing Orkney island’s wartime role up for top prize

    UK museum of the year award has shortlist of five showing ‘astonishing ambition and boundless creativity’
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Staying in

  • What's on tonight
    TV tonight: Suranne Jones stars in new family drama about secrets and double lives

  • Best podcasts of the week
    How one woman raised $100,000 for cancer treatment she never needed

  • Books
    Top 10 strangest alien invasion novels

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  • Music
    Foo Fighters announce Josh Freese as new drummer after Taylor Hawkins’ death

    Freese, who previously played at tribute concerts for Hawkins, was announced as the new drummer in a cameo-filled, tongue-in-cheek livestream
  • TV
    Guy Pearce confirms he will appear in Neighbours revival

  • Cannes 2023
    Jennifer Lawrence brings documentary about Afghan women to Cannes

    • Martin Amis
      Era-defining British novelist dies aged 73

    • Cannes 2023
      ‘Obsessed people make the best stories’: magazine journalist is Hollywood’s hot new thing

    • Books
      Nobel winners demand release of Belarusian peace laureate Ales Bialiatski

    • Pete Brown
      Countercultural poet, singer and Cream lyricist, dies aged 82

    • Art theft
      Fears looted Nazi art still hanging in European galleries

    • BBC
      Eric Gill statue at Broadcasting House attacked with hammer

  • Film
    A Way Home – immigration and Alzheimer’s in portrait of a disappearing past

  • Theatre
    The Second Woman – Ruth Wilson’s spellbinding theatrical marathon

    Over 24 hours, the star offers variations on the same scene with 100 different partners, including some famous faces – and the result is astonishing
  • Books
    Fancy Bear Goes Phishing by Scott Shapiro – a gripping study of five extraordinary hacks

    A professor of law who’s a computer geek carves an undaunted path through the conceptual and technical undergrowth in this illuminating tour of cyberspace’s dark side
  • Film
    Unclenching the Fists – claustrophobic drama full of trauma and tenderness

  • TV
    Ithaka: The Fight to Free Assange – there’s no better show about the WikiLeaks founder’s battle

  • TV
    Depp v Heard – Amber and Johnny make for profoundly depressing television

  • Cannes 2023
    Eureka – booze, bird souls and Viggo Mortensen in barmy yet rich experimental enigma

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Pictures & video

  • The big picture
    Bud Lee captures the 1967 Newark riots

    The American photographer’s stark images of the clashes in New Jersey and their aftermath kicked off a nationwide debate about police violence
  • The water’s lovely
    Art that celebrates bathing – in pictures

  • Andy Rourke
    His life in pictures

    • The 1967 Newark riots
      Where there is oppression, there is resistance

    • Take it to church
      Inside a dwindling service

    • ‘What do we need to feel safe?’
      Lives affected by homelessness

    • Shore thing
      The unique landscape of Lake Erie

    • Wayne McGregor’s UniVerse
      A Dark Crystal Odyssey

    • Human skulls and grass bums
      Pioneering female photographers

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