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Is classic literature overrated?

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Arts writer Maja Mazur argues that whilst classic literature is not overrated, that we shouldn't feel pressured to read nor enjoy it....

Shuggie Bain: the 2020 Booker Prize winner

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Sophie Wilson reports on the winner of the annual award ...

Blurbed lines: books with questionable plots

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Lucia Qureshi explores the idea of moral literature ...

Write & early: when are we most creative?

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Lily Holbrook describes how inspiration strikes differently at different times of day...

Shit statues: Newcastle’s worst public art

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Roxanna Watson surveys Newcastle and Gateshead's many statues and identifies the worst from the bunch. ...

Everyone should draw

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Muslim Taseer explores drawing and its significance, arguing that anyone can be an artist....

Our favourite paintings

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Our arts writers tell us about the paintings that mean the most to them...

The viral influence of books written by social media stars

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Elizabeth Meade questions the viral influence of books written by social media stars....

Karens of literature

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If you are anyone who has been anywhere in the last few years you will have heard the insult ‘Karen’ being thrown about. On the news, on social media, or maybe you’re...

Have podcasts killed the radio star?

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Dominic Lee tells us why there's still a place for radio in the podcast era...