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Courier Classics: The Queen Is Dead (1986) by The Smiths

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Joe Holloran looks back at the third album from the short-lived but legendary indie band The Smiths....

What I’m Playing – Nintendo Switch Lite

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With a lot of free time on his hands, Tom Moorcroft talks us through his experience with the Nintendo Switch Lite...

Self-isolation television

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Harriet Metcalfe discusses her top TV show picks to watch during quarantine...

Literature for Lockdown #1: Indigo Donut

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TV editor Kate Dunkerton tells us about her favourite quarantine read, Indigo Donut by Patrice Lawrence. ...

WHO press conference

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Grace Dean reports on a WHO COVID-19 press conference....

Looking after our mental health during self-isolation: an uphill, yet important, battle

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We have entered total lockdown. For all intents and purposes, this means complete social isolation. This is scary but ultimately good, and it needs to be done in order to slow the...

The Arts under Quarantine

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Evie Lake discusses how the art world is coping with the transition to online during the coronavirus lockdown. ...

10 Heartwarming films to watch in quarantine

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Our writers recommend their favourite comforting films to watch while in self-isolation. ...

Surprising casting choices that paid off

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TV Editor Kate Dunkerton analyses her picks for the most surprisingly successful casting choices in film....

Is ‘based on a true story’ a film fib?

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Alec Wilson questions the validity of the 'based on a true story' claim....