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Impeachment: American Crime Story review – Clinton-Lewinsky drama is a salacious sensation

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There is nothing stranger than the recent past. For that reason, it can be a goldmine for writers, and none has extracted more from it in the past few years than Ryan Murphy. The late 90s is his most fertile seam, fur...

Lucy Caldwell wins BBC national short story award for ‘masterful’ tale

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Lucy Caldwell has won the BBC national short story award for her “masterful” All the People Were Mean and Bad, in which the mother of a young child takes a transatlantic flight after the death of a relative. Exploring...

TV stasera: the addictive American Crime Story returns with Monica and Bill

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As the latest salvo in the addictive anthology strand that brought us The Assassination of Gianni Versace begins, Bill Clinton is nowhere to be seen. Anziché, the focus is on the network of competing interests, fever...

West Side Story at 60: the dazzlingly modern musical that’ll be hard to beat

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It’s the opening credits that do it right away. Following three eerie whistles over a black screen, West Side Story explodes into a full screen of poster-paint colour – shifting from orange to red to magenta to royal ...

Di ritorno dal baratro: come il Giappone è diventato una storia di successo Covid a sorpresa

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Pochi giorni dopo la conclusione delle Olimpiadi di Tokyo, Il Giappone sembrava precipitare verso un disastro del coronavirus. Su 13 agosto, la città ospitante ha riportato un record 5,773 nuovi casi di Covid-19, guidato dalla variante Delta. N / A ...

‘A story people need to know’: behind a shocking new TV series about the opioid crisis

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They have been described as the most evil family in America – not by hyperbolic headline writers or disgruntled employees, but by members of the United States Congress. The Sacklers owned and ran Purdue Pharma, the co...

Johnson will survive these crises because he can turn them into a story about Britain

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On the face of it, politics in England is in a weird, almost delirious state. The governing party has been in power for more than a decade and now claims to want to solve problems it has either ignored or worsened. Br...

‘I turned against Keisha the Sket for a long time’: Jade LB on returning to her noughties viral story

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Until recently, if you had asked any Black girl between the ages of 25 e 35 if they’d heard of Keisha the Sket, they would a) immediately tell you which secondary school they went to and exactly which class they wer...

Bernardine Evaristo picks black authors for London ‘short story stations’

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The award-winning author Bernardine Evaristo has joined forces with the owners of Canary Wharf in London to publish a series of short stories by up-and-coming and notable black writers that will be available for free ...

Dracula: The Untold Story review – a wild gothic thrill ride

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Having tackled zombies in its most recent production, Night of the Living Dead – Remix, the Leeds company Imitating the Dog now takes on Dracula. The smart money would be on Frankenstein next to complete a diabolical ...

‘This is a cult’: inside the shocking story of a religious weight-loss group

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In May of this year, film-makers Marina Zenovich and Nile Cappello had nearly wrapped on a documentary series about Remnant Fellowship, an insular, eerily cheery church in Brentwood, Tennessee, which preached weight l...

Standing Firm: Football’s Windrush Story review – a damning history lesson with Benjamin Zephaniah

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When Hope Powell became the first black coach of the England women’s team in 1998, she grew her dreadlocks. It was a statement of pride in who she is. “I was quite militant,” she tells this film’s presenter, poet Benj...

Guam’s vaccination success story turns grim with Covid surge

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Outside Guam Memorial hospital, blue medical tents have sprung up to accomodate an overflow of Covid patients. The sight is bewildering for Guam residents. The island ran an incredibly successful vaccination campaign,...

The story of the fugitive homeless man who turned himself in after 29 years on the run

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Six weeks before Darko “Dougie” Desic handed himself in to Dee Why police, he shared his dilemma with one of the few mates he trusted in his adopted homeland. The 64-year-old had spent 29 years on the run after one of...

Newly discovered Tennessee Williams story published for the first time

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As soon as he crossed the border into Italy, Tennessee Williams found his health was “magically restored”. “There was the sun and there were the smiling Italians,” wrote the author of A Streetcar Named Desire in his m...

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