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Wednesday 18 August 2021
Slow Reviews Part IV
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Tomini Babs on a made-for-TV musical that showed how diversity needn’t be a fantasy
Monday 27 March 2023
Boris Johnson’s political future￼
The former prime minister faced a grilling by the parliamentary committee investigating whether he misled MPs over Partygate. Could it be the end of his political career?
Thursday 9 March 2023
Nigeria’s new president
After a long and contentious election campaign, Bola Tinubu has been declared president-elect of Nigeria. What does his victory tell us about the challenges facing Africa’s most populous country and biggest economy?
Friday 10 February 2023
Andrea Riseborough’s Oscars drama
A grassroots Oscars campaign has led to a shock nomination for the star of a small, independent film. What does it tell us about the problems facing the Academy Awards?
Friday 7 October 2022
Bye bye Try Guy
Youtuber Ned Fulmer has fallen from grace after it was revealed that he was having an affair with one of his employees. What does the scandal tell us about the world of internet stars and the stories they tell about themselves?
Thursday 11 August 2022
Alex Jones meets the truth
US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been ordered to pay millions of dollars in damages to the family of a boy killed in the Sandy Hook shooting, but has his day in court come too late in America’s battle for truth?
Friday 24 June 2022
Glastonbury at 50
Glastonbury Festival is back for its 50th year. It’s grown a lot since the 1970s to become the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. But apart from its size, how else has it changed and who is it for?
Thursday 2 June 2022
The return of Kendrick Lamar
After a five-year silence the Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper is back with a new album and a headline performance at Glastonbury. What’s in store?
Thursday 12 May 2022
Netflix’s Tudum problem
The fansite Tudum was announced by Netflix last year in a bid to boost its offer to subscribers, bringing with it a whole suite of new writers and content creators. But when Netflix’s share price dropped the new staff were one of the first things to go. What happened?
Tuesday 29 March 2022
Nigeria’s endless fuel crisis
Nigeria’s growing population keeps facing fuel shortages despite it being Africa’s largest oil producer. Why?