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The significance of gaming’s store wars

Gaming

The significance of gaming’s store wars

by Peter Hoskin

Steam is the portal through which most PC gamers access, buy, discuss, update and play their games – but now it has some competition.
Saving Mr Shakespeare: the great Oscars fight of 1999

Movies

Saving Mr Shakespeare: the great Oscars fight of 1999

by Alexander Larman

The battle between ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and ‘Shakespeare in Love’ a decade ago shows us why the obvious choice for Best Picture might not always be the best film.
Weekend Watch: Bring It On

Movies

Weekend Watch: Bring It On

by Olive Pometsey

This peppy cheerleading flick digs a little deeper than you might think.
The art of 2019

Art

The art of 2019

by Claudia Massie

Here are the exhibitions to visit this year, including a whole lot of Rembrandt and da Vinci.
The National Theatre’s latest bold move: appointing Meghan Markle

Theatre

The National Theatre’s latest bold move: appointing Meghan Markle

by Alexander Larman

The Queen was never really hands-on during her patronage – will the Duchess of Sussex be?
My right hand is as strong as Captain America’s

Movies

My right hand is as strong as Captain America’s

by Peter Hoskin

And that’s just one of the facts I learnt at the new Marvel exhibition in London.
The BAFTA 2019 nominations have arrived

Movies

The BAFTA 2019 nominations have arrived

by Olive Pometsey

Here is the list of the nominees in full.
Colette and other women: voices to be heard

Movies

Colette and other women: voices to be heard

by Lucy Scholes

This extraordinary writer was exploited by her husband for years – but she outshines him now.
Changing characters’ back stories: who has the right(s)?

Movies

Changing characters’ back stories: who has the right(s)?

by Peter Hoskin

The BBC’s recent adaptation of ‘The ABC Murders’ gives us a new – but not necessarily better – Hercule Poirot.
Spacey relishes the courtroom drama

Social

Spacey relishes the courtroom drama

by Alexander Larman

The actor didn’t have to say anything in Nantucket yesterday – but he did enough to suggest that he was enjoying the attention.
Blackfishing and the fluidity con

Social

Blackfishing and the fluidity con

by Olive Pometsey

The debate about cultural appropriation and racial identity must be taken more seriously.
The case of Drake is no exception to the rules

Music

The case of Drake is no exception to the rules

by Olive Pometsey

The latest high profile man to be slammed for sexually inappropriate behaviour, the rapper must not be granted a get out of jail free card just because the events happened a long time ago.
Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh kill ‘em with kindness at the Golden Globes

Movies

Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh kill ‘em with kindness at the Golden Globes

by Olive Pometsey

The pair’s opening monologue was a roast with a twist.
The Golden Globes 2019’s winners, losers and surprises

Movies

The Golden Globes 2019’s winners, losers and surprises

by Olive Pometsey

British television came out on top, while ‘A Star Is Born’ lost out on any big wins.
We need to talk about Kevin

Movies

We need to talk about Kevin

by Alexander Larman

Spacey is trying to use film to control the narrative – watching his old roles, it seems he always has done.
The last thing we need right now is unity

Politics

The last thing we need right now is unity

by Matthew d'Ancona

From Brexit to artificial intelligence, the future contains a lot of issues that will require painstaking and civilised debate.
Weekend Watch: The Roaring Twenties

Movies

Weekend Watch: The Roaring Twenties

by Peter Hoskin

This isn't just the best movie of the Thirties gangster cycle, it's also one of the best movies to ever come out of Hollywood.
Ocasio-Cortez’s dancing is delightful, but it speaks to a dangerous truth

Politics

Ocasio-Cortez’s dancing is delightful, but it speaks to a dangerous truth

by Harriet Marsden

Millennials made all the same mistakes as previous generations – the difference is, there’s a permanent record of ours.