Read

Christmas Poem: Archie Leach

Poetry

Christmas Poem: Archie Leach

by Olivia Cole

The poet Olivia Cole has penned a seasonal treat for DRUGSTORE CULTURE – with a little help from Cary Grant’s dog.
Moderate jihadis and vigilante mime artists: Welcome to 2019

Columns

Moderate jihadis and vigilante mime artists: Welcome to 2019

by Heydon Prowse

We’ll have to send Jacob Rees-Mogg back in time to save us from the self-aware self-checkout machines. Actually, sorry, he’s already there.
Movie Advent #22: Remember the Night

Christmas

Movie Advent #22: Remember the Night

by James Oliver

Mitchell Leisen is one of the great, underrated directors – and this is his masterpiece.
The girl who used to wait tables at The Source

Story

The girl who used to wait tables at The Source

by Michael Lindsay-Hogg

She raised her eyes and looked at me and stood up and seemed to be making her way to where I sat.
Weekend Watch: The Lives of Others

Movies

Weekend Watch: The Lives of Others

by Harriet Marsden

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s film shows both the horror and the mundanity of state surveillance.
Movie Advent #21: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Christmas

Movie Advent #21: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

by Ryan Cahill

A film that features Jim Carrey as a furry, green monster – and also a number of worthwhile life lessons.
The Ghost Stories of Christmas Past

Christmas

The Ghost Stories of Christmas Past

by James Oliver

From the writings of M.R. James to the teleplays of Mark Gatiss, ‘tis the season to be scared.
Movie Advent #20: Elf

Christmas

Movie Advent #20: Elf

by Matthew d'Ancona

Will Ferrell’s performance deserves to be compared to greatest performances of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin.
20 years of Christmas number ones

Christmas

20 years of Christmas number ones

by Douglas Greenwood

From LadBaby to the Spice Girls, there’s always a serious fight for the Christmas number one spot – but the combatants are often lacklustre.
How pantomime went upmarket

Theatre

How pantomime went upmarket

by Alexander Larman

Over a decade ago, Sir Ian McKellen showed that serious actors could take pantomime seriously – now they're all at it.
Stupid woman? Nope – sexist, hypocritical man

Politics

Stupid woman? Nope – sexist, hypocritical man

by Harriet Marsden

With his outburst in PMQs today, Jeremy Corbyn has sent a message to young women in the UK: that they can reach the top, and still face male derision.
Movie Advent #19: The Shop Around the Corner

Christmas

Movie Advent #19: The Shop Around the Corner

by Lucy Scholes

Ernst Lubitsch’s gem of a Christmas movie foreshadows ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’.
The science of Christmas

Christmas

The science of Christmas

by Roger Highfield

Here’s the real-world evidence for holy turkeys, Rudolph’s red nose and Santa’s warp drive.
Movie Advent #18: The Snowman

Christmas

Movie Advent #18: The Snowman

by Harriet Marsden

Dianne Jackson’s animated version of the hugely successful children’s book will make you nostalgic for a simpler time.
Console yourself at Christmas

Gaming

Console yourself at Christmas

by Thomas McMullan

As the years go by, video games are becoming more and more entwined with the festive season.
Theresa May has ruled out a People’s Vote, but I don’t buy it

Politics

Theresa May has ruled out a People’s Vote, but I don’t buy it

by Luke Myer

A U-turn Prime Minister, her refusal to consider a second referendum means nothing.
Movie Advent #17: Black Christmas

Christmas

Movie Advent #17: Black Christmas

by James Oliver

A film for when the festive season finally makes you ho-ho-ho-micidal.
Apocalypse now – and every day

Movies

Apocalypse now – and every day

by John Gray

Today’s cinema and television reflect a subliminal sense that catastrophe is no longer a transformative moment, but the daily norm.