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From Jai Paul’s Sun-Dappled Grooves to Techno Bangers, Welcome to the Music Editor’s Essential August Playlist

Part Ibiza madness, part park lazing, in one blissful sonic package

Are These the Worst Blockbusters of All Time?

Films so bad they don’t even qualify as popcorn fodder

Feminist Embroidery, Jazz Festivals and Fashion Freak Shows: What To Do This August

Take a tour of Posy Simmons’ sharply satirical illustrations, then catch a film under the stars at Somerset House

Dance-Pop Singer RAYE on Gospel Inspirations, New Releases and Ending Girl Hate

“Women are making an effort to look out for each other. God, do we need it in this industry!”

Anatomy of a Juggernaut: What Makes a Book a Summer Smash Hit?

From Gone Girl to The Underground Railroad, Books Editor Sarah Shaffi attempts to unravel the alchemy behind ‘big’ holiday reads

Musician, Performance Artist and Anarchic Trailblazer Amanda Palmer Shares Her Rules For Living Well

“We live in a strange society that simultaneously over-worships and undervalues artists. That’s a long-standing disease in our poor culture.”

From String Quartets to Tango by the Thames: What To See and Do in London this July

Your cultural calendar, sorted

LA Singer-Songwriter Miya Folick Talks Touring, the Beauty Myth, and Her Buddhist Education

“Being the cultural ideal of beauty is a power trip. It’s a dangerous drug, and I don’t want to get…

Your Month In New Music: Lose Yourself to the Ultimate July Playlist

GOLD MASS’ ‘Sentimentally Performed’ is the soundtrack to your next date night

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