Growing up in Budapest, David Merlini became so obsessed with Harry Houdini he decided to follow in his shackled footsteps. (b inspired)
The spirit of peace and love lives on in a few special places across Europe. I share the five big ideas behind these tiny utopias. (Easyjet Traveller)
How to be a feminist hero in one of the world’s most dangerous places to be a woman. (Shevolution)
Can a three-day, £2,400 dating crash course really solve all your problems with women? (Shortlist)
The ‘Luther’ star on how his new TV show brought his east London youth back. (The Daily Telegraph)
Tom Hiddleston and director Jordan Vogt-Roberts explain how Apocalypse Now inspired their new King Kong romp.
Inauguration Day in The Big Easy… Dancing to reclaim the streets in Trump’s America… Rallying cries in front of City Hall… Six-foot vagina in the nightclub… Hope in the dark…
Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy and Billions – actress Maggie Siff usually lives in very masculine worlds both on and off screen, but that doesn’t mean she’s just going to accept the status quo. (The Fall)
Film’s favourite eccentric, Sam Rockwell, cites technique, training and hard work as the key to his success. But let’s not forget the electrifying talent – and some funky dance moves. (The Fall)
He made his name in Girls, replaced Darth Vader in Star Wars and now he’s working with his favourite director as a 17th Century priest. (The i)
Sir Roger Moore on one-liners, the future of Britain and the perfect martini. (Shortlist)
Spoiler alert: it is.
The actor-formerly-known-as-Potter also discusses new roles in Imperium and Swiss Army Man. (Shortlist)
It’s already the stuff of cinema legend, but after 27 years and numerous failed attempts, Terry Gilliam’s attempt to bring Spain’s most famous novel to the screen could be reaching its end. It’s an epic quest befitting of Don Quixote himself. (Easyjet Traveller)
One on one with the profoundly unhinged Suicide Squad star. (Shortlist)
The singer-songwriter returns with a record shot through with an eloquent fury that stares deeply into the modern world and asks where we’re all heading.
Five years on from the 2011 London riots, George Amponsah is a filmmaker fighting for the truth. (Shortlist)
In the early ‘00s, the U.K. garage star was so famous even Michael Jackson owned his debut album. This time around, he knows what makes him — and his fans — happy. (The Fader)
Singer-songwriter Moh Kouyaté has made a home in Europe, but his inspiration remains in the West African country where his family has been telling stories through music for generations. (b inspired)
The Kills are back after 5 years and much tabloid attention – and they’re as incendiary as ever. (The i)
London’s West End may combine grand traditions, beautiful venues and decades of history, but at its heart there lies a shrewd, modern business model that’s tailor-made for the 21st century. I spent a week peering behind the curtain. (Easyjet Traveller)
Belgian techno superstars Soulwax may reject their tag as pioneers of the mash-up – but the word is a pretty good description of their 20-year career. (b inspired)
How long you can stay underwater on a single lungful of air? I dive deep and hold my breath. (Shortlist)
Andy Ford’s passion for his subject is palpable in this series looking at southwest England’s vibrant punk scene. (The Royal Photographic Society Journal)
Einstein predicted gravitational waves in 1916, but it took us a century to find them. Astrophysicist Janna Levin’s new book explains how. (Shortlist)
This Monday, the European Space Agency will launch the Trace Gas Orbiter on a seven-month mission to find out. (Shortlist)
Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie on Jeremy Corbyn, drug culture, the death of rock, and new album ‘Chaosmosis’. (The Independent)
The FIFA presidential candidate discusses why lessons can be learned from the Premier League model, why he supports Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup and what he makes of his chances of succeeding Sepp Blatter. (The Independent)
Slogans like ‘I’m a metalhead and Muslim’ spread across Facebook in response.
Savages are the most ferociously intense noisemakers on Earth. On the eve of their second album, I meet singer Jehnny Beth. (Shortlist)
25-year-old singer-songwriter from Devon creating sensuous synth-soul. (Mixmag)
Travelling to Senegal to meet the man who is treated more like a prophet than a musician by his fellow countrymen. (The Quietus)
Who’ll win a place under your tree this year? (Easyjet Traveller)
The Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd great on delivering a blistering performance. (Shortlist)
Ever wanted to travel at lightning (well, 780mph) speed? (Shortlist)
Drenge – Eoin and Rory Loveless – are the UK’s most explosive live act. I talk to the men behind the noise. (Shortlist)
Messing with a classic can be dodgy, but that hasn’t stopped artist Troy Little. (Shortlist)
Like money, oil and funny cat gifs, music is such a basic part of our shared culture that it’s hard to imagine what society would feel like without it.
With a little help from spaceship fuel, algae farmers, Hollywood and that volcano. (Easyjet Traveller)
As the band grace cinemas with new documentary ‘The Reflektor Tapes’, I join them in Toronto for some Reflektion. (The Independent)
London’s most shambolic band are back with a new album and sense of purpose. But how long can Pete and Carl hold it together this time around? (Time Out)
20-year-old R&B protégé from Chicago being mentored by Timbaland. Her velvet vocals are as comfortable rapping over modern beats as singing soul-bearing ballads. (Mixmag)
Serbia’s Exit Festival celebrated its fifteenth birthday this summer with its biggest ever year. (Mixmag)
With dating apps like Happn, Hinge and OkCupid turning heads, have we left it too late for Tinder? (Man London)
Soulful Hackney heroes Rudimental explain why headlining east London festival Lovebox this summer will be the homecoming show they’ve been waiting for. (Time Out)
Meet the six acts who we predict will be blowing your mind in a festival field, beach or disused airfield at some point over the coming months. (Easyjet Traveller)
Craig Charles, Egyptian Lover and KiNK hit the slopes in Bansko, Bulgaria.
24-year-old East London-based producer James Greenwood leaves engineering for Daniel Avery behind to create his own dreamlike world. (Mixmag)