At The Movies: Life of Crime

20 years on from Friends debut, Phil Rhys Thomas looks at Jennifer Aniston’s latest film and wonders why this leading actor isn’t getting more of a lead


Elio Petri: A Forgotten Genius, Remembered

Curator of the ICA’s Elio Petri season, Nico Marzano, introduces a selection of the director’s seminal works and charts their influence on subsequent generations of filmmakers


Greek Legend: Aliki Vougiouklaki

Aliki Vougiouklaki was far more than a film star. For a country torn apart by war, she also represented the hopes of a nation, as British author Ali Smith writes

Lessons for Mental Wealth

What is synthesised happiness and how do we achieve it? Rory Sutherland considers our perceptions of value


Psychogeography: Far From The Madding Crowd

Tom Spooner takes us on a physical journey across class-lines and geographical boundaries, demonstrating that in order to really understand our surroundings, we need to abandon conscious direction


The Typewriter: Hunter S Thompson

John Paul-Pryor describes the romanticism amongst madness of the legendary journalist’s typewriter


The Engagement Ring: John Keats

John-Paul Pryor explores the beauty and consequences of love on beloved poet Keats via the iconic item that defined him


Disobedient Objects: Protest by Design

Co-curators of Disobedient Objects Gavin Grindon and Catherine Flood select five highlight objects from the exhibition


Comic Sounds: Visualising Noise

From ‘wank’ to ‘wp’, John Harris Dunning talks to Betty Wood about the role of sound in comic books


Warren Ellis’ Rum Diary

The iconic comic-book writer turns his attention to Bacardi’s dramatic past for a unique collaboration with artist Michael Allred, and tells us why his attention is firmly on the Tube

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Jonathan Asser: Notes on Violence

The ex-prison therapist’s screenwriting debut, Starred Up, garnered critical praise – Elliot Watson finds that it was an exercise borne from experience and frustration for the writer…

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Bard-en-Seine Photo Story

Juliette Butler goes ‘backstage’ at Offstage Theatre’s production of Macbeth in Paris for this exclusive photo story


The Plucking Woman of New York

Alex Vadukul meets one of New York’s colourful characters, whose small, personal acts of discomfort remind the city’s residents that she’s still there…


Virginia Woolf: Reflections and The Souls of Others

The subject of a new exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery, curator Frances Spalding talks to us about investigating the author’s life, one marked “not by depression, but by courage, stoicism and humour”


Polly Brown’s PLANTS

Photographer Polly Brown talks us through her new monograph, ‘Plants’, documenting the office plants of some of the world’s most iconic brands


Jacques Derrida: 20 Years of Archive Fever

20 years after Jacques Derrida presented Archive Fever at the Freud Museum, Port asks Dr Beverley Butler about this seminal text’s relevance today