From That Peter Crouch Podcast to Paradise and The Rob Auton Daily Podcast: This week’s top podcasts

From the very funny That Peter Crouch Podcast to the pacy Paradise, The Rob Auton Daily Podcast and Passenger List, this week’s top podcasts By Leaf Arbuthnot Published: 22:00 BST, 8 August 2020 | Updated: 22:00 BST, 8 August 2020 That Peter Crouch Podcast Last month Prince William appeared on this popular podcast to talk … Read more From That Peter Crouch Podcast to Paradise and The Rob Auton Daily Podcast: This week’s top podcasts

Alanis Morissette new album review: Such Pretty Forks In The Road is full of likeable melodies

Alanis Morissette’s new album, Such Pretty Forks In The Road, may not pack the punch of Jagged Little Pill but it’s full of likeable melodies By Tim De Lisle for Event Magazine Published: 22:01 BST, 8 August 2020 | Updated: 22:01 BST, 8 August 2020 Alanis Morissette           Such Pretty Forks In The … Read more Alanis Morissette new album review: Such Pretty Forks In The Road is full of likeable melodies

West End Musical Drive-In review: It’s not theatre as we know it, but at least there’s human contact

The West End Musical Drive-In is not theatre as we know it, but at least there’s human contact and some great singing in this al fresco four-wheeler By Robert Gore-Langton for Event Magazine Published: 22:01 BST, 8 August 2020 | Updated: 22:01 BST, 8 August 2020 West End Musical Drive-In Troubadour Meridian Water, London   Until … Read more West End Musical Drive-In review: It’s not theatre as we know it, but at least there’s human contact

Bill Bryson, Meg Rosoff, Sally Rooney and Kate Riordan: This week’s best audiobooks

From Bill Bryson’s page-turning pop science book to The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff, a best-selling novel by Sally Rooney and Kate Riordan’s latest, this week’s best audiobooks By Event Critics Published: 22:01 BST, 8 August 2020 | Updated: 22:01 BST, 8 August 2020 The Body Bill Bryson                … Read more Bill Bryson, Meg Rosoff, Sally Rooney and Kate Riordan: This week’s best audiobooks

Can we have a photo? the children asked Amanda. ‘Sure, I’ll get Piers to take it…’

 Tuesday, July 14 When Raheem Sterling joined Manchester City in 2015 for a staggering £49 million, making him the most expensive English footballer ever aged just 20, widespread mockery erupted on social media, including from myself. And when he only scored six goals in his first year as City finished fourth in the Premier League, … Read more Can we have a photo? the children asked Amanda. ‘Sure, I’ll get Piers to take it…’

Alex Pavesi, Sarah Moss, Elizabeth Okoh and Emily St. John Mandel: This week’s best new fiction

From Alex Pavesi’s wonderfully tricksy debut to Summerwater by Sarah Moss, an evocative tale by Elizabeth Okoh and Emily St. John Mandel’s latest, this week’s best new fiction By John Williams and Hephzibah Anderson and Madeleine Feeny and Jeffrey Burke Published: 22:01 BST, 8 August 2020 | Updated: 22:01 BST, 8 August 2020 Eight Detectives … Read more Alex Pavesi, Sarah Moss, Elizabeth Okoh and Emily St. John Mandel: This week’s best new fiction

‘I’ve considered all the risks,’ Joan chuckled. ‘If you die, Piers, you die’

Monday, July 13 I’ve decamped to St Tropez for the summer to recharge after the extraordinary frenzy of the first six months of 2020 (has it really only been HALF A YEAR?). A Times columnist joked recently that I must be ‘getting very fat’ with all the Ministers that I was ‘having for breakfast’ on … Read more ‘I’ve considered all the risks,’ Joan chuckled. ‘If you die, Piers, you die’

From Susie Dent’s Something Rhymes With Purple to The Travel Diaries: This week’s top podcasts

From Susie Dent’s Something Rhymes With Purple to The Travel Diaries and Off Menu With Ed Gamble And James Acaster, this week’s top podcasts By Leaf Arbuthnot Published: 22:01 BST, 1 August 2020 | Updated: 22:01 BST, 1 August 2020 Something Rhymes With Purple This show, about the vagaries of English, was crowned best entertainment … Read more From Susie Dent’s Something Rhymes With Purple to The Travel Diaries: This week’s top podcasts

Unhinged review: The wrong film at the wrong time

The thrill of being back in the cinema slipped slowly and miserably away… Unhinged starring Russell Crowe is the wrong film at the wrong time By Matthew Bond for Event Magazine Published: 22:01 BST, 1 August 2020 | Updated: 22:01 BST, 1 August 2020 Unhinged                      … Read more Unhinged review: The wrong film at the wrong time

Memorial Drive review: Natasha Trethewey has crafted an indelible memorial to her mother

Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir Natasha Trethewey                                                                    Bloomsbury £16.99 Rating: In 1985, when Natasha Trethewey was 19, her former stepfather shot and … Read more Memorial Drive review: Natasha Trethewey has crafted an indelible memorial to her mother