Craig McLean

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Music

Dave: Streatham Vale to the World

Aniefiok Ekpoudom on the making of Dave – voice of a generation and creator of the defining British rap album of its time – taken from his new book Where We Come From.

Culture

Fionn O’Shea: the Irishman

He broke out as Normal People’s bad guy. Now he’s playing Samuel Beckett and a WWII hero – and embracing a messy new hobby courtesy of Austin Butler.

Archive

Say Zen

The angry Irish girl – the Sinéad of the savage crop and mouth to match – is a thing of the past. At 22, Sinéad is discovering the joys of marriage, motherhood and, not least, mysticism. You can hear this in the softer, more spiritual songs written for her new LP. It is, says Sinéad, like being visited by the Holy Ghost…

Music

Rob Grant: daddy cool

He’s a 69-year-old retired businessman and debut recording artist who’s made the chillest album of the year. And all with a little help from his daughter Lana. Do put your father on the stage, Ms Del Rey…

Culture

How 2:22 A Ghost Story became a West End cult

It’s the play that’s gone right: a theatrical phenomenon pulling in young audiences via a chilling story and clever actor choices like Cheryl and Lily Allen. As a UK tour looms, its creator and latest cast explain why audience participation – screams, wine spills, all of it – are welcome.

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