I have no idea what the Nations League is

Is it football as content? A strain to inject some reason into the international down period between competitions people actually like? However it got here, the vibe is no longer good.

Summer: the season of the hetty banger

Love Island is back and with it, a host of pop anthems and piano house aimed squarely at the charts. But what makes a song sound heterosexual and – crucially – slap?

Five folk horrors to watch after Men

With some critics heralding the latest A24 film the horror of the year so far, we take a look-back at the folks that came before it. Expect pagan rituals, witchcraft and a creaky branch or two.

Waste! Store: welcome to London’s coolest shop

Hackney’s wackiest community shopping destination is a Santa’s grotto of cult memorabilia and homemade weirdness. Jack Mitchell and Roydon Misseldine stock everything from Baby-Gs and troll dolls to DIY zines and fantastic fashion, only available IRL.

Louis Partridge: the Enola Holmes actor on playing Sid Vicious

Prada loves him, he’s acted in one of Netflix’s biggest films of 2020, and is about to star as Sid Vicious in a TV drama about the 20th century’s most notorious British band, the Sex Pistols. Where did it all go wrong, Louis Partridge? Where did it all go wrong…?

Introducing the UK’s biggest, brightest young things

Meet designer Randa Kherba, actor Marli Siu, author Moses McKenzie, chef Rahel Stephanie, musician Rainy Miller and photographer Fin Flint – six up and comers across six different disciplines to keep a watchful eye on. They’re gonna be huge.

Paapa Essiedu: Michaela and I have such a shorthand”

The East Londoner killed it in drama school pal Michaela Coel’s devastating I May Destroy You. Now, he’s in the thick of the apocalyptic action in Alex Garland’s Men and Sky’s The Lazarus Project. But don’t worry – he’s still got time for Glasto…

The rise of the corporate emo

By day, they’re balancing spreadsheets and cooking up sales strategies. By night, they’re head banging to My Chemical Romance. Welcome to the dual life of corporate emos.

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