Culture

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.

Jack Grealish: this sporting life

As Manchester City win a fourth Premier League title in five years, we meet the talismanic midfielder with the world at his feet, a Gucci ambassadorship and the kind of megawatt charm that’ll burn through English football for the next decade.

The impact of footballer Jake Daniels coming out as gay

Yesterday, the Blackpool player publicly came out – the first professional player to do so since Justin Fashanu in 1990. While there’s loads more work left to do to tackle homophobia in sport, this is a huge win for the future of football.

What to watch: the best anime on Netflix in 2022

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or novice watcher, here’s a guide to the best knee-slapping comedies, nail-biting action dramas and reimagined cyberpunk classics to watch on the platform this year.

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