David Mitchell

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Keaton Henson: “I’ve always been willing to put myself through other hardships to avoid the specific feeling of being confronted by hundreds or thousands of people”

In addition to believing that the human brain is the most incredible thing in the entire universe, the late Oliver Sacks always maintained that music (...)

Kenneth Branagh:  "I couldn't get arrested," he says of his early acting career. Photograph: Gregg Delman/The New York Times

A quarter of a century ago, Kenneth Branagh formed one half of a partnership that bossed the United Kingdom. Alongside Emma Thompson, his then wife, h(...)

Kate Bush: treasure trove of lyrics. Photograph: AFP/ FIsh People/Trevor Leighton

She is famous for incorporating the work of Emily Brontë, James Joyce and Grimm’s fairytales into her work: now Kate Bush will publish her first book,(...)

Gaz Coombes: “I like Adam Buxton’s podcast, he’s got this natural enthusiasm and warmth.”

Current favourite book? My wife works in a bookshop and she’s always bringing books home. Last year, Grayson Perry’s autobiography The Descent of Ma(...)

 Robert Webb: “I have heard from some very angry men who I’ve managed to make much angrier.” Photograph: Alan Betson

“I haven’t written it because I think I’m special. I’ve written it because I think I’m typical.” Robert Webb is deep in the throes of a promotional t(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un:  interest in the Northern Ireland peace process is growing in Korea, especially among those who prioritise improved inter-Korean relations over political unification.  Photograph:  KCNA/VIA KNS/STR/AFP

Two news stories simmered through the summer months, between which few people likely saw any connection. One was the crisis surrounding the Korean pen(...)

From the Hollywoo hills: A scene from Bojack Horseman

The longest face in Hollywoo (whose iconic showbiz sign lost its ‘D’ way back in series one) still belongs to Bojack Horseman (Netflix, streaming from(...)

‘Listen carefully and you can hear  Mark and Jeremy  cackling’

Eventually – and to the minds of its devoted followers, lamentably – Mark and Jeremy had to move on. These were the exquisitely pathetic London flatm(...)

Pacho Herrera (a menacingly silken Alberto Ammann) is ruthlessly violent and out-and-proud in an immensely homophobic culture in Narcos

 At the centre of the new season of Narcos (Netflix from Friday) is an unlikely premise: the largest Colombian drug cartel decides to quit cocain(...)

Novartis estimates that only 600 patients a year would be eligible for its new $375,000 therapy. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Reuters

Novartis’s new gene-modifying cancer therapy’s $475,000 (€399,100) per patient sticker price has drawn fire from advocate groups calling for cheaper d(...)

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