Journalism

ShortList
Inside the dark secrets of the Hare Krishnas
“I won”: why ‘Face Off’ is unquestionably Breaking Bad’s greatest episode
We went hunting for ancient gold off the Welsh coast
Ian McShane: “I haven’t seen a lot of films I’ve done”
Julian Barratt on jazz, memes and the Chuckle Brothers
We asked Tom Watson MP to discuss the political motivations of cinema despots
We spoke to the people boycotting Beauty and the Beast because of its gay character
Mads Mikkelsen: “Benedict Cumberbatch had a very nice odour”
Rob Delaney is not giving up on America
Michael Keaton opens his heart
The new rules of male greetings
The Game is Afoot: Ralph Jones’ poetic response to Sherlock‘s Mark Gatiss
Elijah Wood: “Finding Nigerian records is quite difficult”
Russell Tovey: “My dog is the David Gandy of the dog world”
Sean Paul’s guide to a quiet night in
John Lydon on his destructive love of gaming
Snakes on a Plane – how the hell did it happen?
We got three comedians to put a terrible joke into their show
Aaron Paul: “I’ll see anything Helen Mirren is in”
Tim Westwood: “I’d probably pay to be shot again”
In these troubled times London needs a fellatio cafe more than ever
Mark Rylance: kind of a big deal
Bear Grylls tells us what makes him cry
How to clap like Michael Gove claps
We tested an electric bike against a regular bike in a race to Brighton
Kit Harington: “It was the right time to fuck off from the Wall”
7 tech concepts that will make you incredibly worried about the future
“I’ll order you an Uber” – ShortList drinks gin with Patrick Stewart
Samuel L Jackson: “I’d want to terrorise the streets in a sexy way”
Who should be the next Bond? We ranked the top 10 contenders
Jesse Eisenberg: “No, I have not watched Sad Affleck”
Ranked: the best and worst killing machines from Robot Wars
We lost £2 gambling against Evander Holyfield
How to live forever
Derren Brown: “I own a gremlin from Gremlins 2
Don’t care about Star Wars? Here’s a blagger’s guide to talking about it like you do
Tyson Fury should be on the BBC Sports Personality List whether you like it or not
Jonathan Ross talks about his incredible career
John Cleese gives his opinion – on everything
John Hurt on the lessons he’s learnt from a life in film
Ray Winstone on the key moments in his career

The Guardian
Sherlock is slowly and perversely morphing into Bond. This cannot stand
Mark Gatiss’ response to the above Sherlock piece
…And my response to Gatiss’ response
Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart – and other TV team-ups the world needs now
Volkswagen’s new advert: a lesson in ‘cool’ parenting
Ryan Reynold’s BT Infinity ad: what exactly is he running from?
The Lad is dead! All hail Lynx’s new ladvert
The Vodafone Christmas advert: a load of old gobble
Tom Bateman on playing both Jekyll and Hyde
The new Heineken advert: look out, Bond’s had a liquid lunch
Comic Sarah Franken: why I became a woman after 40 years of fear
Not-so Happy Skater: MI5 and the curious case of the codenames
Rebel girls: the beauty queens making ‘world peace’ a reality
Her Majesty and the Curious Mystery of the Disappearing Corgis
Fifty shades of grey, tacky merchandise

Observer New Review
Edinburgh fringe theatre 2015 review – a feast of shock, awe, robotic acting and bad French accents
Edinburgh fringe 2015 theatre review – spellbinding solos, politics, religion and cries in the dark
On my radar: Stephen Graham’s cultural highlights

Vice
What I learned from watching all Fast & Furious films in one day
A chat with the woman who has ‘spoken to Cecil the Lion from beyond the grave’
What’s the latest with the Vajankle?
We got a paleontologist to call bullshit on the Jurassic World trailer
The Human Centipede 2 is the film that made me love life
Britain’s most relentless nudist keeps getting locked up
Remembering Peter Cook: “The funniest man who ever drew breath”
Let’s banish the bishops from the House of Lords

New Statesman
Let’s call a bigot a bigot
Destigmatising hate
Why women are getting a bum deal on film posters

Jezebel
I got erotica master Chuck Tingle to workshop my dinosaur erotica
I talked to the people who compare gay marriage to bestiality on Twitter

The Independent
Why are we only now starting to criticise the royals?
Being a feminist is a no-brainer for me – why can’t it be for all men?
The Church of England is in desperate need of a modern dictionary
The tabloids need to stop feigning ignorance of eating disorders

Esquire
EsQ&A: Bob Odenkirk

The Telegraph
Why are bigots so offended by the word ‘bigot’?
I moved out of London because TfL’s poems are so howlingly awful
“It’s just banter” is a feeble excuse from cowards who know they’re not joking
Stop turning sitcoms into films – they’re almost always rubbish

New Humanist
God is not invited to my wedding
The fundamentalist preacher who became an atheist
Diarmaid MacCulloch: the Church rejected me because I’m gay
Jesus isn’t a dick (full interview text here)

Prospect
Scottish independence: “We are family” in Trafalgar Square
Martin Amis is wrong – Jeremy Corbyn is a comedy mastermind

Little Atoms
Who are the Twitter joke thieves?
Luke Kennard on capitalism, love and millennials

Hexjam
Oh hello. I won a 6-foot dildo throne. This is my story
I spent a month replying to all my PR emails with “I love you”
The definitive ranking of Christmas cracker presents
I tried to insure my booty
I ate a deep-fried Mars bar every day for a week
The definitive ranking of all the Chuckle Brothers
Here’s everything that’s fucked up about Beauty and the Beast
Oh God I watched 17 Disney films in two days
We did a pub quiz with Ian McKellen – and you can too
Running a student magazine under a fake name nearly got me arrested

Broadly
Trans comedians are coming out, and into the limelight

Observer
Valentine’s Day Advice from Chuck Tingle, Prolific Author of Dinosaur Erotica

Munchies
I gave up Coke for a month and it was horrific

Medium
An interview with that Taylor Swift ham sandwich woman
So then. Bridget Jones’ Baby…