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Recent articles by Roisin:

Glastonbury 2022 was the weekend we’d been waiting for

The biggest event in the UK music calendar returned for the first time in three years. Roisin O’Connor reflects on a spectacular, emotional weekend → Read More

Glastonbury live: Wolf Alice play Pyramid Stage after making it to Worthy Farm just in time

Rock band made it to the festival by the skin of their teeth after their flight from LA was cancelled → Read More

Glastonbury Festival through the years – in pictures

Glastonbury is celebrating its 50th birthday, as it returns to Worthy Farm for the first time since 2019 → Read More

The 40 best song lyrics of all time, from Leonard Cohen to Fleetwood Mac and Kate Bush

Whether it’s Nick Cave or Nas, The Libertines or Nirvana, what they all have in common is the ability to make you stop dead in your tracks and feel as if your world has briefly been tipped head over heels. Ed Power and Roisin O’Connor pick their favourites → Read More

Glastonbury 2022: Emily Eavis says it’s ‘an amazing feeling’ to welcome fans back to Worthy Farm

‘People have really stuck by us,’ festival’s co-organiser said → Read More

From Herbie Hancock to the Healing Fields: 18 highlights for Glastonbury Festival 2022

As Glastonbury returns for a belated 50th birthday at Worthy Farm, Annabel Nugent and Roisin O'Connor pick some of the highlights you should try and make time for during the festival → Read More

Singer-songwriter Marie Naffah: ‘I like finding the magic in the mundane’

The London-born artist is following in the restless footsteps of the great folk and rock songwriters. She speaks to Roisin O'Connor about her love of storytelling, hunting for producers, and escaping the clutches of major labels → Read More

From Herbie Hancock to the Healing Fields: 18 highlights for Glastonbury Festival 2022

As Glastonbury returns for a belated 50th birthday at Worthy Farm, Annabel Nugent and Roisin O'Connor pick some of the highlights you should try and make time for during the festival → Read More

The 18 best festivals in the UK and Europe for 2022

After two very quiet years, there’s more than enough to keep music fans happy through summer. Roisin O'Connor, Adam White, Annabel Nugent and Jacob Stolworthy have picked the best of the bunch → Read More

Foals’ Yannis Philippakis: ‘We were broke, we were having fun’

Roisin O'Connor shares a pint with the frontman as he talks about escaping the pandemic through nostalgia, swapping dysfunctional angst for jubilant optimism, and why Partygate does matter → Read More

Mae Martin says it’s frustrating that ‘so much of identity is about comparison’

Comedian and actor received rave reviews for their starring performance in Channel 4 series ‘Feel Good’ → Read More

Mae Martin says it’s frustrating that ‘so much of identity is about comparison’

Comedian and actor received rave reviews for their starring performance in Channel 4 series ‘Feel Good’ → Read More

The 10 best sex scenes in movies, from Moonlight to Carol

What makes the perfect sex scene? The pure eroticism? Its emotional undercurrents? The shift and flow of the camera? Of course, there’s no real answer. Our concept of how sex should work on film speaks to so many variants: what personally gets us hot under the collar, whether we seek the fantastic or the realist, or how these scenes should tie in emotionally with the rest of the film. A great… → Read More

Glastonbury 2022: Full lineup and stage times announced with Sam Fender, Libertines and AJ Tracey added

Festival will take place in June for the first time since 2019 → Read More

Glastonbury 2022: Full lineup and stage times announced with Sam Fender, Libertines and AJ Tracey added

Festival will take place in June for the first time since 2019 → Read More

Stranger Things: Charlie Heaton responds to Netflix viewers saying character has been ‘sidelined’ in season 4

Fans have complained that Heaton’s character Jonathan, along with Mike and Will, have significantly less screentime in the new season → Read More

Ed Sheeran review, Cardiff: Stadium show reminds us why he’s no longer sofa-surfing

Sheeran guides us into an evening of his most uplifting pop songs and wedding-friendly ballads → Read More

Album reviews: Tate McRae – I Used To Think I Could Fly, and Just Mustard – Heart Under

Pop singer Tate McRae’s debut shows she’s got it together, despite singing as though she’s falling apart, while Irish rockers Just Mustard return with a pointedly different second album → Read More

This Is Us creator compares final moment to The Sopranos ending

Popular show concluded this week after six seasons → Read More

Why Waif Girl is one of pop culture’s most insufferable characters

In contemporary culture, the ‘Waif Girl’ is a barrel of contradictions: normal but extraordinary, socially awkward but the centre of attention, drab but hot, sexless but sexy, virginal but seductive. Roisin O'Connor unpacks the origins of the character and why she’s become so problematic → Read More