The 10 Best Albums Made by Teenagers

From one-time YouTubers Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber, to superstar DJ Martin Garrix, to Disney Channel graduates Demi, Selena and Miley, the 21st century has spawned a whole host of stars who achieved global success before they were even legally allowed to toast it in America. But scoring a massive of-the-moment hit and producing an album that will stand the test of time are two very different things, and the latter has often proved to be an elusive task for many of these precocious youngsters

Here's why you should watch The Sinner

We’ve all probably experienced that moment of mild annoyance when someone plays their music a little too loud, or when a nearby couple lays on the PDA just a little too thick. But Cora Tannetti, the central character in Netflix’s latest buzzed-about acquisition, The Sinner, has a rather extreme reaction to such inconsideration – fatally stabbing one of the culprits with a pear knife in a frenzied attack on a crowded beach in full view of her bewildered husband and young son. This previously mi

The 10 big talking points ahead of this week’s World Cup qualifiers

After hundreds of matches spread across umpteen international breaks, we now get down to the business end of the lengthy 2018 World Cup qualifying process. Come October 10, at least 13 more teams will have joined Brazil, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Belgium, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and hosts Russia as definites for the tournament, which kicks off in Moscow next July. These are the 10 major talking points with qualification on a knife edge for several nations, including World Cup royalty. 1. Could Ar

12 Movies That Will Make You Feel Claustrophobic

If just the thought of being trapped in a confined space leaves you gasping for breath, then these 15 anxiety-ridden movies should be avoided at all costs. In fact, even those who have no qualms about going spelunking in the Appalachian Mountains, working in a 121-year-old copper-gold mine, or playing punk rock at a remote roadhouse may well feel the walls closing in after watching these masterclasses in claustrophobic cinema. Focusing solely on films which largely take place within one setting

Album Review: Zayn Malik – Mind of Mine

Following in the footsteps of Robbie Williams, Melanie C and Charlie Simpson, Bradford’s finest Zayn Malik has gone out of his way to distance himself from the pop phenomenon that actually enabled him to launch a solo career. Barely a week goes by without the 23-year-old bleating on about the hardships of life in One Direction, whether it’s his embarrassment at their music, his souring relationships with the other members, or perhaps most devastatingly, the restrictions on his facial hair. O

Clip joint: tennis

Film-makers have often struggled to capture the finesse, tension and thrills of the nation’s favourite sport (during those two weeks in late June/early July, at least) on the big screen. But although great movies about tennis are about as rare as a riveting Andy Murray interview, there are plenty of great one-off scenes involving a racquet and a ball. Here are five aces – what would your choice be to join the list? Very nearly stealing Wes Anderson’s depressive comedy from Gene Hackman’s last g

Neneh Cherry "Blank Project"

Swedish trailblazer Neneh Cherry virtually revolutionised the late 80s pop scene with a ground-breaking debut, Raw Like Sushi, that still sounds as fresh, daring and vibrant as anything that the likes of M.I.A., Santigold or any one of the genre-hopping female artists inspired by her perfect blend of rebellion and playfulness have managed since. But after putting her solo career into hibernation for nearly two decades, does she still possess the ability to thrill and innovate in equal measure?

Best Supporting Actor

Won by Christoph Waltz for his second consecutive scene-stealing performance in a Quentin Tarantino movie, the 2013 Oscars’ Best Supporting Actor category was rather special in that all five nominees had previously picked up an Academy Award. But with the exception of likely shoo-in Tom Hanks (Saving Mr. Banks) and outside bets George Clooney (Gravity) and Chris Cooper (August: Osage County), next year’s list of genuine contenders is dominated by names who have yet to get their hands on the indu
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