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  • Art’s rising rock stars

    Blank walls but your budget doesn't stretch to an Emin or Hirst? Here's 12 cool, collectable artists who won't require you to sell a loved one (and may prove to be a good investment).

  • The top 10 books of the summer

    Don't pack your suitcase or load up your Kindle until you've read this! Muddy's books editor Kerry has picked the 10 best books to get stuck into on holiday.

  • Need a brilliant new read?

    A stunning debut novel, a futuristic thriller and an exquisite memoir are among books editor Kerry Potter's marvellous May picks.

  • 54 outdoor screenings

    Pass the popcorn and top up the Pimms - it's outdoor cinema season! Here's our pick of the bunch in the counties' coolest settings...

  • Well, hello you!

    How has Keanu Reeves not aged in 30 years?! The laconic Hollywood star is back in a fashion campaign that's got social media a-swooning. Shall we examine the evidence?

  • Your unmissable 2019 culture planner

    Want to make the most of 2019? Muddy's culture vulture Kerry Potter has curated the best new TV, music, theatre, film, books and art of the year. Get yer diary out!

  • Have you seen the ad that everyone’s talking about?

    Gillette's new ad campaign is ruffling a few feathers. What do you think?

  • The Top 10 kids books for Christmas

    Check out our Top 10 kids tomes for Christmas, covering everything from fiction and poetry to story books and novelty.

  • Gotta Have It

    From fashion to flora to fragrant Frida, here are 2018's most gorgeous coffee table tomes.

  • Review: Pinocchio at Hertford Theatre

    Panto season is go-go-go and we've been to the first biggie in Hertfordshire to test it out. Is Pinocchio worth the money? Oh yes it is!

  • Revealed! Our top 10 books of the year

    Attention bookworms! Put this little lot on your Christmas list and you can thank us later. Muddy's books editor Kerry Potter choose her top 10 tomes of 2018. Has your favourite made the cut?

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