Culture 2022: what to watch, read and listen to this year | News

It might be chilly and gray in Britain proper now however for the Guardian’s tradition critics there’s a lot to be enthusiastic about within the new year, even if you’re staying inside for now. Charlotte Northedge (books), Ben Beaumont-Thomas (music) and Simran Hans (movie) be a part of Nosheen Iqbal to look forward to a number of the year’s greatest and most anticipated releases.

There are new books from Monica Ali, Douglas Stuart and Hanya Yanagihara. And in 2022 there will likely be a continued surge in demand for ‘cosy crime’ novels pushed by the wildly profitable earlier releases by Richard Osman, who returns in autumn together with his third e-book.

In movie, Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley has Bradley Cooper main a starry solid as an bold grifter. In March, The Batman will likely be launched within the UK, with Robert Pattinson the most recent to star because the DC Comics superhero.

In music, there are new releases for Arctic Monkeys and Mitski, in addition to the return of the Glastonbury music pageant – Covid allowing – in June.


As promised, the total listing of all the pieces talked about in this episode:


Hanya Yanagihara – To Paradise

Jennifer Egan – The Sweet Home

Monica Ali – Love Marriage

Douglas Stuart – Younger Mungo

Candice Carty-Williams – Folks Individual

Gary Shteyngart – Our Nation Mates

Richard Brief – Burn

Richard Osman – Thursday Homicide Membership E book 3

Dolly Parton and James Patterson – Run Rose Run

Daphne Andreades – Brown Ladies


Honoree Fanonne Jeffers – The Love Songs of W.E.B Du Bois


Eiko Ishibashi – Drive My Automotive Authentic Soundtrack

Arctic Monkeys – TBA

Mitski – Laurel Hell

Code Orange – Out for Blood

Gayle – abdefu


Drive My Automotive

Nightmare Alley

The Batman

The Northman


tick, tick…BOOM!

The Energy of the Canine

The Misplaced Daughter

The Mitchells vs. The Machines


The Memento Half II

The Killers play the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury festival in 2019.

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