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Emily Bootle

Emily Bootle is Culture Writer and writes columns, features, reviews and interviews.

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How 'Carol of the Bells' went from nationalist anthem to Christmas classic

The much-loved carol, which features in Home Alone and The Muppets, started life as a Ukrainian folk song - and has a rich political history

The 10 best albums of 2023

Theatre audiences are uptight - that's why we need 'relaxed performances'

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The Night Agent is terrible - why is it the most-watched show on Netflix?

TikTok ruined travel - now it's killing Christmas