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Christopher Hooton is the former Culture Editor at The Independent. He is now a freelance writer.

Joaquin Phoenix is not cut out for this

The actor is in the wrong business for all the right reasons. Christopher Hooton sat down with him to talk about doing interviews, drama, dogs and his new film, ‘Mary Magdalene’.

How rap saved Christmas

This millennium has been deprived of good Christmas songs, but rappers are seeing to that in new and artistic ways, Christopher Hooton argues