Issue 1432

16 May 2022
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In it for the Frills Eight years after their first release, Blossoms’ fourth album has topped the charts with its more contemplative sound. Tom Ogden and Joe Donovan from the Stockport band talk post gig to Richard Smirke about their desire for longevity, their mates first, band second ethos – and Rick Astley

Unknotting the murders A bootlace could be the key to finding out who really committed the notorious Chillenden murders. But only if it’s tested by the right people, hears Mark Metcalf

Space was the place With a film that explores identity, the exploitation of mineral resources and
space travel, Leo Nelki has been selected for this year’s Short Waves festival.
The young Wirral film maker tells Alexandra Crombie about  Afrofuturism
and the challenges of working in the Democratic Republic of Congo

On the news pages: we hear from a US abortion doctor crossing state lines and Ukrainian refugees begin their return journey home from Poland

Plus arts, reviews and much more.