Events horizon: the films, music, art and more to get excited about in 2021

From the return of live comedy to a cornucopia of video game releases, it’s going to be a big year for … pretty much everything

Modern Toss on the cultural year ahead

Massive albums by massive artists
… From Drake (due late December) to Foo Fighters (5 February). We may also hear from Adele, Rihanna, Frank Ocean, Cardi B and Kanye West. Plus Beyoncé, that shock album-drop pioneer might join the party, too.

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