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4 staff picks to check out this week | Culture









To play: Wander

PAnnapurna’s New Adventure Game Will Catch the Imagination of Gamers Worldwide Wander, in which you play as an adorable kitty trying to escape from a forgotten cyberpunk city. Also caught up in his ball of yarn, Mike Reid, senior production manager, said, “It’s adorable and just the right amount of challenge. It’s short, so try to put it on sale. Available on PC and PlayStation 4/5.

Look: Virginia Bucks

VScatching the attention of writer Kristian DePue is Virginia Bucks, a “short and suspenseful story of three generations of men – grandfather, father and son – on a hunting excursion in the dead of winter in the 1970s”. He says he watched it several times, noting that “there is tension at the start, and what unfolds is unsettling, evoking both ‘white room torture’ and elements in Lack 411 case. It can be viewed at tinyurl.com/csindywhitetailbucks.

Listen: Joni Mitchell at the Newport Folk Festival

Jhe India was swept away by the return of Joni Mitchell to the stage, along with Brandi Carlile and a host of other great musicians, at the Newport Folk Festival. Mitchell then performed a full set of his classic songs. “The simple fact that after the brain aneurysm Mitchell suffered in 2015 she can perform is AH-MAZING,” says assistant editor Cathy Reilly. This is Mitchell’s first live performance in 23 years.

Lily:Tales of Ireland and comics

VSathy Reilly, who recently returned from Ireland, also recommends Patrick Taylor’s “delicious” novel, An Irish county doctorand Dublin 4, a short story quartet by Maeve Binchy, which Reilly calls “brilliant”. Journalist Marcus Hill smashes his way through Tillie Walden Clementinethe first comic book based on Telltale’s main character The Walking Dead Games. “It doesn’t make much sense if you haven’t played the game. But it’s okay…so far,” he says.