Fiona Sturges

Fiona Sturges is an arts columnist, interviewer, reviewer and associate Lecturer at Southampton Solent University

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Just A Minute, review: Nicholas Parsons' snuggly blanket of a show has a timeless appeal

The Radio 4 show is one of a handful of radio's more old-school institutions that have proved impervious to the tides of fashion

Binge-drinking among youngsters is declining. We grown-ups are the idiots now

I spend half my week with students. They are some of the best people I have met. We should look at them and be proud

Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth rocks out in the first of Teller's pictures for Marc Jacobs

Girl in a Band: A memoir by Kim Gordon, book review: Notes from the bass line

Gordon doesn’t mince her words as she recalls working with Courtney Love and compares the singer’s narcissistic and sociopathic tendencies to those of her own brother, Keller, a paranoid schizophrenic

Lauren Laverne leads the way as 6 Music reaches an average of two million listeners a week

The station was threatened with closure by the BBC Trust five years ago

Sisters of the Cross do not have a God-given ability to teach

Tristram Hunt is right: nuns are not fit to teach

With one exception, the teachers at my Catholic boarding school were cruel and prejudiced

Radio 4 documentary reveals the politics behind fearless folkie Alan Lomax's work

Reviews: Archive on 4: Alan Lomax - Songs of Freedom, Radio 4; The Story of Sleater-Kinney, 6 Music

Love + Radio, review: A meeting with a serial catcaller left me with mixed emotions

"An Old Lion, or a Lover's Lute", the latest instalment of the podcast series, focused on a predatory numbskull called Jerome

Out of the Ordinary, review: Macho men masquerading as altruists are such a turn-off

I listened to much of Out of the Ordinary, Jolyon Jenkins' Radio 4 programme about the black market in sperm donations, with a sick bucket close to hand. It was shortly after breakfast, the sun was shining and I'd not long finished mulling over the achievements of the 13th-century noblewoman Eleanor de Montfort, courtesy of Woman's Hour.

Radio 4's The Last Days of Troy, review: Lily Cole is a model queen in this bold drama

Simon Armitage's play is drawn from Homer's The Iliad and was staged last year at the Manchester Royal Exchange and at Shakespeare's Globe before being divided into two parts for radio

TED Radio Hour, review: 'Sting was in the way. I'm sick of Sting,' said Sting

The singer talked about the notion of being an artist in an episode called The Source of Creativity

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The success of the decidedly non-famous females wearing the Three Lions could do wonders for a ‘man’s game’ riddled with cynicism and greed
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