Review: Reading Festival 2008

An army of music-heads descended on Reading this past weekend, covering the town with a dense mist of colourful flags, tents, caravans, crazy hats and cheap sunglasses

Review: The Green Man Festival 2008

Co-founder of the festival Jo Bartlett once said: “I look upon each Green Man as a work of art.” Although largely painted in various shades of grey, this year’s event was exactly that.

Review: Get Loaded in the Park 2008

Despite often being overshadowed by the major summer festivals, Get Loaded in the Park on Clapham Common held its own this year, not even allowing the cider drought halfway through the day dampen, or rather, dry out spirits.

Interview: Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly

Sam Duckworth, lead singer of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, talks to Dan Poole about his rise to fame and love of festivals

Uni societies: join the club

Natalie Truswell gets the lowdown on a selection of award-winning societies

What's on: London Festival of Architecture

The London Festival of Architecture runs until 20 July at various locations around the capital. Here are some of the highlights.

Festivals for free

There are still ways of getting to see your favourite bands at this summer’s festivals if you are willing to work for it.

Film review: Lions for lambs

America’s War on Terror is the thorny issue at stake here in a film which uses its various plot strands to take on American foreign policy, a celebrity-obsessed media and the apathy of youth in American society.

Music festivals: What's on summer 2008

The ultimate guide to this year's best British music festivals

Film review: The Darjeeling Limited

Wes Anderson is the king of quirky comedies and his latest offering is both brilliant and infuriating.

Modern Miss

Online TV show ‘KateModern’ has made a star of Tara Rushton. She tells Dan Poole about becoming a success in the UK.

Interview: Alex Zane

Most of you will recognise Alex Zane from Popworld, Channel 4’s Sunday morning music show. Quite a few of you will recognise him as the quizmaster from Balls of Steel, the comedy show – also on Channel 4.

Interview: C4’s ‘Freshly squeezed’ Rick Edwards

The latest fresh-faced attitude-laden presenter to take up the T4 baton is none other than Mr Rick Edwards. Straight out of the Steve Jones school of chiselled jaws and witty banter, you can watch him weekday mornings fronting Freshly Squeezed on Channel 4 with the ever lovely Alexa Chung.

Music review: James - Hey Ma

If Hey Ma marks the return of James into the national consciousness, it does so with great aplomb and, perversely, sentimental devotion to the time that originally spawned the group.

Music review: The Courteeners - St.Jude

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t actively dislike the Courteeners. In fact, it might actually be impossible to dislike a band with a chorus that goes “What took you so long/ Was there a queue at the post office?”

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