One game has players embody the wind, carrying petals across a meadow; the other uses minimalistic graphics to 'deconstruct the gaming experience'
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Thursday 27 December 2012
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Sunday 23 December 2012
What event could possibly have gathered together artists as diverse as Andrew Bird, Rufus Wainwright, Paul McCartney and The Civil Wars?
Monday 17 December 2012
“I have never found it easy to belong. So much repels,” declares Alan Bennett (uncannily well- played by Alex Jennings) towards the close of the first in this delectable double-bill of short autobiographical pieces. “Hymns help. They blur.”
Monday 17 December 2012
Classical music is an acquired taste. I have not quite recovered from the extraordinary experience of hearing a live performance of a 100-year-old concerto at the Royal Festival Hall last week, but I know that the notion that classical music can be as exhilarating in its own way as a Rolling Stones revival sounds off-beam to most of the population.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
The late Ravi Shankar became known in the West through his association with The Beatles. But there was far more to the man George Harrison called the "godfather" of world music. He was a champion of crossover in its fullest sense. His sitar spoke to all our souls.
The Snowman and the Snowdog: How do you rival The Snowman and, more terrifyingly, 'Walking in the Air'?
Sunday 09 December 2012
Thirty years since it first aired, Raymond Briggs’ ‘The Snowman’ has become a Christmas staple. So how do you go about writing its long-awaited sequel? What do you do if you are the man tasked with penning the song that will have to rival 'Walking in the Air'?
Bloc Party, Maximo Park, Everything Everything, Delphic, Spector and Findlay, Xfm Winter Wonderland, Apollo, Manchester
Wednesday 05 December 2012
Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke is in fittingly combative mood, given how he has bulked up during his band’s three-year hiatus.
Monday 03 December 2012
We're used to TV ads using colour and noise so you might have noticed a new ad for Soda Stream for precisely the opposite reason.
Saturday 01 December 2012
I had been planning to eat healthily. You see, I am getting married in two weeks and while I am not concerned that I'll block the aisle with my girth, I also think it's a good day to try to look one's best.
Agenda: Little Nikki; Ugg ear-muffs-cum-headphones; Domingo Milella; Jo Malone crackers; Claire Danes crying
Sunday 18 November 2012
Face to watch: Little Nikki
Monday 12 November 2012
Roth captures Jewish experience in a way few others can manage, and the world is a poorer place without another novel of his to anticipate
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