Massive Attack

Music review: Massive Attack v Adam Curtis for the Manchester

For anyone who spent time in the early 1990s sitting around after raves talking about conspiracy theories, this much-anticipated collaboration between two of Britain’s leading artistic radicals will prove a spirit-crushingly familiar experience.

How will Jessica Ennis celebrate? By eating lots of rubbish food and

She may have had only two hours' sleep after putting her body through the two days of heroic exertions that will define the London Games but for Jessica Ennis today the afterglow of Super Saturday was still burning strongly as she told of her relief at victory - and desire for some “rubbish food”.

A whole lotta talent

Robert Plant is back to his bluesy roots – and happy to put his rock god days behind him. By Tim Cumming

FSA chief to meet with occupy protesters

One of the most senior figures in City regulation will meet protesters from the St Paul's Cathedral camp today as part of a Church of England initiative on finance and ethics.

Brendan Barber 'regrets strike disruption'

TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said of the strike action today: "I genuinely regret the disruption and inconvenience that these kinds of actions cause, but I think people do realise that sometimes it is right to take a stand. Public sector workers are saying to the Government 'you have got to negotiate in a fair way'.

Daydreaming with James Lavelle preview

Musician and co-founder of Unkle James Lavelle, a man who has collaborated with greats such as Thom Yorke, Ian Brown and Jarvis Cocker, is set to host another artistic collaboration with a three-day pop-up music and art show at the Haunch of Venison gallery in London this weekend.

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Album: Anouar Brahem, The Astounding Eyes of Rita, (ECM)

Albums as perfect as this appear rarely. Tunisian oud maestro Brahem has been one of ECM's most-revered artists for years, pioneering a superior kind of east-west fusion (although that makes it sound less interesting than it is).

Album: Nneka, No Longer at Ease, (Four / Yo Mama)

No Longer at Ease, indeed. From the opening track – the spookily atmospheric "Death" – this Nigerian singer-songwriter delivers her own brand of edgy, politically motivated, post-soul (rather than nu-soul).