Music & Me: Kisses

Sun-splashed LA-based electro duo (and couple) Kisses sound a little like Hot Chip if they’d jumped in the Tardis to jam with late Eighties New Order alongside Talking Heads’ guitar. Listen out for them on a cool dancefloor near you.

Culture Club: Black Swan (15)

Readers review this week's big film

Culture Club: Glee, E4

Readers review this week's big TV series

Culture Club: Glee

This week's Culture Club focuses on the second series of Glee. Do you love it? Do you hate it? How do you feel it is comparing with the first series? Leave your thoughts on Glee below.

Ride, Rise, Roar (12A)

Odd how one's tastes change. Back in 1980 I recall my utter delight on first hearing the Talking Heads' fourth, career-changing album, Remain in Light.

Culture Club: The King's Speech

This week's Culture Club focusses on Tom Hooper's latest movie, The King's Speech. How do you feel Colin Firth rates as the stammering King George VI? Leave your thoughts on the movie below.

Culture Club: Come Fly with Me

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Culture Club: The Trip, Mondays, BBC2

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Heaven 17, Corn Exchange, Brighton

Heaven 17 celebrate three decades of their debut album, which hasn't lost its relevance

Culture Club: The American (15)

Readers review this week's big film

Heaven 17, Forum, London

"We don't need this fascist groove thang!" one veteran roars hoarsely behind me. The first song in Heaven 17's inspired recreation of their 1981 debut album, Penthouse and Pavement, 30 years after they split from the Human League, shows why it's better than nostalgia. Flimsy synth-pop revivals, from Fischerspooner to La Roux, have missed the music's urgent context.

My Dad’s a Birdman, Young Vic, London

Father and daughter are in a flap in more ways than one in My Dad's a Birdman, this year's super soaraway Christmas entertainment at the Young Vic. David Annen's scrawny, beguiling Dad appears to be several twigs short of the full nest with his jerky avian twitches, hops, hoots and nasal burrowings into a bin-bag.

Culture Club: Let Me In

This week’s Culture Club focuses on Let Me In - the American remake of acclaimed Swedish vampire movie Let The Right One In.

Culture Club: The Social Network

Branded “a work of fiction” by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, The Social Network was destined to spark debate regardless of its box office success.

Culture Club: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (12A)

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