Can this close-up patchwork of social detail explain the forces that moulded postwar history?
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Sunday 07 July 2013
A Tigger’s guide to northerners
Saturday 16 March 2013
Friday 15 March 2013
It's 50 years since Joseph Losey's movie liberated British filmmaking. Ahead of a special screening, Geoffrey Macnab considers its legacy
Wednesday 21 November 2012
"This song is about drinking... and disaster," frontman John Bramwell drily announces before launching into the astringent "To the Brink".
Saturday 01 September 2012
Friday 22 June 2012
Luke Wright, Latitude’s Poetry Arena host and co-curator, is one of the UK’s top stand-up poets.
Friday 06 April 2012
Sunday 01 April 2012
Friday 20 January 2012
What is a poet's "real" work? Is it the best, canonical poems – the writing he or she is known for? Or is the poet "really" located somewhere else, among the false starts and revisions, both personal and writerly, that produced this canon?
Wednesday 28 December 2011
Winter solstice: the longest, darkest night of the year. How better to spend it than with a top soprano, a theatrical knight, and six viols, and where better than in the soft blue gloom of Kings Place? All came with promising baggage: the Fretwork ensemble had just released a remarkable viol-arrangement of Bach's 'Goldberg Variations'; Clare Wilkinson had dazzled us a few days previously with her a cappella exploits with I Fagiolini; and Sir Tom Courtenay – well, we knew where he was coming from. Fretwork would provide instrumental music, Courtenay would give us poems.
Friday 11 November 2005
Thursday 26 May 2005
Sunday 31 October 2004
Monday 17 May 2004
The programme notes for Rattle of a Simple Man quote Philip Larkin's poem "Annus Mirabilis" - "Sexual intercourse began/ In nineteen sixty-three / (Which was rather late for me)..."
Wednesday 31 March 2004
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
British jihadist calls for 'flag of Islam' over Downing Street and Buckingham Palace
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
- 1 Howard Jacobson: Let’s see the 'criticism' of Israel for what it really is
- 3 Gingers face extinction due to climate change, scientists warn