'Banter', 'Aspiration', 'Selfie'? Not this year, thank you very much
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Einstein on the Beach, Barbican Theatre, London Carousel, Grand Theatre, Leeds
Juan Diego Florez, Royal Albert HallLondon
Sunday 13 May 2012
How do you compare multiple Einsteins? Well, it's all relative
Tuesday 28 February 2012
Two things that we've never met anyone who dislikes – The Muppets and the Flight of the Conchords. As such, it was almost inevitable that Conchord Bret McKenzie's writing of songs for the recent Muppets movie was guaranteed to bring a smile to the faces of most right-thinking fans of puppets and well-pitched parody songs.
Sunday 26 February 2012
Winter in the Eternal City provides the best chance to soak up the history without all the hassle. At least that's the theory
Saturday 11 February 2012
In total agreement with Terence Blacker's remarks earlier this week in these pages about "a new fear of seriousness" in our culture leading to an overabundance of feeble, inappropriate and half-hearted "humour".
Thursday 09 February 2012
America's biggest new show boasts such a conspicuous marketing budget that, unless its title becomes self-fulfilling prophecy, it will seem like a failure. Smash, NBC's story of a Broadway musical, premiered on Monday.
Monday 23 January 2012
Not many retailers would expand during a recession – but Urban Outfitters is one of the loudest and proudest personalities on the high street, says Harriet Walker
Monday 23 January 2012
Urban Outfitters may have been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, but it's still one of the loudest and proudest personalities on the high street, says Harriet Walker
Sunday 08 January 2012
Kubrick's dystopian 1972 vision sparked both moral outrage and admiration. Jonathan Romney, and those involved, look back on a monument of modern cinema
Saturday 24 December 2011
Like any liberated modern woman, the Single Girl feels no need to lie about her age: she is 50 next year – and my, hasn't she aged well?
Sunday 04 December 2011
Reading between the lines of the red-tops, coded messages and prurient myths
Saturday 20 August 2011
If there's a radio show that stands for the BBC, then it's the Today programme. All the familiars are there, including disagreement about whether it's left-travelling, a liberal conspiracy or a middle-class smugfest.
Tuesday 12 July 2011
Sunday 12 June 2011
Describing the music Paul Simon makes these days as "pop" is like calling the Bible a bestseller – true but not quite fit for the purpose.
Tuesday 12 April 2011
A rare comic book stolen from Nicolas Cage 10 years ago has been recovered.
Tuesday 05 April 2011
17 years ago today Kurt Cobain took his own life in a suicide that shook not just the music world, but pop culture in general. All this time on, there’s very little to say about Cobain, or indeed Nirvana – the ground breaking grunge rock’n'roll band he fronted – that hasn’t already been said.
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
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Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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