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Monday 13 May 2013
Daniel Kitson’s new show is a reflection on reality, memory and our sense of self. Hardly wall-to-wall giggles, you might think, but this publicity-shy, TV-shunning, Perrier Award-winning comic’s talent lies in burrowing into the human psyche and dispensing profound nuggets through tales in which, more often than not, he is the hapless protagonist. After The Beginning, Before The End is like a TED talk with added LOLs.
Saturday 27 April 2013
A tribute by the Norwegian pianist to filmmaker and "formative influence" Michelangelo Antonioni, recorded live at a 2010 jazz festival with an impressive ensemble.
Saturday 13 April 2013
A perpetual voyager is saved by selflessness and a terrific chorus
Sunday 07 April 2013
Organisers breathe a sigh as Health and Safety wins the 4.15 at Aintree
James Lawton: Paolo Di Canio's appointment at Sunderland makes us ask what football clubs really mean to us
Thursday 04 April 2013
Is a club supposed to reflect some of the deepest values of the community?
Wednesday 27 March 2013
David Farr's new take on Hamlet takes place in what looks like the fencing gym of a run-down public school.
Friday 22 March 2013
We are formed by what we desire,” declares Bill Abbott, the bisexual narrator of John Irving’s thirteenth novel.
Friday 15 March 2013
Sensitively accompanied by Jonathan Cohen's ensemble Arcangelo, soprano Anna Prohaska here offers a selection of baroque arias based on the supernatural – a mythopoeic world of nymphs, fairies, gods and sorcerors.
Friday 22 February 2013
The Groban Phenomenon seems unstoppable – All That Echoes crashed into the American charts at No 1, and will likely follow suit here too – though for all his personable self-deprecation, the blend of operatic pop on which his reputation is built seems strangely thin and insipid.
Friday 22 February 2013
With zombie fiction trending so heavily, you could be forgiven for thinking that this fascination with the undead, much like the vampire before it, may be in danger of being done to, well, death. For where else is there to go? The answer, perhaps, lies no longer in aiming for the head, but getting inside it. Or at least that's what Jonathan Levine's new zom-rom-com, Warm Bodies, suggests. A film that is leading the pack in telling us that zombies are people too.
Wednesday 13 February 2013
A castle of your own? A treehouse just for two? A private castaway island? Aoife O’Riordain reveals that small is beautiful when it comes to romantic retreats
Saturday 09 February 2013
We may have survived the arduous slog that was January, but don't breathe a sigh of relief yet – Valentine's Day is looming.
Tuesday 05 February 2013
Stuck for a romantic idea? Go for all-out luxury with a meal for two or something a little more high tech
Friday 11 January 2013
A Robert Burns expert has uncovered seven “lost” manuscripts and letters belonging to the Scottish poet which throw significant new light on his life and work.
Wednesday 02 January 2013
The received picture of the 1953 British Everest expedition is of a seamless triumph, to make up for the earlier failures of the 1920s and 1930s. Mick Conefrey's groundbreaking new book reveals how far from seamless it actually was.
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
- 1 End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
- 2 This restaurant has misunderstood the concept of 'cheese and biscuits'
- 3 Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes, may now face death penalty
- 4 Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'
- 5 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet