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Visual Arts

Interiors: Inside the home of Lucian Freud

A new photography book goes inside the grand Georgian home of the late artist Lucian Freud

Rock & Pop

Neil Young: Storytone review orchestra-backed album thats better without the orchestra

(Warner)Neil Youngs fifth album in as many years comes in a standard version that defies any...

Stage

Who Do We Think We Are?, Southwark Playhouse, London

Southwark Playhouse, London: From the memories and family stories of a company of actors ranging...

Visual Arts

Gillian Wearing redefines Birmingham for the 21st century

With her statue of a mixed-race, single-parent family, Gillian Wearing has transformed...

Stage

Simon Stephens: why my Cherry Orchard is a failure

Any English-language version of Chekhov is doomed. The nature of translation means that to think...

Jazz, Folk & World

Ben Howard, I Forget Where We Were, review: 'tantalising'

It may lack the definition of his debut, but the Mercury-nominated artist's latest evokes...

Visual Arts

Artist Jeff Koons interview: Making Lady Gaga's album cover and the 'empowerment' of art

Norman Rosenthal: Is it contentment and happiness you are striving for? Or something far bigger...

Visual Arts

Discovering Ibsen

the more closely you look at Ibsen, in fact, the stranger & more beguiling he gets… Andrew...

Visual Arts

Gerhard Richter, Marian Goodman Gallery

Another October and another Frieze week just passed. This means the biggest of big hitters have...

Classical & Opera

The darkness drops again: a tense, eerie Turn of the Screw for the Glyndebourne Tour

Slick, surreal and creepy, with a strong cast of exciting young singers: it's hard to imagine a...

Books & Lit

Nick Hornby on his first novel in five years

The author of the forthcoming Funny Girl on his screenplays, his literary column and a project...

Stage

Screwed up

We all know that ‘They fuck you up your mum and dad’, but nowhere is this more reliably (and...

Artist Jeff Koons interview: Making Lady Gaga's album cover and the 'empowerment' of art

Norman Rosenthal: Is it contentment and happiness you are striving for? Or something far bigger...

Discovering Ibsen

the more closely you look at Ibsen, in fact, the stranger & more beguiling he gets… Andrew...

Gerhard Richter, Marian Goodman Gallery

Another October and another Frieze week just passed. This means the biggest of big hitters have...

The darkness drops again: a tense, eerie Turn of the Screw for the Glyndebourne Tour

Slick, surreal and creepy, with a strong cast of exciting young singers: it's hard to imagine a...

Nick Hornby on his first novel in five years

The author of the forthcoming Funny Girl on his screenplays, his literary column and a project...

Screwed up

We all know that ‘They fuck you up your mum and dad’, but nowhere is this more reliably (and...

The Cherry Orchard/Uncle Vanya, Young Vic/St James Theatre, London – review

Two innovative productions that draw out Chekhov’s contemporary resonances

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl on touring the USA on a rock 'n' roll pilgrimage in new TV show

Dave Grohl was once a high-school drop-out in Springfield, Virginia, who scraped a living by...

Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics - album stream

The Queen of Soul covers Adele, Destiny's Child and more

Mother knows best: The best (and worst) pop songs inspired by mum

While family members have long provided songwriters with a rich source of inspiration, the...

The Turn of the Screw review compelling, challenging and creepy

GlyndebourneJonathan Kents production of Brittens ghost story is revived to haunting effect,...

Superfood: Dont Say That review vigorous 90s-influenced alt-rock

(Infectious)There was no better decade than the 90s for Birmingham indie four-piece Superfood or...

Annie Lennox: Nostalgia review poignant renditions of pre-rock standards

(Island)Rod Stewarts mega-successful Great American Songbook series has become something of a...

Yusuf/Cat Stevens: Tell Em Im Gone review revealing Rick Rubin-produced reinvigoration

(Legacy)Yusuf/Cat Stevens is a cumbersome moniker, but Tell Em Im Gone, his first album in five...

Aretha Franklin, Sings The Great Diva Classics, review: 'reeks of fakery'

Franklin's first album in 13 years proves she is no longer the powerhouse of her time, says Neil...

Mallory Knox: Asymmetry review endearingly honest alt-rock

(Epic)Once you get past the awkward irony of such a sweetly melodic rock band naming themselves...