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Air Raid - Alexander Kluge

On April 8, 1945, several American bomber squadrons were informed that their German targets were temporarily unavailable due to cloud cover. As it...

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Richard II - Shakespeare's Globe

King Richard exiles Henry Bolingbroke and takes his father's estates. But while Richard is distracted by a rebellion in Ireland Bolingbroke...

Books & Lit

Refusing The Veil - Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

This topic divides people - and it will divide readers of this book too. Many Muslims worldwide either support or adopt religious veiling, and...

Visual Arts

Sculpture Victorious - Tate Britain

This Tate Britain exhibition is devoted to the sculpture produced during Queen Victoria's reign. Between 1837 and 1901 was considered to be a...

Books & Lit

Six Stories and an Essay - Andrea Levy

Andrea Levy, author of the Man Booker shortlisted novel THE LONG SONG and the prize-winning, million-copy bestseller SMALL ISLAND, draws together...

Stage

Measure for Measure - Shakespeare's Globe

Vincentio, Duke of Vienna, disgusted by the immorality in his city, announces his withdrawal from public life and leaves his deputy, the...

Books & Lit

Chase Your Shadow: The Trials of Oscar Pistorius - John Carlin

In Chase Your Shadow, journalist and author John Carlin tells the gripping story of Oscar Pistorius's tragic journey from sporting icon to accused...

Stage

As You Like it - Shakespeare's Globe

Rosalind is the daughter of a wrongly exiled Duke and has fallen in love with Orlando, a courtier denied his birthright by his brother. But...

Books & Lit

Sylvia Garland's Broken Heart - Helen Harris

When Sylvia Garland returns to England, after the death of her husband and half a lifetime lived abroad, the last thing she expects is to find...

Stage

Antigone - The Barbican

When her dead brother is decreed a traitor, his body left unburied beyond the city walls, Antigone refuses to accept this most severe of...

Stage

The Merchant of Venice - Shakespeare's Globe

Portia, a wealthy heiress of Belmont, sets her suitors a challenge. The winner will win her hand in marriage; the losers will lose her hand and...

Stage

Cindermouse - Little Angel Theatre, London

Travel to the land of mice where hardworking little Cindermouse finds love in the arms of a prince. Drawing on the Cinderella story, this show...

Motion - Calvin Harris

2014 album from the Scottish superstar features Ellie Goulding, Gwen Stefani, Haim & Tinashe.

"Harris is updating his EDM template...

Revolution - Russell Brand

We all know the system isn't working. Our governments are corrupt and the opposing parties pointlessly similar. Our culture is filled with vacuity...

Grand Guignol - Southwark Playhouse

“‘Horror and comedy combine to outrageous effect in this gory romp. A gleefully silly piece that also says some smart things about creativity –...

With A Little Help From My Fwends - The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends just may be the Lips' most adventurous recorded experience to date. The album sees the Lips embracing vocal and...

The Beat Goes On: The Complete Rebus Stories - Ian Rankin

There is no detective like DI Rebus. Brilliant, irascible and endlessly frustrating to both his friends and his long-suffering bosses, he has made...

Viviane Sassen: Analemma Fashion Photography - The Photographers' Gallery

Analemma: Fashion Photography 1992 – 2012 is the first London presentation of works by Dutch-born photographer Viviane Sassen (b 1972), one of the...

Our Town - Almeida Theatre

We all grow-up, we fall in love, we have families and we all die. That is our story.

Award-winning US actor-director David Cromer directs...

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous - Gabriella Coleman

Here is the ultimate book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under the non-name Anonymous, by the...

A Victorian Obsession: The Pérez Simón collection - Leighton House Museum

This display of fifty paintings are from the largest collection of Victorian paintings from outside Great Britain are shown for the first time in...

Suspended Sentences - Patrick Modiano

Although originally published separately, Patrick Modiano's three novellas form a single, compelling whole, haunted by the same gauzy sense of...

World Press Photo Exhibition - Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

An exhibition of 143 award-winning photographs from World Press Photo.

Since 1955, the foundation has invited the press photographers of...

Frankie & Johnny in the Clair De Lune - Chichester Festival Theatre

Chef Johnny has spent the night with his colleague waitress Frankie. Now he doesn't want to go home. He wants to persuade her that a one night...

Ceremony of Innocence / The Age of Anxiety / Aeternum - Royal Opera House

A Scarlett world premiere and two recent works by Brandstrup and Wheeldon: contemporary ballet at its finest.

Mecca: The Sacred City - Ziauddin Sardar

Mecca is the heart of Islam. It is the birthplace of Muhammad, the direction towards which Muslims turn when they pray and the site of pilgrimage...

Yes Please - Amy Poehler

In Amy Poehler's highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and...

Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale - Marina Warner

From wicked queens, beautiful princesses, elves, monsters, and goblins to giants, glass slippers, poisoned apples, magic keys, and mirrors, the...

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Rock & Pop

Sleaford Mods - Chubbed Up +

Not an album to listen to unless you’ve known what it is to struggle…

Clash Music, Mat Smith
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Books & Lit

Not My Father's Son by Alan Cumming- dark times on road to reason

ALAN CUMMING is one of the few gay actors to have been embraced by the American viewing public.

Express.co.uk, Neil Norman
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Stage

Saxon Court Southwark Playhouse November-December 2014

It's Christmas party time at the recruitment agency's office, but there's little to celebrate.

Gerald Berkowitz, Theatre Guide London
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Classical & Opera

The Gospel According to the Other Mary @ Coliseum, London

John Adams’ oratorio The Gospel According to the Other Mary, in exploring Jesus’ crucifixion, is a companion piece to his El Niño of 2000, which...

Music OMH, Sam Smith
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Rock & Pop

Alex G - DSU

Makes most lo-fi records look like pointless amateur noodlings...

Clash Music, Mat Smith
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Books & Lit

Funny Girl review: Bright star who rocked the Capital

THE funny girl in question is Lancashire lass Barbara Parker, who in the opening pages of Nick Hornby's latest comic offering finds herself about...

Express.co.uk, Sophie Donnelly
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Visual Arts

Maggi Hambling, National Gallery - exhibition review

There’s certainly vigour in Maggi Hambling's paintings but it feels forced.

Ben Luke, Evening Standard
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Chimera Gate Theatre November-December 2014

A medical curiosity is dressed in a domestic melodrama and made the basis for philosophical speculations.

Gerald Berkowitz, Theatre Guide London
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Jazz, Folk & World

Tineke Postma/Greg Osby: Sonic Halo (2014)

Greg Osby has influenced legions of saxophonists over the past two-plus decades. On Sonic Halo, one of those players stands tall beside him.

All About Jazz, Dan Bilawsky
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Classical & Opera

L'Elisir d'Amore at the Royal Opera House review

THIS COMIC opera with excellent cast is like the best musicals, only with better singing and better music.

Express.co.uk, William Hartson
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Rock & Pop

TV On The Radio - Seeds

Time’s a healer, but art doesn’t half help, too.

Clash Music, Mike Diver
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Books & Lit

Artist's Statement: Elaine Vizor on the mortality check which led to the Taylor Wessing Prize

Artist’s Statement: Elaine Vizor was one of the artists selected for this year’s Taylor Wessing Prize at the National Portrait Gallery.

Culture 24
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First Love Arcola Theatre November-December 2014

A brilliant text brilliantly interpreted and excitingly performed – there is very little about Conor Lovett's solo show that does not inspire...

Gerald Berkowitz, Theatre Guide London
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Various Artists Native North America, Vol.1: Aboriginal Folk, Rock and Country 1966-1985

The 34 tracks on Native North America, Vol. 1: Aboriginal Folk, Rock and Country 1966-1985 were curated and painstakingly annotated by Kevin "...

All Music, Thom Jurek
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Opera reviews:L'elisir D'amore and Suor Angelica and Giannia Schicchi

STARRY cast and joyful staging of Donizetti's L'elisir D'amore transports us to rural Italy.

Clare Calvin, Express.co.uk
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Pink Floyd - The Endless River

A terrifically tedious affair of absolutely no consequence…

Clash Music, Mike Diver
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Triptych at Sadlers Wells review

TERRIFIC dancers, irresistible enthusiasm and glorious performances.

Express.co.uk, Jeffery Taylor
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Lila By MARILYNNE ROBINSON

Those who suffer misfortune often carry two burdens: there is the weight of their pain, and then there is the shame of suffering.

Barnes and Noble Review, John Freeman
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Behind The Beautiful Forevers Olivier Theatre Winter 2014-2015

Adapting fiction to the stage is hard enough, but adapting nonfiction is even more complex, because you have to reshape reality into characters...

Gerald Berkowitz, Theatre Guide London
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Review – Assassins – Menier Chocolate Factory

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, to the Marvellous Mighty Menier for this grand revival of the unloved, the unkind …. Assassins!

Life In The Cheap Seats, webcowgirl
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Native North America Vol 1 review – a goldmine of forgotten fusions

Nowadays, such is the demand for ever rarer rarities and none-more-niche genres, almost every secondhand record shop has been ‘picked’ – shaken...

Kitty empire, The Guardian
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Macbeth, Omnibus, Clapham Common: Review

The lights of London are a customary backdrop for many a film but it's less usual to see Clapham Common and its traffic serving as set and...

Artswrap, David Trennery

God Bless The Child Royal Court Theatre Upstairs November-December 2014

There's a short scene in the middle of Molly Davis's play in which a schoolteacher has a nightmare of her children turning on her like a pack of...

Gerald Berkowitz, Theatre Guide London
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Olly Murs: Never Been Better - album review

It's not an audacious claim to say that Robbie Williams' 'Angels' has become one of the nation's favourite songs to regularly slaughter during 2am...

Amy Davidson, Digital Spy
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Mirza Waheed on The Book of Gold Leaves

Mirza Waheed is a Kashmiri novelist whose new book, The Book of Gold Leaves, is a Romeo and Juliet style love story set in war-torn 1990s Srinigar...

BBC Open Book, Mariella Frostrup
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Made in Dagenham, Cans and 2071 AYULTP #197 16–Nov-2014

As Yet Unnamed London Theatre Podcast 16-Nov-2014 With T R P Watson, Gareth James, Phil from the West End Whingers, Nick from Partially Obstructed...

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Made in Dagenham, Cans and 2071 AYULTP #197 16–Nov-2014

As Yet Unnamed London Theatre Podcast 16-Nov-2014 With T R P Watson, Gareth James, Phil from the West End Whingers, Nick from Partially Obstructed...

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