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Review: The Wild Duck (Barbican)

'It's Ibsen for people who don't care about Ibsen'

Stage

The Wild Duck, Barbican, review: 'devastating'

Sydney's Belvoir Company's update of Ibsen's play is excruciatingly sad - and features a real...

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...

Stage

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

Two innovative productions that draw out Chekhov’s contemporary resonances

Rock & Pop

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...

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...

Why Scott Walker + Sunn O)))'s Soused is the one album you should hear this week video

Alexis Petridis recommends Soused, the new collaborative album by Scott Walker and Sunn O))),...

Memphis, Shaftesbury Theatre, London

Shaftesbury Theatre, London: It took Hairspray, the 2003 Tony winner for best musical, five...