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On Liberty by Shami Chakrabarti 'I don't trust the powerful'

The director of Liberty has written an important, sometimes startling book about the battle ahead. When it comes to human rights, common sense and decency is never enoughSo here we are again, those of us who lived through 9/11 and its aftermath; back at t

Sequence 8 review chiselled bodies, little humanity

Circus innovators Les 7 Doigts de la Mains recent quest to match Cirque du Soleil has robbed their work of any profundity.

Il Barbiere di Siviglia review an uncommonly satisfying team

Mark Elders elegant conducting, and old and new faces on stage make for a very enjoyable revival.

Evita review shout it loud, showgirl dictatorship is back with a bang

Madalena Alberto skilfully avoids sentimentality in reviving the musical life of Argentinas favourite dictators wife, though sound issues blunt the sharpness of Tim Rices lyrics.

Duncan Macmillan: theatre at its best is an intervention

His plays examine parenthood (Lungs), depression (Every Brilliant Thing) and climate change (2071).

Sunflowers and Nazi salutes: the Anselm Kiefer extravaganza hits the Royal Academy in pictures

The great German artist hits history and the Holocaust head on in works that are liberating, moving and defiantly dark.

The Liberation of Colette Simple review witty and energetic

This plucky experiment in theatrical form, inspired by an early Tennessee Williams play, brings together a multiplicity of distinctive voices.

Anselm Kiefer at the Royal Academy review an exciting rollercoaster ride of beauty, horror and history

Born in Germany as the Nazis fell, Anselm Kiefers back catalogue is an astonishing look at the awful burden of history.

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate review Naomi Kleins powerful and urgent polemic

Naomi Klein pins the blame for climate crisis squarely on capitalism. John Gray fears the problem is much bigger.

The Bush by Don Watson review driven by the burning truth

Watson's supremely elegant prose offers a challenge to Australians who've long favoured city life on the coastal plains over life in the towns and emptiness beyond.