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Vashti Bunyan - Holy Smoke: exclusive stream

Cult singer-songwriter returns with her third album in October.

Poetry of the First World War: an Anthology edited by Tim Kendall review

The inclusion of less familiar poets and songs from the trenches and music halls makes this such a valuable collection.

When The Night Comes by Favel Parrett review in awe of Antarctica

The novelist’s second book follows an Antarctic Arts Fellowship and finds its strength in describing physical sensations in encountering new landscapes.

Marlow Moss: forgotten art maverick

A radical lesbian who apprenticed herself to Léger and became a modernist to rival Mondrian - Marlow Moss is one of the great figures of English art. So why has no one heard of her?

John Kearns: loser takes all at Edinburgh

John Kearns has turned failure into silly, soul-searching comedy. Will scooping Edinburgh's top comedy award spoil the punchline? Brian Logan meets the man hailed as the new Hancock'Can you call back in, like, two minutes?" John Kearns is still in bed whe

Prom 50: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Blohlávek/Weilerstein review fluid and elegant

Dvoák's cello concerto showed Alisa Weilerstein and the orchestra in complete sympathyNobody does Proms encores like the Czech Phil.

Prom 49: BBCSO/Oramo review curiously ill at ease

Soprano Anu Komsi's impressive technique was at the fore in a fairytale-themed programme.

Edinburgh festival 2014: the Tourette's hero highs and Nancy Dell'Olio lows

The fringe is over for another year, so here's 2014's unofficial bouquets and brickbats.

The Birth of Korean Cool review the making of a cultural superpower

Euny Hong's account of how South Korea went from backwater to trendsetter is a myth-busting treat.

Peggy Seeger: voice of experience

She grew up with Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly and went on to become the most powerful woman in folk.