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Here Lies Love review a fine, immersive spectacle lacking substance

Dorfman theatre, LondonBeguiling songs, ingenious design and stunning performances dont quite do justice to a subject that deserves more complex treatment Continue reading...

Steve McQueen review like a punch in the gut

Thomas Dane Gallery, LondonThe artist returns with a heartbreaking meditation on young black men dying before their time.

Thurston Moore The Best Day: album stream

Following his elegant acoustic experiments, the Sonic Youth founder returns to alt rock. Listen to the stream ahead of its release and let us know your thoughts Thurston Moore Band plays first gig by accidentThe Sonic Youth founder and honorary east Londo

Five new albums to try this week: The 2 Bears, Kindness and more

Stream five new albums from alt-rockers Ex Hex, thrash act Exodus and more and let us know what youll be listening to this weekWhy you should listen: This second album from the bear suit-wearing duo, comprised of Raf Rundell and Hot Chips Joe Goddard, un

Rembrandt: The Late Works review triumph in masters tragedy

This brilliant, brave journey through the tragedy of his fall reveals the true Rembrandt a man at the end of his tether.

Gerhard Richter: Our times are so unquiet

He wants to capture our era and uses everything from eye-rocking stripes to sheet glass sculpture in order to do so. Adrian Searle submits to the hectic complexities of Gerhard Richter.

The Distance review a funny, lively second play from Deborah Bruce

Orange Tree, RichmondHelen Baxendale catches perfectly a sense of numbed isolation in this look at the anguished adventure of motherhood Continue reading...

Two More Pints review Roddy Doyle keeps the laughs coming

The Irish novelists deft touch and ready wit underpin the return of the irreverent old Dubliners first featured in Two PintsAfter his successful 2012 collection of comic dialogues, Two Pints, Roddy Doyle returns with a new series of topical and irreverent

Lila review Marilynne Robinsons triumphant return to Gilead

Preacher John Ames faces the fiercest test of his faith in the town we first encountered in 2004In an interview with the Paris Review in 2008, Marilynne Robinson described how once shed finished writing a novel, she missed the characters: I feel sort of b

Roy Keane: The Second Half; Kevin Pietersen: KP The Autobiography reviews twin tragedies

Were two men ever more cruelly wronged? Not according to these tales of self-pity from Roy Keane and Kevin PietersenReading, in the past couple of days, back to back, the trials and torments of Kevin Pietersen and Roy Keane, the slights suffered and the p