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Silent Partners; Tracey Emin: The Last Great Adventure Is You review from mannequins to life models

A riveting show at the Fitzwilliam looks at the use and abuse of mannequins in art, while Tracey Emins words and images find a new harmony.

Silent Partners; Tracey Emin: The Last Great Adventure Is You review from mannequins to life models

A riveting show at the Fitzwilliam looks at the use and abuse of mannequins in art, while Tracey Emins words and images find a new harmony.

Rising Ground: A Search for the Spirit of Place review Philip Marsdens love letter to Cornwall

A thought-provoking exploration of Cornish lives and landscapes has an affinity with the work of Richard Mabey and Simon ArmitageThere must be a moment in many a travellers life when there is a sudden awareness that the unexplored place as deserving of a

Behind the Mask: The Life of Vita Sackville-West review a catalogue of sexual conquests

No salacious detail of her love affairs is spared in an infuriating new life of Vita Sackville-West, the first new biography in 30 yearsVita Sackville-West, the writer and gardener extraordinaire, grew up at Knole in Kent, a house that resembled a medieva

The 2 Bears: The Night is Young review deep house is rarely such fun

(Southern Fried)The charge most often levelled against deep house is that it takes itself far too seriously. The 2 Bears, however, are the genres mavericks, their willingness to take risks evident in their second albums overtures to reggae (Money Man) and

Foxygen: And Star Power review California duo in self-indulgent mood on third LP

If an artist doesn’t have enough viable material to sustain a single album, it’s surely folly to try to release a double, regardless of the virtues of the underlying conceit.

Jessie J: Sweet Talker review pop in search of originality

Imma do it like it aint been done, huffs Jessie J at the start of her third album.

Henry IV review Harriet Walters kingly power

Donmar Warehouse, LondonPhyllida Lloyds second all-female Shakespeare production defies expectations on more fronts than just gender Continue reading...

Stay Up With Me by Tom Barbash sumptuously melancholy short stories

This debut collection about dissatisfied New Yorkers is full of ordinary revelationsYou've read all this before, of course: slight, sad stories about slightly sad people, who are vaguely troubled by their slightly sad lives and who face some minor crisis

A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond a triumph

The Orpheus myth comes to teenage Tyneside with compelling resultsThe legend of Orpheus voyaging to the underworld to bring his wife, Eurydice, back from death is one of the most frequently retold and reworked stories we have. From the beginnings of oper