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The Life of a Banana by PP Wong review

A moving and optimistic debut about orphaned siblings coping with a new strict home and racial bullingXing Li and her older brother, Lai Ker, are left orphaned when their mother dies in a freak accident on Xing's 12th birthday.They move into the Wu househ

Kristen McNally: how I made Metheus with the BalletBoyz

When Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt asked me to be the first female choreographer to work with the 10 men in their company, I didn't know where to begin, writes Kristen McNally.

Beauty and bloodbaths in the Ming dynasty

A million-strong army, exquisite opulence and paranoically violent rulers as a new show opens at the British Museum, Julia Lovell explains how the Ming dynasty put China at the centre of the world.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof review revival honours Williamss original vision

After lead Daragh O'Malley took ill, the director and cast stepped in to fill Big Daddy's immense shoes with an illuminating production.

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate by Naomi Klein review

Klein wants this book to be read by people who don't read climate-change books - it addresses a potential catastrophe yet is calm and welcoming.

Faith and Wisdom in Science by Tom McLeish, review rich and discursive | Tim Radford

McLeish doesnt buy the argument that religion is about turning untested belief into truth. Science, he points out, also makes claims that turn out to be falseDecades ago, when I first started writing about science, I would often ask the scientist I happen

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga review Gaga is a wonder

These two Italian-Americans have more in common than you would think. Both have been immersed in jazz from childhood - Gaga, many will be surprised to learn, won a jazz competition at school and share a reverence for the Great American Songbook.

Kongos: Lunatic review John Kongoss sons aim for the world

(Epic)Brothers Dylan, Daniel, Jesse and Johnny Kongos are hoping to finally crack the international market. This debut has technically been available for years, released in their native South Africa in 2011, but is only just starting to make an impact

Goat: Commune review thrillingly unconstrained

What intrigues about Goat is how they manage to impress and startle, rather than offend.