tue 24/11/2020

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Extract: 'On Loneliness' by Fatimah Asghar, from...

The infamous border wall. Prolonged detention. Children in cages. Even as Biden's election promises a sea change in...

Blu-ray: Waxworks (1924)

Stylistically, Waxworks (1924) was the apogee of German...

The Seven Deadly Sins, Opera North online review - viscerall...

Theatres are currently banned from moving scenery and props about on stage and you might expect this to present a major obstacle to a production...

Ariodante, Royal Opera online review – stylish, but confined

“After black and gloomy night, the sun shines all the brighter,” sings hero Ariodante after a life-threatening bout of jealousy nearly scuppers a...

‘Our whole industry is supported by vulnerable freelance cre...

I am not the first to say this, and I won’t be the last, but what a strange year 2020 has become! I am learning afresh what it is to be both a...

Album: BTS - Be

EDM bangers? Check. Melancholic ballads? Why certainly...

Arena - Fela Kuti: Father of Afrobeat, BBC Two review - the...

There have been Felabrations, stage musicals, bands featuring his sons Seun and Femi that have continued the legacy. There has been the slew of re...

Reissue CDs Weekly: Do You Have The Force - Jon Savage’s Alt...

 “During 1975, 1976 and the first half of 1977 punk was...

Blu-ray: Girlfriends

Director Claudia Weill’s landmark feature debut benefits from Criterion’s high quality re-issue, which was made possible after the American...

Má Vlast, Czech Philharmonic, Bychkov online review – finest...

It was Mahler as conductor who made the famous declaration that “Tradition ist Schlamperei” (sloppiness), or something along those lines. Where it...

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