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Jo Southerd

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Collective review - waging war on corruption

It was around the time of the 14th century Black Death that the word “corruption” – from the Latin corruptus, the past participle of ...

Mary Chapin Carpenter - One Night Lonely livestream review

Mary Chapin Carpenter’s Songs from Home has been an anchor-point almost since the beginning of lockdown for many people, all of us invited into...

Album: Nick Cave & Nicholas Lens - L.I.T.A.N.I.E.S.

The Covid pandemic has meant, with both performance and recording opportunities at a minimum, that many musicians have had to apply a bit of...

The Undoing, Series Finale, Sky Atlantic review - bluff and...

Throughout its preceding five episodes, The Undoing (...

Christine Rice, Julius Drake, Wigmore Hall review - songs of...

It began as a Christmas present in the bleakest of winters. In December 1939, as war engulfed Europe, Bertolt Brecht sent a new poem to the exiled...

theartsdesk on Vinyl 61: Amy Winehouse, Krust, Motörhead, Ex...

Welcome to the penultimate 2020 edition of the world’s vastest, most musically wide-ranging, regularly posted, online...

Annie Ernaux: A Man's Place review - an intimate portra...

As much as we would like it to, writing can never fully recapture someone who is gone. This we learn all too effectively in A Man’s Place...

Blu-ray: Goodbye, Dragon Inn

In his exclusive half-hour-plus interview for distributor Second Run, the affable...

Zaina Arafat: You Exist Too Much review - second-generation...

Zaina Arafat’s debut details the trials and tribulations of its first generation American-...

Small Axe: Red, White and Blue, BBC One review - sobering re...

The third film in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe quintet (BBC...