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Josh Spero

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Josh is the editor of Spear's magazine. He has written for The Times, The Independent, The Guardian, the Economist and the National Theatre. He is a regular guest on CNBC and has been interviewed on the BBC World Service and other TV and radio channels.

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Bluets, Royal Court review - more grey than ultramarine

When does creativity become mannered? When it’s based on repetition, and repetition without development. About halfway through star director Katie...

Blu-ray: Two Films by Yasujirō Ozu

It’s interesting to discover that sound wasn’t the norm in Japanese...

Sphinx Organization, Wigmore Hall review - black performers...

Kudos to the Wigmore Hall for continuing to make efforts to diversify its roster of performers and repertoire. Last year I reviewed the...

Travels Over Feeling: The Music of Arthur Russell, Barbican...

Last night’s Travels Over Feeling: The Music of Arthur Russell (a concert in part accompanying the recent publication of a book about his...

Album: Richard Thompson - Ship to Shore

Any Richard Thompson appearance comes with a hallmark guaranteeing quality produce – be that an album or a stage show. 

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Music Reissues Weekly: Jon Savage's The Secret Public -...

Jon Savage's The Secret Public How The LGBTQ+ Aesthetic Shaped Pop Culture 1955-1979 accompanies the titular author/...

Jerry’s Girls, Menier Chocolate Factory review - just a para...

Catchy even when the lyrics are at their cheesiest, the Jerry Herman Songbook serves up a string of memorable tunes: you’ll probably find that,...

Punt and Dennis, The Marlowe, Canterbury review - satire and...

Ten years after their last tour Steve Punt and High Dennis are back on the road with We Are Not a Robot. It comes after their long-...

Album: Jihye Lee Orchestra - Infinite Connections

Brooklyn-based composer and bandleader Jihye Lee’s story really does take quite some telling. Having been an indie pop singer in her native...