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Anti-Corbyn ‘spying’ smears are a sign of Tory desperation

Anti-Corbyn ‘spying’ smears are a sign of Tory desperation

THE only thing more slimy than the “spy” smears uttered by the Mail and Sun against Jeremy Corbyn is Theresa May’s po-faced assertion that he should be “open and transparent” and “account” for past deeds. The Mail has previous in abundance, from...

yesterday, 18:44 in Art & Culture
 

Cartoon Selling the bone house to pay the hospital bills

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yesterday, 17:24 in Art & Culture
 
Preview Feminism red and raw from ‘the filthiest performer going’

Preview Feminism red and raw from ‘the filthiest performer going’

WITH her teapot handled onto thrust hip, Sophie Cameron (pictured) is a dribblesome vessel indeed. Big baby blues and blonde barnet lure in the posh boys and raise a twitch in their pink cords. She then delights as a torrent of class hatred and...

yesterday, 12:37 in Art & Culture
 
Book Review Compelling complexities and contradictions of Bruce Springsteen

Book Review Compelling complexities and contradictions of Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen: Like a Killer in the Sun (Selected Lyrics, 1972-2017) by Leonardo Colombati (Backbeat Books, £26) WEIGHING in at a mighty 600 pages this is an unorthodox biography of Bruce Springsteen, related through song lyrics, critical...

yesterday, 12:11 in Art & Culture
 
Turkey has no right to invade Syria under the pretext of fighting ‘terrorists’

Turkey has no right to invade Syria under the pretext of fighting ‘terrorists’

TURKEY has no right to invade Syria in pursuit of “terrorists” or to threaten Damascus if it fails to clear Afrin province of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s regime has been up to its neck in dirty deals...

Monday, 18:45 in Art & Culture
 

Album Reviews Hopeless romanticism as old as the hills

HC McEntire Lionheart (Merge Records) ★★★★ THE DEBUT solo album from the frontwoman of Mount Moriah, Lionheart is inspired by the American South, the Bible and the desire to challenge the hetero-normative ideology of country music. HC McEntire...

Monday, 17:29 in Art & Culture
 
Theatre Review Dementia drama lacks emotional impact

Theatre Review Dementia drama lacks emotional impact

Still Alice West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds BROUGHT to mainstream attention by the 2014 film starring Julianne Moore, Lisa Genova’s debut novel Still Alice is being staged at West Yorkshire Playhouse as part of Every Third Minute, a festival that...

Monday, 16:26 in Art & Culture
 
Theatre Review A sickness at the heart of things

Theatre Review A sickness at the heart of things

The B*easts Bush Theatre, London THAT fine actor Monica Dolan both writes and performs this shocking tale of our times in which a pre-pubescent child makes a disturbed yet purposeful bid for attention. Lila, from an early age, has shown an...

Monday, 15:17 in Art & Culture
 
Theatre Review Bruising consequences of the blitz

Theatre Review Bruising consequences of the blitz

The Shadow Factory NST City  Southampton IT WOULD be difficult to conceive of a more resonant production to open Southampton’s new 450-seat theatre than The Shadow Factory. The Battle of Britain may be the context for this premiere of Howard Brenton’s...

Monday, 13:31 in Art & Culture
 

Album Reviews Hopeless romanticism as old as the hills

HC McEntire Lionheart (Merge Records) 4* THE DEBUT solo album from the frontwoman of Mount Moriah, Lionheart is inspired by the American South, the Bible and the desire to challenge the hetero-normative ideology of country music. HC McEntire recorded...

Monday, 13:31 in Art & Culture
 

Live Music Review Sonic boom from the Godfathers

The Godfathers 100 Club   BILLED as a Saint Valentine's Day Massacre, there's no gunfire but plenty of high-octane sonic attack right from the off in this Godfathers gig.   But this is much more than a big bad beautiful noise. Like a brooding Don,...

Monday, 13:31 in Art & Culture
 

Live Music Review Really Eggscellent

The Lovely Eggs 100 Club, London AMERICA’S Next Top Model (ANTM) is all looking fierce and Tyra’s homilies. Despite its desperate coolness, it never gets beyond “industry” and safe. For realness you need RuPaul’s Drag Race, where wit and intelligence...

Monday, 13:31 in Art & Culture
 
Album Review Gaelic greatness from Maeve Mckinnon

Album Review Gaelic greatness from Maeve Mckinnon

Stri Maeve Mackinnon STRI in Gaelic means to strive or to struggle and, as an album title, it serves only to reinforce where contemporary Gaelic singer Maeve Mackinnon stands musically and politically. Her third album is a blistering take on...

Monday, 12:48 in Art & Culture
 
Book Review Palestinian pleasures brought to the table

Book Review Palestinian pleasures brought to the table

The Palestinian Table Reem Kassis (Phaidon, £24.95) FRUSTRATED by the oversimplification of Arab food in London restaurants, and not wanting the dishes that have survived generations to all be lumped together, Reem Kassis decided to write a book. She...

Monday, 12:48 in Art & Culture
 
Despite the hype around electing a chair, Labour's national policy forum had bigger democratic questions at its heart

Despite the hype around electing a chair, Labour's national policy forum had bigger democratic questions at...

THE weekend’s Labour Party policy forum seems to have revolved around a theme, democracy.   Democracy is a powerful word and an even more powerful concept. On the one hand it can be a word of power in our political discourse — sounding the word...

Sunday, 18:52 in Art & Culture
 
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