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Caution dictates sceptisism over news we are fed about Syria

BRITISH politicians and media will scoff at Russian ambassador Alexander Yakovenko’s suggestion that Sergei and Yulia Skripal may have been injected by British authorities with a nerve agent produced at Porton Down. They will be equally scornful of...

yesterday, 20:27 in Art & Culture
 

Album Reviews A fine suite for poignant rumination and struggles for independence

Totally Mild Her (Chapter) ★★★ THE SECOND album from Melbourne indie four-piece Totally Mild is about “failure and victory, new desire, stale romance, queer domesticity and what comes when the party is over,” according to vocalist and songwriter...

Thursday, 18:54 in Art & Culture
 

Album Reviews A fine suite for poignant rumination and struggles for independence s

Totally Mild Her (Chapter) ★★★ THE SECOND album from Melbourne indie four-piece Totally Mild is about “failure and victory, new desire, stale romance, queer domesticity and what comes when the party is over,” according to vocalist and songwriter...

Thursday, 17:44 in Art & Culture
 

Album Reviews A fine suite for poignant rumination and struggles for independence s

Totally Mild Her (Chapter) ★★★ THE SECOND album from Melbourne indie four-piece Totally Mild is about “failure and victory, new desire, stale romance, queer domesticity and what comes when the party is over,” according to vocalist and songwriter...

Thursday, 16:32 in Art & Culture
 
Theatre Review Quizzical triumph

Theatre Review Quizzical triumph

Quiz Noel Coward Theatre, London   WITH four West End hits in just over a year, James Graham is now incontrovertibly our most prolific crowd-pleaser.   And Quiz, his play about the man who cheated in Who Wants to be a Millionaire back in 2001, shows...

Thursday, 15:30 in Art & Culture
 

Film Of The Week Painfully funny

Funny Cow (15) Directed by Adrian Shergold   THIS gritty and unrelenting drama, steering seamlessly from tragedy to comedy, charts the rise to stardom of stand-up comic Funny Cow.   She describes herself as having a funny bone for a back bone as the...

Thursday, 11:51 in Art & Culture
 

Theatre Review Class act in Camden

This is Not a Safe Place Camden People’s Theatre, London LIVERPUDLIAN poet and performer Jackie Hagan tries to put her audience at ease. It’s the opening night of the Common People festival showcasing working-class theatre makers and discussions on...

Thursday, 11:09 in Art & Culture
 
A million ‘genuinely affordable’ homes is a vote-winner for Labour

A million ‘genuinely affordable’ homes is a vote-winner for Labour

LABOUR’S detailed pledge to deliver one million “genuinely affordable” homes in England over 10 years could put Jeremy Corbyn on the road to Downing Street. Housing is the Tories’ Achilles heel because it exposes their false claims of concern for the...

Wednesday, 22:35 in Art & Culture
 
Fiction Review Misogynist malevolence adds pertinence to gripping police procedural

Fiction Review Misogynist malevolence adds pertinence to gripping police procedural

The Tin God by Chris Nickson (Severn House Publishers, £20.99) THE FIRST petition to Parliament asking for votes for women was presented to the House of Commons on behalf of a Mary Smith from Leeds in August 1832. That fact gives a pertinent context...

Wednesday, 16:23 in Art & Culture
 
Opinion Jewdas is the latest flowering of a great radical Jewish culture

Opinion Jewdas is the latest flowering of a great radical Jewish culture

IN A flurry of events worthy of an Isaac Bashevis Singer story, Jewdas is now the best-known Jewish organisation in the country.   Unsurprisingly, they’ve received the ire of the Daily “Hurrah for the Blackshirts” Mail and the Times even printed an...

Wednesday, 16:23 in Art & Culture
 
Dance Review Subtle subversion

Dance Review Subtle subversion

TORO: Beauty and the Bull Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds/Touring THE DENADA dance theatre company is an international group of dancers, most of whom are of Hispanic or Latino descent and their mission is to promote cultural, gender and...

Wednesday, 12:12 in Art & Culture
 
Theatre Review Questionable notes for Moderate Soprano

Theatre Review Questionable notes for Moderate Soprano

The Moderate Soprano Duke of York’s Theatre, London   ANY play by David Hare, particularly one starring Roger Allam, ought to be worth a watch and my hopes were high for The Moderate Soprano, which finally makes it to the West End following a highly...

Wednesday, 12:12 in Art & Culture
 
Theatre Review Painfully instructive

Theatre Review Painfully instructive

Instructions For Correct Assembly Royal Court Theatre, London   THERE'S a comfort in banality — an ease and a simplicity. And there’s a pleasure in saying the “right” thing to your friends and having the “right” joke or truism to hand. But learning...

Tuesday, 17:41 in Art & Culture
 
Theatre Review Painfully instructive

Theatre Review Painfully instructive

Instructions For Correct Assembly Royal Court Theatre, London   THERE'S a comfort in banality — an ease and a simplicity. And there’s a pleasure in saying the “right” thing to your friends and having the “right” joke or truism to hand. But learning...

Tuesday, 16:26 in Art & Culture
 
Dance Review An American dream of balletic brilliance Pic to come

Dance Review An American dream of balletic brilliance Pic to come

Voices of America Sadler's Wells, London ENGLISH National Ballet's Voices of America showcases some of the most exciting past and present work in neoclassical ballet from across the Atlantic by three outstanding choreographers. Fantastic Beings by...

Tuesday, 16:26 in Art & Culture
 
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