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Tuesday, 16 April 2013 00:00

Retro Stefson

Albumby Ian Sinclair Retro Stefson (Les Freres Stefson)
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 00:00

Bourgeois and Maurice

AlbumThe Third (Very Attractive Records)by Indianna Purcell London's top camp comic cabaret act release their - you guessed it - third album and unsurprisingly it's as dark and sharp as fans would expect from the fabulously provocative duo.
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 00:00

Jetman Jet Team

AlbumWe Will Live The Space Age (Saint Marie)by Will Stone You couldn't bang the "we're a space-rock group" more if you tried. Calling your band Jetman Jet Team and your debut album We Will Live The Space Age is one thing, but it doesn't end there.
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 00:00

Shades of grey in Israel

Filmby Brian Precious Interview with film director Dror Moreh about his controversial film The Gatekeepers and finds even Israel's professional killers have doubts about the occupation of Palestine
Non-Fictionby Tim Gee. (Housmans, £3)by Ian Sinclair Inspired by the Arab spring, the Spanish indignados and the Occupy movement in the US there were simultaneous protests in 900 towns and cities around the world on October 15 2011.
Non-FictionIan Sinclair (Peace News Press, £10)by Jean Turner The growth in Britain in the 1950s of a mass peace movement, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, embracing many thousands, from Communists to dissident Tories, trades unionists, pacifists, direct action groups and focused campaign groups, has no equal elsewhere in Europe.
Non-FictionCarol Dyhouse (Zed Books £14.99)by Rhian E Jones Tabloid campaigns against the 'undeserving poor,' particularly women, are a warning not to be ignored
Saturday, 13 April 2013 00:00

Narrative

Theatreby Dennis Poole Jerwood Theatre Upstairs Royal Court Theatre, London SW1
ExhibitionICA, London SW1by Peter Lindley Two creative collectives, generations apart, take to task the forms and visual language used by corporate business
Saturday, 13 April 2013 00:00

Arts ahead

Artsby the Star critics A cherry-pick some of the best on offer in the weeks to come
Well Versededited by Jody Porter
Friday, 12 April 2013 00:00

Mike Quille - Epitaph for Thatcher

Well Versededited by Jody Porter
Friday, 12 April 2013 00:00

Angela Topping - Much Wenlock Walk

Well Versededited by Jody Porter
Friday, 12 April 2013 00:00

A Hellish Encounter

Artsby Attila the Stockbroker The furnaces were roaring With a foul and sulphurous smell The damned were being tortured - Just another day in Hell. The air was full of ghastly screams And soul-destroying moans When above the dreadful clamourRose some shrill suburban tones...
Friday, 12 April 2013 00:00

Cannibals

TheatreRoyal Exchange Theatre Manchesterby Paul Foley Rory Mullarkey wrote Cannibals while he was the Pearson writer-in-residence at the Royal Exchange.
Friday, 12 April 2013 00:00

Hamlet

TheatreThe Royal Shakespeare Theatre Stratford-upon-Avonby Gordon Parsons Thrilled by the production but not convinced by Hamlet's ultimate representation
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 00:00

Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory

Fictionby Neema Parvini (Bloomsbury, £19.99)by Gordon Parsons In one of Isaac Asimov's sci-fi short stories, Shakespeare time-travels to the present, takes an English course and fails his Shakespeare paper because he has not read enough criticism.
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 00:00

Swans

LiveKoko, NW1by Will Stone Sound and fury of the Swans
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 00:00

Broaddaylight

AlbumAnniversaries:Reunions (Saint Marie)by Will Stone Following in the tradition of art-rockers like Cocteau Twins and My Bloody Valentine this relatively new group seem directly influenced by the hazy dreamscapes that became so fashionable with acts in the late '80s to early '90s.
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 00:00

Small Black

AlbumLimits of Desire (Jagaguwar)by Ian Sinclair Formed in 2008 and based in Brooklyn, Small Black are almost too cool for school.
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 00:00

Rita Hosking

AlbumLittle Boat (Self-released)by Richard Hilton Small, simple but perfectly formed neatly sums up this album.
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 00:00

Sleeping Beauty

TheatreTouringby Susan Darlington The Brothers Grimm might struggle to recognise Sleeping Beauty from Matthew Bourne's new ballet adaptation.
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 00:00

Black Watch

TheatreSECC, Glasgowby Katie McKinnon Enthused by an innovative production of a war story delivered by a brilliant cast
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 00:00

Muhal Richard Abrams

Chris SearleLevels and Degrees of Light (Delmark 413), Young at Heart/Wise in Time (Delmark 423), Things to Come from Those now Gone (Delmark 430)Chris Searle on JAZZ
Non-Fictionby David Armitage (Cambridge University Press £17.99)by Gwyn Griffiths For most of recorded history people lived not in nation states but in far-flung empires and the process of unification and division spurred conceptual competition, facilitating the circulation of ideas among diasporic peoples across commercial routes.
Monday, 08 April 2013 00:00

Gangsterismo

Non-FictionJack Colhoun OR Books (£17.00)by Michal Boncza
Non-Fictionby Noam Chomsky (Macmillan, £14.99)by Alex Miller Taking issue with Noam Chomsky's scepticism about the vanguard role of the working class
Saturday, 06 April 2013 00:00

George Bellows: Modern American Life

ExhibitionRoyal Academy, London W1by Christine Lindey The unique qualities of an artist who put social concerns at the centre of his astonishing work
Saturday, 06 April 2013 00:00

Arts ahead

Artsby the Star critics A cherry-pick some of the best on offer in the weeks to come
Friday, 05 April 2013 00:00

Papadopoulos & Sons (15)

FilmDirected by Marcus Marcouby Jeff Sawtell Given the current capitalist crisis, this is a charming if unlikely feel-good film for all those striving to avert austerity and seeking a second chance.
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