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Non-Fictionby David Renton & Anna Macey (Institute Of Employment Rights, £10/£40)by Adrian Weir The Enterprise And Regulatory Reform and the Growth And Infrastructure Bills, both currently near the end of their parliamentary passage, represent "the biggest change to employment law since the introduction of the right to claim unfair dismissal…
Non-Fictionby Alison Pargeter (Saqi Books, £10.99)by Steve Andrew Founded in 1928 by Egyptian Hassan al-Banna, the Muslim Brotherhood quickly became a force to be reckoned with right across the Arab world by basing its politics on a mixture of anti-colonialist rhetoric and a rigid social conservatism.
Non-Fictionby Rupa Huq (Lawrence & Wishart, £15.99)by Angel Dahouk On The Edge is a cogent argument against political neglect of the suburbs
Saturday, 30 March 2013 00:00

Finding Nemo (U)

FilmDirected by Andrew Stantonby Maria Duarte Finding Nemo is the latest animation to be given the 3D treatment and it certainly doesn't add anything to the delightful award-winning film.
Saturday, 30 March 2013 00:00

GI Joe: Retaliation (12A)

FilmDirected by Jon M Chuby Ethan Carter I'd say 12 rather than 12A is the ideal age to appreciate this tuned-to-box-office-perfection load of explosions, action and plastic acting.
Saturday, 30 March 2013 00:00

King Of The Travellers (15)

FilmDirected by Mark O'Connerby Jeff Sawtell Mark O'Conner's ambitious film was produced and written by Irish traveller Michael Collins and features a cast drawn from the travelling community to provide a sense of authenticity.
Saturday, 30 March 2013 00:00

In The House (15)

FilmDirected by Francois Ozonby Maria Duarte The lines between reality and fantasy are cleverly and purposely blurred in this imaginative and rather seductive thriller about the power of the written word.
Saturday, 30 March 2013 00:00

We Went To War (PG)

FilmDirected by Michael Grigsbyby Jeff Sawtell Following on from his 1970 film I Was A Soldier, British film-maker Michael Grigsby returned to Texas to see what happened to the three veterans of the Vietnam conflict, especially given the continued war on the world by the US.
Saturday, 30 March 2013 00:00

Trance (15)

FilmDirected by Danny Boyleby Jeff Sawtell Recommended: Danny Boyle's art heist feature which makes its mark as a gritty thriller
Saturday, 30 March 2013 00:00

Arts ahead

Artsby the Star critics A cherry-pick some of the best on offer in the weeks to come
Thursday, 28 March 2013 00:00

Sweet Honey In The Rock

LiveBarbican Centre, London EC2by Len Phelan The a cappella legends have still got what it takes
Thursday, 28 March 2013 00:00

Tim Wells - A Jar for Pickles

Well Versededited by Jody Porter
Andy Croft21st century poetry by Andy Croft A slim poetry pamphlet can sometimes pack more of a punch than any breezeblock collected works.
Well Versededited by Jody Porter
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 00:00

Mies Julie

TheatreRiverside Studios, London W6by Will Stone Set on an aristocratic estate in late 19th-century Sweden, August Strindberg's Miss Julie revolves around the antics of the mistress of the household and daughter of a count with the servants. Her emotional involvement with one of them, Jean, leads to a psychological and…
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 00:00

House Of Earth

Non-Fictionby Woody Guthrie (Infinitum Nihil, £14.99)by Karl Dallas Woody Guthrie's novel about hard times in the Texas panhandle is gritty, demanding and verbally exuberant
TheatreHarrogate Theatreby Susan Darlington There was something prescient about The Animals And Children Took To The Streets by the 1927 theatre company when it was first staged in 2010 at the Battersea Arts Centre in London.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 00:00

Science fiction round-up

Non-Fictionby Matt Coward If you don't like living in the 22nd century, you have a choice - you can emigrate to the Pliocene era and try your luck there.
Non-Fictionby John Wight (Zero Books, £12.99)by Paul Simon John Wight's account of his time in the US film industry is a graphic insight into Hollywood realities
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 00:00

Neon Quartet

Chris SearleCatch Me (Edition EDN 1024), Subjekt (Edition EDN 1036)Chris Searle on JAZZ A truly intergenerational foursome is the Neon Quartet. Vibesman, pianist and drummer are all young Englishmen, while the lone horn is a long-time tenor saxophonist who has been inside the engine of British jazz since the late…
Non-Fictionby Barbara Ransby (Yale University Press, £25)by Chris Searle She was a remarkable woman who for over four decades existed in the huge shadow of her renowned and world-acclaimed husband. But her own life was still one of independent cultural and political achievement.
Non-Fictionby Brian S Roper (Pluto Press, £17)by Michael Hindley For some while now there has been a wave of nostalgia for former socialist regimes, the witty coinage "Ostalgie" ("East nostalgia)" in the former GDR being one example.
Non-Fictionby Julien Mercille (Pluto Press, £17.99)by Gwyn Griffiths A new account of the US intervention in Afghanistan's narcotics trade is a rigorous expose of a disastrous strategy
MusicOn the road with Attila the Stockbroker Freshly arrived from Argentina, a breath of fresh air, a bringer of hope, an inspiration to the faithful and the nemesis of the Evil One. No, don't worry, I haven't gone all Catholic on you. I'm talking about Brighton's new centre forward Leo…
Saturday, 23 March 2013 00:00

David Bowie Is

ExhibitionV&A, London SW7by Anna Chen The new Starman show
Saturday, 23 March 2013 00:00

Arts ahead

Artsby the Star critics A cherry-pick of some of the best on offer in the weeks to come
Friday, 22 March 2013 00:00

Compliance

FilmDirected by Craig Zobelby Maria Duarte Compliance has reportedly sparked mass walkouts at numerous festival screenings including at the London Film Festival and if it hadn't been based on bizarre real-life events I probably would have walked out too.
Friday, 22 March 2013 00:00

Identity Thief (15)

FilmDirected by Seth Gordonby Maria Duarte This is a film which suffers from its own identity crisis as it can't decide whether it is a comedy drama or a goofy comedy.
Friday, 22 March 2013 00:00

Jack The Giant Slayer (12A)

FilmDirected by Bryan Singerby Maria Duarte Bryan Singer's lavish film adaptation of one of my least favourite fairy tales Jack and the Beanstalk is surprisingly rousing and a good entertaining romp.
Friday, 22 March 2013 00:00

Post Tenebras Lux (18)

FilmDirected by Carlo Reygadasby Rita Di Santo The Mexican director Carlos Reygadas always makes idiosyncratic, poetic and provocative films and Post Tenebras Lux - Light After Darkness - starts with a strange sequence of events.
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