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Saturday, 11 May 2013 00:00

Live At Leeds

LiveCitywide venuesby Susan Darlington Now in its seventh year, Live At Leeds takes quasi-military planning to fresh heights with over 120 acts spread across 10 city-centre venues.
Saturday, 11 May 2013 00:00

A Doll's House

TheatreRoyal Exchange Theatre,Manchesterby Paul Foley A rising star give a memorable performance as Nora in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House
Saturday, 11 May 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, 10 May 2013 00:00

Arm Of Rebellion And Rock

Musicby Will Stone For someone credited as being a progenitor of a style of music that inspired a whole generation of youth Mark Arm, lead singer and founding member of Mudhoney, is distinctly modest.
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00

Deadfall (15)

FilmDirected by Stefan Ruzowitskyby Maria Duarte This thriller about two siblings on the run following a heist gone wrong left me as cold as the snow-filled landscape it is set in.
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00

Mud (12)

FilmDirected by Jeff Nicholsby Rita Di Santo Writer-director Jeff Nicholas's thriller-cum-coming-of-age love story certainly engages.
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00

Journey To Italy (PG)

FilmDirected by Roberto Rosselliniby Rita di Santo That renowned "anti-Hollywood" master of cinema Roberto Rossellini became the role model for many filmmakers, particularly those associated with the French "new wave."
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00

The Reluctant Fundamentalist (15)

FilmDirected by Mira Nairby Maria Duarte "Looks can be deceiving. I am a lover of America," Changez Khan, the young Pakistani professor suspected of being a terrorist, tells US journalist Bobby Lincoln in a heaving tea house in Lahore.
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00

Star Trek Into Darkness (12A)

FilmDirected by JJ Abramsby Jeff Sawtell The latest Star Trek saga fails to impress
MusicOn the road with Attila The Stockbroker YES, I know we all know this already but the mainstream "popular" press in this country really is a pathetic, supine institution.
Thursday, 09 May 2013 00:00

Joe Hakim - Glass Cabinet

Well Versededited by Jody Porter
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 00:00

Kacey Musgraves

AlbumSame Trailer Different Park (Decca)by Richard Hilton Disregard the album cover on which Kacey Musgraves poses all cute and innocent.
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 00:00

Dear Reader

AlbumRivonia (City Slang)by Ian Sinclair Named after the South African suburb where a 1963 police raid netted 19 ANC activists, the ambitious Rivonia is a definite step change for Cheri MacNeil, aka Dear Reader.
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 00:00

Model Society

AlbumInner City Kicks (Bandcamp)by Mike Adams Model Society are a four-piece based in London who are bringing punk music back to the fringes of pop. It seems an eternity since a gang has shaken things up but this EP does precisely that.
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 00:00

The radical alternative

Musicby Jillian Littell A profile of David Rovics, one of the most progressive singer-songwriters in the US, who'll be touring these islands with songs of 'rage and love' in a few weeks' time
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 00:00

How I Killed Margaret Thatcher

Fictionby Anthony Cartwright (Tindal Street Press, £10.99)by Paul Simon From the moment of Margaret Thatcher's 1979 election victory, the nine-year-old Sean Bull's life and that of his family is turned upside down - and not just metaphorically.
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 00:00

The Pitmen Painters

TheatreAlhambra Theatre, Bradford/Touringby Susan Darlington Given fresh significance in the wake of Margaret Thatcher's death, this touring production of The Pitmen Painters tells the remarkable true story of a group of miners from the Ashington Workers Educational Association who hired a lecturer to teach a course on art appreciation.
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 00:00

The Arrest Of Ai Weiwei

TheatreHampstead Theatre, London NW3by Anna Chen Playwright Howard Brenton's view of artist Ai Weiwei as some kind of Christ figure doesn't necessarily put him on the side of the angels
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 00:00

Antonio Farao

Chris SearleDomi (Cristal), Far Out (CamJazz)Chris Searle on JAZZ The Italian pianist Antonio Farao named his 2011 trio album Domi after his young son, but also dedicated it "to all the children of the world. I also want to remember the 44 children from Izieu who were murdered during the…
Non-Fictionby Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker (Verso, £14.99)by Steve Andrew Originally published well over a decade ago, this reissue of The Many Headed Hydra is still a powerful and original work.
Non-Fictionby Mary Lea Bandy and Kevin Stoehr (University Of California Press, £27.95)by Steve Richards The western is perhaps the only genre that can be called uniquely American in its origins.
Non-Fictionby Michael Edmonds (South Wales Record Society, £16)by Gwyn Griffiths Michael Edmonds's account of his time working in the coal mines during WWII is a unique and poetic work
ExhibitionBarbican, London EC2by Christine Lindey A Marcel Duchamp exhibition shows his continuing influence in questioning exactly what 'art' is
Saturday, 04 May 2013 00:00

Arts ahead

Artsby the Star critics A cherry-pick some of the best on offer in the weeks to come
Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00

All Stars (U)

FilmDirected by Ben Gregorby Maria Duarte The fact that this is another dance film in 3D and made by the producers of Horrid Henry: The Movie filled me with double dread.
Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00

21 And Over (15)

FilmDirected by Josh Lucas and Scott Mooreby Maria Duarte If you have had a few or are under 21 - or both - then you will probably find this gross-out college comedy roaringly funny.
Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00

Dead Man Down (15)

FilmDirected by Niels Arden Oplevby Maria Duarte This neo-noir revenge thriller is a deliciously dark and twisted ride which doesn't disappoint.
Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00

Dragon (15)

FilmDirected by Peter Ho-Sun Chanby Jeff Sawtell A peaceful paper-maker is suddenly forced into action against two assassins when they threaten his family, using what appear to be skills associated with a warrior.
Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00

I'm So Excited (15)

FilmDirected by Pedro Almodovarby Jeff Sawtell Following his audacious melodrama The Skin I Live In, Pedro Almodovar returns to the sort of camp comedy he made with Pepi, Luci, Bom & Other Girls Like Mom and Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown.
Well Versededited by Jody Porter

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