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Monday, 29 April 2013 00:00

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

AlbumMosquito (Interscope)by Will Porter Underwhelming is not a word I would normally use about New York's finest trio- their first three albums attempted daring experiments with perfect results. It's only in the context of this high standard that their fourth album disappoints.
Monday, 29 April 2013 00:00

As You Like It

TheatreThe Royal Shakespeare Theatre Stratford-upon-Avonby Gordon Parsons There is a spirit of infectious enjoyment that infuses Maria Aberg's production of Shakespeare's examination of aspects of love.
Liveby Oliver Hopkins There's nothing like a good May Day rally to recharge the radical spirits and Wednesday's gathering in London promises, as ever, to do just that.
Saturday, 27 April 2013 00:00

Sebastiao Salgado: Genesis

ExhibitionNatural History Museum, London SW7by Michal Boncza Images of pristine nature in Sebastiao Salgado's Genesis are a reminder of what we could lose, says
Saturday, 27 April 2013 00:00

The Book Of Mormon

TheatrePrince Of Wales Theatre, London W1by Anna Chen The book of Mormon may not represent the much-heralded death of satire but, with full-page ads taken out in the show programme by lampooned subjects The Lion King and the Mormon church itself, this effervescent musical inches us ever closer to the…
Saturday, 27 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, 26 April 2013 00:00

In The Fog (12A)

FilmDirected by Sergei Loznitsaby Rita Di Santo This adaptation of the Vasil Bykov novel is set in a German-occupied region of the USSR in 1942.
Friday, 26 April 2013 00:00

The Lords Of Salem (15)

FilmDirected by Rob Zombieby Jeff Sawtell Fans of Rob Zombie - the goth rocker turned film maker - will no doubt be donning their cloaks and flocking to see his latest twist on the Salem story starring his wife Sherie Moon Zombie.
Friday, 26 April 2013 00:00

Bernie (12A)

FilmDirected by Richard Linklaterby Maria Duarte In the words of Mark Twain, "truth is stranger than fiction" and that is certainly the case with Bernie Tiede.
Friday, 26 April 2013 00:00

White Elephant (15)

FilmDirected by Pablo Traperoby Maria Duarte Two maverick priests battle political and religious red tape and warring drug-dealing cartels to save the poverty-stricken residents of an infamous slum in Buenos Aires in this powerful drama by Pablo Trapero.
Friday, 26 April 2013 00:00

Iron Man 3 (12A)

FilmDirected by Shane Blackby Jeff Sawtell Given Robert Downey Jnr's ability to recycle his personal pain with cinematic incarnations it's no surprise that the third in the Iron Man franchise has to refresh the formula.
Friday, 26 April 2013 00:00

The Look Of Love (18)

FilmDirected by Michael Winterbottomby Jeff Sawtell Strong performances and a sense of period make the story of a notorious Soho club owner worth a watch
Thursday, 25 April 2013 00:00

Tiffany Anne Tondut - anarchists in love

Well Versededited by Jody Porter
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 00:00

The Empress

TheatreSwan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avonby Gordon Parsons Tanika Gupta's play ignores the ills of Victorian rule
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 00:00

James + Echo And The Bunnymen

LiveBrixton Academy, London SW9by Mike Adams It is not often two great bands share a stage outside the festival circuit but tonight Mancunian greats James headline with Scouse legends Echo And The Bunnymen supporting and the venue's packed by 7.30, a rare event at the Academy.
Non-Fictionby Norman Biddlecombe During the miners' strike of 1984-85 hundreds of trade unionists started collecting union badges and a few of us carried on collecting after it was over.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 00:00

Joe Chambers

Chris SearleThe Outlaw (Savant), Horace to Max (Savant)Chris Searle on JAZZ Joe Chambers, born in Stoneacre Virginia in 1942, is a veteran drummer of some of the crucial Blue Note sessions of the '60s which defined a whole jazz era.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 00:00

Once

TheatrePhoenix Theatre, London W1by Will Stone The transition from screen to stage of the hit musical Once doesn't altogether convince
Monday, 22 April 2013 00:00

Resistance In The Age Of Austerity

Non-Fictionby Owen Worth (Zed Books, £14)by John Green Like most books about the present crisis of capitalism and the protest movements against the neoliberal model, Owen Worth's proffers no solutions but raises numerous pertinent questions. And he raises them in a new and illuminating way, pointing out possible alternative models.
Monday, 22 April 2013 00:00

Karl Marx: An Intellectual Biography

Non-Fictionby Rolf Hosfeld and Bernard Heise (Berghahn Books, £18)by John Moore The purpose of this book is not to examine the works of Marx but to present him as a 19th-century revolutionist without a lasting legacy. As with the likes of the philanthropist George Soros, all these German historians concede…
Monday, 22 April 2013 00:00

The Great War

Non-Fictionby Peter Hart (Profile Books, £25)by Alan Lloyd A gripping new history of WWI which starkly outlines its causes and horrific consequences
Saturday, 20 April 2013 00:00

Resonant remains

ExhibitionBritish Museum, London WC1by Mike Cattell An exhibition on the aftermath of the Mount Vesuvius eruption Life And Death In Pompeii and Herculaneum
Saturday, 20 April 2013 00:00

Day to buy with an indie spirit

Musicby Tony Burke Today is Record Store Day, an event which started in the US in 2007 when over 700 independent record shops came together to celebrate the culture of indie record shops and support small specialist record stores who are being eclipsed by downloaded music and limited stock chain…
Saturday, 20 April 2013 00:00

Arts ahead

Artsby the Star critics A cherry-pick some of the best on offer in the weeks to come
Saturday, 20 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, 19 April 2013 00:00

Love Is All You Need (15)

FilmDirected by Susanne Bierby Maria Duarte For a surprising change, Academy Award-winning director Susanne Bier turns her hand to an uplifting romantic comedy aimed squarely at an older audience which is both delightful and charming.
Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00

Fuck For Forest

FilmDirected by Michal Marczakby Michal Boncza General Jack D Ripper in Dr Strangelove had a fear of the "conspiracy to sap and impurify the West's precious bodily fluids" by subversives. That has come to pass in Norway.
Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00

Promised Land (15)

FilmDirected by Gus Van Santby Maria Duarte This is a gripping but rather urgent environmental drama about corporate and individual greed and the perils of fracking, the contoversial means by which gas is extracted from under the ground.
Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00

Me And You (18)

FilmDirected by Bernardo Bertolucciby Jeff Sawtell After a decade of immobility and being confined to a wheelchair, Bernardo Bertolucci has returned to Italy to illustrate a state of the nation story symbolised by two young middle-class offspring suffering neurosis.
Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00

Rebellion (15)

FilmDirected by Mathieu Kassovitzby Jeff Sawtell Director Mathieu Kassovitz, who gave us the excellent La Haine, plays gendarme-with-a-conscience Phillippe Legorjus who seeks to negotiate the release of some hostages taken by the resistance movement in New Caledonia before the military men moved in and wiped them out.
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