"He ran around, biting like the bastard he was."
Appearing at the Barbican with the BBC Singers and London Sinfonietta, the composer's hands seem to shape music out of thin air.
History Is Now: 7 Artists Take on Britain is a confused hotch-potch of ideas.
A novel of the American Civil War that combines realism with the powerful folklore surrounding defiant women.
Objects that feel lived in give us a comforting feeling of having come a long way, of having been through the years and having done some hard work to get there.
Conceived by Zola and sullied by Jonathan Franzen, the modern saga is in poor health. But Anne Tyler might be its saviour.
In the bleak midwinter, there are few walks more energising.
A new exhibition, Election! Britain Votes, at the People’s History Museum in Manchester explores the nature of democracy in a candid and sincere fashion that is far removed from the complacency we often get when museums try and do politics.
There was far more to the festival than Fifty Shades.
Scott McCloud's The Sculptor, Richard McGuire's Here and Joe Sacco's Bumf.
Game cinematography and the player as director.
Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups is insipid – but Andrew Heigh's 45 Years proves it's not all bad.
All good relationships are built on respect, trust and consent - and the one at the centre of this film contains none of that.
In Parliament, deals are being cut everywhere. Some are gruesome, others merely farcical.
Mr Greenaway pursued me and another girl in the class and I felt almost literary. Then my mum went and ruined everything.
The programme reminded us what "monstrous" means.
Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.
With "anti-vaxxers" dominating the headlines, Biss's new book is a thoughtful examination of how people feel about vaccines.
The biologist-turned-atheist campaigner is sampled on the band's forthcoming Endless Forms Most Beautiful.
Sam Delaney’s Mad Men and Bad Men: What Happened when British Politics Met Advertising captures forty years of politics – through posters.
The Barbican's Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector.
The candles are everything.
We can’t disparage these actors any more than we can blame a man in a hammerless world for failing to bang a nail into the wall.
Peter Pomerantsev's Nothing is True and Everything is Possible meets Rory MacLean and Nick Danziger's Back in the USSR.
Buckets, bobsleds and a battery-powered bike.
Photographer Dominick Tyler began the “The Landreader Project” to collect countryside vocabulary after finding his own impoverished. Could saving the Earth be a matter of language?
Steve Hanley and Olivia Piekarski's new book lifts the lid on one of the most turbulent bands in pop.
Sanctuary: a Novel dramatises the lives of the writerly sisters - and their forgotten artist brother.
The fragmented last work from the author of All Quiet on the Western Front.