The real revelation of the evening was the BBC National Chorus of Wales - it's a shame we won't be hearing from them again this season.
Psychoanalyst Josh Cohen untangles our complex "ways of being" in an overwhelmingly digital world.
An image of elitism still hovers around classical music - but the Proms have a democratic history that ought to be celebrated.
Just before the opening of her new show, "I Think Therefore I #", the artist Celina Teague talks about the difficulty of producing political art, and the effect that social media has on the way we absorb news.
How do we talk about Go Set a Watchman? Does its existence diminish To Kill a Mockingbird? How does it stand in relation to that text?
Harper Lee's newly released novel may not win another Pulitzer, but it's far more honest and mature about the complexity of racism in the South.
Better to give the viewer a quiet moment to absorb such horror than to attempt to underline it with one’s own feelings.
“I think a popular movement might arise from this to take action and lead to new politics!” thrilled a guest on Athens International Radio.
Ed Caesar's new book asks if the record is breakable - and who could break it.
There's a struggle at the heart of Ant-Man between the corporate and the eccentric.
Former New Statesman editor Peter Wilby reviews a new biography of John Freeman.
Kiš abhorred nationalism and prized literature as a global language.
Despite the decades that have gone by, the early days of space exploration hold an enduring fascination.
And will we recognise the place when we get there. . . ?
Why when one creative claims to turn his glass into an oak tree, we accept it as a heart-breaking reaction to loss, and when another does the same, it's confusingly pointless?
Body-swap storylines are the perfect premise for filmic fun, so why is the most recent offering in the genre, Self/Less, so disappointing?
The artist on Kate Moss, time travel and life after the YBAs.
Vivienne Westwood's 150th anniversary edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland calls for an end to capitalism, and captures the book in an age of political mistrust.
Looking behind the preferred casts of directors throughout the history of cinema who always use the same actors.
Roman Krznaric speaks about his new project, the Empathy Museum, and why he believes it has the power to make visitors more empathetic.
As the British lost their grip on India, Punjabi and Bengali soldiers were still sent to the front lines of a European war.
I performed twice at Glastonbury, crippled by stage fright, poor sound, chilly weather and an overwhelming desire to be anywhere else. Luckily, you can now join in via the telly.
Dumont isn’t satirising small-town small-mindedness so much as trying to understand how it functions – where it starts, what inflames it.
Damon Albarn's wonder.land and Tree of Codes, with music by Jamie xx, open this year's festival.
“The exercise of making radio matters,” said a caller. “It’s a symbol of resistance.”
Is it a legitimate left-liberal position not to want any more cuts, yet still to feel that some people take the piss? Or does that make me Andy Burnham?
Once again, history has conspired against the Palestinians – but as these books show, they cannot be wished away.
Saladin decapitated prisoners as ruthlessly as Isis does now - and Genghis Khan was brutal from childhood. But what can we learn from these men?
Grigson's recipes still have the power to surprise – God knows what readers in 1971 made of sushi with sweet beans – and her enthusiasm for her subject is utterly infectious.
After years of experimental exchanges with writer friends, she now drafts whole novels in weeks.