Political fashion has never been straightforward.
Tom Humberstone's weekly comic.
It used to feel like a school canteen full of rival gangs - now it's a civilised dining room.
Girl in a Band reaps the rewards of its introspective author with a pan-American story that will engross fans and non-fans alike.
The Reading and Leeds line-up is outrageously light on women musicians - but with set-in-their-ways promoters and the exclusionary demands of touring, it's going to be hard to change.
Tales from the Stave and The Film Programme on BBC Radio 4.
With the genius of fashion increasingly subsumed by the demands of mass commerce, it's hard not to implicate the industry in Galliano and McQueen's fates.
Ryan Gilbey reviews It Follows, directed by David Robert Mitchell.
Does a breakfast taken in the first term of the Thatcher administration still count?
Despite scant funding and resources, London’s Feminist Library is turning their 40th year into a celebration of storytelling, history – and, hopefully, sofas.
Comparable to Herman Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener” to Kafka’s “A Hunger Artist”, The Vegetarian ties social refusal to sexual protest.
Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift's Family Values: the Ethics of Parent-Child Relationships, and Tanith Carey's Taming the Tiger Parent.
Plus Suffragettes Forever! – a good series let down by its tone and speed.
In new books, both Hain and Hutton recognise Labour as the only vehicle for reform – but what kind will emerge remains to be seen.
If you know where to look, you can get a long way from virulent orange sauce and “chips, not rice”.
The National Gallery is a kind of visual phrasebook articulating awkward truths about our civic life.
Fifteen years after Kid A, Max Harris looks back on a record that serves as a searing critique of the New Labour years
Neil Gaiman’s Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances reminds us that stories demand all our attention.
Ableism in horror games.
And the Oscar goes to...
The actress on work, travel – and why she'd be perfectly happy growing tomatoes.
It broadcasts 24 hours a day from Morocco to Iran - but how does one explain BBC Arabic radio?
I envy calm people for their apparent immunity to overexcitement or overreaction.
J K Rowling adaptation The Casual Vacancy and Channel 4's Indian Summers lack something for our critic.
"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.