John Wilson has little time for people who don't see the genius at work in so-called "light music".
Terence Trent D’Arby’s 1987 debut album sold a million copies in three days. The music press went mad for him. Where was there to go but down?
Begun in 1914 and premiered in 1925, Wozzeck has class struggle, poverty and mental health problems as its principal subjects.
Germaine Greer looks for the real Shakespeare in James Shapiro’s 1606: the Year of Lear.
Stars of the London drag scene on performing for mainstream audiences, offending feminists, and why everyone’s genitalia is funny to look at.
Music is taught at the majority of schools in the country, yet we still think that learning about the social and cultural context of music is the same as playing an instrument.
Comment pieces would have you believe that protest music is dead. Matthew Collin's front-line dispatches prove otherwise.
Despite good intentions, Ryan Adams’s 1989 has enabled dozens of music journalists to mansplain Taylor Swift’s own album to her.
Dinner With Saddam and Hangmen dare to put real people, and ideology, into their brands of dark farce.
In this episode of the New Statesman’s pop culture podcast, the past haunts the present: we talk about new film 45 Years, the This Is England series and The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus.
From kids playing at their first Fleadh Cheoil na h-Éireann to the uncelebrated session musicians of decades past.
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