John Wilson has little time for people who don't see the genius at work in so-called "light music".
The music and arts festival reveals this year's line-up.
I didn’t really know what tonsils were but my 'uncle' Peter had taken me to see the Beatles.
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.
Begad, he revives! I came home and asked my wife if she realised she had been a widow since 1980.
For the second year, the New Statesman is media partner to Latitude, the music and arts festival in Henham Park, Suffolk.
I envy calm people for their apparent immunity to overexcitement or overreaction.
Appearing at the Barbican with the BBC Singers and London Sinfonietta, the composer's hands seem to shape music out of thin air.
The biologist-turned-atheist campaigner is sampled on the band's forthcoming Endless Forms Most Beautiful.
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