On the pop culture podcast this week: Kesha's long-awaited new album Rainbow, the BBC Three mockumentary Coconut and Leanne Shapton's memoir Swimming Studies.
Does culture exist in a vacuum? This “love letter to creative thievery” would suggest not.
Tom Gatti’s Latitude Notebook.
Though they are rarely operational these days, lighthouses remain culturally powerful and maintain a strong hold on the imagination.
Jukebox shows are beginning to dominate the West End.
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.
It occurred to me that the only possible summation would be a paraphrase of Dr Johnson’s infamous remarks about female preachers, which is to say, I was amazed not so much by the Who playing well, as that they were capable of playing at all.
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?
The Smiths guitarist and perennial Tory-botherer has tweeted his disapproval.
Damon Albarn's wonder.land and Tree of Codes, with music by Jamie xx, open this year's festival.
The new documentary What’s Happened, Miss Simone makes an interesting point about the power of women singers using swear words.