Heartbreak, Fabric and Brexit: the frontman of Britain’s chirpiest electropop band on why he’s started writing piano ballads.
Classical music perhaps wouldn’t be everyone’s medium of choice to shout about issues, ideas and beliefs but two recent events made a strong case for why it should be.
Until state-funded arts organisations like the Royal Opera House can advertise their work to people who don’t already love their art form, they will never attract broader audiences.
Gary Barlow’s been quietly ditched. The Monty Python members have mobilised. Lily Allen is ubiquitous. The late Rik Mayall takes his last stand. Here are the best and the rest of England’s options for its World Cup anthem.
It's time for gigs to take women's safety seriously, in a world where audience members and performers are routinely assaulted.
In musical terms, the second album is a crucial test. For 27-year-old Polly Stenham, it is her fourth play, Hotel, which opens this week at the National Theatre, that will make or break her career.
These shows can be harsh and cruel, but they are merely a microcosm of the world – a swift introduction to the realities of a career as a performer.
Bruce Springsteen's 1984 album Born in the USA is 30 years old this week. It has been the soundtrack to Max Liu's life, from the end of his parents' marriage to the beginning of his own.
Mark Ellen changed the face of music magazines with Smash Hits, Q, Select, Mojo and finally The Word. His memoir is as “hectic, self-deprecating, quietly perceptive” as the man himself.
Cosplayers – particularly women – report being insulted, groped or harassed at conventions. How did this happen in a community that prides itself on friendliness and cooperation?
Sad news as an American literary icon passes away.
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