On the pop culture podcast this week: Frank Ocean’s long-awaited new album, the new film adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s Lake District adventure story and a BBC TV throwback from 1978.
“As a band, Five have no political allegiances.”
Frontman Matt Healy perhaps isn’t aware that the Electoral Commission is not, in fact, the government (or believes that this is part of a wider conspiracy).
Of course, an exhibition of peripheral paraphernalia inevitably shifts the focus away from the artists themselves and onto the fans.
Analysing the key, pitch, tempo and lyrics of past Eurovision winners and losers shows us that we’ve got it all wrong.
How do we respond to celebrities talking openly about fame and mental health?
Why are the only albums blessed with the grandiose description of “conceptual” the ones made by white men?
The War of the Roses plays are great crowd-pleasing popular hits. So why are adaptations so hard to get right?
It's hard to tell – but the iTunes Terms and Conditions seem to cover the company even if it does.
From a Dutch mash-up at the Barbican to a promenade theatre piece at the V&A – with a thousand miles in between.
Between the delights of reconstructed sonatas and Thomas Gould's "violin hair", the paradoxically intricate simplicity of Bach shone in Baroque Encounters.
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