President Saakashvili, upon whom “The President Has Come to See You” is based.
Playfulness and pragmatism collide as Georgian theatre comes to London
By Tara Isabella Burton - 13 March 14:40

As a biting satire of President Saakashvili makes its English language debut, Tara Isabella Burton explores the state of a fascinating theatrical tradition.

Should feminists lay off Rihanna?
By Sarah Ditum - 11 March 10:20

The pop star gets criticised for her hypersexual persona - and for returning to the man who abused her. But before you attack her choices, work out what you'd do if someone you actually knew was making the same mistakes.

Reviewed: Macbeth at Trafalgar Studios
By Jason Cowley - 07 March 8:33

The last king of Scotland.

Reviewed: Justin Bieber at the O2
By Kate Mossman - 05 March 12:51

Dazed and deeply confused.

John Grant.
Reviewed: Pale Green Ghosts and The Low Highway
By Kate Mossman - 28 February 12:23

Addictive personalities.

Barrel organists in Germany.
W J Turner: “The Barrel-Organ in the Rain”
By W J Turner - 27 February 14:25

A scraping from the NS archive.

New Statesman
Watch: David Bowie’s "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)"
By Charlotte Simmonds - 26 February 13:31

Bowie releases second song in his mythical comeback with a video starring Tilda Swinton.

Busking for a bed at Shakespeare and Company
By Yo Zushi - 21 February 12:53

A dreamer's utopia in Paris.

Kraftwerk performing at Tate Modern in London.
Back to the future – Kraftwerk at the Tate and Iraq war regrets
By Jason Cowley - 21 February 8:27

Divisive arguments and musical nostalgia.

Portrait of Joe Wright
Reviewed: Joe Wright’s “Trelawny of the Wells”
By Philip Maughan - 20 February 13:18

Theatre itself takes centre stage in “Atonement” director’s first play.

Rupert Everett
Review: The Judas Kiss
By Luke Maxted - 18 February 18:31

Rupert Everett is superb in this revival of David Hare's play.

Living the thigh life at the new Harold Pinter Theatre
By Caroline Crampton - 14 February 9:33

Ian Rickson's "Old Times" reviewed.

New Statesman
Who’s really wearing the mask?
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 07 February 19:12

Review of Sour Lips, a new play.

Everything Everything: "The riots were kind of inevitable… if you’ve grown up to 16 with absolutely no opportunities"
By Rob Pollard - 07 February 16:02

Rob Pollard interviews <i>Everything Everything</i>'s Jonathan Higgs.

Reviewed: "No Quarter" and "The Turn of the Screw"
By Andrew Billen - 07 February 10:07

Too posh to push boundaries.

Nick Cave performing in 2009
The tight-fitting tunes of Johnny Marr and Nick Cave
By Kate Mossman - 31 January 10:58

Two new albums reviewed.

Jonathan Miller’s life of happy accidents
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 31 January 6:02

"I sometimes think of myself as a weak character who simply yielded to invitations."

Travels in the underworld
By Alexandra Coghlan - 28 January 16:28

Two new productions - The Minotaur and L’Orfeo - offer fresh takes on mythical tales.

Lutosławski’s century: A soundtrack of destruction
By Alexandra Coghlan - 24 January 8:30

It's time to revisit a composer who was arguably the true voice of the twentieth century.

David Bowie silhouetted as he performs on stage.
David Bowie: The eternal space oddity
By Kate Mossman - 18 January 5:43

Why does Bowie still hold such mythical power?

Do you hear the actors sing?
By Kate Mossman - 17 January 8:30

A story everyone needs to hear at least once.

Morrissey: "I nearly voted for UKIP"
By Rob Pollard - 10 January 12:51

The singer unburdened himself in a recent interview with Loaded.

New Statesman
Alcohol the cause of Amy Winehouse death, second inquest concludes
By Catriona Harvey-Jenner - 08 January 17:28

Amy Winehouse drank herself to an accidental death in July 2011, St. Pancras coroner has confirmed.