Do you agree with the Political Studies Association's list?
On "Don't Stop Believin'" by the cast of Glee.
Does arts criticism have a future? An exclusive essay to mark the launch of our search for young mus
Two whip-thin creatures, blinking into the sunlight for an old man on the boardwalk, smile softly from the cover of this moving memoir.
About 15 years ago, I made a serendipitous discovery in an Oxford bookshop. At the back, in an old cardboard box, was a pile of bargain CDs - and among them, a recording of Bach's cello suites by Paul Tortelier for 50p.
The standout pop star of the year is young, gifted – and plays the harp. Jude Rogers explains why Jo
Iain Sinclair summons up the spirit of John Clare.
Why Leonard Cohen is the ultimate comeback kid.
On Helping Haiti's "Everybody Hurts".
Mark Watson is wrong about dancing.
. . . for all the wrong reasons. Like Coldplay.
Five highlights from the arts world, on Schubert, photography and the future of black literature
A longer version of this week's NS interview
“I don’t want to turn into Lily Allen”
And so, the decade ends with a clash of ideologies. In the blue corner, we have the individual, coiffed, tanned and flossed, battling against what life
From accents to Auto-Tune, singers fought to stand out from the pack
On Dizzee Rascal's "Dirtee Cash".
Now that the plaudits are rolling in for Alan Bennett's play The Habit of Art, which imagines a meeting between Benjamin Britten and W H Auden, perhaps Bennett should turn his attention to another meeting that never w
Sholto Byrnes applauds a jazz performance that is full of fireworks
Recently, Britney Spears got into trouble for miming her way through shows. She'd sold her tour as a live performance, when in fact the songs are
Good old Shirley. Just when you thought the glittery dresses and James Bond theme tunes might be on the wane, out she marches with an album full of new songs.
"Hegel, Joyce, Fukuyama, Jesus Jones: so goes culture's declension." This is the critical sentence of the academic and pop critic Joshua Clover's extraordinary work of political aesthetics.
Rick Jones discovers a forgotten genius of 20th-century music
Over 40 years, David Bowie has repeatedly reinvented himself, pursuing the idea that all pop is art.
The Senegalese kora player unsettles Western perceptions of Africa