Excess all areas
By David Thomas - 19 March 12:00

<strong>Exile on Main Street: a Season in Hell With the Rolling Stones</strong>

Robert Greenfield

Sound and visions
By Anna Picard - 19 March 12:00

<strong>The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the 20th Century</strong>

Alex Ross <em>Fourth Estate, 62

Spreading the love
By Tim Walker - 19 March 12:00

Beyond the walls and barbed wire, Tim Walker finds hope for marginalised people in South Africa

Tangled up in red and blue
By Michael Glover - 19 March 12:00

Bob Dylan has spent a lifetime on the road. Now a collection of his paintings centres on the all-Ame

Classic Young
By Vidisha Biswas - 17 March 14:20

Vidisha Biswas sees the legendary Neil Young in concert and finds his star is far from waning

Terrifying beauty
By Guy Dammann - 13 March 12:00

McVicar's heroine inspires loathing and lust in a brutally explicit production


Secret history
By Daniel Trilling - 13 March 12:00

The British pop Establishment has shown a long-standing resistance to black musical influence

The students boycotting Shakespeare
By Nichi Hodgson - 10 March 8:42

If you teach us, do we not learn?

A society in transition
By Lindsey Hilsum - 06 March 12:00

The North Korean government is in suspended animation, trying to change and yet stay the same, repor

Reggae revolution
By Justine Henzell - 06 March 12:00

Perry Henzell created Jamaica's first feature film against all the odds, writes his daughter.

Odd books and Oscars
By Nichi Hodgson - 29 February 17:46

Anthony D’Offay's generosity hasn't gone down well in all quarters, this week in the arts world

Favela fabulous
By Alice O'Keeffe - 28 February 12:00

The dynamic cultural movement AfroReggae is restoring a sense of pride to communities torn apart by

Uneasy listening
By Lynsey Hanley - 28 February 12:00

6 Music wants to attract more women, but laddish braying won't do it

Leaders of the rebellion
By Simon Broughton - 28 February 12:00

Three unorthodox Africans know how to cast a spell over their audience

Dead bodies, sexy bodies and a dubious body of evidence
By Milly Getachew - 22 February 15:04

Milly Getachew reports on the $50m music collection on eBay, the Rolling Stones on the dangers of dr

Roots manoeuvre
By Simon Broughton - 21 February 12:00

Toumani Diabaté's new album is a captivating blend of tradition and innovation

The way I see it: DJ Dolores
By Staff blogger - 21 February 10:48

Helder Aragão, aka DJ Dolores, blends music from his native north-eastern Brazil with rock and elect

From pop to politics
By Paul Evans - 18 February 13:49

The road from music stardom to political office is not always an easy one and yet a surprising numbe

Trouble brewing and Ginsberg howls again
By Milly Getachew - 15 February 15:11

Art heists, ethics, and Beyonce in Aretha’s bad books

Once more unto the beach
By Lynsey Hanley - 14 February 12:00

Let some sunshine into your life with cutting-edge sounds from California

A god among mortals
By Rick Jones - 14 February 12:00

Feats of expression and memory from a showman and living phenomenon

<strong>Daniel Barenboim: Bee

By Staff blogger - 14 February 0:00

Shantel is a DJ and producer best known for contributing to the soundtrack of the film “Borat”. He p

The wisdom of 50 Cent
By Milly Getachew - 08 February 16:43

Prince Charles and rapper 50 Cent offer us valuable insights, while confused audiences spurn Sweeney

That's not what I call music
By Lynsey Hanley - 07 February 12:00

Once, pop on the radio brought us together - now it's used to divide us

Forgeries, freeconomics and Freddie Krueger
By Milly Getachew - 04 February 12:06

Britain's government wants fans involved in the arts, while Israel's says "sorry" to dead pop stars.

Emotional landscapes
By Rick Jones - 31 January 12:00

Is the world finally ready for the extraordinary, passionate music of Olivier Messiaen?

Can't stop the music
By Viv Groskop - 31 January 12:00

Woody Allen regards Scarlett Johansson as a muse and has cast her in two films, comparing her to Mar

He's a celebrity - get him out of here
By Rachel Cooke - 31 January 12:00

The BBC's current affairs flagship hits a new low, thanks to a former pop star

Big Mouth strikes again
By Jude Rogers - 31 January 12:00

Despite his offstage outbursts, Morrissey still commands a devoted audience

The way I see it: Jane Birkin
By Staff blogger - 31 January 0:00

Birkin is best known as a star of cult film “Blowup” (1966) and for “Je t’aime . . . moi non plus” r