Busting a skank
By Grace Shortland - 18 April 19:52

A twenty tonne lion has provoked heated debate in Scotland and prompted the resignation of the curator Richard Calvocoressi.

Rock 'n' roll dreams
By Yo Zushi - 17 April 13:00

<strong>I Play the Drums in a Band Called Okay</strong>

Toby Litt <em>Hamish Hamilton, 288 pp, £1

In the Doherty
By Grace Shortland - 11 April 19:05

In the words of new director Roger Wright this year’s proms promise to “juxtapose the familiar and the unfamiliar”. Alongside Elgar’s gushing sentiment the eclectic sounds of Stockhausen, Dr Who and Vaughan Williams will be heard.

Shiny, happy people
By Jude Rogers - 10 April 13:00

The veteran rock band have regained the passion that made them great



The way I see it: Sir Willard White
By Staff blogger - 10 April 13:00

Willard White is an internationally acclaimed singer. Born in Jamaica, he was knighted in 2004. He performs "Robeson Re-explored" at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival on 7 May. For more details click here

International front
By Rahul Verma - 10 April 13:00

The term "world music" has finally become redundant in 2008

Common criminals
By Becky Hogge - 10 April 13:00

Ever copied a CD to your iPod? Then you've been breaking the law

A message to you, Auntie
By Daniel Trilling - 10 April 13:00

The BBC's celebration of 2 Tone is something of an opportunity missed

Farewell Angus Fairhurst
By Grace Shortland - 04 April 20:25

The premature death of the artist plus the rest of the news from the arts world

Musical youth
By Andrew Martin - 03 April 13:00

<strong>Gig: the Life and Times of a Rock-Star Fantasist</strong>

Simon Armitage <em>Viking, 320p

Independence day
By Jude Rogers - 27 March 12:00

Björk's cry of "Tibet, Tibet" at a recent concert in Shanghai pre-empted the riots in Lhasa and outr

Kuljit Bhamra
By Staff blogger - 27 March 12:00

Bhamra is a tabla player from London. He has worked on the scores for films such as "Brick Lane", "B

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

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

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?

Reggae revolution
By Justine Henzell - 06 March 12:00

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

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

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

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

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

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