Battling the censor
By Rizwan Ahmed - 28 August 13:00

My single is a hit on the net. So why are the mainstream media running scared, asks Rizwan Ahmed

Burma Special: Rangoon rappers who have to be careful how they hip-hop
By Mark McCrum - 14 August 13:00

It was the sight of saffron-robed monks whipping overexcited fans back into their seats at an outdoor gig in Bagan that first turned me on to one of the oddest hybrids in world contemporary music: the Burmese rap scene. The shaven-headed holy men had sticks and were in earnest.

Laughing at Stalin
By Peter Conrad - 14 August 13:00

Soviet Russia ruined Prokofiev's life but inspired his most comic, and lyrical, music

It's not so grim up north
By Rachel Cooke - 31 July 13:00

A cosy Yorkshire DJ is master of the double entendre

Who do you think you are kidding, Mr Hitler?
By Rosie Millard - 31 July 13:00

A brave attempt to recreate Blitz spirit sounds one too many wrong notes

<strong>Blonde Bombshells

Collectors' item
By Daniel Trilling - 24 July 13:00

<strong>The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia</strong>

Michael Gray <em>Continuum, 784pp, £25</em>

ISBN 082

Property market
By Becky Hogge - 24 July 13:00

Becky Hogge argues that we should celebrate, not criminalise, illegal downloaders

Perchance to dream
By Hermione Eyre - 24 July 13:00

Can music really improve the quality of your slumber? Hermione Eyre puts it to the test at a sonic s

Laughter in the dark
By Peter Conrad - 24 July 13:00

Shostakovich has come to represent the tragedy and terror of the 20th century, but this overlooks hi

Losing yourself in music
By Emily Jeal - 10 July 13:00

MTV has been "Indianised" - but is it still an American brand at heart? Emily Jeal investigates

The sound of music
By Christopher Bray - 10 July 13:00

Bernard Herrmann's soundtracks proved too good for Alfred Hitchcock

Internet killed the video star
By Viv Groskop - 10 July 13:00

As the digital revolution gathers pace and the export of American culture becomes increasingly fraug

Bob Geldof should look and learn
By Ryan Gilbey - 03 July 13:00

A fly-on-the-wall documentary keeps it real with Kanye

<strong>Dave Chappelle's Block Party (15)

Waiting for the Big Number
By Rosie Millard - 03 July 13:00

New production of a classic musical relies on a single, spellbinding song



Heart of the Amazon
By Peter Culshaw - 26 June 13:00

Peter Culshaw meets the extraordinary composer bringing the music of Brazil's shamans to Europe

Democracy by design
By Miranda Sawyer - 19 June 13:00

Factory Records had an aesthetic that captured a revolutionary spirit: it stood for both high art an

Good vibrations
By Suzy Klein - 05 June 13:00

New Music - A former Pogue is defying his critics to show the way forward for contemporary composers

Stars of Africa
By Peter Culshaw - 29 May 13:00

Musicians are still forced to compete in a quasi-apartheid media environment, argues Peter Culshaw

By Imogen Carter - 22 May 13:00

Musicals - Theatre is cashing in on TV's mass appeal, but a good show requires more than bums on sea

Crippled by the hypocrisy police
By Madeleine Bunting - 15 May 13:00

Madeleine Bunting on the problem of speaking out

Take your Club Tropicana and shove it
By Zoe Williams - 15 May 13:00

You know the nostalgia movement is out of control when a George Michael tour sells out to 200,000 pa

Contemporary classic
By Nicholas Kenyon - 01 May 13:00

The gloom merchants keep predicting the demise of the classical music industry. But, as the 112th Pr

Impossible dreams
By Victoria Segal - 24 April 13:00

Film - A documentary and a political satire chart idealism's decline, writes Victoria Segal


Fine tuning
By Zoe Williams - 03 April 13:00

Guitar Man

Will Hodgkinson <em>Bloomsbury, 304pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0306815141

South-west sound
By Jason Cowley - 27 March 17:10

Music - Jason Cowley traces the career of the troubled, unique collective that changed the face of B

Radio - Rachel Cooke
By Rachel Cooke - 06 March 12:00

Radio 3 rows are particularly delicious - like dons arguing in the common room

Highly strung
By Natalie Brierley - 27 February 12:00

Music - Natalie Brierley on the plucking excellence of ukuleles

Ghetto fabulous
By Alex Bellos - 27 February 12:00

Scarred by violence and political repression, Brazil's shanty towns have responded with an outpourin

Road trip among the dead
By Thomas Jones - 13 February 12:00

Killing Yourself to Live: 85 per cent of a true story

Chuck Klosterman <em>Faber & Faber, 245pp, £

Pandora's box
By Dan Hancox - 06 February 12:00

Music - Dan Hancox has fun with the "intelligent" radio station that knows what music you'll like