Amanda Platell finds The X Factor tasteless
By Amanda Platell - 15 November 12:00

The duo from The X Factor moaned as loudly as if they'd been held at Guantanamo Bay

The Dreyfuss affair
By David Benedict - 01 November 12:00

Showbiz - A star exiting stage left is nothing new for the West End, writes David Benedict, but losi

Michael Portillo - Cool, daddy-o
By Michael Portillo - 25 October 13:00

Theatre - Dizzy Gillespie's bid for the US presidency gets jazzed up. By Michael Portillo


Ebony and ivory
By Michael Coveney - 18 October 13:00

Opera - Michael Coveney on an opera that takes the notion of the humble piano tuner into fresh terri

Southern comfort
By Alex Gibbons - 18 October 13:00

Pop music - Grease with a country twist? Alex Gibbons is charmed by the Beautiful South's latest alb

Instrumental change
By Annette Morreau - 11 October 13:00

Classical music - Wigmore Hall in London has just reopened after a £3m facelift. But was it necessar

The celebrity champion
By David Benedict - 04 October 13:00

Gramophone magazine has chosen six famous faces to endorse the nominees for the title of Classical R

Black and gay and hunted
By Peter Tatchell - 04 October 13:00

In Jamaica, lesbians and gays are the victims of violent persecution - often murder. Fuelling this g

Mark Kermode - Strange lives
By Mark Kermode - 04 October 13:00

As two men are raised from the dead, one will turn in his grave, writes Mark Kermode

The Life a

Michael Portillo - Don't bite
By Michael Portillo - 04 October 13:00

Theatre - A new vampire musical is a bloody mess, writes Michael Portillo

Bat Boy


Well blow me down!
By Dan Hancox - 04 October 13:00

Pirate culture - Shiver me timbers and pieces of eight: learning how to speak like Bluebeard and co

Darcus Howe pays tribute to Eminem
By Darcus Howe - 27 September 13:00

Critics of gangsta rap, put in front of my optical, create more pain inside of my brain

Irrelevant Cautious Antique
By Sarah Kent - 20 September 13:00

It was the stuff of rows in parliament, the most outrageous gallery in Britain. But the Institute of

Michael Portillo - A fine tradition
By Michael Portillo - 20 September 13:00

Theatre - The promenaders don their headdress and fly their flags. By Michael Portillo

Last Nig

Let's sing it for the candidate
By Nicholas Greenslade - 13 September 13:00

Observations on elections and music

Diary - Neil Tennant
By Neil Tennant - 13 September 13:00

"Is this Tony Banks?" I asked James Fox. "No," he remonstrated. "Tony Blair." Three and a half years

Double trouble
By Peter Conrad - 23 August 13:00

Opera - Peter Conrad on a Russian nihilist and an Italian cynic played back to back

Sound suggestion
By Robert Hardy - 19 July 13:00

Installation - Robert Hardy, bass guitarist of Franz Ferdinand, is astonished and delighted by a dar

From jailhouse to suburban rock
By Sarfraz Manzoor - 19 July 13:00

Music once had the ability to appal and shock. Now the most radical symbol worn by fans on the stree

Peter Conrad - A foreign affair
By Peter Conrad - 19 July 13:00

Opera - Impassioned, intelligent and close to perfection. By Peter Conrad


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Sonic boom
By Sukhdev Sandhu - 05 July 13:00

Sonata for Jukebox: pop music, memory, and the imagined life

Geoffrey O'Brien <em>Counterpoint Pr

Still defying the taste police
By Rosie Millard - 05 July 13:00

Observations on Cliff Richard

In tune with nature
By Peter Conrad - 07 June 13:00

Music - Peter Conrad celebrates Charles Ives, the man who first made America sing

Class conscious - Andrew Martin praises the pioneers of revivalist jazz
By Andrew Martin - 31 May 13:00

Jazz revivalism - a quasi-Nordic look involving beards and Arran jumpers

Been and gone
By Richard Cook - 31 May 13:00

Music - Richard Cook gets the blues watching Scorsese's requiem for a lost musical form

Retro appeal
By Stephanie Merritt - 17 May 13:00

Music - Stephanie Merritt on the new stars and old-stagers we'll be listening to this summer

By Peter Conrad - 10 May 13:00

Opera - Peter Conrad enjoys a stingingly up-to-date satire marking Poland's admission to the EU

Changing rooms
By Peter Conrad - 19 April 13:00

Opera - Peter Conrad on a revolutionary epic's drab contemporary make-over

Back in the USA
By John Harris - 12 April 13:00

The Beatles Come to America

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The eternal woman
By Peter Conrad - 12 April 13:00

Opera - Peter Conrad marvels at the many incarnations of the divine Renee Fleming