What's hot in the city
By Ian Rankin - 25 August 13:00

Every August, Edinburgh prepares for an onslaught of artists and performers, all hoping to become st

Now what? - Lauren Booth on the best music to drive to
By Lauren Booth - 11 August 13:00

Mothers in cars have ruined hip-hop and ragga for "yoof", but I don't care

Second Dan
By Richard Cook - 11 August 13:00

Music - Richard Cook on the return of a US rock group which was old-fashioned from the start

High fidelity
By John Harris - 04 August 13:00

Words and Music: a history of pop in the shape of a city

Paul Morley <em>Bloomsbury, 360pp, £12.99

By Peter Conrad - 04 August 13:00

Opera - Peter Conrad laments the way Peter Sellars turns great works into replicas of US life

An anatomy of ideas
By Michael Sims - 28 July 13:00

From Raphael's Three Graces to Star Wars, cultural representations of the human body owe more to nat

Dance, sing and eat for peace
By Rachel Shabi - 28 July 13:00

Observations on the middle east

Licence to thrill
By Annette Morreau - 21 July 13:00

With the current emphasis on "sexing up" classical music to seduce a new and youthful audience, the

Universal song
By Ivan Hewett - 07 July 13:00

Beethoven's Ninth: a political history

Esteban Buch (Translated by Richard Miller) <em>University

The four seasons
By Peter Conrad - 30 June 13:00

Opera - Peter Conrad is swept away by the meteorological marvels of Les Boreades

Still tricky
By Caspar Llewellyn Smith - 23 June 13:00

Music - Caspar Llewellyn Smith on the return of the authentic voice of British urban angst

The hippies went home happy
By Jason Cowley - 09 June 13:00

Music - Jason Cowley enjoys a spectacular live performance from Peter Gabriel

This charming man
By Jason Cowley - 02 June 13:00

It is 20 years since The Smiths' first hit transformed the British music scene. Jason Cowley on pop'

Friends reunited
By Richard Cook - 19 May 13:00

Music - Richard Cook on the difficult business of the pop comeback

Noble malady
By Peter Conrad - 12 May 13:00

Opera - Peter Conrad on the passionate history of Wagner's ideal work of Romantic art

Into the sun
By Miranda Sawyer - 12 May 13:00

Will Blur ever be free of the "Britpop" label? After a difficult period, the band is back with a war

Don't look back in anger
By John Harris - 12 May 13:00

The simultaneous rise of Blair and Britpop marked a brief moment of unity between culture and politi

Apocalypse now
By Peter Conrad - 28 April 13:00

Opera - Peter Conrad finds many pertinent echoes in Berlioz's account of the fall of Troy

Slipped discs
By Richard Cook - 14 April 13:00

Music - Richard Cook has some tips for how the ailing record industry can get back in shape

Leaving Las Vegas
By Sheridan Morley - 07 April 13:00

Theatre - Sheridan Morley on a musical that hits all the right notes, a play that misses - and one f

Shady business
By Ted Kessler - 31 March 13:00

Music - Ted Kessler on the rise of a new rap star who just can't stay out of trouble

Yet again, Yoko Ono fails to stop a war
By Dougal Stenson - 24 March 12:00

It was with dread that I arrived at the Shepherd's Bush Empire on 15 March for One Big No, a concert organised by Stop the War. The reason: Yoko Ono would be appearing at the gig via satellite link-up to offer her support.

Bohemian rhapsody
By Peter Conrad - 17 March 12:00

Opera - Peter Conrad is infected with the joyful spirit of Baz Luhrmann's festive comedy

Put her on the cover
By Miranda Sawyer - 10 March 12:00

Talented, cool and outspoken, Ms Dynamite is the media darling of the moment. Is she simply the acce

The fan - Hunter Davies asks if our fans could sing in Dutch
By Hunter Davies - 03 March 12:00

Dutch fans sing in English. Could our fans sing in any foreign language?

Anvil of angst
By Will Self - 03 March 12:00

Music - Massive Attack were the soundtrack of the 1990s. Will Self on why the Bristol boys still out

Give music a chance
By Andrew Collins - 24 February 12:00

Despite Damon and Ms Dynamite, today's protest singers can't match Dylan and Lennon

Darcus Howe hears black singers denouncing Blair
By Darcus Howe - 24 February 12:00

Black groups now compete in singing lyrics that denounce Blair

The devil's party
By Peter Conrad - 10 February 12:00

Music - Peter Conrad succumbs to the demonic creativity of Rubinstein's rare opera

Darcus Howe admits he's a Jacko fan
By Darcus Howe - 10 February 12:00

Michael Jackson had to change his face to fit in as a global celebrity