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

Noble malady
By Peter Conrad - 12 May 13:00

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

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

The Cossack Chopin
By Peter Conrad - 03 February 12:00

Prokofiev lived and composed in Stalinist Russia for 20 years, saw his wife hustled off to a labour

The wrong sort of rule-breaking
By Zoe Williams - 20 January 12:00

Observations on pop heroes

All-singing and dancing
By Amy Rosenthal - 20 January 12:00

Theatre - Amy Rosenthal gets a kick out of a sparkling Thirties satire on the cult of celebrity

Winter of Love
By Ted Kessler - 20 January 12:00

Music - Ted Kessler on the troubled life of LA's first hippie and his long journey to freedom

Past master
By Sholto Byrnes - 13 January 12:00

Music - Sholto Byrnes on why re-creation is as important as innovation in jazz

Culture clash
By John King - 13 January 12:00

At the time of his death last month, Joe Strummer remained one of our most original musicians. John

Knickerbocker glory
By Peter Conrad - 06 January 12:00

Dance - Peter Conrad relishes Matthew Bourne's campily confected extravaganza

Bald ambition
By Richard Cook - 16 December 12:00

Music - Richard Cook explains how the boy from Pinner became the greatest rocker on earth

Nothing is sacred
By Peter Conrad - 09 December 12:00

Opera - Peter Conrad on a <em>Tosca</em> where religion and politics are subsumed by carnal appetite

Mr Smith goes to . . . a tango
By Stephen Smith - 18 November 12:00

The Gotan Project brings a mongrel dance to Britain

By Sholto Byrnes - 18 November 12:00

Jazz - Sholto Byrnes says that what passes for world music is often a sham

The last puritan
By Henry Sheen - 18 November 12:00

Classical music - Henry Sheen on why Glenn Gould still haunts other pianists 20 years after his deat

Feminine rock
By Richard Cook - 11 November 12:00

Music - Richard Cook on the wilful peculiarities of one of the strong women of pop

Hidden shallows
By Peter Conrad - 14 October 13:00

Music - Peter Conrad on recordings of an old poseur that reveal more than he might have liked