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

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

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

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

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

Observations on pop heroes

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

Con-fusion
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

The rite of return
By Orlando Figes - 14 October 13:00

Pushkin's poetry, Tolstoy's novels, Stravinsky's music - Russia's golden age gave the people the spi

Why can blacks bash gays?
By Peter Tatchell - 14 October 13:00

Observations on homophobia

Voices of the dead
By Peter Conrad - 07 October 13:00

Music - Peter Conrad on a tribute to the victims of 9/11 that expresses the unspeakable

Vinyl, vidi, vici
By Simon Callow - 07 October 13:00

Gramophone - Simon Callow is overcome by the romance of recording

Games without frontiers
By Jason Cowley - 30 September 13:00

Music - Jason Cowley on the return of pop's great experimentalist

What Blur did next
By Alex James - 30 September 13:00

<em>Labour Party Conference</em> - Alex James recalls how, after a call from Tony Blair's office, hi

Must silence wait for a murder?
By Theodore Dalrymple - 23 September 13:00

Observations on noise

The golden touch
By Peter Conrad - 16 September 13:00

Opera - Peter Conrad is carried away by an Olympian revival of the myth of Danae

Now what? - Lauren Booth attends an illegal rave
By Lauren Booth - 16 September 13:00

Bill the Builder spots Elvis as the police once again disturb our private rave

Hanging on at number one
By Richard Cook - 02 September 13:00

Pop - Richard Cook celebrates the long life of the toothless grandma of pop television

A just war
By Peter Conrad - 02 September 13:00

Opera - Peter Conrad applauds an assault on German middle-class values

Darcus Howe sees little of merit in Notting Hill
By Darcus Howe - 02 September 13:00

Dance at the carnival has become like lap dancing: costumes barely cover essentials

Mr Smith goes to . . . the DJ booth
By Stephen Smith - 19 August 13:00

The master of spin hits the decks

Indian summer - Bombay takeaway
By Kamila Shamsie - 12 August 13:00

Kamila Shamsie on the British appetite for a taste of inauthentic India

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