Music and Performance
29 January 2009
Of all the confidence tricks and vainglorious fantasies that Britain has indulged in since 1979, the musical phenomenon...
Culture
15 January 2009
Almost 100 years ago, on 20 February 1909, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's "The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism" was...
Politics
11 December 2008
Richard Seymour is a writer better known, through one of those pseudonyms that throw employers off the scent of those...
Books
27 November 2008
Patrons of art, from the de' Medici to Charles Saatchi, tend to be faintly dubious plutocratic individuals. Yet in the...
Culture
30 October 2008
Few outside the fields of philosophy or graphic design remember the name Otto Neurath. This is an historical injustice...
09 October 2008
The Russian formalist critic and screenwriter Viktor Shklovsky was a joyously odd writer. He borrowed Lawrence Sterne’s...
09 October 2008
This collection of interviews, articles and essays by the veteran musician is superficially a rather random selection....
09 October 2008
Daniel Barenboim is a conspicuous presence in this collection of Edward Said’s musical criticism, as the subject of a...
09 October 2008
“Includes confidential new material”, cries this updated edition of Michael Peppiatt’s 1995 biography, just in time for...
Business
25 September 2008
One of the saddest stories of the 20th century is the fate of air travel. In 1900 it was a dream, feverishly speculated...
Culture
18 September 2008
A thousand metres high, built into the peak of a mountain in northern Bohemia, the Jested tele communications tower is...
Ideas
31 July 2008
What exactly was "totalitarianism"? Purporting to describe regimes that exercised total control over their citizenry,...
Culture
10 July 2008
One of the most famous of the Oblique Strategies - the set of cards developed by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt for use "...
Books
22 May 2008
For a place really to count as a great city, someone has to have fantasised about its destruction at least once. Be it...
Books
01 May 2008
Unfair as it might be, Russian composers and artists of the 20th century seem to be unable to escape from their...

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