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Peter Wilby's First Thoughts.
At the age of 81, Michael Heseltine has an enthusiasm for politics that remains undiminished. He thinks Ukip is a far-right, racist party, that Boris Johnson should see out his term as mayor – and that Labour elected the wrong Miliband
A disturbingly funny account of sibling loss. But not the usual kind of sibling.
Live opera is as physical as art gets, though you would never know that from sitting in any major opera house.
It started inauspiciously with the never remotely amusing Big Bird as the subject of Tweet of the Day.
Ignore the cultural Jeremiahs: novelists are responding to the changes in language, form and subjectivity.
From London leather men to prostitution in American suburbia, the renamed BFI Flare offered up an eclectic programme.
New Worlds, like The Devil’s Whore before it, fancies itself as a political drama. Why must it be silted up with all this Jean Plaidy-ish stuff?
Two films into his directing career, the former star of the IT Crowd has yet to exhibit an original voice.
“This is too good. Will the pleasure never end?” asks Kate Mossman as she witnesses the endothermic showman Justin Timberlake in concert in Sheffield.
It was grand and archaic but it reminded me of nothing so much as a giant, souped-up parish council meeting.
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