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Music Review: Bob Dylan – Together Through Life

He gave us gifts of the mind and he gave us secret signs: now should you believe all the hype? Read More »

Theatre Review (Stratford-on-Avon): The Tempest at the Royal Shakespeare Company

This magnificent production puts slavery center stage, surrounded by the magic and the music of Africa in a colonial cauldron. Read More »

Theatre Review (Stratford-on-Avon): Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Company

Can you believe the hype? Is the hottest Shakespearean ticket in years worth selling a kidney for? Find out now! Read More »

Music Review: Jim Moray – Low Culture

It's folk music, Jim, but not as we know it: Jim Moray delivers his finest album yet with Low Culture. Read More »

Theatre Review (Stratford-upon-Avon, UK): The Merchant of Venice

How do you solve a problem like Shylock? Has Tim Carroll's production ripped the heart from Shakespeare's problem play? Read More »

Music Review: James McMurtry – Just Us Kids

McMurtry's searing portrait of contemporary America mixes political polemic with poignant lyrical narratives in a musical tour de force, essential listening! Read More »

Movie Review: No Country For Old Men

The Coen brothers return with a brutal but thought provoking adaptation of McCarthy's novel that ranks with their finest work. Read More »

Theatre Review (Stratford On Avon, UK): Henry V

After 409 years, Henry V retains the power to expose all aspects of war, and the motives of its brokers. Read More »

Theatre Review (Birmingham, UK): Othello

Shakespeare's expose on how jealousy can break the strongest of men is brilliantly brought to the stage in Birmingham. Read More »

Concert Review: Amy Winehouse, Birmingham National Indoor Arena – 11/14/07

The tragic decline and descent of Britain's most talented R&B singer of the last two decades says much about the music biz. Read More »