The shipyard painter, political activist and razor-sharp cartoonist Bob Starrett has just written a new book The Way I See It on his eventful life and times. Below we reprint one of his stories and review an essential read
Underwhelming is not a word I would normally use about New York's finest trio- their first three albums attempted daring experiments with perfect results. It's only in the context of this high standard that their fourth album disappoints.
There is a spirit of infectious enjoyment that infuses Maria Aberg's production of Shakespeare's examination of aspects of love.
There's nothing like a good May Day rally to recharge the radical spirits and Wednesday's gathering in London promises, as ever, to do just that.
The book of Mormon may not represent the much-heralded death of satire but, with full-page ads taken out in the show programme by lampooned subjects The Lion King and the Mormon church itself, this effervescent musical inches us ever closer to the abyss.
Tanika Gupta's play ignores the ills of Victorian rule
It is not often two great bands share a stage outside the festival circuit but tonight Mancunian greats James headline with Scouse legends Echo And The Bunnymen supporting and the venue's packed by 7.30, a rare event at the Academy.
The transition from screen to stage of the hit musical Once doesn't altogether convince
Today is Record Store Day, an event which started in the US in 2007 when over 700 independent record shops came together to celebrate the culture of indie record shops and support small specialist record stores who are being eclipsed by downloaded music and limited stock chain stores and supermarkets.
The conspiracy theory driving a play on the execution of three IRA militants in Gibraltar 25 years ago doesn't add up to much at all
The wild exuberance of Susheela Raman opens the South Bank's Alchemy Festival, a fusion of music, dance, literature, art, design and debate from Britain and the Indian subcontinent, with totally unexpected acts of musical power.