Science fiction round-up with Mat Coward
Thursday 23rd Mar 2017
posted by Morning Star in Arts
Singer-songwriter ALUN PARRY talks to Bob Oram about what inspires his new album Freedom Rider
Wednesday 22nd Mar 2017
Leeds Grand Theatre/Touring
NORTHERN Ballet attempts to dig deeper into the many facets of the libertine Casanova — today more cliched noun than notorious rake — in this...
Written almost 2,500 years ago, a drama on the migrants’ plight is a play for today if ever there was one, says PAUL FOLEY
Tuesday 21st Mar 2017
FELICITY COLLIER takes a look at radical publications outside the mainstream
LIVERPUDLIAN sailor Jim was raised on bedtime stories about sea monsters. But, as Narvik recounts, at the outbreak of WWII it transpires that what he needs to fear is much closer to home.
A new biography of Bob Crow is an incomplete account of the inspirational working-class leader’s life, says JOHN HAYLETT
Monday 20th Mar 2017
A short primer on the Chinese economy is a useful antidote to the doom-mongers, argues BEN CHACKO
The New Turkey and its Discontents
by Simon A Waldman and Emre Caliskan
(Hurst and Company, £14.99)
DEMOCRACY is on a knife-edge in Turkey. In a few weeks, the country will go to the polls in a referendum on...
IN HIS relatively short life — he died in 1675 at the age of 43 — Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer was unknown outside his native country and his name faded into obscurity after his death.
That changed in the mid-19th century, when his paintings of domestic interior scenes of...
Saturday 18th Mar 2017