Culture

REGULAR GUY HITS THE SPOT

Elbow have "a palpable sense of togetherness", which takes in the whole crowd too. Tim de Lisle reports read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsElbowfestivalsglastonburyMUSICRockTim de Lisle

LILY ALLEN: IRRESISTIBLE LIVE

Tim de Lisle watches Glastonbury kick off with "a microcosm of the music business at the moment"  read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsfestivalsglastonburyMUSICRockTim de Lisle

NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL: THE REOPENING

Short Read: for her pick of the best rock, Hazel Sheffield highlights the return of Jeff Mangum, a quiet singer-songwriter with a "breathless, reedy wail" read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsHazel Sheffieldjuly/august 2014MUSICTHIS SEASONTim de Lisle

GLASTONBURY 2014: OUR TOP 20

The headliners may be hit and miss, but there are gems elsewhere. Hazel Sheffield and Tim de Lisle find diamonds in the mud read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsfestivalsglastonburyHazel SheffieldMUSICTim de Lisle

AN EPIC ABOUT LIFE UNDERGROUND

Six Good Books: Maggie Fergusson recommends a novelistic history of a mining family, and fiction set in wartime Europe and 21st-century New York read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT Artsfictionjuly/august 2014Maggie FergussonSix Good Books

A WHOLE WORLD IN A FLY

Found in Translation: Simon Willis finds a man who collects hoverflies is able to unlock a world of wonder read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsbooksFound in translationmay/June 2014Simon WillisSweden

BUTTERFLIES AND ELEPHANTS

Short Read: for her pick of the exhibitions, Olivia Weinberg chooses the sculptures of Alexander Calder—which so impressed Einstein  read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT AmsterdamArtsmay/June 2014Olivia WeinbergsculptureTHIS SEASON

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