Showing posts from 2008

Am I fit to breed?

How gay films made me a better man

Does the free market corrode moral character

Huddersfield Contemporary Music festival

Relax. You might just enjoy yourselves

There's hardly room to swing a metaphor...

The international takeover of French literature

Look, two hands!

Gewandhaus Orchestra and Choir/Chailly

The death of sacrifice

The trouble with economics

Missa Solemnis

Licence to ill

'We are all living in fear'

The Age of Wonder

Music, Philosophy, Modernity


Varjak Paw

Whose definition is it anyway?

Ragged Rachmaninov

Charles Owen's Fauré

Play it, Lang

Everything is Connected

On the road, off the rails


'There is no compromise with Bruckner'

Friends across the divide

Rules of attraction


Staves off

Candide and other stories

Russian revelations

Algy Haughton

Death becomes them

No liberty without fraternity

A cricketing man in New York

Enlightenment on Casanova's sexual preferences

The literary periodical goes online

The anonymity factor

Paul Lewis at the Wigmore Hall

Artists selected in Darwin competition

All the presidents' books

Wendy Cope: 'I don't want to be laureate'

Forget terror, fear capital

The Mary Warnock experience

Does philosophy have a future?

High spirits

Raw Vaughan Williams

Algy Haughton, 1922-2008

The dawn of the bookie prize

Surrealist Manifesto sold for real money

Science's dark glasses

Einstein’s letter is small comfort to Dawkins

Flower power

Brandenburg great

Where are all the bicycle novels?

Cycling through French history

Faber launches print-on-demand classics

Ravel doubles

The new, lighter opera

The stories mothers could tell

A dog's life

Again! Again! The return of the reprise

Acis and Galatea

Don't mention the r-word

After life

Picturing the world

We're on a scroll

Colonic irritation

Don't feel bad about abandoned books

Book pirates ahoy

Slush piles get a second chance online

Stumbling over books

The philosophy of literary creativity, by Katie Price

Good God, why?

Calls unnatural

Terrifying beauty

How come Eliot is still so popular?

Time to lose the gatekeepers of French culture?

Ruling on Britannia

Finely wrought Chopin from Tharaud

The soundtrack of my life

Troubled eroticism