Rufus Wainwright: ‘A lot of young male singer-songwriters were dying. I don’t know how I managed to dodge that bullet.’ Photograph: Brent N Clarke/FilmMagic

Every morning as a child, Rufus Wainwright would wake to the sound of his mother, Kate McGarrigle, playing the Goldberg Variations on the piano. “[(...)

Bellini: Norma
  • Music
  • October 25, 2013, 00:00

Norma is the supreme opera of the bel canto period, and Cecilia Bartoli’s assumption of the part has been eagerly awaited. It comes in a new critical (...)

The last time we had a chat with Anna Calvi was in deepest, darkest Dingle, where the potent, if pint-sized singer was all abuzz about her (then) immi(...)

What's another year?
  • Books
  • February 26, 2013, 12:50

James T Patterson, author of this elegantly written and finely nuanced work on the US in the 1960s, is clearly no fan of Philip Larkin, or he w(...)