John Berryman with Jack Ryan, owner of the Beggars Bush public house, c.1966/1967
100 years of John Berryman
  • Books
  • October 11, 2014, 01:00

Born in Oklahoma in 1914, John Berryman was one of the most original American poets of his generation. In the decade before he took his own life, in 1(...)

Soak at Other Voices. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

GARTH BROOKS People Loving People ** The Stetson-wearing superstar is back and he’s in conciliatory mood. “You won’t find no resolution in th(...)

Emily Carroll is a 31-year-old graphic artist based in Ontario. Within a year of drawing her first comic strip, in 2010, she had caused an online stir(...)

It’s pretty obvious what sort of music Mirel Wagner listened to as a teenager, and those influences are now seeping into her own material. There’s a c(...)

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To date in this series we have explored the constituent elements of fiction-writing, from plot, tone and language to voice, setting and characters.(...)

Meditating on mortality: Klaus Maria Brandauer in Krapp’s Last Tape. Photographs: Das Letzte Band

There are three events that Sean Doran recalls, over the course of a varied international career as an artistic director, when he thought he had fi(...)

Why, Gwyneth, why? Chris Martin’s next Coldplay album may not be the break-up screed we’re hoping for
Hurts so good

Divorce makes for great music. There’s nothing better than anger, bitterness, regret, guilt and loathing to fire up the creative faculties. And if it’(...)

Merrill Garbus has a request before the interview begins. “I’ve been speaking very slowly all morning so I can be heard and understood clearly, so is (...)

Solid: Glimmermen
Newfound Sounds for May
  • Music
  • April 25, 2014, 00:00

Albums recorded in unusual settings tend to be imbued with a special feeling. Brigid Power Ryce’s I Told You The Truth EP was recorded in St Nichol(...)

Kylie is pop. She defines the very word. Over the past 25 years, she has been a hairbrush-miming Friday-night friend, a hotpants-clad fantasy g(...)