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Everything turns the most comforting colour of all: brown with brown hints of brown. Photograph: Eric Luke

There are good reasons to prefer one colour over another. Who looks good in magenta? One can justify favouring hard, waxy cheese to the damp, rancid s(...)

Last month the English singer Josienne Clarke retweeted an Henri Matisse quote: “Creativity takes courage.” Marry that thought to the questioning of S(...)

There may be a better version of gender equality now, but in the 1960s, in the early stages of the pop/rock music industry, there was both a shocking (...)

Joan Shelley has an orphic quality all her own, a pristine, bucolic cool, that lights up her songs of harmonious reflection.

Joan Shelley is about to head to Cambridge, Massachusetts, with a happy heart. “It’s a lovely spring, we’re opening for Richard Thompson, so it’s like(...)

The Morning Tree: The Morning Tree
  • Music
  • October 3, 2014, 00:16

This Italo-Irish trio sidle into the world with barely a whit of fanfare or fuss (apart from a low-flying crowdfunding campaign), and yet their deb(...)

Question: What do you get when you put two cult indie musicians in a car, send them across Spain with a roadie and ring their mobile at the appointed (...)

Decades before Adele, there was Dusty. Indisputably the greatest white soul singer of all time, the woman who was born Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadett(...)

Saoirse Ronan in How I Live Now

The most haunting visions of England often involve contributions from outsiders. Emeric Pressburger, Hungarian-born producer, writer and director, (...)

Ancient cannibalistic religions have less eccentric calendars than does the movie universe. The long run-in and dreary aftermath to Christmas d(...)

Lumiere: My Dearest Dear
  • Music
  • April 5, 2013, 01:00

West Kerry’s Lumiere, aka Pauline Scanlan and Éilís Ní Chinnéide, venture into soft-focus terrain with their second album. The duo are i(...)