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A long book to curl up with this winter

A long book to curl up with this winter

As it gets colder, here’s my recommendation for a classic tragedy novel you can get into this autumn and winter, maybe with a hot chocolate by your side
A Theatregoer’s Lament

A Theatregoer’s Lament

Aayush Chadha laments about the current state of British theatre – in what was supposed to be a review of Classic!
Review: Grease

Review: Grease

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Grease at the Opera House, starring Peter Andre
Review: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Manchester Classic Films)

Review: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Manchester Classic Films)

Sergio Leone’s 1968 spaghetti-western is a rough gem that hasn’t lost its charm
Review: The Italian Job in Concert

Review: The Italian Job in Concert

The Quincy Jones-composed soundtrack came to life at the gorgeous Bridgewater Hall with an accompanying live orchestra for the perfect fan experience

Playlists: Money vs. Love

Two longtime rivals of lyricism are pitted against one another: it’s time to find the winner once and for all

Review: Network

The four time Academy Award winning satirical classic

Stand by Me

I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?

Top 5: Iconic Beauty Looks

Laura Mills talks you through her top 5 iconic beauty looks from the past couple of thousand years

The little black dress

Sophie Soar discusses the overwhelming power of fashion’s timeless classic, the little black dress

Live: Daniil Trifonov

The piano is like an extension of Daniil Trifonov’s body

A Comedy of Canon

It’s time to broaden our literary horizons; Morrissey’s autobiography is not a Penguin Classic!

Burberry: Best of British

Kathryn Murray talks about a classically British brand

From the Vault: Joanna Newsom – The Milk-Eyed Mender

“The whole album sounds like an aural iteration of some Baltic tapestry”

From the Vault: Daniel Johnston – 1990

Daniel Johnston’s 1990 is full of profound moments of imperfection.

From the Vault: The Ramones – Leave Home

Released January 1977 Sire Recrods Released barely nine months after their classic debut, The Ramones’s second record consolidated their status as pioneers of New York’s burgeoning punk rock scene and proved their early success was no accident. Leave Home – so titled because of their then-fledgling ambition to tour the world – embellished and improved […]

From the Vault: Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92

Ben Glover looks back at the magnum opus of the most important figure in British electronic music

From the Vault: Slint – Spiderland

Jack Winstanley looks back at why Slint were such an important band

From the Vault: U2 – Achtung Baby

“Achtung Baby was the sound of four men chopping down The Joshua Tree for good”

From the Vault: Nas – Illmatic

Matt Gibney takes a trip down memory lane.