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‘Say we want a revolution’: Music, politics, and protest songs

While some may hold the view of music as an absolute art form, the fact is that music is an integral part of human culture, society and our passion for protest

Space Shifters at the Hayward Gallery

The Hayward Gallery’s latest and much-praised exhibition 'Shape Shifters' is quite an experience.
A shot of a sign outside a theatre showing 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.'

Sequels and Spinoffs: serving commercial or creative interests?

What are the impacts of adding to a fictional universe?
A man in an official uniform grips the back of a chair

Les Misérables review: BBC adaptation soars, even without the songs

Heaps of narrative are packed into the latest adaptation, but it is a masterful work of character complexity

How Victoria’s Secret Lost Its Sparkle

It’s still the same old fantasy, oozing sex appeal but boring by contemporary standards.
An illustration in which Orlick threatens Pip with a candlestick.

‘A bit of Bah Humbug’: Christmas in Great Expectations

Dickens is the perfect post-Christmas antidote to anyone exhausted by the festive season

Edward Burne-Jones at the Tate: A reminder of greatness

Burne-Jones' exhibition at the Tate is one to not miss.
A Scene from Toy Story 3 showing animated toys crowded into a nursery school room

What cultural blockbusters can we look forward to in 2019?

Margaret Atwood, Pixar and Lana del Rey: Chloe Whitehead puts together her most anticipated cultural events coming up in the new year

The desire to be elsewhere: a look back at some of...

The opening track of George Ezra’s album Staying at Tamara’s moans ‘Why, why, what a terrible time to be alive’, and in 2018 this...

British Library Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms review: Illuminating the Dark Ages

A highlight of the exhibition, The Marvels of the East, details how people in the East were thought to have no heads, with their eyes and mouths instead believed to reside in their chests.

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Still nothing moderate about Malaysia

For the no-platforming, self-proclaimed anti-fascists it does beg the question, where was your protest on Friday evening?
Cleopatra (Sophie Okonedo) kneels behind a dying Antony (Ralph Fiennes) flanked by two servants.

Review: Antony and Cleopatra – a star-studded Shakespeare

Lawrence Li is impressed by the National Theatre’s opulent imagining of a Shakespearean classic

Bhajis, bacteria, and bicycles: inside crew date kitchens

Cherwell obtained copies of the most recent hygiene food hygiene reports from At Thai, Jamal’s, and The Temple Lounge through Oxford City Council, all of which highlighted issues regarding hygiene, cleaning, and confidence in the restaurants’ management.

The Race is on

James Martin wonders whether Liverpool can hold on to win their first Premier League title?

Blues committee members vote on merger of women’s and men’s committees

The presidents' proposal is expected to meet opposition with captains of a number of teams signing a letter in opposition against the merger.