Picks of the Week TT15 Week 2

Cherwell brings you the best of this week's gigs, plays and events

Exploring the poetry of the everyday world

Quiet, mysterious Haruki Murakami fuses local culture with global emotions, writes Lucy Enderby

Patterns in the barkcloth

Beth Timmins takes a look at the British Museum’s latest exhibition

Mum’s the Word

Everyone loves a good second hand find. Niluka shows us how the best vintage pieces can be found closer to home than you might expect.

Blood Brothers Review – ‘truly exceptional theatre’

Katie Sayer is wowed by the quality of a touring production of the 1983 musical.

‘The Optimists’ at the Fringe review – “A farce with the...

Sarah Wright is optimistic about 'The Optimists' at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Shopping for perfection

Alice Baldock discusses the eschewing of Photoshopping and how it may not be enough

Oxford Oddities #3 – Univ

Viccy Ibbett explores the history of our colleges to discover eccentric artistic personalities, delving into Univ's past

Review: The Stream

Hyunjip Kim is impressed by this new weekly arts festival

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True West Review – ‘this is truly sweet suburban silence’

Sam Shepard's play explores the tensions behind the American Dream.
Cartoon sketch of Karl Lagerfeld in the style of a barbie doll

Chanel Métiers d’Art: the star-spangled update Lagerfeld needed

Chanel's latest show sees Karl break out of the comfort zone in unapologetic extravagance.

Oxford’s pledge to support estranged students receives mixed response

Only students registered as estranged are eligible for the full bursary

From Deontay to Divock: a ‘Super Sunday’ done right

'Why can't all 'Super Sundays' start on a Saturday night?'

Airbrushing is a practice that reinforces unattainable societal norms

Jameela Jamil is right: airbrushing does nothing but make us miserable, it should be banned