Album review: Okkervil River

The Stand Ins, Jag Jagwar records

Local Talent: Alice Doyne

We catch up with the acoustic-pop-folk-rock songstress

Genre confused: Krautrock

Each week Cherwell extolls the virtues of an obscure musical genre. This week: Krautrock

Venue Review: University Church

Exploring the beautiful and atmospheric performance space

Review: All Tomorrow’s Parties

Butlins Holiday Resort, Minehead, May 16 - 18

Heads must roll

Once, twice, three times a fuck up.   Aldate extends his sincere thanks to HK. Michelmas' listings brought back happy memories of when OxStu could observe the basic rule of printing the right things on the right pages..   Still, at least you're not Oxide.

Chain Reaction

The effect of teen films on the aesthetically challenged

Rushdie was robbed

Why was Rushdie's The Enchantress of Florence left off the Booker Prize shortlist?

Review: Sex And The City

Out 28 May

God on film

Cherwell's pick of Christian cinema's defining moments


Voluntourism: how a booming industry has real world consequences

Combining volunteering with tourism often harms rather than helps disadvantaged communities

Follow the Money: How football puts finance over fans

In light of Bolton Wanderer's narrow escape from administration, we need to confront how money dominates our nation's favourite sport.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary degree should be revoked

If the degree was awarded to honour human rights, can it not be revoked to honour human rights?

The government is wrong to dismiss abortion clinic buffer zones

Protests outside abortion clinics are a form of harassment which undermine the free choices of women

Tolkien fans visit Oxford to celebrate author

The four-day event will include a Hobbit bake-off