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Michael Pennington

Articles By Michael Pennington

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theartsdesk on Vinyl 54: The Beatles, Prince, Kid Acne, Nirv...

Without further ado, slightly delayed by the sheer volume of releases at this year time of year, here is the latest edition of theartsdesk...

Gold Digger, BBC One review - Julia Ormond tackles those mid...

A tip of the hat to Julia Ormond for boldly going where many an actress might have chosen not to. In this new...

ECO, Zacharias, Fairfield Halls Croydon review - green-finge...

Switch off for a phrase or two and it’s easy to miss the point in a ...

Le Mans '66 review - nicely revved up

For a sports movie to work for more than just the fans, it has to have drama off the pitch, track or field, with characters to root for, personal...

Pavlů, Prague SO, Inkinen, Cadogan Hall review - exhilaratin...

The Prague Symphony Orchestra are in town, their Cadogan Hall...

Ant Middleton and Liam Payne: Straight Talking, Sky 1 review...

“What is wrong with us? What are we doing here?” Liam Payne asked the camera, as we neared the end of his jaunt round picturesque...

Book extract: Second-Hand Time by Svetlana Alexievich

Between 1991 and 2012, Belorussian journalist and oral historian Svetlana Alexievich travelled the countries that constituted the former USSR...

CD: DJ Shadow - Our Pathetic Age

DJ Shadow, made famous in 1996 With Endtroducing…, an album made entirely of samples, and the originator of a sound that was...

'The Academy and I': composer and viola-player Sal...

I was 13. It was a Saturday, and Mum was working. On this occasion she asked if I’d like to come along and bring a book. I was wearing a dress I’d...

Vampire Weekend, O2 Academy, Birmingham review – clean-cut A...

By the time Vampire Weekend reached Birmingham on their latest UK jaunt, they had unfortunately managed to mislay their support band, the...