Dress Down Friday

Sharp Points

If Boris listened to rap instead of Lilly Allen, observes Joe Muggs in the Harry’s Place Arts Section, “he would learn more about the causes and mechanisms of knife crime than he could through half a million pounds worth of consultations with pop stars”.

Also in Arts: Have religious protests scuttled the chances of a sequel to The Golden Compass? Are women short-changed in the music industry? One article celebrates the largely uncredited work of Delia Derbyshire, creator of the Doctor Who theme tune (while the sole composing credit went to a man) and another asks why there are, according to Rolling Stone magazine, no female guitar heroes.

And – since it’s Friday – there’s a new selection of music for the Junk Box Jury. So, for an earful, click on ARTS….