The message is crystal clear: do not buy Lady Gaga's latest album or download tracks because she is "over" and "no longer relevant".
Howard Brenton's most recent play, 55 Days, dealt with the imprisonment, trial and execution of Charles I.
When Obama was elected I was hopeful and fearful at the same time. I was excited about his inaugural promise to close Guantánamo and I believed that he meant it. The suppression of civil liberties is more critical than any other issue we have right now in America, and I would say globally as well. I was hopeful but I knew that the vested interests that benefit from terror theatre and endless war are so powerful that no single president is powerful enough to completely resist that pressure.