Ry Cooder

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Paris, Texas review – Harry Dean Stanton unforgettable in haunting classic
Wim Wenders’ iconic vision of American alienation, starring Stanton as a weatherbeaten drifter, has held its mystery for 40 years

Peter Bradshaw

27, Jul, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘The past is immaterial’: Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal, reunited after 56 years
At 75 and 80 years old, the much-loved musicians have finally re-formed to pay tribute to their folk-blues heroes. They explain how old records taught them how to play – and how to live

Robin Denselow

25, Apr, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Jon Hassell: radical musician who studied with Stockhausen and worked with Eno
The influential experimental US composer ‘celebrated and dignified’ his ‘fourth world’ sources and contributed to albums by Brian Eno and Talking Heads

Alexis Petridis

27, Jun, 2021 @6:51 PM

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Harry Dean Stanton: gentleness, sensitivity, gallantry and painful masculinity | Peter Bradshaw
After decades of supporting roles and character parts, the late Harry Dean Stanton’s legend suddenly came into focus in Paris, Texas

Peter Bradshaw

16, Sep, 2017 @2:29 AM

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On my radar: Brendan Gleeson’s cultural highlights
The star of Hampstead and Alone in Berlin on his Flann O’Brien obsession, the most thrilling piece of theatre he’s ever seen, and discovering Caravaggio

Interview by Kathryn Bromwich

02, Jul, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Readers recommend: songs about the wilderness | Peter Kimpton
Mountain to forest, desert to ocean, scary creek to snowy crevasse, suggest music about or from wild, remote regions that inspire fear, serenity or adventure says Peter Kimpton

Peter Kimpton

04, Jun, 2015 @7:00 PM

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Readers recommend: songs about itinerants and migration – results
From Ian Dury via Woody Guthrie to a Romanian fanfare, RR regular suzi takes an entertaining route through a musical landscape inspired by last week’s topic


16, Apr, 2015 @11:00 AM

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Buena Vista Social Club: the legends look back
It was the soundtrack to every late-90s dinner party. But did Buena Vista Social Club sell a distorted, tourist-friendly view of Cuban culture? As the farewell tour heads for Britain, Laura Barton meets its surviving members

Laura Barton

22, Mar, 2015 @6:00 PM

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Top 10 music movies

From wild-haired rockers to joyful bolero singers, films with or about celebrated musicians have played a key part in the movies. Here, the Guardian and Observers' critics pick the 10 finest

20, Dec, 2013 @4:57 PM

Ry Cooder: Election Special – review
Ry Cooder takes on America's rightwing politicians on his new album to great effect, writes Kitty Empire

Kitty Empire

01, Sep, 2012 @11:04 PM

Ry Cooder: Election Special – review
Ry Cooder's take on the US presidential race is a brave, thoughtful and powerful work, writes Robin Denselow

Robin Denselow

16, Aug, 2012 @9:30 PM

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Feedback loop: your reviews and comments

The best from our readers over the last seven days

Adam Boult

13, Aug, 2012 @11:39 AM

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