Chris Hawkins on the new wave of politically engaged bands defining the alternative scene.
Exploring an unlikely exhibit of artworks from Guantanamo Bay.
The Architecture of Incarceration
Britain is opening a series of large new jails, but why is the go-to design 250 years old?
How the Zimbabwean music scene is responding to the end of the Mugabe era.
Poland’s artists, writers and musicians respond to growing ultra-nationalism.
Can anyone declare themselves an artist? David Tovey considers the so-called rules.
Japanese poets create new work in a location marred by a tragic history.
Writer Sohrab Ahmari defends the art world from the threat of identity politics.
The Inbox is open - a unique platform for the creativity of Radio 4 listeners.
The Joy of Text
Artist Bob and Roberta Smith examines how text and language are used in art.
Artist Nye Thompson asks how the creative world is reflecting the state of surveillance.
Nick Danziger's Shutter Stories
Photographer Nick Danziger travels to Armenia, revisiting isolated elderly people.
Art on the US-Mexico Border
Women Who Walk
Doon Mackichan wanders, falls and loiters with just a few of the women making walking art.
Zoe Buckman meets female artists responding to sexual discrimination around the world.
Recombinant Rhymes and DNA Art
Anna McNamee meets the artists and poets using genetic science to create stunning works.
A New School for New Orleans
Clara Amfo meets the staff and artists at a groundbreaking music studio in New Orleans.
The Return of Voguing
Clara Amfo looks at the UK voguing scene, a unique subculture currently in the spotlight.
Race and Fashion
Kenya Hunt celebrates black designers and explores conversations around race in fashion.
Sahar Zand is in Kabul for the finals of the TV talent show Afghan Star.
Afghan Stars - the Women's Story
Sahar Zand is in Kabul to meet women musicians who are defying the Taliban.
The creative response of Puerto Rican artists to Hurricane Maria and economic crisis.
Gabriel Ebulue investigates a deadly karaoke curse concerning Frank Sinatra’s My Way.
Art Surgery: Anxiety
Elizabeth Alker and Nikesh Shukla explore art and anxiety.
Istanbul's Factory of Tears
In Istanbul, Isobel Finkel explores the kitsch, melancholy, forbidden music of Arabesk.
Music of the Kaka'i
Hear the secret, ancient music the Kaka’i people of Iraq risk their lives to play.
Exploring migraine and creativity through a specially commissioned musical score.
Global warming - are young people making change happen?
As Europe faces a heatwave, we meet young people leading the fight against global warming.
Caint agus comhrá faoi imeachtaí an tsaoil mhóir agus shaol an ghnáthlae.
Ulster-Scots stories, news, music and banter. Email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
In Fabric, Queer books of the '90s, HMS Caroline, A forgotten female script
In Fabric stars a red dress with murderous intent. Front Row reviews the new horror film.
Live debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.