Arts

andrei serban

Andrei Serban and the importance of acting out

November 10, 2019 2:19 pm

His style of hands-on direction — honest critique without regard for feelings or compassion — led students to serious artistic breakthroughs

brazilian

Brazilian wax

November 8, 2019 11:43 am

Before the Beatles were boss, there was bossa nova

irishman

Scorsese at his most leisurely, meandering and engrossing

November 7, 2019 1:35 pm

The Irishman reviewed

motörhead lemmy

Audio blitzkrieg

November 6, 2019 12:36 pm

‘Motörhead, remember me now’

true crime

The perfect crime

November 5, 2019 2:30 pm

Once true crime has you by the listicles, you’re compelled to return to the scene

lou reed

Is Lou Reed a rock ’n’ roll Dostoevsky?

November 4, 2019 5:13 pm

I’ll Be Your Mirror: The Collected Lyrics by Lou Reed reviewed

joker

Don’t insult Joker by comparing him to Trump

November 1, 2019 10:23 am

What Todd Phillips’s film tells us about protest movements

Doctor Sleep reviewed

Scooby Doo with better CGI: Doctor Sleep reviewed

October 31, 2019 10:40 am

Doctor Sleep reviewed

lucian freud

Why Lucian Freud hated having his picture taken

October 29, 2019 1:48 pm

Martin Gayford remembers the painter once hurling bread rolls at a stranger he suspected of taking snaps of him

top boy

Top Boy wins the turf war

October 29, 2019 10:39 am

Top Boy reviewed

terminator dark fate

The best Terminator film since the first

October 24, 2019 3:36 pm

Terminator: Dark Fate reviewed

joan collins

Joan Collins: why I love London taxi drivers

October 24, 2019 11:04 am

I confess I don’t walk if I have to travel more than a half-mile

ladies in black

The most uplifting film ever made

October 24, 2019 9:26 am

Ladies in Black is the type of movie we should all be watching

leonardo

Leonardo in Paris

October 22, 2019 11:39 am

A stunning journey into the ‘science of painting’

catherine the great

Is this the only Catherine the Great review to mention the age gap?

October 22, 2019 10:24 am

Helen Mirren is 74 years old while the character she plays — at least at the start of the mini-series — is 33 years old

Secrets of the maestro

October 20, 2019 5:38 pm

The first major American exhibition of Andrea del Verrocchio confirms that he was a Renaissance innovator, and more than Leonardo’s teacher

rolling stones

Grandpa, who were the Rolling Stones, and why?

October 19, 2019 10:57 am

Raising the goblet of rock

podcasts

Pod almighty

October 19, 2019 10:28 am

Building the great podcast of Alexandria

maleficent

The Disney sequel that no one wanted is finally here – what a relief!

October 17, 2019 12:26 pm

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil reviewed

cnn town hall

CNN’s LGBT Town Hall collapses into trans madness

October 11, 2019 2:00 pm

In its quest for every gender on the spectrum, the network couldn’t even find a single top to stuff into the audience

Frank Lloyd Wright

Building a legend

October 11, 2019 12:18 pm

Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright by Paul Hendrickson reviewed

faddisphere jon faddis

A great time in the Faddisphere

October 11, 2019 11:50 am

Faddis took a break, sat down on a chair onstage near me, then started blowing along with the band again

patti smith

Patti Smith had a bad year in 2016

October 10, 2019 12:13 pm

Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith reviewed

succession

A work of pure, undiluted genius

October 10, 2019 9:21 am

Succession reviewed

lizzo arts

Who killed the American arts?

October 8, 2019 12:00 pm

The decline from Duke Ellington and Aretha Franklin to A$AP Rocky and Lizzo is a slide from civilization to barbarism