Arts

Slavoj Žižek: Roma is being celebrated for all the wrong reasons

January 15, 2019 8:02 pm

It may be an instant classic, but it’s being widely misread

Why has comedy got so much worse in the Trump era?

January 15, 2019 9:05 am

Comics should stop trying to be activists, and commentators, and philosophers

A tale of a dead woman walking

January 13, 2019 4:23 pm

Destroyer reviewed

Inside the strange world of Fox News fan art

January 11, 2019 8:34 pm

May God have mercy on our souls

Twenty years on from The Sopranos

January 11, 2019 2:19 pm

‘People have been calling me Big Pussy for 20 years!’

It’s a lifetime of hard work being an artist

January 10, 2019 1:15 pm

Studio Voices: Art and Life in 20th-Century Britain by Michael Bird reviewed

The balletic, bum-baring rituals of sumo

January 10, 2019 11:59 am

A close-up view of the plump, kissable wrestlers at one of Japan’s six annual sumo tournaments

I could watch Marie Kondo forever

January 7, 2019 10:15 am

The way Kondo does it is really quite inspirational. And relatively painless

Moral preening and identity politics were the big winners at the Golden Globes

January 7, 2019 5:23 am

The answer to the race conundrum was to split the difference between the minorities, and give most of the awards to white actors

Feeling lucky, pops?

January 6, 2019 8:01 am

The Mule reviewed

Louis C.K. is not OK

January 5, 2019 8:23 am

Dinosaurs like the comedian steadfastly refuse to acknowledge there are 689 genders now

The Green Room, Spectator USA’s Life & Arts podcast: Anarchy and Empire with Robert Kaplan

January 4, 2019 5:05 am

The failures of American foreign policy are caused by the convergence of factors domestic and foreign

‘Brexit unleased something monstrous’: James Graham interviewed

January 3, 2019 7:58 am

The playwright on how he made a drama out of a crisis

The critics are wrong about Holmes & Watson

December 30, 2018 12:59 pm

Holmes & Watson reviewed

The power behind the power behind the power

December 27, 2018 6:43 am

Vice reviewed

Christmas music is hell on earth…

December 23, 2018 11:00 am

...apart from one song

The Green Room podcast: Auctions, sculptures, and horse flesh – the best art exhibitions in 2018

December 18, 2018 10:35 am

This week, I’m casting the pod with a congeries of crack art critics from The New Criterion: James Panero, Benjamin…

Christmas at the cinema with Donald Trump

December 17, 2018 3:37 pm

‘We can say Merry Christmas again’ — and again, and again

Hail Mary

December 16, 2018 11:35 am

Mary Queen of Scots reviewed

Let’s admit that comedy is problematic

December 15, 2018 11:08 am

Godfrey Elfwick is deeply troubled by Konstantin Kisin’s reaction to a London university’s perfectly reasonable request

How much did Churchill owe to Shakespeare?

December 14, 2018 12:42 pm

An exhibition in Washington explores the Bard’s influence on the British Prime Minister

There’s something about Mary

December 13, 2018 2:56 pm

Mary Poppins Returns reviewed

Benedict Cumberbatch on playing my husband, Dominic Cummings

December 13, 2018 12:48 pm

Channel 4 has released the trailer for its new Brexit drama – and Mary Wakefield is struck by how good the performances are

The people have not forgotten me: the exiled Empress of Iran interviewed

December 13, 2018 10:17 am

The widow of the Shah of Iran was painted by Warhol and assembled the greatest collection of art outside of Europe

The Green Room, Spectator USA’s Life & Arts podcast: The Greek way of death

December 11, 2018 12:29 pm

David Saunders of the J. Paul Getty Museum discusses their latest exhibition