Arts

Thank God for the return of the generation gap in pop

August 9, 2018 7:23 am

Pop was invented for teenagers, and it’s wholly appropriate that it should have outposts that are completely remote to me.

Did Ed Balls mean to make a documentary on the joys of Trump’s America?

August 2, 2018 10:50 am

The former British Shadow Chancellor’s new documentary is more favourable of Trumpsters than anyone at the BBC could have ever imagined.

The artist who breathes Technicolor life into historic photographs

August 2, 2018 10:23 am

‘My goal is to build a bridge between the present and the past.’

No apology is ever enough for the digital mob

August 2, 2018 9:30 am

The most sorry person this week? American poet Anders Carlson-Wee.

The Black Arrows come for Zadie Smith

July 31, 2018 5:46 am

The furore around the Teeth author’s latest short story shows the risk of keeping your politics slightly to yourself.

Ben Brantley isn’t transphobic – he’s pitiful

July 29, 2018 9:38 am

The New York Times critic has nothing to apologise for. Yet he has apologised.

Sacha Baron Cohen isn’t funny – especially when he’s mocking the powerless

July 26, 2018 10:02 am

I am troubled by the misuse to which he puts his considerable acting skills, quick brain and undoubted ballsiness.

A plot not so much paper-thin as soggy and smeary like used toilet paper

July 26, 2018 9:57 am

Mission Impossible: Fallout reviewed.

David Sedaris, the current king of humourists, is often not funny at all

July 26, 2018 9:32 am

Calypso is quite repetitive, especially when it comes to what is really its main concern: houses.

Bruce Lee: weird, gruesome and oh-so-cool

July 26, 2018 9:11 am

From his early street fights to his friendship with Steve McQueen, from his cha-cha to his one-inch punch, Bruce Lee was made to be Bruce Lee.

Westering

July 26, 2018 8:12 am

In which our correspondent strikes out for the territory.

Film review: Netflix’s The Skin of the Wolf

July 21, 2018 7:06 am

Paws for thought

Channel 4 doesn’t do ‘news’ in any meaningful sense of the word – it’s pure propaganda

July 19, 2018 12:51 pm

Gone are the days when political interviewers were dispassionate seekers-after-truth on a mission to get the best out of their subjects.

Paul Simon says farewell with a daring and inventive show

July 19, 2018 12:47 pm

One of America's greatest songwriters enchants London

Drake’s soft centre makes him a new type of hip-hop role model

July 18, 2018 4:41 pm

The Canadian rapper’s response to Pusha-T on his new album is nimble and reasonable.

The real reason Scarlett Johansson abandoned her ‘trans role’

July 17, 2018 3:21 pm

She didn’t merely ‘step away’, no matter what the headlines say.

Meet Michiko Kakutani, the conservative

July 16, 2018 2:38 pm

The former New York Times reviewer’s study of truth reveals how she’s been driven to outrage by the erosion of cultural and critical values.

My chat with Harvey Weinstein

July 13, 2018 4:11 pm

The disgraced movie producer reached out to Taki with a ‘world exclusive’ about Rose McGowan and Asia Argento.

Chopin’s Piano is an eclectic trip through 19th-century romanticism

July 12, 2018 3:59 pm

The author writes knowledgeably and approachably about music and sympathetically about his cast of characters

Cease to strive! Now!

July 12, 2018 3:42 pm

This academic study of idleness is very deep, way deep, so deep in fact as to be virtually unreadable.

Donald Trump’s fixation on celebrity is what makes him so…American

July 10, 2018 3:02 pm

It’s almost impossible to imagine the President praising a book or a person or an idea, or really anything, that hasn’t been approved by a lot of people.

Ignore Lily Allen’s sub-adolescent politics – her new album is brilliant

July 6, 2018 3:44 pm

She's a master of light summery pop songs.

The virtuoso virtue-signallers of classical music

July 6, 2018 3:42 pm

Music is no longer taught as music, but as social history or an exercise in building self-esteem.

Up close with the Rolling Stones

July 6, 2018 3:37 pm

Ronnie Wood’s girlfriend was there – and Mick’s oldest Dartford school friend.

Sure, Donald Trump is uncultured – but is that such a bad thing?

July 3, 2018 10:19 pm

The president may be averse to the arts, but he’s hardly shaking the republic to its core.