Arts

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

south park nba

The NBA tosses an alley-oop for China’s censors

October 8, 2019 10:06 am

Meanwhile, South Park offers a full-court press of freedom of expression

peaky

Is Peaky Blinders past its peak?

October 3, 2019 4:08 pm

If the cap fits...

joker

If you ever want to sleep again, step away from Joker

October 3, 2019 12:01 pm

Joker and Judy reviewed

debbie harry blondie

Blondie ambition

September 30, 2019 11:51 am

Face It by Debbie Harry reviewed

jackass

The semiotics of Jackass

September 22, 2019 11:41 am

For all the chaos on Jackass, there were no obvious consequences

louise linton

Louise Linton: why I don’t like being ‘the wife of…’

September 21, 2019 10:05 am

I married a politician. But my identity is not defined by my husband

downton abbey

Not in front of the servants

September 20, 2019 11:49 am

Long live Downton Abbey

judy garland

The untold story of Judy Garland

September 19, 2019 11:41 am

Why does the forthcoming biopic ignore the story of the Essex-born civil servant Judy turned to at the end of her life?

sam smith

The problem with calling Sam Smith ‘they’

September 17, 2019 12:01 pm

It’s important that all schoolchildren are educated to the same linguistic standard

james corden
felicity huffman

The Oscar goes to Felicity Huffman

September 15, 2019 11:15 am

The Desperate Housewife is down with a case of the Varsity Blues

record players

In defense of record players

September 13, 2019 5:40 pm

LPs are not only an important source of pleasure but also edification

pennywise clown it

Gays triggered after mass murdering clown outed as homophobe

September 9, 2019 2:08 pm

Oh no, not Pennywise, I used to like him...

neapolitan

On photography, shrines and Maradona: a Neapolitan pilgrimage

September 5, 2019 11:01 am

The author wanders around Naples seeking transcendence – and finds it

disney

Disney and the imagination recession

September 2, 2019 11:13 am

Today Hollywood’s undoubted creative power is spent updating and reimagining stories that are decades old

dave chappelle