Arts

nam

Out of Nam’s way

September 25, 2020 11:41 am

In country, Down Under

berghain

As immersive art goes, nothing can compete with Berghain

September 24, 2020 9:33 am

An art exhibition currently occupies the world’s most famous techno club in Berlin

george bernard shaw

In defense of George Bernard Shaw

September 24, 2020 9:20 am

He irritated pretty much everyone in his time — mischief was his manifesto

kevin rowland

Old soul rebel

September 22, 2020 4:44 pm

Kevin Rowland, decades after Dexys, is still running

steinberg

The eyes have it

September 21, 2020 11:47 am

Renaissance and Baroque Art: Selected Essays by Leo Steinberg reviewed

sandman gaiman

A tacky and incomprehensible Audible adaptation of Sandman

September 17, 2020 4:25 pm

Most of the script comes from Gaiman’s original comics. Why does it suddenly sound so crap?

cuties

Cuties is what cinema is for

September 17, 2020 2:09 pm

Cuties reviewed

jussie smollett

Jussie Smollett, reigning queen of the gaslight

September 16, 2020 1:01 pm

Don’t call it a comeback...seriously, don’t

satire

Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph’s funeral for satire

September 15, 2020 1:30 pm

Can you parody someone for whose campaign you raised $6 million?

Terry O’Neill: ‘Hollywood is lonely’

September 14, 2020 2:50 pm

He was one of Britain’s greatest portrait photographers, possibly the greatest

kardashians

It’s time we gave the Kardashians some credit

September 13, 2020 11:46 am

Their detractors would never admit it but the family were internet pioneers

oscars

The Oscars’ woke McCarthyism is a step too far

September 10, 2020 12:28 pm

PC at the Academy Awards has become a genuine problem and a genuine threat to artistic freedom

wagnerism wagner

Hitler’s admiration has severely damaged Wagner’s reputation

September 10, 2020 9:47 am

Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music by Alex Ross reviewed

cute

The dark side of ‘cute’ culture

September 10, 2020 12:44 am

Every character in popular TV shows for young kids has a big domed head, button nose and huge wide-apart eyes

paradis

The forgotten female composer fêted by Mozart and Haydn

September 9, 2020 11:48 pm

Maria Theresia von Paradis was the darling of the Viennese musical court, so why has she been forgotten?

athens

I love Greece and the Greeks but they have destroyed Athens

September 9, 2020 2:54 pm

Much of this city is now one long cement block after another

hollywood

Hollywood’s transrace hypocrisy

September 9, 2020 12:30 pm

The Academy Awards are making America look stupid in front of the entire world

network

We’re not going to take it — again

September 8, 2020 4:18 pm

How the Seventies are taking us back to their future

mulan disney

Disney’s Mulan is everything Xi Jinping could wish for

September 8, 2020 9:02 am

Profit can trump principle because the Chinese market is big and Western consumers are apathetic

jacob lawrence

Liberty and death: Jacob Lawrence’s struggle for freedom

September 3, 2020 3:12 pm

His tale is not a ‘let’s hold hands and sing for liberty’ triumph. It’s a violent, gritty and gruesome affair

mulan
washington monument name

Welcome to the District of BLMbia

September 3, 2020 11:07 am

Time’s up for the nation’s capital

meghan netflix

What’s galling about the Sussexes’ Netflix deal

September 3, 2020 8:58 am

If you want to head-up a television production company then what you really need is to be born — or marry — into vast wealth

vmas

The VMAs and New York’s COVID hypocrisy

August 31, 2020 3:54 pm

The show must go on

nish kumar

Why is Nish Kumar so angry?

August 29, 2020 11:07 am

His obsession with racism is bound to increase it, rather than the opposite