The cycle of 50 Tintorettos at the Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice includes one of Martin Gayford’s favorite – and most cinematic – Nativity scenes
It’s rotten even if the banana is not
Mass tourism has overwhelmed our major museums. Could virtual reality be the solution?
Have we become so tolerant that taste no longer matters?
The decline from Duke Ellington and Aretha Franklin to A$AP Rocky and Lizzo is a slide from civilization to barbarism
Face It by Debbie Harry reviewed
Why does the forthcoming biopic ignore the story of the Essex-born civil servant Judy turned to at the end of her life?
The author wanders around Naples seeking transcendence – and finds it
Tyrannical progressives in municipal governments are inflicting their agenda on us through the medium of sculpture
A new book of photographs documents this fallen world that helped to usher in the sexual revolution
‘The movie that made me consider filmmaking is Once Upon a Time in the West’
The Arabian Nights has inspired more than 70 movies, from silent ballet and Scooby Doo to Pasolini’s picaresque eroticism
Life had cast the half-pint hedonist for the circus, but he had family money as well as talent
Architects need to stop aiming for the ‘iconic’ and focus on everyday beauty
Hang these in a museum
Robert Gore-Langton goes behind the scenes of Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s 1950 masterpiece
May God have mercy on our souls
A close-up view of the plump, kissable wrestlers at one of Japan’s six annual sumo tournaments
An exhibition in Washington explores the Bard’s influence on the British Prime Minister
The widow of the Shah of Iran was painted by Warhol and assembled the greatest collection of art outside of Europe
As World War One ended, a slender 29-year-old German dispatch runner named Adolf Hitler lay in a military hospital in Pomerania
The White Album is reissued at 50
If Spacey is not tried, and therefore not convicted, he should return to acting