Go to the Closer to Van Eyck website, for example, and you can zoom in to examine the surface of his paintings as never before
Banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck has reinvented his instrument and retraced its roots
Is it so much to ask?
As he collects more than three decades of thinking and writing about sculpture into a new book, Eric Gibson introduces a few of his favorite things
Undoubtedly the freshest version of Emma was the one that looks least like it: Clueless
Meryl Meisler’s photographs captured the family life and nightlife of Seventies New York
W.E.B. Du Bois’s eloquent and ingenious charts, maps and diagrams showing the progress of 19th-century African Americans were powerful weapons in combatting racism
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