El Greco is at the Art Institute of Chicago. Can we trust the modernists on the gifts of ‘The Greek’?
Portrait of a Lady on Fire reviewed
Euphoria is doing for young people’s morality what British Bomber Command and the USAAF did for the architecture of Dresden
The guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend talks to Sam Leith about madness, sleep bubbles and his new novel
The chance of a lifetime for lovers of Raphael
The foundingest father of them all
A night at Blues Alley with the mighty Chestnut
Priapic shower-stalking and domestic haunting were never Wells’s style – not on the page, anyway
Too many Netflix true-crime documentaries are tiresome and overlong. This one was a lot worse than that
It now seems that it is absolutely prohibited to say anything about anything that doesn’t conform with the proscribed mores of the politically correct majority
There were two points when I couldn’t remember what came next and just plunged forward
Undoubtedly the freshest version of Emma was the one that looks least like it: Clueless
Hollywood celebrities talk a big game in public, but in private they enjoy letting their hair down
Our heroes damage more than just themselves when they warp reality
What compels celebrities to make political interventions as if they were visiting foreign dignitaries?
The internet has killed the Hollywood star
People who live in glass boxes shouldn’t throw stones
The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood by Sam Wasson reviewed
Where is the bravery in saying exactly what your industry wants you to say?
Forward: 100 Years of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra by Richard Bratby reviewed
Do Alastair Stewart’s bosses really believe that he hates black people because he cited Measure for Measure?
By 1969, Churchill was dead and the Kinks, as an album group, were toast
The banning of Roman Polanski’s film about the Dreyfus affair is history repeating itself