Arts

bombshell

A former Fox producer separates the fact from fiction in Bombshell

December 24, 2019 6:24 am

The Fox News aesthetic is as consistent as it is rigorously enforced

joan collins

Joan Collins: I’m an actress, not an actor. And yes, it matters

December 23, 2019 7:42 am

Actress is such a graceful word, so evocative of elegance, refinement and poise that the common and blunt ‘actor’ cannot possibly conjure

natalie cole

Christmas crackers: the tragic soul of Natalie Cole

December 23, 2019 7:32 am

Natalie Cole had an instant pocket pop career. Her family, she said, were like ‘the black Kennedys’; and look how the Kennedys turned out

star wars

Star Wars: the force a-weakens

December 16, 2019 12:04 pm

In space, no one can hear you yawn

wild

The call of the wild

December 16, 2019 11:51 am

Pod help you in the wilderness

richard jewell

Richard Jewell was a victim of ‘fake news’

December 15, 2019 5:09 pm

Over two decades ago, the security guard hero’s life was ruined by an agenda-driven media

richard jewell

Why is everyone pretending reporters never sleep with sources?

December 11, 2019 12:53 pm

The Twitter reaction to Richard Jewell is completely expected and completely contrived

clash london calling punk

Is London Calling Boris Johnson?

December 10, 2019 11:13 am

Conservatives and the Clash, 40 years on

art basel banana

What the Art Basel Banana says about our world

December 9, 2019 9:15 am

It’s rotten even if the banana is not

aladdin

Disney wants A Whole White World

December 7, 2019 11:58 am

These white supremacists certainly like to play the long game

irishman

If you like Joe Biden, you’ll love The Irishman

December 7, 2019 9:22 am

The Irishman reviewed

maria grinberg

Ave, Maria Grinberg

December 4, 2019 8:53 am

How the Soviets stopped you from hearing her Beethoven piano sonatas

popes

A wildly entertaining Pope-off

November 28, 2019 12:33 am

The Two Popes reviewed

mona lisa leonardo

Leonardo da Virtual

November 27, 2019 6:21 pm

Mass tourism has overwhelmed our major museums. Could virtual reality be the solution?

podcasts podcast pod

The pod delusion

November 24, 2019 6:39 pm

Why I hate all podcasts — even the ones I like

politician

Payton’s place

November 24, 2019 9:48 am

Netflix’s The Politician is satire without purpose

crown

The Queen, and indeed the British public, deserve better than The Crown’s lies

November 21, 2019 2:22 pm

Netflix’s popular TV series takes constant liberties with history, as it does with people, and yet it is accepted as fact

tv

No one else has the weird levels of self-regard shown by people who appear regularly on TV

November 21, 2019 1:54 pm

Contemporary political coverage has a default level of negativity

taste

Time to end the taste truce

November 20, 2019 5:29 pm

Have we become so tolerant that taste no longer matters?

rogers

Tough gospel: the twin cities of Sesame Street and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

November 19, 2019 1:00 pm

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood is the world we have lost: grandparents, honest jobs and Sunday school teachers

dave rubin

Back to work with Dave Rubin

November 19, 2019 11:10 am

In a time of madness, the podcast host just wants to be a voice of reason

hopper

A motel room of one’s own

November 14, 2019 4:21 pm

Adman to American existentialist: Edward Hopper at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

marriage story

Noah Baumbach delivers a detailed and devastating movie

November 14, 2019 12:57 pm

Marriage Story reviewed

andrei serban

Andrei Serban and the importance of acting out

November 10, 2019 2:19 pm

His style of hands-on direction — honest critique without regard for feelings or compassion — led students to serious artistic breakthroughs

brazilian

Brazilian wax

November 8, 2019 11:43 am

Before the Beatles were boss, there was bossa nova