Arts

jimmy page capricorn

Jimmy Page is a Capricorn – that says it all

August 23, 2018 7:18 am

Jimmy Page: The Definitive Biography by Chris Salewicz reviewed

chippendales

Where did all the Chippendales go?

August 21, 2018 5:54 am

Time to buy brown

william giraldi podcast

Life ‘n’ Arts podcast: celebrating American audacity with William Giraldi

August 20, 2018 12:12 pm

William Giraldi, author of the novels Busy Monsters and Hold the Dark ahead of publishing his first collection of essays,

blackkklansman

The backlash against Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman leads towards a divided America

August 20, 2018 10:05 am

David Duke would be proud of Boots Riley’s argument

Tommy Robinson poetry

The poetry of Tommy Robinson

August 17, 2018 10:17 am

They said politics couldn’t get verse, but now it has...

V.S. Naipaul’s

V.S. Naipaul’s gentle side

August 16, 2018 1:21 pm

The last week of the celebrated and controversial author

Only Aretha Franklin had the soul power to summon the spirit at will

August 16, 2018 12:06 pm

The Queen of Soul is dead — there is no plausible heir.

Azealia Banks is telling the truth

August 14, 2018 6:19 pm

Online life is no life at all

Thank God for the return of the generation gap in pop

August 9, 2018 7:23 am

Pop was invented for teenagers, and it’s wholly appropriate that it should have outposts that are completely remote to me.

Did Ed Balls mean to make a documentary on the joys of Trump’s America?

August 2, 2018 10:50 am

The former British Shadow Chancellor’s new documentary is more favourable of Trumpsters than anyone at the BBC could have ever imagined.

The artist who breathes Technicolor life into historic photographs

August 2, 2018 10:23 am

‘My goal is to build a bridge between the present and the past.’

No apology is ever enough for the digital mob

August 2, 2018 9:30 am

The most sorry person this week? American poet Anders Carlson-Wee.

The Black Arrows come for Zadie Smith

July 31, 2018 5:46 am

The furore around the Teeth author’s latest short story shows the risk of keeping your politics slightly to yourself.

Ben Brantley isn’t transphobic – he’s pitiful

July 29, 2018 9:38 am

The New York Times critic has nothing to apologise for. Yet he has apologised.

Sacha Baron Cohen isn’t funny – especially when he’s mocking the powerless

July 26, 2018 10:02 am

I am troubled by the misuse to which he puts his considerable acting skills, quick brain and undoubted ballsiness.

A plot not so much paper-thin as soggy and smeary like used toilet paper

July 26, 2018 9:57 am

Mission Impossible: Fallout reviewed.

David Sedaris, the current king of humourists, is often not funny at all

July 26, 2018 9:32 am

Calypso is quite repetitive, especially when it comes to what is really its main concern: houses.

Bruce Lee: weird, gruesome and oh-so-cool

July 26, 2018 9:11 am

From his early street fights to his friendship with Steve McQueen, from his cha-cha to his one-inch punch, Bruce Lee was made to be Bruce Lee.

Westering

July 26, 2018 8:12 am

In which our correspondent strikes out for the territory.

Film review: Netflix’s The Skin of the Wolf

July 21, 2018 7:06 am

Paws for thought

Channel 4 doesn’t do ‘news’ in any meaningful sense of the word – it’s pure propaganda

July 19, 2018 12:51 pm

Gone are the days when political interviewers were dispassionate seekers-after-truth on a mission to get the best out of their subjects.

Paul Simon says farewell with a daring and inventive show

July 19, 2018 12:47 pm

One of America's greatest songwriters enchants London

Drake’s soft centre makes him a new type of hip-hop role model

July 18, 2018 4:41 pm

The Canadian rapper’s response to Pusha-T on his new album is nimble and reasonable.

The real reason Scarlett Johansson abandoned her ‘trans role’

July 17, 2018 3:21 pm

She didn’t merely ‘step away’, no matter what the headlines say.

Meet Michiko Kakutani, the conservative

July 16, 2018 2:38 pm

The former New York Times reviewer’s study of truth reveals how she’s been driven to outrage by the erosion of cultural and critical values.