Arts

infographics

The history, power and beauty of infographics

January 23, 2020 1:08 pm

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

jerry bruckheimer

Style on steroids: the power of Jerry Bruckheimer

January 22, 2020 3:20 pm

Bruckheimer may think that the Oedipus Complex is a Greek shopping mall, but the set-ups of Bad Boys and Top Gun are classical

laurence fox

Laurence Fox made me go into hiding

January 21, 2020 10:56 am

I called the FBI but so far they have not called me back

reaction

Bad feeling: why we need to defend freedom of reaction

January 17, 2020 2:21 pm

People react differently to different things, and hooray for that

tiktok

TikTok is the world’s fastest-growing — and goofiest — digital platform, but should we fear it?

January 16, 2020 11:52 am

The Chinese video app, which has more users than Snapchat and Twitter combined, is underpinned by some of the most sophisticated AI in the world

cressida bonas

Cressida Bonas: Everyone seems to have very strong opinions about my wedding

January 16, 2020 8:41 am

I always imagined I’d have a small wedding, until I realized our two families alone come to 120 people

stephen king

Stephen King and the warped morality of identity politics

January 14, 2020 5:11 pm

Liberals as a whole still tend to believe that people (and the art they make) deserve to be judged individually and on their own merits

vince vaughn

Vince Vaughn owes me a colon cleanse

January 14, 2020 1:15 pm

Your foul and reckless actions have caused my intestines to spasm

joker oscar

The media horror at Joker’s Oscar nods is deeply predictable

January 13, 2020 3:43 pm

It’s almost as though Hollywood itself has had enough of the protests, the lectures and the scolding

de niro

Is he talking to us?

January 13, 2020 8:46 am

De Niro should live up to his movie characters and stop his knee-jerk dissing of Donald Trump

Sir Roger Scruton

Roger Scruton’s death impoverishes us all

January 12, 2020 2:52 pm

Dominic Green recalls his September 2018 conversation with the late philosopher

roger scruton

Roger Scruton, a man who seemed bigger than the age

January 12, 2020 2:41 pm

The philosopher died today aged 75

art

All modern art is quite useless

January 12, 2020 2:32 pm

The contemporary artist doesn’t expect to have to suffer for what he calls his art. Away with the garret!

isaac hayes

The Hayes of our lives

January 12, 2020 2:02 pm

A soul survivor whose sonic alchemy endures

italian jazz

The soft power of Italian jazz

January 10, 2020 12:20 pm

Eat to the beat

fleabag

Why we’re all in love with Fleabag

January 9, 2020 12:21 pm

Fleabag: The Scriptures and Fleabag: The Special Edition by Phoebe Waller-Bridge reviewed

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family film

I’ve found the perfect family film (eventually)

January 9, 2020 10:59 am

Getting everyone to agree on a film to watch is always tricky in the Young household

gervais

Finally, Gervais said something I agree with

January 6, 2020 10:10 am

I whole-heartedly supported his decision to omit tributes to the deaths of white people until more actors of color are included

ricky gervais

Ricky Gervais gives Hollywood the thrashing it richly deserves

January 6, 2020 8:40 am

The British stand-up spared no one

jack ryan

A hero for the Snowflake age

January 3, 2020 10:44 am

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is now a politically correct pantywaist

kevin spacey

Is Kevin Spacey crafting a final masterpiece?

January 3, 2020 6:39 am

His videos are fascinating examples of the sheer uncanniness of American life

scruton

Roger Scruton: a year in which much was lost – but more gained

December 29, 2019 7:37 am

Despite everything, I have so much to be grateful for

tintoretto

Martin Gayford visits the greatest one-artist show on Earth

December 29, 2019 7:20 am

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

ricky gervais

Comedy in the era of Twitter outrage: An interview with Ricky Gervais

December 27, 2019 6:17 am

The comedian on why he will never apologize for his jokes