Arts

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

cats

We’re deep into Cats

December 26, 2019 10:30 am

Why T.S. Eliot, who loved cats, might have liked this feline filth

little women
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