Arts

sebastian barry

The Irish question

March 31, 2020 2:44 pm

Sebastian Barry talks about his new play, On Blueberry Hill

coronavirus screenplay

How to write the Great Coronavirus Screenplay

March 27, 2020 2:21 pm

‘JESSICA is sitting on her Peloton bike. It’s April 2020. Rain slides down the windowpane. She hasn’t left her apartment — not even to go to Whole Foods — for almost a month’

Xbox

The casual gamer’s guide to surviving quarantine

March 27, 2020 11:26 am

Time to dust off the ol’ controller

kinks

Even in the Swinging Sixties, Ray Davies was feeling nostalgic

March 26, 2020 7:43 pm

The Kinks: Songs of the Semi-Detached by Mark Doyle reviewed

universal cartoon

The universal cartoon

March 26, 2020 12:04 pm

Is there a single image that fits any caption? Perhaps there is...

anna faris coupling podcasts

Conscious coupling

March 22, 2020 5:28 pm

Sex therapy with Anna Karenina

benny golson

Tenor badness

March 22, 2020 5:01 pm

Benny Golson, last legend of bebop

banjo

Finger pickin’ good

March 21, 2020 1:39 pm

Banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck has reinvented his instrument and retraced its roots

culture

Please, please let COVID-19 kill the culture wars

March 20, 2020 2:46 pm

Is it so much to ask?

Ava DuVernay netflix

Netflix sued for defamation over Central Park Five miniseries

March 18, 2020 4:21 pm

Did the filmmakers’ hunger for retribution outweigh their commitment to tell the truth?

locke & key

The refreshing darkness of Netflix’s Locke & Key

March 17, 2020 2:00 pm

The world before woke

sculpture

The human clay

March 13, 2020 5:34 pm

As he collects more than three decades of thinking and writing about sculpture into a new book, Eric Gibson introduces a few of his favorite things

artie lange

I hope Artie Lange is OK

March 11, 2020 4:18 pm

In appreciation of the legendary comedian

stanford

Mass appeal: Stanford in Stamford

March 11, 2020 1:35 pm

An American debut, only a century late

mccoy tyner

The real McCoy

March 9, 2020 9:36 am

In memory of McCoy Tyner

shakespeare

Riotous performances

March 6, 2020 1:15 pm

Shakespeare in a Divided America by James Shapiro reviewed

dave brubeck

The good boy of jazz: Dave Brubeck’s time has come round at last

March 5, 2020 10:58 am

Dave Brubeck: A Life in Time by Philip Clark reviewed

luke haines peter buck

‘All rock ’n’ roll starts and ends with Lou Reed’

March 3, 2020 1:57 pm

Our rock critic has made an album with R.E.M.’s Peter Buck. Here he explains how...

kraftwerk

Uniform beats

March 3, 2020 9:29 am

Kraftwerk: Future Music from Germany by Uwe Schütte reviewed

Chuck D and Flavor Flav public enemy

Bernie $anders is a public enemy

March 2, 2020 9:33 pm

I’m voting for Flavor Flav

el greco

An old master who still feels new

March 2, 2020 1:28 pm

El Greco is at the Art Institute of Chicago. Can we trust the modernists on the gifts of ‘The Greek’?

portrait

Deeply romantic and wildly sexy

February 27, 2020 9:36 am

Portrait of a Lady on Fire reviewed

euphoria

The TV show that rots young minds

February 26, 2020 4:31 pm

Euphoria is doing for young people’s morality what British Bomber Command and the USAAF did for the architecture of Dresden

townshend who

Who is he?

February 26, 2020 3:39 pm

The guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend talks to Sam Leith about madness, sleep bubbles and his new novel

raphael

Urbino legend

February 26, 2020 12:58 pm

The chance of a lifetime for lovers of Raphael