Arts

arabian nights

How film fell for caliphs and slave girls

May 9, 2019 2:57 pm

The Arabian Nights has inspired more than 70 movies, from silent ballet and Scooby Doo to Pasolini’s picaresque eroticism

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fortunate man

Fear and Loathing on Netflix

May 8, 2019 12:56 pm

A Fortunate Man reviewed

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The Bard and Bollywood

May 7, 2019 3:24 pm

Much ado about Shakespeare in Indian cinema

elizabeth warren saturday night live

Has Saturday Night Live finally found its feet in the Trump era?

May 5, 2019 3:34 pm

Skip the political cold-open every week

godfrey elfwick spoilers

Brace yourself Donny, spoilers are coming

May 3, 2019 10:51 am

Ruining Game of Thrones is in the global interest for Godfrey

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game of thrones

What do Game of Thrones critics think they’re watching?

April 29, 2019 3:56 pm

Critics who only write about shallow subjects will only produce shallow writing

notre-dame architectural nullity

Notre-Dame is an architectural nullity

April 25, 2019 4:16 pm

Let Lord Foster – the man behind the greatest gothic structure of the past century – restore the roof

jordan peele twilight zone

Jordan Peele’s political failure

April 25, 2019 1:55 pm

The Get Out director snuffs out the magic of The Twilight Zone

girls of the sun

Kurd is the word

April 22, 2019 5:31 pm

Girls of the Sun reviewed

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Elizabeth Warren, Mother of Dragons

April 22, 2019 12:13 pm

Deconstructing the 2020 candidate’s Game of Thrones review

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I admire the scale and ambition of Game of Thrones – but isn’t it just a little bit corny?

April 18, 2019 12:29 pm

The ability to keep us entirely in the dark as to how it will all end is impressive, but there is a tendency towards tin-eared dialogue

Rambo

The subtle side of Rambo

April 18, 2019 5:31 am

His author wanted something more than an action hero

aretha franklin amazing grace

The amazing grace of Aretha Franklin

April 17, 2019 1:17 pm

Amazing Grace reviewed

trump family fan art

A bizarre exhibition of Trump family fan art

April 13, 2019 4:05 pm

The strangest Melania and Ivanka Trump illustrations the internet has to offer

our planet

If you liked Triumph of the Will, you’ll love Our Planet

April 11, 2019 11:17 am

Our Planet and Fleabag reviewed

jude law young pope

The Young Pope and the old game

April 9, 2019 10:26 pm

When it comes to sport, soccer is the world’s game, and the US is playing catch-up

steve bannon raheem kassam the brink

It’ll be alt-right on the night

April 7, 2019 11:13 am

The Brink reviewed

prince harry fortnite

Fortnite should be banned, I agree with Prince Harry

April 5, 2019 1:54 pm

When I was a young boy, I socialized plenty and spent very little time inside the house

steven seagal

The meaning of Steven Seagal

April 5, 2019 12:31 pm

Vladimir Putin understands how most culture is lowbrow and inauthentic

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec

Toulouse-Lautrec, poster child of Bohemia

April 2, 2019 11:55 am

Life had cast the half-pint hedonist for the circus, but he had family money as well as talent

jussie smollett

Could Tom Wolfe have invented the Jussie Smollett story?

April 1, 2019 10:06 am

The Smollett story is so perfectly Wolfeian I wouldn’t be all that surprised if somebody told me it was his last unfinished book

beach bum

Horse sense

March 31, 2019 12:15 pm

The Beach Bum and The Mustang reviewed

dumbo

Clumsy, long and lacking circus thrills

March 28, 2019 2:02 pm

Dumbo reviewed