Arts

washington

Washington returns history to the History Channel

February 24, 2020 8:01 pm

The foundingest father of them all

cyrus chestnut

Cyrus the Great

February 22, 2020 8:17 am

A night at Blues Alley with the mighty Chestnut

wells

Wells farrago: gaslighting the Invisible Man

February 21, 2020 11:38 am

Priapic shower-stalking and domestic haunting were never Wells’s style – not on the page, anyway

cats

Cats: The Snuff Movie

February 21, 2020 10:15 am

Too many Netflix true-crime documentaries are tiresome and overlong. This one was a lot worse than that

parasite

Joan Collins: Parasite didn’t deserve to win Best Picture

February 20, 2020 11:16 am

It now seems that it is absolutely prohibited to say anything about anything that doesn’t conform with the proscribed mores of the politically correct majority

stand-up

Why on earth did I volunteer to do stand-up?

February 20, 2020 10:54 am

There were two points when I couldn’t remember what came next and just plunged forward

greed

In this instance, Greed isn’t good

February 20, 2020 9:11 am

Greed reviewed

emma
austen

Some of the best Austen adaptations are the most unfaithful

February 17, 2020 11:23 am

Undoubtedly the freshest version of Emma was the one that looks least like it: Clueless

oscars

Even the Oscars after-parties have lost their shine

February 17, 2020 10:58 am

Hollywood celebrities talk a big game in public, but in private they enjoy letting their hair down

phoenix, zellweger, pitt celebrity celebrities

The true cost of celebrity inauthenticity

February 16, 2020 11:41 am

Our heroes damage more than just themselves when they warp reality

joaquin phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscars speech was beyond a joke

February 11, 2020 1:02 pm

What compels celebrities to make political interventions as if they were visiting foreign dignitaries?

oscars

The age of celebrity is dead

February 10, 2020 10:09 am

The internet has killed the Hollywood star

build

Trump should build to last

February 6, 2020 9:19 am

People who live in glass boxes shouldn’t throw stones

chinatown

Chinatown — that late masterpiece of film noir — could never be made now

February 6, 2020 12:08 am

The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood by Sam Wasson reviewed

taylor swift

The sad conformity of Taylor Swift

January 31, 2020 2:21 pm

Where is the bravery in saying exactly what your industry wants you to say?

birmingham

Prepare to be amazed: the story of Birmingham’s Symphony Orchestra

January 30, 2020 1:43 pm

Forward: 100 Years of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra by Richard Bratby reviewed

British broadcaster resigns over ‘racist’ Shakespeare quote

January 30, 2020 5:40 am

Do Alastair Stewart’s bosses really believe that he hates black people because he cited Measure for Measure?

kinks

Land of hope and Victoria: The Kinks’ lost empire

January 29, 2020 4:54 pm

By 1969, Churchill was dead and the Kinks, as an album group, were toast

polanski

J’accuse…!

January 29, 2020 3:12 pm

The banning of Roman Polanski’s film about the Dreyfus affair is history repeating itself

yale art history

Stalin at Yale

January 28, 2020 3:05 pm

Art history for the age of identity politics

witcher

The Witcher’s hours

January 27, 2020 3:05 pm

Medieval gore for millennial gamers

STOPPARD

‘I aspire to write for posterity’

January 27, 2020 2:44 pm

Tom Stoppard talks about inspiration, growing older and his new play, Leopoldstadt

architecture new york

New York has really gone to pot when the tallest skyscrapers lie empty

January 26, 2020 12:58 pm

Bad taste and bad manners are ubiquitous in New York, so why should good taste suddenly prevail in putting up buildings?

meryl meisler

Stayin’ alive in ’75

January 25, 2020 3:52 pm

Meryl Meisler’s photographs captured the family life and nightlife of Seventies New York