Arts

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‘Brexit unleased something monstrous’: James Graham interviewed

January 3, 2019 7:58 am

The playwright on how he made a drama out of a crisis

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The critics are wrong about Holmes & Watson

December 30, 2018 12:59 pm

Holmes & Watson reviewed

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The power behind the power behind the power

December 27, 2018 6:43 am

Vice reviewed

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Christmas music is hell on earth…

December 23, 2018 11:00 am

...apart from one song

exhibitions

The Green Room podcast: Auctions, sculptures, and horse flesh – the best art exhibitions in 2018

December 18, 2018 10:35 am

This week, I’m casting the pod with a congeries of crack art critics from The New Criterion: James Panero, Benjamin…

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Christmas at the cinema with Donald Trump

December 17, 2018 3:37 pm

‘We can say Merry Christmas again’ — and again, and again

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Hail Mary

December 16, 2018 11:35 am

Mary Queen of Scots reviewed

konstantin kisin

Let’s admit that comedy is problematic

December 15, 2018 11:08 am

Godfrey Elfwick is deeply troubled by Konstantin Kisin’s reaction to a London university’s perfectly reasonable request

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How much did Churchill owe to Shakespeare?

December 14, 2018 12:42 pm

An exhibition in Washington explores the Bard’s influence on the British Prime Minister

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There’s something about Mary

December 13, 2018 2:56 pm

Mary Poppins Returns reviewed

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Benedict Cumberbatch on playing my husband, Dominic Cummings

December 13, 2018 12:48 pm

Channel 4 has released the trailer for its new Brexit drama – and Mary Wakefield is struck by how good the performances are

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The people have not forgotten me: the exiled Empress of Iran interviewed

December 13, 2018 10:17 am

The widow of the Shah of Iran was painted by Warhol and assembled the greatest collection of art outside of Europe

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The Green Room, Spectator USA’s Life & Arts podcast: The Greek way of death

December 11, 2018 12:29 pm

David Saunders of the J. Paul Getty Museum discusses their latest exhibition

late night

Why has late night swapped laughs for lusting after Mueller?

December 10, 2018 6:11 pm

Going after Trump is the least subversive act in comedy

remake

Hollywood loves a remake, but do we?

December 10, 2018 10:19 am

Once more, with feeling

roger ailes

Is Roger really what Ailes the American republic?

December 9, 2018 11:11 am

Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes reviewed

kevin hart

Kevin Hart isn’t funny

December 7, 2018 11:57 am

Academy Awards viewers have dodged a bullet

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Kevin Hart is the offense archaeologists’ latest victim

December 7, 2018 10:37 am

The PC police have won, again

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The height of hypocrisy: why on earth is Bohemian Rhapsody up for a Golden Globe?

December 6, 2018 12:58 pm

It’s a mediocre vehicle that promotes Queen’s back catalog and some contemporary virtues

joan collins

Joan Collins: My own transgender moment

December 6, 2018 11:15 am

At 15 I decided I did not like the idea of becoming a woman and started on a ‘tomboy’ stage

steven van zandt

Steven Van Zandt: Teachers make great audiences, probably because they never get out

December 4, 2018 5:08 pm

Education is now the most important thing to me, and I don’t want anyone thinking it has something to do with politics

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The Green Room, Spectator USA’s Life & Arts podcast: Talking blues with Chris Thomas King

December 4, 2018 1:12 pm

This week on the Green Room, I’m talking the blues with Grammy-winning blues artist Chris Thomas King. Earlier this week,…

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Why won’t the Blues Grammy recognize African American artists?

December 4, 2018 10:30 am

First, they came for the Blues...

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Court with its pants down

December 3, 2018 11:17 am

The Favourite reviewed

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The problem with the new Animal Farm

November 28, 2018 7:14 pm

Four legs good, two films bad?