29 October 2013

Pop Art Design: art in a material world

A riveting new exhibition deftly explores the relationship between Pop Art and progress.

9 October 2013

The World of Extreme Happiness: the real jilted generation

A new play eschews Western prejudice to tell a revealing story about China’s thwarted, but fiercely ambitious, youth.

4 October 2013

Breaking Bad: even better than you’ve heard

As BB obsessives mourn the loss of the Best Show on TV, David Bowden urges the nay-sayers to give it a try.

24 September 2013

The Lightning Child: Euripides with a modern edge

This ‘remix’ of The Baccahe may sound like tripe, but in fact it’s an intellectual riot.

19 September 2013

Sounds Like London: from Windrush to Wiley

Lloyd Bradley’s new book offers a passionate history of black music in the capital.

13 September 2013

A bad play built on bad politics

Dennis Kelly’s new play The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas is as shallow as the anti-capitalism which inspires it.

6 September 2013

Rebuilding our faith in human ingenuity

Rebuilding the World Trade Center is stirring stuff, but it shouldn’t take tragedy for us to celebrate our mighty skyscrapers.

2 September 2013

In praise of Famous Seamus, master of language

Few contemporary poets 'did English' with such clarity and simplicity as Heaney.

9 August 2013

Looking down on suburbia

Rupa Huq’s latest book does a fine job of distilling the snobbery of the elites towards the masses.