Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture

Cannes is a celebration of diversity

Blanchett and pals’ sexism protests obscure the brilliant non-Western filmmaking on display.

21 May 2018

Entebbe: hijacked by political messaging

A new dramatisation of the Entebbe hijacking ignores its human dimension.

18 May 2018

The black nihilism of Ta-Nehisi Coates

Coates has profited from the very thing he is intent on destroying: the American Dream.

17 May 2018

#MuteRKelly: now it’s #MeToo vs music

Throwing alleged sex pests off Spotify playlists is a mockery of justice.

Eurovision is about camp, not politics

Political commentators’ glib Eurovision takes are almost always wrong.

‘This is America’: a masterclass in ambiguity

Donald Glover’s viral hit is vague enough to suit everyone’s politics.

The Met Gala and the cultural-appropriation hypocrites

Crucifixes? On non-Catholics? Why isn’t Twitter up in arms about this?

The #MeToo era needs some hippy spirit

Two new plays reflect how prudish and harsh the gender debate has become.

30 April 2018

Poster politics, from Hope to Nope

A new exhibition captures the political imagination of our era.

30 April 2018

Cultural appropriation: the ultimate First World problem

Only privileged schmucks think cultural mixing is a bad thing.