Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture
23 January 2015

Stephen Sondheim: a puzzling genius

The secret of the lyricist-composer’s success? Hard work, a love of crosswords and brilliant librettos.

19 January 2015

Oscars scandal: stop this racial policing of art

The sniping about a ‘whitewash’ in this year’s nominations is ugly and divisive.

16 January 2015

Night at the Museum’s nod to Philip K Dick

This film really is family fun, with a bit about what it means to be human.

14 January 2015

Reality TV’s moral freakshow

Big Brother gathers up the morally ‘deformed’ for the right-thinking to laugh at.

13 January 2015

Sia: pop’s Lolita moment

No, the 'Elastic Heart' video doesn't promote paedophilia.

7 January 2015

Moral Panic 2.0: the era of progressive censorship

Calls for ‘dangerous’ art to be banned are now made by liberals.

2 January 2015

Iggy Azalea is not the new Al Jolson

Yes, that fake accent is annoying, but cultural appropriation is what pop is all about.

29 December 2014

Why shouldn’t the Tate take oil money?

Forcing galleries to reveal everything about their funding is bad for art.