Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture
22 April 2016

Prince, pop’s genius

His dedication to his craft made him one of the greats of popular culture.

22 April 2016

Don Quixote: birth and death of the novel

Cervantes’ classic was the first postmodern novel. Pity it wasn't the last too.

8 April 2016

Ian McEwan is right about trans consumerism

Pick’n’mix genderfluidity springs from the cult of consumerism.

7 April 2016

The Archers: fiction or propaganda?

Someone should tell the producers that soaps are meant to entertain, not ‘raise awareness’.

1 April 2016

Hi-Rise: a social breakdown with style

Ben Wheatley brings JG Ballard’s 1970s toffs-v-plebs dystopia to fabulous-looking life.

Must-reads from the past week

Up the Citeh!

Up the Citeh!

21 March 2016

Barry Hines: evoking an era of possibility

A Kestrel for a Knave is a tribute to working-class aspiration.

18 March 2016

In praise of CLR James

A challenging new biopic reveals a tireless, fearless revolutionary.

9 March 2016

Policing punchlines

A comedian is on trial in Canada for telling a cruel joke. Get angry.

8 March 2016

Let London’s cultural life flourish

Start by getting rid of all the petty restrictions and censorship.