Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture
27 July 2016

‘Barefaced audacity and childishness of a peculiar sort’

Has ISIS been reading Conrad’s classic novel The Secret Agent?

22 July 2016

Funny Girl: is Sheridan Smith’s star fading?

The Savoy production’s understudy is the breakout star.

15 July 2016

Ghostbusters: haunted by the original

This enjoyable reboot doesn’t hit the heights of its 1984 predecessor.

13 July 2016

Needles and Opium:
a magical work

Robert Lepage’s multi-media masterpiece continues to inspire and bewitch.

6 July 2016

Michael Cimino: a rare, intangible talent

The Deer Hunter director captured something of the human condition.

Steven Spielberg: a lost talent

His films were once unmistakably Spielbergian – now they could be made by anyone.

24 June 2016

In praise of dead white males

Freud, Marx and Nietzsche continue to shape our world.

24 June 2016

A blasphemy trial for today

John Osborne’s play about George Holyoake, the last man to stand trial for blasphemy in England, continues to resonate.

21 June 2016

New Tate Modern: politics at the price of beauty

The politicised, unsubtle curation makes for a wearying experience.