Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture
12 October 2016

The unspoken bigotry of the BBC’s diversity quotas

Giving ethnic minorities and women a leg-up is deeply patronising.

7 October 2016

Wicked: the musical that defined an era

Wicked’s success invites cynicism – it deserves admiration.

6 October 2016

Elena Ferrante and the 21st-century crisis of identity

What the Ferrante story tells us about art and humanity.

5 October 2016

Skeleton Tree: a raw, remarkable album

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ latest is a heart-rending triumph.

13 September 2016

Lionel Shriver is right

Without cultural appropriation, art withers.

31 August 2016

The underrated genius of Gene Wilder

He was the missing link between Sergeant Bilko and Seinfeld.

31 August 2016

And the award for the safest, lamest comic goes to…

Will Franken reveals the winners of the first-ever Defining the Norm Awards.

26 August 2016

After Brexit, the fury of the Fringe

In Edinburgh, liberal comics’ contempt for the masses has been laid bare.

26 August 2016

The madness of Vincent Van Gogh

A new exhibition explores the Dutch master’s psychological torment.