Poussin and the Dance: a small but revelatory exhibition, packed with ‘fabulous moments’
Nicolas Poussin, ‘A Dance to the Music of Time’, about 1634
In Review

Poussin and the Dance: a small but revelatory exhibition, packed with ‘fabulous moments’

Poussin’s reputation as an ‘austere landscapist’ is only half the story, proves this National Gallery show
22 Oct 2021
Book of the week: George III by Andrew Roberts
Portraits of George III and Queen Charlotte
In Review

Book of the week: George III by Andrew Roberts

In this mammoth and meticulous biography, Roberts presents a compelling case for the defence of King George III
22 Oct 2021
The National Trust: a cultural battleground
Winston Churchill’s former residence Chartwell, near Westerham in Kent
In Focus

The National Trust: a cultural battleground

Critics believe it has become too ‘woke’ and a rebel alliance has been formed
22 Oct 2021
Inside the Booker Prize: arguments, agonies and minor scandals
The contenders for the 2012 Booker Prize, which was won by Hilary Mantel 
Behind the scenes

Inside the Booker Prize: arguments, agonies and minor scandals

Charlotte Higgins dives into the teeming, fractious history of the UK’s most prestigious fiction award
22 Oct 2021
The Tragedy of Macbeth: Saoirse Ronan’s ‘spellbinding’ British stage debut
Saoirse Ronan in Macbeth
In Review

The Tragedy of Macbeth: Saoirse Ronan’s ‘spellbinding’ British stage debut

‘Psychological terror’ too slow to materialise, though when it does arrive it is ‘brute, unrestrained and blood-curdling’
21 Oct 2021
The best films of 2021
Jodie Comer as Marguerite de Carrouges in The Last Duel
In Review

The best films of 2021

What the critics say about this year’s new movie releases
21 Oct 2021
Succession: the glorious return of the bad, mad Roys
Succession: a ‘toxic joy’
In Review

Succession: the glorious return of the bad, mad Roys

Jesse Armstrong’s hit TV drama is as ‘bitingly brilliant’ as ever
21 Oct 2021

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Hard Rock Hotel Madrid: fine-tuning the art of hospitality
Hard Rock Hotel Madrid entrance
The big trip

Hard Rock Hotel Madrid: fine-tuning the art of hospitality

This is a perfect staging point to explore Spanish capital’s Golden Triangle of Art
20 Oct 2021
Best podcasts: from Alan Alda’s science to Tim Dowling’s dog
Collection of podcasts
In Review

Best podcasts: from Alan Alda’s science to Tim Dowling’s dog

Featuring Science Clear+Vivid, Insult My Intelligence, In Our Time and Why Do I Feel?
15 Oct 2021
Book of the week: Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen
Jonathan Franzen
In Review

Book of the week: Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen’s new book is an absorbing look at the ‘last, confused years of the Age of Aquarius’
15 Oct 2021
45 books for your must-read bucket list
Reading books in library
In Focus

45 books for your must-read bucket list

Ignore the outside world and immerse yourself in these life-changing novels
15 Oct 2021
The Mirror and the Light on stage – what the critics are saying
Scene from The Mirror and the Light
In Review

The Mirror and the Light on stage – what the critics are saying

Adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s final book of trilogy pulls off ‘extraordinary achievement’ in ‘making history live’
14 Oct 2021
Turner Prize 2021: the ‘worthiest’ and ‘also, perhaps, the worst’ edition yet?
An assistant poses on an artwork by Cooking Sections
In Review

Turner Prize 2021: the ‘worthiest’ and ‘also, perhaps, the worst’ edition yet?

Herbert Art Gallery show features work by five fashionable ‘collectives’ committed to various social causes
14 Oct 2021
What is blackfishing?
Shot of Jesy Nelson with her hair in braids
In Depth

What is blackfishing?

Pop star Jesy Nelson embroiled in appropriation row following release of first solo music video since quitting Little Mix last year
13 Oct 2021
The row over Sally Rooney’s Israeli translation boycott
Sally Rooney pictured during a panel event in 2020
Getting to grips with . . .

The row over Sally Rooney’s Israeli translation boycott

The author is refusing to sell rights to Israel-based publisher to print her latest novel in Hebrew
13 Oct 2021
Investments Unwrapped: What makes a book collectable?
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Investments Unwrapped: What makes a book collectable?

Olly Mann talks to world-leading antiquarian book dealer Pom Harrington about rare and valuable books
12 Oct 2021
Squid Games: the real-life crisis that inspired hit Netflix show
Netflix show Squid Game
Expert’s view

Squid Games: the real-life crisis that inspired hit Netflix show

Brutal survival drama portrays fictional victims of South Korea’s soaring household debt
11 Oct 2021
Dead ships, film strikes and pandemic travel
Oil pipeline
Podcast

Dead ships, film strikes and pandemic travel

Why is the UN worried about a supertanker in Yemen? Will strikes cause a streaming video shortage? And what next for the ‘zero-Covid’ success stories?…
8 Oct 2021
Book of the week: Black Gold by Jeremy Paxman
Miners pictured after their last shift at Kellingley Colliery, the UK's last deep coal mine, on 18 December 2015 in Knottingley, England
In Review

Book of the week: Black Gold by Jeremy Paxman

Paxman’s history of coal is told with ‘characteristic panache’
8 Oct 2021
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Summer Exhibition visitors looking at the collection
In Review

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

‘Refreshing’ show curated by Yinka Shonibare brings together 1,382 works created in every medium
7 Oct 2021
Dracula: The Untold Story
Image from performance of Dracula: The Untold Story
In Review

Dracula: The Untold Story

This ‘hypnotically’ watchable show presents an alternative history of the 20th century
7 Oct 2021
The Bond market: 007’s economic impact
Daniel Craig and Ana de Armas in No Time to Die
Expert’s view

The Bond market: 007’s economic impact

What the experts said about the film franchise’s latest blockbuster
7 Oct 2021
Podcasts of the week: political power and sibling relationships
Collage of podcasts
In Review

Podcasts of the week: political power and sibling relationships

Featuring Power Corrupts, Siblings in Session, Scratching the Surface, Circular with Katie Treggiden and 99% Invisible
1 Oct 2021
Book of the week: Broken Heartlands by Sebastian Payne
Boris Johnson poses with workers during a visit to Wilton Engineering Services
In Review

Book of the week: Broken Heartlands by Sebastian Payne

An ‘engrossing, warm and insightful’ guide to Labour’s evisceration in its traditional heartlands
1 Oct 2021
Sarfraz Manzoor: my five best books
Sarfraz Manzoor
Expert’s view

Sarfraz Manzoor: my five best books

The journalist, broadcaster and screenwriter picks his favourite books
30 Sep 2021
Frans Hals: The Male Portrait - what the critics are saying
Frans Hals, The Laughing Cavalier, 1624
In Review

Frans Hals: The Male Portrait - what the critics are saying

Is new Wallace Collection show simply ‘pale, stale and male’ or an ‘exhilarating’ testament to a ‘dazzlingly bold’ artist?
30 Sep 2021
Who will be the next James Bond?
Daniel Craig at No Time To Die premiere
In Depth

Who will be the next James Bond?

007 producer says she sees Daniel Craig’s successor as male
29 Sep 2021
No Time to Die reviews: ‘It’s magnificent’
Daniel Craig as James Bond in No Time to Die
Expert’s view

No Time to Die reviews: ‘It’s magnificent’

What the film critics said about Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond
29 Sep 2021
Why did the R. Kelly abuse verdict take so long?
R Kelly
Today’s big question

Why did the R. Kelly abuse verdict take so long?

Singer found guilty of sexually abusing multiple fans during 30-year career
28 Sep 2021
Lucian Freud: Real Lives at Tate Liverpool
Lucian Freud’s ‘Girl with a Kitten’ 1947  (The Lucian Freud Archive/Bridgeman Images)
In Review

Lucian Freud: Real Lives at Tate Liverpool

This exhibition depicts ‘a nicer, less cruel side to Freud than the one that is usually served up’
24 Sep 2021
Book of the week: Henry ‘Chips’ Channon - The Diaries 1938-43 
Henry ‘Chips’ Channon The Diaries 1938-43
In Review

Book of the week: Henry ‘Chips’ Channon - The Diaries 1938-43 

Channon’s diaries are a ‘great work of literature’ by a less than great human being
24 Sep 2021
Podcasts: food, the Theranos trial, and 9/11 
Elizabeth Holmes: on trial for fraud
In Review

Podcasts: food, the Theranos trial, and 9/11 

Featuring Kitchens, The Dropout, and 9/12
24 Sep 2021
Universal Music: don’t stop me now…
Lucian Grainge is CEO of Universal Music Group
In Brief

Universal Music: don’t stop me now…

Investors are betting heavily that the ‘boom’ in music streaming ‘still has a long way to go’
24 Sep 2021
Back to the Future musical: a crowd-pleasing ‘triumph’
Olly Dobson as Marty McFly and Roger Bart as Doc Brown in Back to the Future the musical
In Review

Back to the Future musical: a crowd-pleasing ‘triumph’

Marty, the Doc and the DeLorean hit 88mph at the Adelphi Theatre
23 Sep 2021
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