Saudi crown prince ‘lobbied France to authenticate fake da Vinci’
The Salvator Mundi on display at Christies in 2017
Stranger than fiction

Saudi crown prince ‘lobbied France to authenticate fake da Vinci’

Upcoming documentary claims Louvre was urged to lie about world’s most expensive painting
12 Apr 2021
2021 films: new releases and what’s coming up
Godzilla vs. Kong (Warner Bros)
In Review

2021 films: new releases and what’s coming up

This year’s movies include Godzilla vs. Kong, Minari, and Ammonite
9 Apr 2021
Book of the week: Philip Roth by Blake Bailey 
Philip Roth by Blake Bailey 
In Review

Book of the week: Philip Roth by Blake Bailey 

A ‘riveting, serious and deeply intelligent’ biography of the complicated author 
9 Apr 2021
Podcasts: Private Eye, cinema, and being human 
I Was There Too: celebrating the bit-part stars of films like Speed
In Review

Podcasts: Private Eye, cinema, and being human 

Featuring I Was There Too, Page 94, The Rewatchables, and Boot Camp for the Brain
9 Apr 2021
Briefing: The Paris Commune
The Paris Commune: ‘A brief interlude of springtime revolution’
In Depth

Briefing: The Paris Commune

150 years ago, a socialist-inspired uprising briefly transformed the French capital, before it was ruthlessly crushed
9 Apr 2021
Albums of the week
Ballaké Sissoko - Djourou
In Review

Albums of the week

New releases from Ballaké Sissoko, Mahler, and For Those I Love
9 Apr 2021
How Sir Robert Walpole became the first British prime minister
Sir Robert Walpole portrait
Fact file

How Sir Robert Walpole became the first British prime minister

It is 300 years since Walpole took office and began a long and unbroken tradition
1 Apr 2021

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25 books for your must-read bucket list
Books
In Focus

25 books for your must-read bucket list

Ignore the outside world and immerse yourself in these classic novels
31 Mar 2021
UK festivals: from Reading and Leeds to the Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight Festival (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
In Brief

UK festivals: from Reading and Leeds to the Isle of Wight

Even though Glasto is off, there should be plenty of fields to get muddy in this year
31 Mar 2021
TV crime dramas to watch in 2021
Bryan Cranston stars in Your Honor (Showtime)
In Review

TV crime dramas to watch in 2021

Your Honor, Line of Duty and Lupin are on this year’s must-binge list
30 Mar 2021
Book of the week: Albert & the Whale 
Albert & the Whale by Philip Hoare 
In Review

Book of the week: Albert & the Whale 

Philip Hoare’s book on Dürer is a ‘captivating journey’ blending biography, art history, nature writing and memoir 
26 Mar 2021
Podcasts: painful mistakes and extraordinary people 
Gerald Ratner: a true Cautionary Tale
In Review

Podcasts: painful mistakes and extraordinary people 

Featuring Cautionary Tales, Philosophy Bites, and Call Me Mother
26 Mar 2021
Albums of the week
American singer-songwriter Valerie June  (valeriejune.com)
In Review

Albums of the week

New releases from Valerie June, Paul Lewis and Steven Osborne, and Lana Del Rey
26 Mar 2021
Art of Akris: Albert Kriemler meets Imi Knoebel
Albert Kriemler and Imi Knoebel for Akris
Behind the scenes

Art of Akris: Albert Kriemler meets Imi Knoebel

The duo dreamt up an Akris collection that is futuristic in fabrication and ease of wear
25 Mar 2021
Book of the week: Henry ‘Chips’ Channon - The Diaries, 1918-1938
Henry ‘Chips’ Channon - The Diaries, 1918-1938
In Review

Book of the week: Henry ‘Chips’ Channon - The Diaries, 1918-1938

The diaries of the Tory MP provide an ‘unrivalled guide’ to society and politics in the interwar years
19 Mar 2021
Podcasts: armchair travel, science and royal scandal
The Rest is History podcast examines the history of royal scandal
In Review

Podcasts: armchair travel, science and royal scandal

Featuring The Rest Is History, Kerning Cultures, and The Big Fib
19 Mar 2021
Albums of the week
The Anchoress The Art of Losing
In Review

Albums of the week

New releases from The Anchoress, Clare Hammond, and Arab Strap
19 Mar 2021
The best books for teenagers
A teenager reading a book
The wish list

The best books for teenagers

 Teachers, librarians and writers about the books they think all teens should read by the time they’re 16
18 Mar 2021
The best books for children and young teens
A schoolchild reading a book
The wish list

The best books for children and young teens

Heads, teachers and librarians tell us about the books they think every child should read by the time they are 13
16 Mar 2021
Book of the week: Beyond Order by Jordan B. Peterson
Jordan B. Peterson
In Review

Book of the week: Beyond Order by Jordan B. Peterson

Though blinkered on certain issues, Peterson provides more sounds advice in his new book
12 Mar 2021
Podcasts: jailed fishermen, and royal sagas
Freshwater: a ‘fascinating’ look at the case of the Freshwater Five
In Review

Podcasts: jailed fishermen, and royal sagas

Featuring Freshwater, Radio Garden, and Pod Save the Queen
12 Mar 2021
Albums of the week
Jane Weaver Flock
In Review

Albums of the week

New releases from Jane Weaver, Julien Baker, and Elgar
12 Mar 2021
Tyson Reeder talks Celine
Tyson Reeder artist interview
In Focus

Tyson Reeder talks Celine

The American artist collaborates with Hedi Slimane on The Dancing Kid
8 Mar 2021
Book of the week: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
In Review

Book of the week: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

In his first novel since winning the Nobel Prize, Ishiguro tells a story with ‘devastating significance’
5 Mar 2021
Podcasts: Obama, the Boss, Bellingcat and fashion
Obama and Springsteen: ‘homespun wisdom’ in Renegades
In Review

Podcasts: Obama, the Boss, Bellingcat and fashion

Featuring Renegades: Born in the USA, The Bellingcat Podcast, and Wardrobe Crisis
5 Mar 2021
Albums of the week
Ghetts Conflict of Interest
In Review

Albums of the week

New releases from Ghetts, Sinfonia of London, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
5 Mar 2021
Art of the matter: Louis Vuitton and Urs Fischer unite
Urs Fischer in Los Angeles
The big interview

Art of the matter: Louis Vuitton and Urs Fischer unite

In an exclusive interview, Fischer ponders Louis Vuitton monograms and the work of an artist
4 Mar 2021
Get in on the new craze for digital art
Everydays – The First 5000 Days (2021) by Mike Winkelmann
In Focus

Get in on the new craze for digital art

Auction houses are hoping to lure the Reddit mob with the new medium
2 Mar 2021
Carbon apps, super shoes and VR art
van Gogh's Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat
Podcast

Carbon apps, super shoes and VR art

Can phones measure our carbon footprint? Is tech more important than sporting talent? And could we turn our homes into virtual art galleries?
26 Feb 2021
Book of the week: We Are Bellingcat by Eliot Higgins
Eliot Higgins is founder of online investigation website Bellingcat (Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images)
In Review

Book of the week: We Are Bellingcat by Eliot Higgins

In a ‘deeply impressive book’, Higgins explains the power of his ‘intelligence agency for the people’ 
26 Feb 2021
Podcasts: from healthy eating to oiled beefcakes
Welcome to Your Fantasy: the dark story of the Chippendales (Getty Images)
In Review

Podcasts: from healthy eating to oiled beefcakes

Featuring Welcome to Your Fantasy, The Food Medic, and The Bias Diagnosis
26 Feb 2021
Albums of the week
Django Django Glowing in the Dark
In Review

Albums of the week

New releases from Django Django, Stephen Hough and David Gray
26 Feb 2021
Book of the week: Fall by John Preston
Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell by John Preston
In Review

Book of the week: Fall by John Preston

In a ‘wonderfully astute’ biography, Robert Maxwell is painted as ‘the perfect villain’ 
19 Feb 2021
Podcasts: ‘invisible flatmates’ in isolated times
Jools and Jim Joyride podcast
In Review

Podcasts: ‘invisible flatmates’ in isolated times

Featuring Jools and Jim’s Joyride, Literary Friction, and Sideways
19 Feb 2021