Films of the year
The Suicide Squad 2021
In Depth

Films of the year

Best movies include The Suicide Squad, Limbo, Old, and Summer of Soul
5 Aug 2021
Stillwater: does new Matt Damon film exploit Amanda Knox?
Matt Damon at the Stillwater premiere
In Depth

Stillwater: does new Matt Damon film exploit Amanda Knox?

New film follows story of female college student who’s imprisoned abroad for crime she says she didn’t commit
4 Aug 2021
July podcast picks: the Olympics, camping and children’s shows
Clockwise from top left: Anything but Footy, Blind Landing and the Natural History Museum’s Wild Crimes
In Review

July podcast picks: the Olympics, camping and children’s shows

Featuring Blind Landing, Fogo: Fear of Going Outside, Fun Kids, Wild Crimes and more
30 Jul 2021
Book of the week: The Premonition by Michael Lewis
A technician demonstrating how to inject a nucleic acid sample onto a disk for analysis, in a lab
In Review

Book of the week: The Premonition by Michael Lewis

Lewis once again turns a complex subject into ‘a fluid intellectual thriller’
30 Jul 2021
Lucy Kellaway: my five best books
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Bookshop and Angela’s Ashes
Expert’s view

Lucy Kellaway: my five best books

The former FT journalist turned teacher chooses her favourite books by authors who came to writing late
29 Jul 2021
Theatre in review: Hamlet, The Comedy of Errors and Pride and Prejudice
Posters for Hamlet, The Comedy of Errors and Pride and Prejudice
In Review

Theatre in review: Hamlet, The Comedy of Errors and Pride and Prejudice

The opening night of Ian McKellen’s ‘age-blind’ Hamlet felt like an ‘act of defiance’, says The Daily Telegraph
29 Jul 2021
Exhibition of the week: Sophie Taeuber-Arp at Tate Modern
Six Spaces with Four Small Crosses (1932)
In Review

Exhibition of the week: Sophie Taeuber-Arp at Tate Modern

To see her work here ‘is to be immediately uplifted’, says The Observer
29 Jul 2021
New books depict Trump ‘consumed by personal hatred’
Donald Trump on stage
In Brief

New books depict Trump ‘consumed by personal hatred’

A slew of recent releases claim Trump prepared to desecrate the constitution to stay in power
29 Jul 2021
Summer reading: 15 captivating books to whisk you away
Klara and the Sun, The Sleeping Beauties and The Paper Palace
In Review

Summer reading: 15 captivating books to whisk you away

Let your mind explore new horizons via these exciting new titles
27 Jul 2021
Theatre in review: South Pacific, Anna X and ‘country-comedy’ opera L’amico Fritz
Clockwise from top left: Anna X, South Pacific and L’amico Fritz
In Review

Theatre in review: South Pacific, Anna X and ‘country-comedy’ opera L’amico Fritz

Just to see ‘a large cast dancing and singing its lungs out feels like witnessing an act of rebirth’
23 Jul 2021
Book of the week: Re-educated by Lucy Kellaway
Re-educated book cover
In Review

Book of the week: Re-educated by Lucy Kellaway

A fascinating and moving memoir of former FT columnist Kellaway’s late career switch
23 Jul 2021
Exhibition of the week: British Art Show 9 at Aberdeen Art Gallery
Work from British Art Show 9
In Review

Exhibition of the week: British Art Show 9 at Aberdeen Art Gallery

Socially conscious but ‘rarely preachy’, it is as exciting a survey of contemporary art as you’re likely to encounter
22 Jul 2021
Spain criminalises support for Franco
Girl performs fascist salute during rally marking anniversary of Francisco Franco’s death
In Depth

Spain criminalises support for Franco

New legislation includes fines of up to €150,000 for ‘glorifying’ the dictator and Spanish Civil War
22 Jul 2021
‘Time is right’ for Netflix to get into gaming 
Netflix original Stranger Things has been made into a video game series
Behind the scenes

‘Time is right’ for Netflix to get into gaming 

Streaming service looks beyond TV and film after membership growth slows
21 Jul 2021
UK music festivals: which events are going ahead?
music festivals
In Brief

UK music festivals: which events are going ahead?

This year’s festival line-up includes Isle of Wight, Creamfields, Reading and Leeds
21 Jul 2021
TV crime dramas to watch in 2021
Richie Campbell and John Simm star in Grace
In Review

TV crime dramas to watch in 2021

Grace, Lupin, and Time are on this year’s must-binge list
21 Jul 2021
Nigel Farage’s GB News debut: ‘juicy and dripping’ or ‘mind-numbingly boring’?
Nigel Farage on GB News
In Review

Nigel Farage’s GB News debut: ‘juicy and dripping’ or ‘mind-numbingly boring’?

Former UKIP leader drafted in to revive channel’s plummeting viewing figures
20 Jul 2021
Exhibition of the week: Paula Rego at Tate Britain
Clockwise from top left: Paula Rego’s ‘Flood’ (1996), ‘The Artist in Her Studio’ (1993) and ‘The Dance’ (1988)
In Review

Exhibition of the week: Paula Rego at Tate Britain

Her art mixes folklore and ‘fetishistic menace’, enchantment and horror – and it ‘lingers powerfully in the mind’
16 Jul 2021
Theatre in review: The Wind in the Willows, Falstaff and Romeo & Juliet
Romeo & Juliet
In Review

Theatre in review: The Wind in the Willows, Falstaff and Romeo & Juliet

‘Enthralling’ outdoor theatre for children and staging that lifts the spirits
15 Jul 2021
35 books for your must-read bucket list
Books
In Focus

35 books for your must-read bucket list

Ignore the outside world and immerse yourself in these life-changing novels
14 Jul 2021
A Cold War tragedy: the execution of the Rosenbergs
Protest over the Rosenbergs in France
In Depth

A Cold War tragedy: the execution of the Rosenbergs

Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed as Soviet spies in 1953, but was Ethel innocent?
9 Jul 2021
Theatre reviews: what the critics are saying about Hairspray, As You Like It and A Little Night Music
Dennis and Ball in Hairspray
In Review

Theatre reviews: what the critics are saying about Hairspray, As You Like It and A Little Night Music

‘Who would have thought that one of the highlights of the summer would be watching Les Dennis fondle Michael Ball?’
9 Jul 2021
Book of the week: All In It Together by Alwyn Turner
Clegg and Cameron outside 10 Downing Street in 2010
In Review

Book of the week: All In It Together by Alwyn Turner

The hugely enjoyable fourth instalment of Turner’s series looking at Britain’s recent past
9 Jul 2021
Gustave Moreau’s The Fables at Waddesdon Manor: what the critics are saying
Gustave Moreau The Fables painting
In Review

Gustave Moreau’s The Fables at Waddesdon Manor: what the critics are saying

‘Looking at these dream-worlds is like passing through a fairy-tale forest thick with magic’
8 Jul 2021
How Denmark conquered England in 1013
A modern interpretation of Danish ships preparing to make landfall in England
Fact file

How Denmark conquered England in 1013

Danish warrior Sweyn Forkbeard is England’s ‘forgotten king’
7 Jul 2021
Audemars Piguet Art Commission: The Moon is Leaving Us by Phoebe Hui
Audemars_Piguet_Art_Commission_2021_Phoebe_Hui
Behind the scenes

Audemars Piguet Art Commission: The Moon is Leaving Us by Phoebe Hui

Swiss watchmaker’s support of contemporary arts continues apace
6 Jul 2021
Book of the week: Empire of Pain
OxyContin
In Review

Book of the week: Empire of Pain

Patrick Radden Keefe examines the dynasty behind the opioid crisis
2 Jul 2021
Epic Iran: what the critics are saying about the V&A’s new exhibition
Shirin Aliabadi’s Miss Hybrid #3 (2008)
In Review

Epic Iran: what the critics are saying about the V&A’s new exhibition

This is a blockbuster that both dazzles and informs, shedding light on one of the world’s most misunderstood nations
1 Jul 2021
Theatre of the week: Under Milk Wood, The Jungle Book and the Royal Ballet’s Beauty Mixed Programme
Michael Sheen on stage
In Review

Theatre of the week: Under Milk Wood, The Jungle Book and the Royal Ballet’s Beauty Mixed Programme

Across the country, outdoor (and indoor) theatre is flourishing in these socially distanced times
1 Jul 2021
Love Island reviews: ‘stomach-churningly fascinating’ or just all at sea?
Love Island contestants
In Review

Love Island reviews: ‘stomach-churningly fascinating’ or just all at sea?

Reality show lands zero star rating - but others argue it’s just what the doctor ordered for Covid-wearing nation
29 Jun 2021
Book of the week: The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock 
Alfred Hitchcock
In Review

Book of the week: The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock 

White’s unorthodox biography ‘dismembers Hitchcock into a dozen parts’ 
25 Jun 2021
Together: ‘an absolute wonder’
James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan in Together
In Review

Together: ‘an absolute wonder’

Sharon Horgan and James McAvoy give it ‘their understated all’ in BBC2’s feature-length drama
25 Jun 2021
Theatre of the week: Copenhagen, Happy Days, and Amadigi
Lisa Dwan in Happy Days
In Review

Theatre of the week: Copenhagen, Happy Days, and Amadigi

What the critics are saying about these three acclaimed openings
25 Jun 2021
Exhibition of the week: Nina Hamnett at Charleston
Nina Hamnett's work
In Review

Exhibition of the week: Nina Hamnett at Charleston

Bringing together some 30 paintings, the show reclaims Hamnett as ‘an artist to be reckoned with in her own right’
24 Jun 2021
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