In Review

Mixing it Up: Painting Today at the Hayward Gallery
Mixing it Up: Painting Today at the Hayward Gallery
In Review

Mixing it Up: Painting Today at the Hayward Gallery

The show is both ‘resolutely inclusive’ and ‘dramatically uneven‘
17 Sep 2021
Book of the week: The Radical Potter by Tristram Hunt
Tristram Hunt
In Review

Book of the week: The Radical Potter by Tristram Hunt

In this exceptional biography, Hunt shows that Josiah Wedgwood was the Steve Jobs of his day
17 Sep 2021
Frozen the Musical: what the critics are saying
Scene from Frozen on stage
In Review

Frozen the Musical: what the critics are saying

Stage production is ‘breathtaking’ but film’s ‘weak story’ and gaping ‘plot holes’ have not been resolved
16 Sep 2021
Sachi at Pantechnicon: sensational sushi in a sublime setting
A selection of Sachi sushi
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Sachi at Pantechnicon: sensational sushi in a sublime setting

Fresh ingredients used creatively is the game at this new Belgravia dining spot
15 Sep 2021
South Place Hotel: style and the City
South Place Hotel terrace
In Review

South Place Hotel: style and the City

The restaurants are as important as the rooms at this high-design bolthole
14 Sep 2021
Podcasts of the week: divorce, femmes fatales and 007’s lost car
Joan Bennett: the subject of Vanity Fair’s Love is a Crime
In Review

Podcasts of the week: divorce, femmes fatales and 007’s lost car

Featuring Forever is a Long Time, The Breakup Monologues and Love is a Crime
10 Sep 2021
Bedknobs and Broomsticks on stage: ‘a B-list Disney film, but an A-list adaptation’
Bedknobs and broomsticks on stage
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Bedknobs and Broomsticks on stage: ‘a B-list Disney film, but an A-list adaptation’

There are some odd tonal shifts, but this musical has ‘undeniable charm and wit‘
10 Sep 2021

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Galaxy Watch4: the new Samsung smartwatch that’s challenging Apple
Galaxy Watch4
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Galaxy Watch4: the new Samsung smartwatch that’s challenging Apple

The watch has some ‘new health capabilities’, such as snoring detection, but it’s a bit of a work in progress
10 Sep 2021
‘Not an easily likeable object’: what the critics are saying about the Humboldt Forum
The Humboldt Forum
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‘Not an easily likeable object’: what the critics are saying about the Humboldt Forum

The ‘massive’ €800m museum complex is designed to house Berlin’s vast holdings of non-European art
9 Sep 2021
Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace - what the critics are saying
A still from Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace
In Review

Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace - what the critics are saying

New made-for-TV film follows royal couple’s decision to start new life in California
8 Sep 2021
TV crime dramas to watch in 2021
Martin Compston in Vigil
In Review

TV crime dramas to watch in 2021

Vigil, Grace and Time are on this year’s must-binge list
8 Sep 2021
Sally Rooney’s Beautiful World, Where Are You: what the critics are saying
Sally Rooney
In Review

Sally Rooney’s Beautiful World, Where Are You: what the critics are saying

The Irish author‘s new book has been described as her best work yet - but not everyone is totally convinced
7 Sep 2021
Podcasts: Edwardiana, conspiracies and a kidnapping
Stephen Fry’s Edwardian Secrets
In Review

Podcasts: Edwardiana, conspiracies and a kidnapping

Featuring Stephen Fry’s Edwardian Secrets, Finding Q and The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra
3 Sep 2021
Book of the week: The Story of Work by Jan Lucassen
The Story of Work cover
In Review

Book of the week: The Story of Work by Jan Lucassen

Lucassen, a Dutch historian, sets out to ‘chronicle the history of human work’
3 Sep 2021
What the critics are saying about Ben Nicholson: From the Studio
Ben Nicholson, 1929 (Fireworks), 1929, Oil on wood, Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Angela Verren Taunt
In Review

What the critics are saying about Ben Nicholson: From the Studio

This idiosyncratic exhibition at Pallant House in Chichester focuses on the inspiration Nicholson drew from ‘mundane’ household objects
2 Sep 2021
What the critics are saying about Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser at the V&A
Carly Bawden as ‘Alice’ and Joshua Lacey as the white rabbit in Wonder.land, Royal National Theatre, London 2015
In Review

What the critics are saying about Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser at the V&A

Make no mistake: this is a ‘stupendous’ show, says The Observer
27 Aug 2021
Book of the week: A Brief History of Motion by Tom Standage
Cars
In Review

Book of the week: A Brief History of Motion by Tom Standage

Standage’s history of wheeled transport is richly rewarding
27 Aug 2021
Theatre in review: what the critics are saying about Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella
Cinderella musical
In Review

Theatre in review: what the critics are saying about Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella

Oscar-winner Emerald Fennell’s rebooted storyline and dialogue have ‘heart’ as well as ‘barbed wit’
26 Aug 2021
Podcasts: Lena Dunham and a ‘megachurch’ scandal
Lena Dunham: back with the ‘compelling’ The C-Word
In Review

Podcasts: Lena Dunham and a ‘megachurch’ scandal

Featuring The C-Word, The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Drilled, and The Tip Off
20 Aug 2021
Book of the week: Silent Earth by Dave Goulson
A bee on a flower
In Review

Book of the week: Silent Earth by Dave Goulson

Goulson’s new book on insects offers a much-needed challenge to humanity’s assumed ‘dominion over the planet’
20 Aug 2021
2:22 A Ghost Story: Lily Allen makes a triumphant stage debut
Lily Allen: a ‘superb’ performance in a haunted house thriller
In Review

2:22 A Ghost Story: Lily Allen makes a triumphant stage debut

People are snapping up tickets to see this ‘chilling romp’ at the Noël Coward Theatre
19 Aug 2021
Exhibition of the week: Folkestone Triennial
Mike Stubbs’s Climate Emergency Services: ‘crudely powerful’
In Review

Exhibition of the week: Folkestone Triennial

Much of the appeal of this event lies in its use of unlikely locations
19 Aug 2021
Book of the week: The Cult of We by Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell
WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann
In Review

Book of the week: The Cult of We by Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell

Two Wall Street Journal scribes chart the downfall of WeWork’s ‘messiah’
13 Aug 2021
Exhibition of the week: Tokyo (Art & Photography)
Tokyo from Utsurundesu series, since 2018
In Review

Exhibition of the week: Tokyo (Art & Photography)

The Ashmolean Museum’s new show is ‘as bustling and eclectic as Tokyo itself’
12 Aug 2021
Theatre in review: Anything Goes at the Barbican
Anything Goes
In Review

Theatre in review: Anything Goes at the Barbican

‘I would give it six stars if I could’
12 Aug 2021
Book of the week: Perversion of Justice by Julie K. Brown
Donald and Melania Trump pictured with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell in Florida in 2000
In Review

Book of the week: Perversion of Justice by Julie K. Brown

Brown’s account of Jeffrey Epstein’s undoing is a ‘searing indictment of a society in thrall to money and power’
6 Aug 2021
August podcast picks: Wild places, wooden pallets and WCs
Clockwise from left: Ways to Change the World, Get Flushed and Scotland Outdoors
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August podcast picks: Wild places, wooden pallets and WCs

Featuring Scotland Outdoors, The Skewer, The Boring Talks, Get Flushed and Ways to Change the World
6 Aug 2021
Theatre in review: Joseph, Oleanna and Hymn
Clockwise from left: Joseph, Oleanna and Hymn
In Review

Theatre in review: Joseph, Oleanna and Hymn

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is ‘firing on all cylinders’, says The Guardian
5 Aug 2021
Exhibition of the week: Bernardo Bellotto
Bernardo Bellotto The Fortress of Königstein from the North-West (1756-8)
In Review

Exhibition of the week: Bernardo Bellotto

This small, free exhibition at the National Gallery should not be missed
5 Aug 2021
‘Monstrous glowing orb’: plans for new sphere landmark divides London
Madison Square Garden Sphere
In Review

‘Monstrous glowing orb’: plans for new sphere landmark divides London

Neighbours concerned over plans for new structure as wide as the London Eye and as tall as Big Ben
5 Aug 2021
The Out: get a Range Rover Sport delivered to your door
Range Rover Sport Autobiography Dynamic
In Review

The Out: get a Range Rover Sport delivered to your door

Jaguar Land Rover’s premium service takes car hire to a luxury level
3 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
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
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