In Review

Albums of the week: Handel, Billie Marten and Olivia Rodrigo
Olivia Rodrigo
In Review

Albums of the week: Handel, Billie Marten and Olivia Rodrigo

What are the critics saying about Flora Fauna, Sour and Rodelinda?
4 Jun 2021
What are the critics saying about Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms?
Infinity Mirrored Room
In Review

What are the critics saying about Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms?

The much-hyped Tate Modern exhibition has been described as ‘endlessly entrancing’ as well as ‘disquieting’
3 Jun 2021
Hotel Savoy Florence: reignite your passion for luxury travel
Hotel Savoy in Florence
In Review

Hotel Savoy Florence: reignite your passion for luxury travel

This haven of Italian style is the perfect base to explore the city from
3 Jun 2021
Podcasts of the week: exploring books, the deep sea and Tom Waits
Graham Norton book club
In Review

Podcasts of the week: exploring books, the deep sea and Tom Waits

Featuring The Graham Norton Book Club, The Deep-Sea Podcast and Rolling Stone Music Now
28 May 2021
Book of the week: Burning Man
DH Lawrence
In Review

Book of the week: Burning Man

Frances Wilson sifts through D.H. Lawrence’s legacy for ‘what remains urgent and alive’
28 May 2021
What are the critics saying about David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring?
David Hockney painting
In Review

What are the critics saying about David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring?

The paintings are described as ‘fresh’ and ‘joyous’, but also ‘unremarkable’
28 May 2021
Albums of the week
Sons of Kemet - Black to the Future
In Review

Albums of the week

New releases from Sons of Kemet, Paul Weller, and Les Vents Français
28 May 2021
Thomas Becket: murder and the making of a saint
Stained glass
In Review

Thomas Becket: murder and the making of a saint

The Guardian says this show ‘makes the art of the Middle Ages come alive’
27 May 2021
Albums of the week
St Vincent album
In Review

Albums of the week

New releases from Squid and St. Vincent
24 May 2021
Podcasts of the week: sitting down, music, and life-altering events
Life Changing with Jane Garvey
In Review

Podcasts of the week: sitting down, music, and life-altering events

Featuring A Somewhat Complete History of Sitting Down, Aria Code, Sticky Notes and Life Changing with Jane Garvey
21 May 2021
Book review: Doom by Niall Ferguson
Niall Ferguson's Doom
In Review

Book review: Doom by Niall Ferguson

The Scottish-born Harvard historian Niall Ferguson has put the pandemic in the historical context of catastrophes
21 May 2021
Exhibition of the week: The Making of Rodin
Auguste Rodin - The Burghers of Calais
In Review

Exhibition of the week: The Making of Rodin

For all its strengths, the show is let down by a needlessly ‘censorious’ attitude towards its subject
20 May 2021
Podcasts: on crime and punishment
The Lazarus Heist
In Review

Podcasts: on crime and punishment

Featuring Life Jolt, Prison Bag, Prison Break and The Lazarus Heist
14 May 2021
Albums of the week
Marianne Faithfull with Warren Ellis - She Walks in Beauty
In Review

Albums of the week

New releases from Marianne Faithfull with Warren Ellis, The Coral, and Freddie De Tommaso
14 May 2021
Book of the week: Nuclear Folly
Nuclear Folly
In Review

Book of the week: Nuclear Folly

Serhii Plokhy’s ‘gripping narrative’ reveals the bad decisions that led to the Cuban missile crisis
14 May 2021
Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema
Jason and the Argonauts (1963): ‘a sense of the marvellous’
In Review

Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema

The special effects pioneer’s love of art and mythology is explored in this newly reopened show
10 May 2021
Podcasts: middle age, sport and criminal minds
Lindsey Hilsum: a “total blast” on The Shift podcast
In Review

Podcasts: middle age, sport and criminal minds

Featuring The Shift, Letters From A Killer, Tailenders and more
7 May 2021
Book of the week: The Duchess Countess
The Duchess Countess book
In Review

Book of the week: The Duchess Countess

Catherine Ostler’s ‘scintillating’ biography of Elizabeth Chudleigh
7 May 2021
Podcasts: sleep, fraud and lexophilia
Cassell’s Book of Birds
In Review

Podcasts: sleep, fraud and lexophilia

Featuring The Sink: A Sleep Aid, Boring Books for Bedtime, The Improvement Association and more
30 Apr 2021
Book of the week: Monica Jones, Philip Larkin and Me
Monica Jones, Philip Larkin and Me by John Sutherland
In Review

Book of the week: Monica Jones, Philip Larkin and Me

John Sutherland’s ‘eye-opening’ book about the poet and his long-term girlfriend
30 Apr 2021
Podcasts: exploring work strife and faked deaths
Alice Fiennes and Poppy Damon: exploring pseudocide
In Review

Podcasts: exploring work strife and faked deaths

Featuring Pseudocide, How’s Work?, and The Rob Auton Daily Podcast
23 Apr 2021
Albums of the week
Flyte - This Is Really Going To Hurt
In Review

Albums of the week

New releases from Flyte, Schubert, and Peggy Seeger
23 Apr 2021
Book of the week: Letters to Camondo
Letters to Camondo by Edmund de Waal
In Review

Book of the week: Letters to Camondo

Edmund de Waal pens a unique companion volume to his 2010 bestseller The Hare with Amber Eyes
23 Apr 2021
Book of the week: The Double Life of Bob Dylan 
American rock and folk musician Bob Dylan in May 1966
In Review

Book of the week: The Double Life of Bob Dylan 

Clinton Heylin’s 528-page tome – which only takes us as far as 1966 – proves the singer to be a ‘fibber’ 
16 Apr 2021
Podcasts: spies, grief and rock ‘n’ roll 
Spy Affair’s Maria Butina: a tale of ‘sex, lies and guns’
In Review

Podcasts: spies, grief and rock ‘n’ roll 

Featuring Spy Affair, Griefcast, Criminal, and Laura Barton’s Notes on Music
16 Apr 2021
Albums of the week
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders and the LSO - Promises
In Review

Albums of the week

New releases from Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders and the LSO; Lise Davidsen; and Dry Cleaning
16 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
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
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
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
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
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