Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture
10 July 2018

The King and I: a West End treat

Those crying ‘Western imperialism’ are really missing the point.

6 July 2018

Fearful, joyful sex

The playwright behind The Inheritance talks EM Forster, the AIDS crisis and the eternal joy of sex.

29 June 2018

Martin McDonagh has the last laugh, again

The Lieutenant of Inishmore is as rebellious as it was 20 years ago.

28 June 2018

Frida Kahlo: art trumps identity

She may be an icon – but it’s time to recognise her as a great artist, too.

26 June 2018

The philistine destruction of Johnny Depp

Rolling Stone’s hatchet job shows little understanding of what makes a great artist.

12 June 2018

Why the British Museum should keep the Elgin Marbles

Museums should resist the pressure to repatriate ancient artefacts.

31 May 2018

The Great American Novelist

Philip Roth’s American Pastoral is one of the finest novels of all time.

30 May 2018

Hubert Selby Jr’s war on God

Last Exit to Brooklyn is a testament to a deeply humanist sensibility.

Who’s afraid of the N-word?

No, singing along to the N-word in a rap song doesn’t make you racist.

How kids’ lit became misery lit

Adventure stories are out; tales of woe and stress and illness are in.