Bryan Appleyard


Ways of seeing

7 January 2017 9:00 am

‘Radical’ is like ‘creative’, a word that has been enfeebled to the point of meaninglessness. Everybody seems to want to…


A different class of snob

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

‘Ah, beware of snobbery,’ said Cary Grant, who was surprisingly often the smartest guy in the room. ‘It is the unwelcome recognition…


The descent of man

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Why do humans want to build robots? It seems, on the face of it, to be a suicidal endeavour, destroying…


A mystery, even to herself

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Armed with their tiny Leicas and Nikons, most of the great postwar ‘street’ photographers liked to be unobtrusive; they wanted…


Net effect

29 October 2016 9:00 am

As a documentary-maker, Werner Herzog is a master of tone. His widely parodied voiceovers — breathy, raspy, ominous — are…