Arts

Mauvais goût

31 January 2013 2:00 pm

It was dinner at a prize-winning hotel in Burgundy. I looked, stupefied, at an awkward arrangement of trapezoidal plates, unaccommodating…

The shock of the old

24 January 2013 2:00 pm

New Yorker music critic Alex Ross published The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century five years ago, earning…

The shock of the old

24 January 2013 2:00 pm

New Yorker music critic Alex Ross published The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century five years ago, earning…

Why Rubens should go

17 January 2013 2:00 pm

The Blow family has had its disasters. There has been madness, murder and suicides. But before those mishaps there was…

The making of a myth

17 January 2013 2:00 pm

When John Kelly was transported from Tipperary to Tasmania in 1841, for stealing pigs, he couldn’t have imagined that 170…

The making of a myth

17 January 2013 2:00 pm

When John Kelly was transported from Tipperary to Tasmania in 1841, for stealing pigs, he couldn’t have imagined that 170…

Insomniac’s heaven

10 January 2013 2:00 pm

If I wake up at too rude an hour to get up — before four o’clock, let’s say — Through…

Insomniac’s heaven

10 January 2013 2:00 pm

If I wake up at too rude an hour to get up — before four o’clock, let’s say — Through…

Magical mystery tour

3 January 2013 2:00 pm

Pontius Pilate is deciding the fate of Ha-Notsri (aka Jesus) in Herod’s palace. In Stalin’s Moscow, meanwhile, the Devil (aka…

Magical mystery tour

3 January 2013 2:00 pm

Pontius Pilate is deciding the fate of Ha-Notsri (aka Jesus) in Herod’s palace. In Stalin’s Moscow, meanwhile, the Devil (aka…

Bourne again

3 January 2013 2:00 pm

While most theatres brace themselves for the annual invasion of prancing Nutcrackers and flying snowmen, Sadler’s Wells offers something that…

Special K

28 December 2012 2:00 pm

There’s a K-Pop Academy in London. Students go through a 12-week course and learn not only the finer points of…

Special K

28 December 2012 2:00 pm

There’s a K-Pop Academy in London. Students go through a 12-week course and learn not only the finer points of…

London’s high life

13 December 2012 2:00 am

You can take a five-minute flight across the Thames on something called the Emirates Air Line. It’s a cable-car ride…

In the worst possible taste

13 December 2012 2:00 am

What are the rules of taste at Christmas? How might the fastidious chart a neat path through this garish and…

London’s high life

13 December 2012 2:00 am

You can take a five-minute flight across the Thames on something called the Emirates Air Line. It’s a cable-car ride…

In the worst possible taste

13 December 2012 2:00 am

What are the rules of taste at Christmas? How might the fastidious chart a neat path through this garish and…

Selling secrecy

6 December 2012 2:00 pm

In the ‘psychotherapy ward’ of a secret venue somewhere in east London, watercolour portraits of troubled male faces line the…

Selling secrecy

6 December 2012 2:00 pm

In the ‘psychotherapy ward’ of a secret venue somewhere in east London, watercolour portraits of troubled male faces line the…

Review: The Rolling Stones at the O2 Arena

29 November 2012 2:00 pm

‘How’re you doing in the cheap seats? They’re not that cheap, though, that’s the problem,’ said Mick Jagger as he…

Review: The Rolling Stones at the O2 Arena

29 November 2012 2:00 pm

‘How’re you doing in the cheap seats? They’re not that cheap, though, that’s the problem,’ said Mick Jagger as he…

A world apart

22 November 2012 2:00 pm

Although the starving artist in the garret is no longer the favourite public stereotype, painters and sculptors remain something of…

The Dagenham Dustbin

22 November 2012 2:00 pm

For those of us who find passion in national iconography, this is a melancholy historical moment. It’s a very bad…

A world apart

22 November 2012 2:00 pm

Although the starving artist in the garret is no longer the favourite public stereotype, painters and sculptors remain something of…

The Dagenham Dustbin

22 November 2012 2:00 pm

For those of us who find passion in national iconography, this is a melancholy historical moment. It’s a very bad…