Arts feature

Brutal beauty

21 April 2010 12:00 am

William Cook takes us on a tour of 2010’s unlikely European Capital of Culture

In the firing line

14 April 2010 12:00 am

Henrietta Bredin goes backstage at the Royal Opera House and finds a stash of weaponry

Alive and kicking

7 April 2010 12:00 am

Marianne Gray talks to Debbie Reynolds, one of the last of Hollywood’s Golden Era

Time for thought

31 March 2010 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth on how a powerful Easter message can be found in images of the Crucifixion

Round the galleries

24 March 2010 12:00 am

I admire J.G. Ballard, who died last year, but much of his writing leaves me cold — as if abandoned in one of the lunar jungles or deserts that Max Ernst’s paintings so often depict.

A diet of unrelenting mush

17 March 2010 12:00 am

Ben West on the decline in quality of regional theatre; he fears it can only get worse

A woman of substance

10 March 2010 12:00 am

Felicity Kendal tells a surprised Mary Wakefield of her admiration for Mrs Warren

A view from the pit

3 March 2010 12:00 am

Henrietta Bredin talks to the leader of ENO’s orchestra about working ‘in the trenches’

Rare magic

24 February 2010 12:00 am

Paul Nash: The Elements
Dulwich Picture Gallery, until 9 May

The Russian connection

10 February 2010 12:00 am

Marianne Gray talks to Helen Mirren about her latest film, for which she’s had an Oscar nomination

‘If he couldn’t paint, he couldn’t live’

3 February 2010 12:00 am

Ariane Bankes talks to the widow of Arshile Gorky, whose retrospective is about to open at Tate

The first Romantic

27 January 2010 12:00 am

Peter Phillips on the life and times of Chopin, who was born 200 years ago

Do the locomotion

20 January 2010 12:00 am

On the Move: Visualising Action
Estorick Collection, 39a Canonbury Square, London N1, until 18 April

Mahler’s mass following

13 January 2010 12:00 am

It is 150 years since the composer’s birth. Michael Kennedy on his remarkable popularity

Wry, clever and cool

6 January 2010 12:00 am

A driven George Clooney tells Marianne Gray how important it is not to get typecast

A look ahead

30 December 2009 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth on artistic delights and pleasures we can look forward to in 2010


14 December 2009 12:00 am

Henrietta Bredin on boats, trains, planes that transport singers around the stage

Communicating through music

9 December 2009 12:00 am

Henrietta Bredin on how Music for Life can help overcome the isolation of dementia sufferers

Closely guarded secret

2 December 2009 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth on how the cult of youth can lead to the neglect of distinguished older artists

Christmas round-up

25 November 2009 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth trawls the galleries and finds a visual feast for the festive season

Under the skin

18 November 2009 12:00 am

Marianne Gray talks to John Malkovich about his latest film, his vanity and his first love, the stage

Dallas bucks the trend

11 November 2009 12:00 am

Henrietta Bredin talks to Spencer de Grey, architect of the new opera house in Texas

The ultimate jam session

4 November 2009 12:00 am

Peter Hoskin celebrates 50 years of American independent cinema

Museological capriccio

21 October 2009 12:00 am

There are not many palazzi in Florence still occupied by their original families.

Ready for anything

14 October 2009 12:00 am

Henrietta Bredin talks to Simon McBurney about his latest challenge: doing Beckett for the first time