Arts feature

Dates for your diary

29 December 2008 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth looks forward to some great exhibitions in the year ahead

A bucolic paradise

12 December 2008 12:00 am

Ronald Blythe examines William Blake’s influence on the work of the 19th-century artist Samuel Palmer

Music and emotion

10 December 2008 12:00 am

Damian Thompson says we can learn a lot about Beethoven if we look beyond the symphonies

Poles apart

3 December 2008 12:00 am

Saul Steinberg: Illuminations
Dulwich Picture Gallery, until 15 February 2009 Cartoons & Coronets: The Genius of Osbert Lancaster
The Wallace Collection, until 11 January 2009

Out of the ordinary

26 November 2008 12:00 am

Carolyn Bartholomew talks to Tilda Swinton, an actor who has made a career out of being unconventional

Mystery of the missing tapes

19 November 2008 12:00 am

Selina Mills on how some newly discovered tapes give us a glimpse into the life of Agatha Christie

Putting criminals on stage

12 November 2008 12:00 am

Danny Kruger explains how his theatre company helps offenders to go straight

How Boris got under his skin

5 November 2008 12:00 am

Henrietta Bredin talks to Edward Gardner, English National Opera’s music director

Playing a public enemy

29 October 2008 12:00 am

Toby Jones, Karl Rove in the film W, explains his character’s relationship with President Bush

Worshipping a golden calf

22 October 2008 12:00 am

Martin Gayford considers whether we are in the final, pre-popping stages of an art bubble

A man apart

15 October 2008 12:00 am

The great days of cinema are not over: they live on in Terence Davies, writes Peter Hoskin

An insidious form of censorship

8 October 2008 12:00 am

Dominic Cooke on why we must guard against a self-perpetuating climate of fear and timidity

A power to enthral

1 October 2008 12:00 am

Henrietta Bredin on how book illustrations can bring the narrative to life

Ayckbourn’s unflinching gaze

24 September 2008 12:00 am

Veronica Lee profiles the playwright as the Old Vic revives his best-known work

Poetry in motion

17 September 2008 12:00 am

Henrietta Bredin talks to Peter Manning about taking risks and creating opportunities

‘Booming, beaming waves of noise’

10 September 2008 12:00 am

Igor Toronyi-Lalic looks back to the early 20th century when organs were in their heyday

Top drama at bargain prices

3 September 2008 12:00 am

Lloyd Evans talks to the Donmar’s artistic director Michael Grandage about his Wyndham’s venture

Perennial Cézanne

20 August 2008 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth on the artist’s profound and far-reaching influence

All roads lead East

13 August 2008 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth on our continuing fascination with the Orient

Edinburgh’s cultural jamboree

6 August 2008 12:00 am

Lloyd Evans on the esotericism of the Festival and the ragamuffin risk-taking of the Fringe

Corruption, celebrity and confidence

30 July 2008 12:00 am

Lloyd Evans talks to Matthew Bourne about his new ballet Dorian Gray and co-directing Oliver!

Moral and political dilemmas

23 July 2008 12:00 am

Robert Gore-Langton talks to Ronald Harwood about musical life in Nazi Germany

‘Culture knows no political borders’

16 July 2008 12:00 am

Tiffany Jenkins talks to James Cuno about looting, exporting and owning antiquities

What a carry on

9 July 2008 12:00 am

James Walton suggests reading George Orwell in order to understand the appeal of Carry On films

A world elsewhere

2 July 2008 12:00 am

Henrietta Bredin visits Oslo's new opera house and finds it impressive, both inside and out