Altered images

19 October 2006 10:44 am

At the Cheltenham Festival last week, Professor John Sutherland was on a panel discussing Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea

The witching hour

19 October 2006 9:39 am

Twilight, the witching hour — that tantalising moment on the cusp of day and night when everything seems strange, poignant…

‘There are no barriers’

19 October 2006 9:36 am

Henrietta Bredin talks to the opera singer Lesley Garrett about her first West End show

Journey of the soul

11 October 2006 3:18 pm

Rosamund Pike, starring in the West End, exposes the dramatic depths of Tennessee Williams

Masterpieces in miniature

11 October 2006 3:15 pm

Regular readers of this column will be aware that I champion small exhibitions which combine judicious selection with sufficient breadth…

An ancient modernist

11 October 2006 3:12 pm

In 1944 an Allied bomb fell into the circular courtyard of the ancient Roman-inspired house that Andrea Mantegna had built…

Carr’s coup

11 October 2006 3:07 pm

Mark Glazebrook talks to the curator of the National Gallery’s Velázquez exhibition

Soggy in the corps

11 October 2006 3:03 pm

There are many different ways to start a ballet season, but an artistically disjointed triple bill is not the ideal…

Enjoy it while it lasts

11 October 2006 2:39 pm

My friend Mitch rings up. ‘Guess what my album of the year is?’ He is trying to fool me into…

Trivial brilliance

11 October 2006 2:30 pm

Each time I see Shostakovich’s once controversial opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk I am impressed by what brilliant performances it…

Colour coding

11 October 2006 2:27 pm

The recently concluded Kandinsky exhibition at Tate Modern was widely appreciated for showing how music influenced the artist’s move towards…

Light on a master

5 October 2006 9:10 am

It’s strange that while Britain has gone fairly mad over Mozart’s 250th anniversary, with vulgarities ranging from Mozart for Babies…

Lines of beauty

5 October 2006 9:06 am

Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/8–1543) needs no introduction: his vision of kingship in the person of Henry VIII has become…

Unforgettable fire

5 October 2006 9:04 am

Places, like property prices, go up and down. Margate, in the most northerly corner of Kent, is just beginning the…

Meryl’s movie

5 October 2006 8:58 am

So, to cut straight to what you really want to know without having to wade through several paragraphs of plot-rehash…

Lessons from Tristan

4 October 2006 6:57 pm

It’s more than three years since there was a production of Wagner’s ultimate masterpiece, Tristan und Isolde, in the UK,…

Bare cheek

4 October 2006 6:52 pm

Normally I detest people who use laptops on crowded trains, but if you’re watching a DVD your elbows aren’t flying,…

Pushing the boundaries

28 September 2006 10:10 am

Christopher Frayling on the importance of supporting the innovative and experimental in art

Overwhelming legacy

28 September 2006 10:04 am

What a spectacle at the Royal Academy: the main galleries packed with the sculptures of Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), in a…

Exercise in patriotism

28 September 2006 10:01 am

Honestly, first it’s restaurant reviews and now it’s films, too, which does make me think: what next? Deborah, when you…

Love all

28 September 2006 9:44 am

Michael Boyd’s Complete Works festival may not have over-garlanded Stratford with bunting and flags, but it’s made the town a…

Unfinished business

28 September 2006 9:29 am

Mozart is full of loose ends and extremes. One-off miniatures, contextless and unparalleled, of singular profundity and perfection — the…

Why I’m me

28 September 2006 9:20 am

It’s only since watching Stephen Fry’s brilliant Secret Life of the Manic Depressive (BBC2, Tuesday) that I’ve begun properly to…

On the trail of Hogarth

21 September 2006 10:08 am

Robin Simon finds the artist in some unexpected places, both here and abroad

Making arrangements

21 September 2006 10:05 am

Recently I found myself lured for the second time in as many years to what is surely one of the…