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…

Brave knight

21 September 2006 9:59 am

It all sounds very kinky, really, bringing together the two Sir Johns under one roof; Sir John Betjeman, so amiable,…

Another country

21 September 2006 9:53 am

There’s something different about Tai-Shan Schierenberg’s new show at Flowers Central: it has a title, Myths. This may not sound…

Thoughts made visible

21 September 2006 9:41 am

It’s very pleasant to be able to greet a small show at the V&A after the relentless stream of blockbusters…

Welcome return

20 September 2006 4:04 pm

Welsh National Opera’s new production of Monteverdi’s finest surviving opera, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, is an almost unqualified success,…

Carry on camping

20 September 2006 3:59 pm

At last the BBC has worked out what to do with Graham Norton

How Leonardo did it

14 September 2006 9:09 am

Alasdair Palmer talks to the French artist who has discovered the secret of the Master’s technique

Papal travels

14 September 2006 9:05 am

In 1435 a young Tuscan poet and diplomat visited the court of James I in Edinburgh. The purpose of his…

Appetite for gloom

14 September 2006 8:57 am

James Pryde (1866–1941) is one of those artists who enjoyed a considerable vogue in their own lifetime, and resurface now…

Supporting the artisan

13 September 2006 6:38 pm

The ancient tradition of arts patronage is being revived in Marbella

Just desserts

13 September 2006 6:37 pm

There are, as we all know, many disadvantages to going away on holiday

Wives and wooings

13 September 2006 6:32 pm

The programme gets it right in rating Henry VIII ‘at the edge of William Shakespeare’s drama and theatre’. It’s from…

A right royal collection

30 August 2006 6:02 pm

Queen Elizabeth had a passion for collecting art. Andrew Lambirth finds much to admire

Ways with Wagner

30 August 2006 6:00 pm

Recently the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation interviewed me about some of my views on Wagner

Bagpipes in our baggage

30 August 2006 5:40 pm

These have been trying times for itinerant musicians

Poetic valediction

30 August 2006 5:31 pm

I’m glad Radio Four had the good sense to mark the centenary of the birth of John Betjeman

Criminal mindsets

30 August 2006 5:22 pm

Every Wednesday night secretive groups of sinister bearded men all over Britain tune in to Sleeper Cell