Fresh ears

2 November 2006 9:29 am

We were on holiday last week for half- term and, as so often when I have time off, I started…

Royle class

2 November 2006 8:40 am

I was in Zagreb last weekend. The city closes early on Saturday, so I ended up watching television in my…

Reithian values

26 October 2006 10:24 am

‘It’s a potential social menace of the first magnitude,’ declared John Reith, founding father of the BBC, in an interview…

Mixed blessings

26 October 2006 10:13 am

Labelling is an annoying trait. The practice, instigated by some highbrows for their own pleasure, has rapidly spread among dance-goers,…

Multiple choice

26 October 2006 10:03 am

Right, here is a quiz for you. As I have said, again and again, I’m fed up with doing everything…

First impressions

26 October 2006 9:58 am

‘Late Art’ has nowadays become a weary cliché: the notion of a closing vision — summatory, transcendent, prophesying future or…

Overwhelmed by Janacek

26 October 2006 9:49 am

It is a tribute to various things, primarily to Janacek’s genius, that the new production of Jenufa by ENO is…

Followers of fashion

26 October 2006 9:45 am

The word ‘flâneur’ — from the French ‘flâner’, to stroll — is enjoying a comeback among a new generation of…

Beyond appearances

26 October 2006 9:31 am

The sculptor Antony Gormley tells Mary Wakefield that art should be an adventure

Crisis of confidence

26 October 2006 9:24 am

What do you find at the world’s great antiques fairs these days? The answer, increasingly, is modern and contemporary art.…

Eastern promise

26 October 2006 9:17 am

There was a time when Chinese artists walked on eggshells for fear of offending the old men of power in…

Fresh and wild

26 October 2006 8:59 am

Andrew Lambirth on the abstract painter Roger Hilton and his show at Tate St Ives

Hug a hoodie and Gilbert & George

26 October 2006 8:55 am

Martin Gayford on why David Cameron should embrace contemporary art

Common touch

19 October 2006 12:42 pm

It’s difficult to believe that the golden boy of British art — as David Hockney remained for so many years…

Ignoring fossil fuels

19 October 2006 12:36 pm

Earlier this year, a book appeared celebrating the first ten years of the Stirling Prize for architecture

Keep out of politics

19 October 2006 12:27 pm

‘Museums are the new United Nations.’

Golden Gilda

19 October 2006 12:21 pm

Opera North’s home at the Grand Theatre Leeds now boasts a resplendent auditorium, with lacquered walls and raked stalls, so…

Over the top

19 October 2006 10:53 am

From its very opening scene this film is exquisitely, lavishly gorgeous and on and on it goes, being exquisitely and…

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