Missing erotica

19 May 2006 5:08 pm

Listing page content here Dance and eroticism have long gone hand in hand. For centuries, moving bodies have been regarded…

Cool cat

19 May 2006 4:59 pm

Listing page content here My sister and I never had pets as children, or rather we had them but they…

Murder in the cathedral

19 May 2006 4:55 pm

Listing page content here There can’t be many more tantalising prospects for an operatic composer than writing an opera about…

Fiddling with Milton

19 May 2006 4:46 pm

Listing page content here Good and evil slug it out in Paradise Lost. Good triumphs, just about. So, too, in…

American beauty

19 May 2006 4:42 pm

Listing page content here Although I don’t buy it often, I’ve always liked the New Yorker magazine, not only for…

First impressions

19 May 2006 4:39 pm

I greatly enjoyed The Impressionists (BBC1, Sunday) in spite of clunky lines.

Orchestrating support

19 May 2006 9:39 am

How much influence do US patrons have over programming, asks Stephen Pettitt

Mixed company

19 May 2006 9:34 am

The pre-eminent Italian still-life painter Giorgio Morandi

Chaos theory

19 May 2006 9:28 am

A model couple, Alain and Bénédicte, live a perfect life in a clean white suburban house.

Expensive silliness

19 May 2006 9:25 am

What can you say about this music? You can only throw yourself on your knees and offer up your thanks

Clash of cultures

19 May 2006 9:14 am

The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Peter Shaffer’s 1964 play about the conquest of the Incas

Dream again

19 May 2006 8:46 am

Pointillisme — impressionism by numbers

Overworked humour

19 May 2006 8:40 am

Watching the episode of the Simpsons written by and starring Ricky Gervais.

Office politics

19 May 2006 8:29 am

The slot at the end of The Westminster Hour on Sunday evenings is rarely dull and often quite informative.

Spreading the word

17 May 2006 3:40 pm

How an exhibition underlines the purpose and aims of the British Museum

Bones of contention

17 May 2006 3:36 pm

All over the world, scholarly folk look to Neil MacGregor — who writes opposite — to hold the line.

Lighten our darkness

17 May 2006 3:34 pm

Lately I have adopted Word from Wormingford by Ronald Blythe as a bedside book.

Lest we forget

17 May 2006 3:31 pm

Visitors to the once devastated but now completely reconstructed and rather charming little town of Ypres will find themselves bowing the head to 54,896 dead soldiers of the Salient, as the front-line arc became known.

Talent to amuse

17 May 2006 3:28 pm

The restaurant at Tate Britain is famous for two things — its wine list and its mural.

Portrait power

17 May 2006 3:20 pm

Tate Liverpool is the first venue for a memorial exhibition of the painter Marie-Louise von Motesiczky (born Vienna 1906, died London 1996).

Worthy farewell

17 May 2006 3:14 pm

Franco Alfano’s Cyrano de Bergerac may not be a masterpiece, though I would claim that it is a first-rate second-rate work, to use a handy taxonomy of Richard Strauss.

High fives

17 May 2006 3:09 pm

There is no doubt that BareBones’ The 5 Man Show will stay vividly in the memory of any dance-goer

Holy smoke

17 May 2006 3:06 pm

So it’s here at last, the big hitter: The Da Vinci Code.

Following Chekhov

17 May 2006 3:04 pm

When he wrote Enemies, Gorky was in love. The object of his desire was the artistry of Chekhov and this…

Walking on eggshells

17 May 2006 3:01 pm

I went to train in Manchester a year or so after the Moors murders, and they continued to hang over the city like an old-fashioned smog, sickening and inescapable.