Objects of affection

6 December 2006 4:16 pm

Mary Wakefield talks to Craigie Aitchison about Bedlingtons — and about his painting

Bird’s-eye views

6 December 2006 4:08 pm

Georg Gerster (born 1928) is a Swiss photographer who specialises in shooting from above. For more than 40 years he…

Going wild

6 December 2006 4:05 pm

In November 1905, in the Galerie Ernst Arnold, four young architecture students from the Dresden Technical School had their first…

Supreme challenge

6 December 2006 3:49 pm

Any article about a production of Wagner’s Ring cycle has to begin by saying that it is the supreme challenge…

Stormy waters

6 December 2006 3:41 pm

Periodically, Radio Three sails into stormy waters, a section of its listeners taking a dislike to some new policy intiative…

Cultural debate

6 December 2006 3:39 pm

Some playwrights mellow with age, but not David Hare. His sense of righteous indignation knows no bounds. According to press…

Past perfect

6 December 2006 3:37 pm

It was one of those perfect New York days that make you feel grateful to be alive. I’d eaten my…

Funny girls

6 December 2006 3:29 pm

There’s a programme I sometimes do on the right-wing guerilla media website 18 Doughty Street which I think you might…

Flying high with music and words

29 November 2006 5:45 pm

Henrietta Bredin talks to the composer Jonathan Dove about his latest commissions

Talent show

29 November 2006 5:44 pm

The National Gallery of Art in Washington presented a feast for the eyes this week. Three feasts, in fact. To…

Playing with the past

29 November 2006 5:42 pm

Louis le Brocquy is 90 this year and his new show at Gimpel’s is merely one of four current celebratory…

Heaven and hell

29 November 2006 5:38 pm

Stanley Spencer (1891–1959) and Francis Bacon (1909–92) were near contemporaries but their work holds little in common. Although both are…

So-so, actually

29 November 2006 5:34 pm

Honestly, before I took up this beat I had no idea how many new movies aren’t that great and aren’t…

Vintage year

29 November 2006 5:31 pm

Glyndebourne on Tour is having a vintage year, and that’s not counting its Die Fledermaus, which, favourite work of mine…

News values

29 November 2006 5:17 pm

The death of Nick Clarke, The World at One, Any Questions and Round Britain Quiz presenter, jolted many commentators —…

After the tsunami

29 November 2006 5:11 pm

There was much pre-publicity around Tsunami — The Aftermath (BBC1, Tuesday) implying that the second anniversary of the disaster was…

Who needs prizes?

23 November 2006 9:48 am

Art awards are no longer hot news, but they should be

Eminent Victorians

23 November 2006 9:45 am

At Leighton House in Holland Park, one of the most delightful of London’s museums, is currently an exhibition of drawings…

Brits on Broadway

23 November 2006 9:41 am

The Brits on Broadway are remarkably well represented at a time when theatre in New York is still suffering

Desperately seeking stardom

23 November 2006 9:38 am

Connie Fisher, the winner of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s search-for-a-star reality TV show, hits the ground running in The Sound of…

Raising the dead

23 November 2006 9:31 am

In his late ‘romances’ Shakespeare reaches out for happy endings in which sinners are forgiven and the unjustly dead restored…

Sparkle-free birthday

23 November 2006 9:26 am

I have always loved Rambert’s artistic eclecticism. The dancers’ ability to adapt to different choreographic styles and demands goes far…

Hello – and goodbye

22 November 2006 6:53 pm

Poulenc’s La voix humaine is a brief, powerful piece, and it’s a matter for gratitude that Opera North has staged…

Grim thoughts

22 November 2006 6:50 pm

‘The medium needs glitz, it needs glamour, it needs an ego’

Triangle of death

22 November 2006 6:48 pm

Had Ivo been watching Saddam’s Road to Hell with me, he would have got to see his first snuff video