Arts

Remembering John Mills

30 April 2005 12:00 am

The Mills family, according to David Thomson, has ‘crowded us out with insipid, tennis-club talent’, which is a cruel verdict,…

Mongolian massacres

30 April 2005 12:00 am

Genghis Khan (BBC1, Monday) was a remarkable 60-minute documentary. Normally, something filmed on such a massive scale would be stretched…

In love with paint

30 April 2005 12:00 am

Peter Coker died in December last year after a long illness. He had been involved in the initial choice of…

French connection

30 April 2005 12:00 am

When I started visiting Barcelona in 1961, its museums were both thin on the ground and impoverished, and the lingua…

Regime change

30 April 2005 12:00 am

It’s quite hard to enjoy Shakespeare’s history plays these days if you have any sympathy for Blair’s decision to throw…

Animal passion

30 April 2005 12:00 am

ENO’s production of Berg’s Lulu, first mounted three years ago, is one of its outstanding successes. Richard Jones, the director,…

Look and learn

23 April 2005 12:00 am

Look and learn

Seduced by Bentley

23 April 2005 12:00 am

Seduced by Bentley

Literary connections

23 April 2005 12:00 am

Fate has not dealt kindly with Sir John Everett Millais (1829–96). For those who are not enthusiasts of the Pre-Raphaelites,…

Puppetry of the fairy band

23 April 2005 12:00 am

A chill spring day in Stratford for the RSC’s launch of its summer comedies season with a new Midsummer Night’s…

Hero of the counter-culture

16 April 2005 12:00 am

Robert Crumb (born Philadelphia 1943) is variously hailed as a ‘virtuoso weirdo’, the ‘father of underground comics’ and ‘the Brueghel…

The Manx factor

16 April 2005 12:00 am

Bryan Kneale comes from the Isle of Man and, after winning the Rome Prize from the Royal Academy Schools, was…

Child’s play

16 April 2005 12:00 am

Compton Verney House has reopened for its second season, continuing its founder Sir Peter Moore’s aim of bringing art which…

Setting limits

16 April 2005 12:00 am

While the ENO Ring was in preparation, and we were seeing semi-staged performances of the dramas at the old Coliseum…

Chemistry desert

16 April 2005 12:00 am

Until James Bond came along in the Sixties, the most successful movie series to date had been the Road pictures…

Portraits of a fantasy city

9 April 2005 12:00 am

Laura Gascoigne on a small but select exhibition of Venetian paintings in Amsterdam

I was rubbish

9 April 2005 12:00 am

Did any of you catch me being rubbish on BBC4 last week? I was one of the talking heads on…

The Prince and the press

9 April 2005 12:00 am

When you’ve seen how much vilification Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles have endured from the tabloids and the republican…

Seeds of change

9 April 2005 12:00 am

There was a time, half a century ago, when vegetable gardening was the preserve of old boys on allotments and…

The child in time

9 April 2005 12:00 am

This is the fourth of the Holburne’s recent exhibitions devoted to 18th-century British portraiture, a series which has done much…

Passion of Don José

9 April 2005 12:00 am

At the Berlin Staatsoper, the evening after he conducted Parsifal Daniel Barenboim conducted Carmen, a sequence that would have had…

Designed for living

2 April 2005 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth finds plenty to enjoy at the V&A’s Arts and Crafts show, despite the gloom

Transatlantic relations

2 April 2005 12:00 am

Transatlantic relations

Grateful to the Dead

2 April 2005 12:00 am

Grateful to the Dead

Victory over death

26 March 2005 12:00 am

Richard Harries reflects on how Christ’s crucifixion has been depicted over the ages