Arts

The balloon goes up

27 November 2004 12:00 am

Enduring Love by Ian McEwan has the most memorable opening of any modern novel. This might be thought to be…

Magical touch

27 November 2004 12:00 am

Mark Morris’s The Hard Nut occupies a special place in the history of ‘alternative’ versions of The Nutcracker. Created in…

Museum without a soul

20 November 2004 12:00 am

Roger Kimball on how Yoshio Taniguchi has transformed New York’s Museum of Modern Art

On the trail of Herzog

20 November 2004 12:00 am

On the trail of Herzog

The great divide

20 November 2004 12:00 am

The great divide

Light entertainment

20 November 2004 12:00 am

If you were looking for someone to blame for the explosion of multi-disciplinarity in contemporary art, L

Poetic eye

20 November 2004 12:00 am

It is not Robert Frank’s fault, but one might think from the hype — ‘arguably the world’s greatest living photographer’,…

Weirdness in Washington

20 November 2004 12:00 am

They don’t make ’em like The Manchurian Candidate of 1962 any more. That weird, creepy, paranoid thriller of the Cold…

Botched effort

20 November 2004 12:00 am

ENO’s Siegfried is not a disaster, but the margin isn’t as large as one might wish. Seeing it hot on…

True courage

13 November 2004 12:00 am

True courage

Genteel ghetto

13 November 2004 12:00 am

Genteel ghetto

Welcome escape

13 November 2004 12:00 am

Out of a cardboard box on the exhibition poster which heralds Christmas and welcomes visitors at the gates guarding the…

Rare delight

13 November 2004 12:00 am

It’s hard to know where to begin in praising the new (I was at the eighth performance) production of Cos

Enlightened philanthropy

13 November 2004 12:00 am

Behind this exhibition is a story of fairytale success: of the 120 Welsh shipping firms that flourished early in the…

Past master

13 November 2004 12:00 am

The lack of great dance-makers that characterises contemporary dance has prompted a number of reconstructions of long-lost ballets, often with…

Force for good

6 November 2004 12:00 am

John McEwen on the work of Paula Rego, whose latest exhibition is at Tate Britain

Beyond words

6 November 2004 12:00 am

Beyond words

Trick or cheat?

6 November 2004 12:00 am

Trick or cheat?

The next big thing

6 November 2004 12:00 am

The next big thing

Unexpected twists

6 November 2004 12:00 am

As a teenager in Cambridge, I used to have tea with a blind philosopher. One afternoon, spotting the sugar lurking…

Looking good

6 November 2004 12:00 am

Rameau’s Les Paladins, which arrived briefly at the Barbican Theatre, was spectacular, amazing. Or rather this production was. It was…

Update on Three

30 October 2004 12:00 am

Update on Three

Digital watch

30 October 2004 12:00 am

Digital watch

Sweetness and Light

30 October 2004 12:00 am

People love to sniff the scandal of forgery. Didn’t that old rogue Tom Keating practically become a folk idol? The…

Intimate insight

30 October 2004 12:00 am

And did those feet in ancient timesWalk upon London’s suburbs green?And was a canvas full of sunOn England’s pleasant pastures…