Blitz

On the waterfront: The Deep, Hull

How Hull won me over

4 February 2017 9:00 am

James Walton finds a lot to love about this year’s City of Culture – even on a bleak January weekend

‘The Judgement of Paris’, 1933, by William Roberts

When the world falls apart, you go back to the start: Classicism in British Art reviewed

12 November 2016 9:00 am

The catalogue to Pallant House Gallery’s latest exhibition features a favourite anecdote. It is 1924 and a competition is being…

Maps are as much about art – and lies – as science

29 October 2016 9:00 am

Maps reveal the psychology of their creators as much as they describe topography, says Stephen Bayley

Carry on camping: English Touring Opera’s ‘La Calisto’

Three ways not to do tragicomedy: English Touring Opera reviewed

22 October 2016 9:00 am

‘Besides feeble writing, there is a mixture of tragic-comedy and buffoonery in it, which Apostolo Zeno and Metastasio had banished…

I lived next to St Paul’s Cathedral as a baby in 1940 – it’s a miracle I am alive

5 September 2015 9:00 am

While the Germans were raining bombs on London during the second world war, the architects’ department of London County Council…

The carpet-bombing of Hamburg killed 40,000 people. It also did good

9 May 2015 9:00 am

The carpet-bombing of Hamburg killed 40,000 people. It also did good

Would you have been let in to an '80s club? 

18 January 2014 9:00 am

People will go to extraordinary lengths to get into a nightclub. Nowadays you must wear something tight, and look slinky.…

Something filthy by return

11 September 2010 12:00 am

Gerard Woodward’s Nourishment opens in second world war London.

Days of wine and shrapnel

11 September 2010 12:00 am

Virginia Cowles was a 27-year-old American journalist working for the Hearst newspapers when she went to Spain for the first time.