Interviews, like watercolours, are very hard to get right, and yet look how steadily their art has become degraded and…
Once, when a number of Royal Academicians were invited to Buckingham Palace, the celebrated abstract painter John Hoyland (1934–2011) found…
Critics love The Birthday Party now. But that wasn’t always the case, says Jasper Rees
Meet Professor Judith Curry, the sceptical climate scientist rarely quoted in Britain’s media
Interview: Masterly inactivity works for me, says one of London’s top-ranked investors
The Dalai Lama on Cameron’s China policy
Cult novelist Michael Moorcock on fantasy, his father, and the London he loved and lost
Give Thomas Heatherwick £175 million and he will turn London into Venice
Joseph Stiglitz, the left’s favourite economist,on making the free market work
INTERVIEW: James Anderson. An investor who is hunting for long-term holds
There’s new hope for those suffering from Britain’s commonest cause of blindness, finds Sarah Rainey
Maggi Hambling on Rembrandt, Twombly and the power of art
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Star fund manager, Neil Woodford believes talk of a return to economic normality is wishful thinking
George Osborne on his love affair with Greater Manchester, and his party’s need for ‘a bit of the Heseltine’
Former chief rabbi Jonathan Sacks on the return of religion to public life and the civil war that Islam needs
Clive James on his late flowering: ‘I am in the slightly embarrassing position where I write poems saying I’m about to die and then don’t’
Clive James on poetry, civilisation and the critical benefits of facing leukaemia
Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp still thinks of himself as an aspirational kid – but don’t call him a Thatcherite
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In 1971, at the height of the Indo-Pakistan war, my parents took me with them to Bombay. I was ten and it was my first trip abroad.
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The film-maker John Waters specialises in weirdos. His new book, Role Models (Beautiful Books, £15.99), is a collection of interviews and anecdotes seasoned with off-beat fashion tips.
Semyon Bychkov has rather unspectacularly become one of the world’s most sought after conductors, and at present he is in London to conduct a series of performances of Wagner’s now least often staged canonical opera, Tannhäuser, at the Royal Opera House.