Arts feature

The unstoppable rise of country music

25 May 2024 9:00 am

When a major artist releases a new album, the first thing to follow is the onslaught of think pieces. And…

The woman who revolutionised British fashion: Barbara Hulanicki interviewed

18 May 2024 9:00 am

‘I was one of your original customers in Kensington Church Street,’ I tell the founder of Biba when we meet.…

It’s time to free art from being ‘interactive’ and ‘immersive’

4 May 2024 9:00 am

The American artist and critic Brad Troemel once pointed out that art galleries have all turned into a kind of…

‘I couldn’t afford loo roll’: Bruce Robinson on being skint, Zeffirelli’s advances and Withnail’s return

27 April 2024 9:00 am

Bruce Robinson is ramming a huge log into the grate of his ancient fireplace in mud-clogged Herefordshire. He’s 77 and…

We have lost an unforgettable teacher and one of the greatest living critics

20 April 2024 9:00 am

Tanner, the critic RICHARD BRATBY Michael Tanner (1935-2024), who died earlier this month, had such a vital mind and stood…

The tumultuous story behind Caravaggio’s last painting

13 April 2024 9:00 am

For centuries no one knew who it was by or even what it was of. The picture that had hung…

The quiet brilliance of street photographer Saul Leiter

6 April 2024 9:00 am

This is the second exhibition of mid-century New York street photography at the MK Gallery in Milton Keynes. The first,…

The composer of dog-food ads who also wrote one of the most original cycles of British symphonies

2 March 2024 9:00 am

Next month in London, they’re celebrating a composer you’ve probably never heard of, but whose work you’re sure to have…

Will a new Labour government let architects reshape housing?

24 February 2024 9:00 am

‘We make our buildings, and afterwards they make us,’ Winston Churchill said in 1924 in a speech to the Architectural…