Arts feature

Artist, actor, social justice warrior, serial killer: the many faces of Walter Sickert

14 May 2022 9:00 am

Artist, actor, social justice warrior, serial killer. Laura Gascoigne on the many faces of Walter Sickert

Why I booed Birtwistle

7 May 2022 9:00 am

Keith Burstein recalls a key moment in the battle for emancipation from the ivory tower of atonalism

‘I came, I saw, I scribbled’: Shane MacGowan on Bob Dylan, angels and his lifelong love of art

30 April 2022 9:00 am

Graeme Thomson talks to former Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan about his first art folio

Disney's rococo roots

23 April 2022 9:00 am

A clever, original exhibition at the Wallace Collection has Laura Freeman twirling her way through the West End

The beauty of gasholders

16 April 2022 9:00 am

Dan Hitchens on the beauty of gasholders

Don’t read Ulysses; listen to it

9 April 2022 9:00 am

Don’t read James Joyce’s Ulysses, says John Phipps. Listen to it

Raphael – saint or hustler?

2 April 2022 9:00 am

Laura Gascoigne dishes the dirt on Raphael

Keith Allen discusses Pinter, Max Bygraves and the sensitivities of contemporary audiences

26 March 2022 9:00 am

Lloyd Evans talks to Keith Allen about Max Bygraves, how he fell into acting and the sensitivities of contemporary audiences

The psychopath who wrecked New York

19 March 2022 9:00 am

Robert Gore-Langton on the man who wrecked New York

Film's most unforgettable scene

12 March 2022 9:00 am

Fifty years since The Godfather’s release, Thomas W. Hodgkinson revisits the film’s most unforgettable scene

Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning art scene

5 March 2022 9:00 am

Stuart Jeffries on Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning art scene

In praise of the Dome

26 February 2022 9:00 am

We should learn to love our turn-of-the-millennium architecture, says Helen Barrett, starting with the Dome

Stupendous: The World of Stonehenge at the British Museum reviewed

19 February 2022 9:00 am

Christopher Howse is bowled over by the astonishingartefacts in the British Museum’s Stonehenge exhibition

The art of the high street

12 February 2022 9:00 am

Daisy Dunn on the painters who celebrate shop fronts

Ralph Vaughan Williams: modernist master

5 February 2022 9:00 am

He is caricatured as a populist and purveyor of ‘folky-wolky’ melodies, says Richard Bratby, but Vaughan Williams was a modernist master of uncompromising originality

Feral showstoppers and some of the greatest paintings of the 20th century: Francis Bacon at the RA reviewed

29 January 2022 9:00 am

Francis Bacon sensed our inner beastliness and painted it with astonishing power, says Martin Gayford

Robert Harris on Boris Johnson, cancel culture and rehabilitating Chamberlain

22 January 2022 9:00 am

Nigel Jones talks to the writer Robert Harris about Blair, Johnson and Polanski, cancel culture and his quest to rehabilitate Neville Chamberlain

'Oculus Quest is really the way': film-maker Apichatpong Weerasethakul interviewed

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Igor Toronyi-Lalic talks to the film-maker Apichatpong Weerasethakul about sleep, Tilda Swinton and VR

Second in command

8 January 2022 9:00 am

The importance of understudies has been elevated to new heights by the pandemic, says Sarah Crompton

This radical Nativity is also one of the great whodunnits of art history

18 December 2021 9:00 am

Martin Gayford on a radical Nativity that is the subject of one of the great whodunnits of art history

‘I am not able to answer your question’: an irascible Paolo Sorrentino interviewed

11 December 2021 9:00 am

Hermione Eyre talks to an irascible Paolo Sorrentino about therapy, Vesuvius and why he kept things simple and easy for his latest film

Meet climber, photographer and filmmaker extraordinaire Jimmy Chin

4 December 2021 9:00 am

Jimmy Chin is part Bear Grylls, part David Attenborough: he both climbs snow, ice and rock and films other mountaineers doing it too, writes Theo Zenou

The forgotten story of the pioneering surgeon who healed disfigured airmen

27 November 2021 9:00 am

Lloyd Evans on a musical that tells the story of the pioneering maverick whose methods for treating disfigured second world war airmen revolutionised plastic surgery

The art and science of Fabergé

20 November 2021 9:00 am

From quartz to quince: Daisy Dunn on the art and science of Fabergé

Albrecht Dürer was a 16th-century Andy Warhol

13 November 2021 9:00 am

Gossipy, amusing, a little vain, Albrecht Dürer was a 16th-century Andy Warhol, says Martin Gayford