Interview

‘True Love’, 1981, by Posy Simmonds

The quiet genius of Posy Simmonds, Hogarth’s heir

1 June 2019 9:00 am

‘It’s no use at all,’ says Posy Simmonds in mock despair, holding up her hands. ‘I can’t tell my left…

Jill Johnson and Christopher Roman in William Forsythe’s Catalogue

William Forsythe on the day the US government threatened to arrest him

6 October 2018 9:00 am

William Forsythe has been called a lot of things in his four decades as a dancemaker: wilful provocateur, ‘pretentious as…

‘Broadway’, 1954, by Marvin E. Newman

Roving eye

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Photography has many genres, even more than painting, and most photographers achieve fame by focusing on one of them. There…

Tanked up: prisoners in an Egyptian police van in Mohamed Diab’s ‘Clash’

Revolutionary road

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Cairo is deceptively calm, says Egyptian film-maker Mohamed Diab. ‘People were so scared from the fighting in the streets that…

Basic instinct: Paul Verhoeven has long been fascinated by the idea of rape

His dark materials

18 March 2017 9:00 am

The enticingly subversive films of Paul Verhoeven were very tempting to me as a schoolboy. When I hit 14, the…

Tail-end Terry

18 March 2017 9:00 am

It is often said that Terence Rattigan’s ‘thing’ was his homosexuality and that his disguising of it coloured everything he…

Doing bird

9 June 2016 1:00 pm

A decade ago, the French pianist and poly-math Pierre-Laurent Aimard announced that he was ‘very bored to live in a…

Doing bird

9 June 2016 1:00 pm

A decade ago, the French pianist and poly-math Pierre-Laurent Aimard announced that he was ‘very bored to live in a…

‘Oh god, ma tutto occupato’ (Ach herrje, ma tutto occupato), 2016, by Georg Baselitz

As he approaches 80, the German master Georg Baselitz contemplates the end

21 May 2016 9:00 am

‘In many ways,’ Georg Baselitz muses, ‘I behaved against the grain of the times I grew up in.’ The era…

‘Oh god, ma tutto occupato’ (Ach herrje, ma tutto occupato), 2016, by Georg Baselitz

Happy ending

19 May 2016 1:00 pm

‘In many ways,’ Georg Baselitz muses, ‘I behaved against the grain of the times I grew up in.’ The era…

‘Oh god, ma tutto occupato’ (Ach herrje, ma tutto occupato), 2016, by Georg Baselitz

Happy ending

19 May 2016 1:00 pm

‘In many ways,’ Georg Baselitz muses, ‘I behaved against the grain of the times I grew up in.’ The era…