Crystal Pite tore the house down: Royal Opera's 21st-Century Choreographers reviewed

5 June 2021 9:00 am

The choreographers called on to get the nation’s dancers back on to the stage have as much to say about…

Covid is losing its sting. It’s time to repair our society and our economy

5 June 2021 9:00 am

It seems all but impossible to convince government scientists of the wisdom of proceeding with the final lifting of Covid…

Why the vaccines should prevent a deadly third wave

3 June 2021 10:10 pm

Among the scientists and medics calling this week for caution in the government’s reopening of the economy was Dr Lisa…

Racing badly needs the full relaxation of restrictions

29 May 2021 9:00 am

Humans are herd animals too. Jockeys, trainers, owners and those enjoying the few prized media attendance slots for racing behind…

How can we feed our horses when there’s no hay?

29 May 2021 9:00 am

‘We’re closed for lunch,’ said the farmer, sitting behind the counter of his farm shop with a scowl on his…

What will Cummings say?

24 May 2021 6:14 pm

As the government puts the final touches to its social distancing review and Foreign Office ministers ponder the best response…

The social tyranny of singing ‘Happy Birthday’

22 May 2021 9:00 am

Among the horrors, some aspects of lockdown were bizarrely less gruelling than expected; indeed for some people, the experience was…

Can Boris’s roadmap survive the Indian variant?

22 May 2021 9:00 am

The roadmap out of lockdown is the signature document of Boris Johnson’s new team in No. 10. It’s intended to…

Why Britain must unlock on 21 June

22 May 2021 9:00 am

The scare over the Indian variant of coronavirus this week is a taste of what to expect over the next…

The sermons poked out of the songs like busted bed springs: Van Morrison livestream reviewed

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Over the decades, Van Morrison’s role within the tower of song has shifted from chief visionary officer to head of…

Hugs vs the hug-nots: where do you stand?

15 May 2021 9:00 am

It’s the hugs vs the hug-nots

Could the Indian variant slow unlocking?

14 May 2021 9:45 pm

So is the ‘irreversible’ lifting of lockdown really irreversible after all? There is a grim echo of what happened last…

Were fears of a third wave overblown?

11 May 2021 9:45 pm

So, the third wave is officially no more. New modelling by SPI-M, the government’s committee on modelling for pandemics, has,…

Data, not dates: there is no reason to delay a return to normal life

8 May 2021 9:00 am

A slogan can come back to haunt you. For Boris Johnson, the words ‘data not dates’ sounded powerful at a…

How the West can help India

8 May 2021 9:00 am

Why India is reluctant to lock down again

‘I’ve seen the bare bones of London’: street painter Peter Brown interviewed

1 May 2021 9:00 am

‘I’ve been seeing the bare bones of London,’ explains the landscape artist Peter Brown, who is known affectionately as ‘Pete…

Why do theatres think audiences want Covid-related drama?

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Hats off to the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond. They’ve discovered a new form of racism. Some people say we…

Need we fear a third wave after lockdown ends?

18 April 2021 3:30 pm

When Boris Johnson revealed his roadmap out of lockdown at the end of February he promised a ‘one way road…

Britain is in danger of repeating its post-war mistakes

17 April 2021 9:00 am

What we can learn from Britain’s rationing mistakes

Dear Mary: How can we use our neighbour’s tennis court without inviting him to play?

17 April 2021 9:00 am

Q. Our neighbours have a tennis court which, under the property’s previous owner, we enjoyed playing men’s fours on. The…

Merkel's radical lockdown plan could quickly backfire

15 April 2021 2:53 am

In its flailing response to the Covid crisis, the German government appears to have finally given up on federalism. Angela…

Is the UK taking advantage of its vaccine success?

14 April 2021 1:20 am

UK GDP ever so slightly edged up in February, growing 0.4 per cent according to today’s update from the Office…

The hidden death toll of lockdown

10 April 2021 9:00 am

The last patient I treated was 105 years old. She has lived through two world wars, a depression and at…

The competitive cult of cosiness

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Can we escape the cult of cosiness?

After London lockdown, LA is like Disneyland

10 April 2021 9:00 am

When I arrived a month ago, one wouldn’t believe LA was suffering a major pandemic. The roads were still busy…