The double Man Booker-winning novelist Hilary Mantel on writing for the stage, finishing her Tudor trilogy – and the perils of being a woman in the public eye.
In 1934, Wells arrived in Moscow to meet a group of Soviet writers. While there Stalin granted him an interview.
Lukas Moodysson, director of Lilya 4-Eva and Container talks about his new (and most accomplished) film We Are the Best! in which three Stockholm teenagers form a punk bank.
An enoteca in Spitalfields, east London, will be selling a different Tuscan red by the glass each day, with dishes to match.
There can’t be a human being alive who would willingly sit through most of the new station’s original output.
Highlights from day one of the Northern Meeting solo bagpipe competition.
With the cancellation of World of Darkness, the chances of a second good vampire game seem small.
A life mesmerisingly truncated, James Dean left behind only three films, and the gaping absence of the career that might have been.
When he started “drawing with scissors”, Matisse found a whole new way to overthrow the habitual.
Speed is of the essence in the online world but faced with the Aladdin’s cave of cultural riches, one’s response is invariably one of sluggishness, of planning for a putative future that will never come.
Tom Humberstone's weekly comic.
The Renaissance painter abhorred an empty canvas. Did his crowded scenes lack spiritual depth – or is it time to take a closer look?
Stuart Maconie recalls the “real” Frank Sidebottom.
Most of the writer’s novels are set in modern South Africa; this life of E M Forster is an unlikely change of direction.
An unassuming figure little known in life but hailed after his death as “perhaps the most original political philosopher of this century”.
My friend Emma worships Wes Anderson; I can’t stand him – so we were looking forward to a good row after The Grand Budapest Hotel.
The response of some Labour MPs to Javid’s promotion was idiotic.
However it ends, the climax of Mad Men will be perhaps television's most influential ending.
Juliet Jacques talk to US journalist Janet Mock about her book Redefining Realness.
The veteran actress best known for Murder, She Wrote had an emotional return to her East End roots this month with a series of screenings and a personal appearance.
With Silent Spring, Rachel Carson helped to launch the modern ecology movement – but it is her sea trilogy that captures her spirit.
A disturbingly funny account of sibling loss. But not the usual kind of sibling.
The Norwegian government keeps book publishers alive.
Live opera is as physical as art gets, though you would never know that from sitting in any major opera house.
To remain uncut, I was told, is to remain spiritually cut off from the Jewish people.
From the archive, 6 September 1958: Working-class people "are attracted to certain American novels, I think, chiefly because they find in them a wider emotional keyboard and a more demotic (less class-defined) language than in most contemporary British novels."
It started inauspiciously with the never remotely amusing Big Bird as the subject of Tweet of the Day.
Husband and wife duo Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani's have created a new giallo film with all the necessary beauty and depravity expected of the genre, but without the intelligence and terror of a classic.