In the bleak midwinter, there are few walks more energising.
A new exhibition, Election! Britain Votes, at the People’s History Museum in Manchester explores the nature of democracy in a candid and sincere fashion that is far removed from the complacency we often get when museums try and do politics.
There was far more to the festival than Fifty Shades.
Scott McCloud's The Sculptor, Richard McGuire's Here and Joe Sacco's Bumf.
Game cinematography and the player as director.
Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups is insipid – but Andrew Heigh's 45 Years proves it's not all bad.
All good relationships are built on respect, trust and consent - and the one at the centre of this film contains none of that.
In Parliament, deals are being cut everywhere. Some are gruesome, others merely farcical.
Mr Greenaway pursued me and another girl in the class and I felt almost literary. Then my mum went and ruined everything.
The programme reminded us what "monstrous" means.
Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.
With "anti-vaxxers" dominating the headlines, Biss's new book is a thoughtful examination of how people feel about vaccines.
The biologist-turned-atheist campaigner is sampled on the band's forthcoming Endless Forms Most Beautiful.
Sam Delaney’s Mad Men and Bad Men: What Happened when British Politics Met Advertising captures forty years of politics – through posters.
The Barbican's Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector.
The candles are everything.
We can’t disparage these actors any more than we can blame a man in a hammerless world for failing to bang a nail into the wall.
Peter Pomerantsev's Nothing is True and Everything is Possible meets Rory MacLean and Nick Danziger's Back in the USSR.
Buckets, bobsleds and a battery-powered bike.
Photographer Dominick Tyler began the “The Landreader Project” to collect countryside vocabulary after finding his own impoverished. Could saving the Earth be a matter of language?
Steve Hanley and Olivia Piekarski's new book lifts the lid on one of the most turbulent bands in pop.
Sanctuary: a Novel dramatises the lives of the writerly sisters - and their forgotten artist brother.
The fragmented last work from the author of All Quiet on the Western Front.
A retelling of the gruesome story of Medea’s revenge.
Two of her little pictures grace my walls:
Suprematism in a special sense,
With all the usual bits and pieces flying
Through space, but carrying a pastel-tinged
Delicacy to lighten the strict forms
Of that hard school and blow them all sky-high,
Beyond the intellectual weight of the play's message the production falls a little flat.
The English National Opera’s The Mastersingers of Nuremberg and the Royal Opera’s L’Ormindo show that translated music-theatre can be exceptional.
Which Lord of the Rings game would Sauron play?
Tom Humberstone's weekly comic.
The film, made by Winding Refn’s wife Liv Corfixen, is an intriguing contribution to the film-behind-the-films genre and a revealing study of ambition and vulnerability.