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Gilbey on Film: drama out of a crisis
By Ryan Gilbey - 31 May 16:52

Why have movies - documentaries aside - been so slow to respond to the credit crunch?

Reviews Round-up
By Staff blogger - 31 May 14:13

The critics’ verdicts on Jeffery Deaver, Terry Eagleton and Henry Kissinger.

The word made flesh
By Sanjoy Roy - 31 May 12:46

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui turns his dancers' attention to religion at the Brighton Festival.

The Friday Arts Diary
By Staff blogger - 27 May 18:57

Our cultural picks for the week ahead.

From English restraint to Bohemian freedom
By Sean Gittins - 27 May 16:49

Two of the National Portrait Gallery's current exhibitions reveal changing attitudes to the artist i

A bold and exhausting Sheridan
By Gina Allum - 26 May 18:37

Deborah Warner's production at the Barbican is an all-embracing mix of Brecht and punk.

In the Critics this week
By Staff blogger - 26 May 16:47

D D Guttenplan on I F Stone, the public agony of Kate McCann and the optimism of John Berger.

Notes in the margin: Super Ted
By Helen Lewis - 26 May 13:11

The not-for-profit foundation dedicated to "ideas worth spreading".

The Books Interview: Sofi Oksanen
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 26 May 13:05

You are sometimes described as a crime writer. Is that how you see yourself?

Gilbey on Film: a quiet revolution
By Ryan Gilbey - 25 May 15:44

Win Win gently subverts the conventions of Hollywood story-telling.

Tom Ravenscroft's music blog
By Tom Ravenscroft - 25 May 12:54

What to expect when a band you already love release a new album?

Magical menace
By Alexandra Coghlan - 25 May 12:30

A startling production of Britten's opera A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Dispatch from Iraq
By Anita Sethi - 23 May 19:16

At the Erbil Literature Festival.

"Stieg Larsson's death was good PR -- hopefully I won't follow him in that storyline"
By Clare Conway - 23 May 18:04

An interview with the Danish thriller author Jussie Adler-Olsen.

Reviews Round-up
By Staff blogger - 23 May 14:59

The critics’ verdicts on Beryl Bainbridge and Judy Golding.

Why the novel isn't always good
By Anonymous - 20 May 16:00

The ubiquity of a select-few male novelists reminds us that the British literary scene needs a good

The Friday Arts Diary
By Staff blogger - 20 May 14:08

Our cultural picks for the week ahead.

Waterstone's is sold
By Staff blogger - 20 May 14:04

Russian buyout and James Daunt installed as MD.

In the Critics this week
By Staff blogger - 19 May 16:21

Caryl Phillips on West Indian cricket, the pleasures of airline food and the voice of Bob Dylan.

Reclaiming the right to privacy
By Sean Gittins - 18 May 19:44

Two studies into the nature of privacy form part of the London International Documentary Festival's

Tom Ravenscroft's music blog
By Tom Ravenscroft - 18 May 16:12

Meet Dark Dark Dark, the best band in the world (for now).

Going underground
By Gina Allum - 18 May 14:02

A chilling subterannean production of Macbeth.

Ai Weiwei and the art of surveillance
By John Sunyer - 17 May 14:24

Lisson Gallery chooses the Chinese artist's less political work.

Gilbey on Film: horror at the box office
By Ryan Gilbey - 17 May 12:38

Is Zombie Undead the lowest-grossing film on record?

Reviews Round-up
By Staff blogger - 16 May 16:10

The critics’ verdicts on Jason K Stearns and Greil Marcus.

Sponsored to death
By Claire Cohen - 15 May 15:45

At Somerset House, Ai Weiwei's Zodiac heads are beautiful. If only the same could be said for the ve

The Friday Arts Diary
By Staff blogger - 13 May 18:04

Our cultural picks for the week ahead.

In the Critics this Week
By Staff blogger - 13 May 14:06

Harold Bloom on Samuel Johnson, unsustainable jargon and the best sequel since the second Godfather

Public and private
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 11 May 19:35

The secret meaning of Shostakovich's chamber works.

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