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.
The civil rights drama and political farce could not seem more different. But David Oyelowo and James Franco share a dynamism sadly overlooked in awards season.
The series killed off Christopher Eccleston to let Sofie Gråbøl and Stanley Tucci steal the show. Intriguing or batty? It's both.
On Mozart 250 and Sarah Connolly in America.
It may be the shortest Stoppard full-length play, but The Hard Problem still offers 100 minutes of touching humour from a varied cast.
Following his on-air announcement of a prostate cancer scare last week, the Radio 2 DJ has been in thoughtful mode.
Indulging childishness is why we’re stuck with Boris Johnson, Katie Hopkins and Jeremy Clarkson.
A new Royal Academy of Arts exhibition makes Craig Raine yearn for the draughtsman rather than the dramatic.
"Time is short, life is short. There's a lot to know."
With Orwell-clear prose and a Trollope-sized cast, Curtain Call makes the 1930s glitter.
New memoirs from Antonia Fraser and David Lodge show very different British upbringings.
Polly Toynbee and David Walker's Cameron's Coup is an unashamedly caustic review of the last five years.
Detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi's account of the camp is heartbreaking. But it is crucial the truth is told.
Much has changed in English culture since 1710. But a new book argues our systems of power are less different than we might think.
It's a food Felicity Cloake has enjoyed since childhood. Now Paddington is helping to revive flagging marmalade sales.