Arts & Books
Arriving in London as a young man, Robert Hughes embraced 1960s excess. But it was his repressive Jesuit upbringing that made him the critic he is
In Peter Morgan's domestic-sized dramas, our leaders emerge as fallible, even loveable figures. But his work is not as reactionary as it seems
Film festivals were created to promote what the mainstream ignores. But have their heads been turned too much by the glitter of Hollywood?
Douglas Gordon is Scotland's Damien Hirst. The difference is, Hirst is loved by dealers and Gordon by galleries—he is the Zen master of conceptual Scotart
Most newspaper book review sections are parochial and outmoded. If you really want to keep up with the world of books, visit the blogosphere
By suggesting the unsayable—that Israel's founding myths are all about suicide—Avi Mograbi has produced one of the great essayistic films of modern times
Amid great secrecy, and after years of anonymous labour, here comes Thomas Harris's latest Hannibal Lecter novel. But do readers still care?
Günter Grass's revelations about his Nazi past will end the temptation to take his political pronouncements seriously—which is no bad thing
The philosopher Bernard Williams brought to his writings on opera a rare vigour and intelligence—although Vernon Bogdanor disagrees with his interpretation of Wagner
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