Arts & Books
The physical and visual adventures of Theatre de Complicite helped release the British stage from its text addiction. So why is the company now reviving old experiments?
Howard Goodall's Channel 4 series on 20th-century music was a triumph of intelligent television. It worked because it was driven by a powerful polemic
Real disasters make some films unwatchable, particularly the old 1970s Towering Inferno type. But other kinds can reach into the heart of human catastrophe
The Wigmore Hall has changed under its new artistic director, Paul Kildea, and not necessarily for the better. An opportunity for the Queen Elizabeth Hall?
The Culture Show's worthless nibbles at "accessible" arts at least produce one big message: the BBC needs to go right back to the basics of arts coverage
Does Hollywood reflect social change or initiate it? A depiction of Alexander the Great's bisexuality seems to have left middle America unfuming
Ireland no longer needs self-pity or hyperbole to tell its story. Here is an account that returns to the Irish the right to be unremarkable Europeans
The legend of Bob Dylan can survive and even thrive on a work of self-exposure, but the mystery of Frank Zappa is that anyone should bother to enquire
Are we driven by ancient genes or our own cognitive faculties? Human beings may have two distinct cognitive systems in conflict with each other