Culture

  • QUEEN VICTORIA

    The artistic director of the Royal Court carries the weight of history. Especially if she has made it herself, as the first woman to run the place. Isabel Lloyd watches Vicky Featherstone at work read more »
  • CUMBERBATCH LOOSENS HIS LIP

    Short Read: as the star of “Sherlock” takes on Hamlet, Isabel Lloyd looks past the fandom
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  • ONE CAREER ENDS, ANOTHER BEGINS

    Short Read: Michael Church looks forward to the conducting debut of Thomas Quasthoff, a German baritone with a candid sense of humour
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  • THE MOSQUITO COAST

    Photo Essay: Guillaume Bonn has spent years capturing east Africa, its wars and its ways. He talks to Josie Delap about finding hope amid the ruins read more »
  • ARNIE TURNS SENSITIVE

    Short Read: for his pick of the films, Nicholas Barber spotlights a zombie drama which is surprisingly tender—and devoid of catchphrases read more »
  • BJORK LOOKS INWARDS

    Short Read: on her new album, Bjork combines her strange sound with her private pain. Hazel Sheffield is captivated
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