Culture

A STEADY OLD HAND AT THE MET

Short Read: for his classical-music highlight Michael Church picks Richard Eyre's gentle update of "The Marriage of Figaro" in New York read more »
  • BRITS OVER BROADWAY

    Short Read: this autumn, several London shows are hopping the pond to America. Isabel Lloyd chooses the highlights read more »
  • THREE CITIES, PLENTY TO TALK ABOUT

    Short Read: for his pick of the talks, Anthony Gardner recommends a season of debates by Intelligence Squared in London, New York and Sydney read more »
  • THE ANTI-CHAMELEON

    At the Cinema Special: Philip Seymour Hoffman left behind one last great performance, in “A Most Wanted Man”. Tom Shone shows how he fits into a long line of film stars who have done two things extremely well read more »
  • LEONARD COHEN'S HALL OF FAME

    Visual CV: a late starter in music, he has made up for it with a blazing Indian summer. And now he is 80. Tim de Lisle traces the arc of a songwriter’s songwriter read more »
  • THE THINKING MAN'S LAIR

    Landscapes of the Mind: Sherlock’s home is so vividly depicted, it lures Robert Macfarlane out of the open air read more »
  • REINVENTING THE ROCK DOC

    Short Read: for his cinema highlight, Nicholas Barber picks a film featuring Nick Cave that coasts between fiction and fact read more »