Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Art

Art

David Letterman meets Barack Obama – has the talk show legend lost his edge?

In May 2015, David Letterman bowed out after 33 years of being America’s most irascible late-night television host. It was a grand affair. A who’s who of American pop culture were there: Steve...

Lobster review – young love needs more time in a heartfelt two-hander

Two women, known only as K and J, are introduced to each other at a party. But they already have history. As the pair stare at each other, frozen in time, is it...

‘A tipping point’: women writers pledge to boycott gender biased books after very male...

Irish women poets are rising up en masse against their repeated exclusion from literary history, signing a pledge of refusal to participate in anthologies, conferences and festivals in which the gender balance is...

I'm A Celebrity: Labour MSP Kezia Dugdale paid £70,000 for appearance

Kezia Dugdale has confirmed that she donated to charity just over £5,000 of the £70,000 fee she received for her controversial appearance on I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! The...

The best TV this week: Jez Butterworth’s terrifyingly bonkers Britannia

What did the Romans ever do for us? If this deeply eccentric and wildly entertaining new Jez Butterworth drama is to be believed, they arrived in Britain, met the terrifyingly deranged locals and...

How death got cool

Last spring, at Green-Wood cemetery in Brooklyn, where the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is buried, another conceptual artist, Sophie Calle, launched an installation called Here Lie the Secrets of the Visitors of Green-Wood Cemetery....

Oscars 2018: the four big problems the Academy needs to fix

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony has, as I see it, four main problems, though in the manner of large organisations with four problems you can see from space, these will probably multiply wildly...

Mira Sorvino: I am terribly sorry for working with Woody Allen

Mira Sorvino has penned an open letter to Woody Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow to express regret over starring in his 1995 comedy Mighty Aphrodite. The actor, who won an Oscar for her role as...

Rodin's work to go on show in London next to Parthenon marbles

The French sculptor Auguste Rodin is returning to the British Museum, which in his lifetime he visited so often he said he “haunted” it. His own works, and drawings he made on notepaper...

Cirque du Soleil banned our critic after a one-star review – need they have...

Lyn Gardner: In its 30-year history, Cirque du Soleil has laid plenty of golden eggs, making it one of the world’s most profitable live entertainment companies. But Ovo – named after the Portuguese...

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Build-to-rent – the solution to Britain's housing crisis?

Aygul Zagidullina is not mad about football, but when she received a newsletter through the door about new rental homes opening next to...