Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Art

Art

'Tell me what traditional means' – director Richard Jones on La Bohème

Pink floorboards, yellow chairs, green cupboards and five different sorts of joyously clashing wallpaper: this could be a Richard Jones stage set, especially if you include the garden gnome. We are, in fact,...

John le Carré on Trump: ‘Something seriously bad is happening’

John le Carré, one of Britain’s greatest living writers, has spoken of the “toxic” parallels between the rise of Donald Trump and the rise of 1930s fascism. In a rare public appearance, the 85-year-old...

On Chesil Beach review – sensitive translation of Ian McEwan’s elegy to inhibited England

The overwhelming English sadness of Ian McEwan’s novella On Chesil Beach has been transferred to the movie screen, adapted by the author and directed with scrupulous sensitivity and care by Dominic Cooke, known...

The big book about small town Australia that travelled the world

One of the most frequent questions authors are asked is, “Who are you writing for?” The audience I had in my mind while writing Carpentaria was the ancestors of our traditional country. I...

Wind River review – chilly thriller with Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen | Peter...

‘Just the snow. And the silence. That’s all.” With these agonised words in the movie’s dying minutes, a key character summarises its two ambient ideas: a deathly whiteout in the piercing cold and...

Mayhem by Sigrid Rausing review – behind the ghoulish tabloid headlines

When the story broke in July 2012, it had all the ingredients of a thriller. A man had hidden his wife’s body under a tarpaulin in their bedroom for three months and sealed...

Borussia Dortmund’s team bus hit by explosions before Monaco tie

Three explosive devices went off by the side of the coach carrying the German football team Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night, slightly injuring one player. The incident occurred around 7pm local time in Dortmund’s Höchstem...

Broadchurch is a place overrun with casual misogyny – just like real life

Spoiler alert: do not read unless you’ve seen episode seven of Broadchurch. “I will cut your tiny little cocks off.” In the penultimate episode of the last series of Broadchurch, David Tennant’s Hardy...

Baftas 2017: triumph for the TV shows never shown on TV

The Bafta shortlists offer an annual freeze-frame of trends in TV. And the most striking thing this year is that two of the strongest contenders have never been shown on television – as...

Michael Douglas: how we made One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Michael Douglas, producer My father, Kirk, had acquired the rights to Ken Kesey’s novel in the early 1960s and developed it into a Broadway play, with him playing the lead character, RP McMurphy. He...

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London tube bombing: PM says terror threat level raised to critical

Britain’s terror threat level has been raised from severe to critical, indicating a further attack may be imminent following the Parsons Green tube...