Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Art

Art

McMafia recap – series one, episode three

‘Without you, I have no idea who I am’ – Alex Godman Ten weeks have passed in McMafia world. We begin somewhere outside Prague, where Karel Benes, who forcefully took over the operation from...

Golden Globes 2018: the red carpet, the winners, the speeches – live!

12.14am GMT00:14 Benjamin Lee Red carpet interviews are fascinating this year unlike, well, every other year ever before. Natalie Portman has just been discussing the contributions that we have lost because of the women pushed...

A Monk’s Guide to a Clean House and Mind by Shoukei Matsumoto – digested...

Japanese people take cleaning very seriously. When we have finished cleaning everything in the house, we go back to the beginning and start again. Cleaning isn’t about cleaning. It’s about filling in time...

On my radar: Jon McGregor’s cultural highlights

Born in Bermuda and raised in Norfolk, Jon McGregor wrote his first novel, If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things, while working in a vegetarian restaurant. The novel was long-listed for the 2002 Booker...

Hostiles review – hail to the chief on a dark western odyssey

There’s a gritty integrity and plaintive poetry to this end-of-an-era western from Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper. Wrestling with the oddly contemporary contradictions of frontier mythology, it’s a tough but tender tale of...

Tribute acts bid to become Europe’s best Elvis

There’s a guy backstage who swears he isn’t Elvis. He looks an awful lot like Elvis, though, and he’s not the only one. Welcome to the 2018 European Elvis Championships, the three-day sequin-studded event...

Race, adoption and a missing child: toxic issues are set to spark a national...

Race, identity and the intervention of social-care workers are among the most toxic subjects in British society – so they are not the easiest themes to represent on primetime television. Enter Rachel De-lahay,...

Hard Sun review: an apocalyptic, gutsy drama from the creator of Luther

Luther’s creator, Neil Cross, does not like viewers to feel safe in their own homes. The man who brought us killers lurking under the bed and other urban legend-style horror shows, has turned...

Tracy Letts: ‘Freedom of speech is under attack’

Tracy Letts is an American playwright and actor. His play August: Osage County won him a Pulitzer prize and a Tony award in 2008, and his performance as George, in Edward Albee’s Who’s...

Beauty and the beast: Ingmar Bergman’s flawed way with women

A new Swedish documentary commissioned for this year’s centenary of the birth of Ingmar Bergman is to examine the sexual relationships in which the Swedish film director engaged with almost all of his...

Vegan Advise

Fire as one plane crashes into another at Toronto Pearson airport

Passengers were forced to evacuate via emergency slides in the frigid cold on Friday night after two planes collided on the ground at...