Culture

HE READ THE NEWS TODAY, OH BOY

Short Read: Belle and Sebastian's glossy new album has strains of disco and journalism. For Hazel Sheffield, it shows just how far they've come read more »
  • THE TWO BEST READS OF 2014

    Six Good Books: Maggie Fergusson picks her novel and non-fiction book of the year. Plus, a gripping history of a working-class family and a puckish Peter Carey read more »
  • MAGGIE SMITH'S CROWNING ROLES

    Visual CV: once a starlet, she is now, at 80, a grande Dame. Irving Wardle (in the stalls) and Jasper Rees (on the sofa) pick the best of a great career read more »
  • SIBELIUS AND NIELSEN TURN 150

    Short Read: for his classical-music highlight, Michael Church champions a Finnish conductor who is celebrating the work of two Scandinavian masters read more »
  • JAR JAR STINKS

    Ever watched a film and felt you could have made it shorter, sharper or less irritating? Nicholas Barber on the rise of the fan edit read more »
  • A CEMETERY THAT SHOWED THE WAY

    Built to Last: in the first in a new series about what makes a durable design, Kieron Long champions Skogskyrkogården, a Swedish cemetery that fused the classical and the modern read more »
  • BALLARD'S MEDICAL DETACHMENT

    Notes on a Voice: was he "beyond psychiatric help" or the most significant English author of the past half-century? Tom Graham goes inside his mind read more »