Culture

MAKE SOME NOISE

Short Read: for her pick of the exhibitions, Olivia Weinberg recommends an immersive show in which musicians break the silence at London’s National Gallery
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  • HARRY POTTER AND THE MENTAL FURNITURE

    They were the stories that shaped a generation. But how, exactly? Katherine Rundell, a fan who is now a novelist herself, works it out read more »
  • THE MAGNIFICENT ORSON WELLES

    Visual CV: he came, he saw, he conquered, and then what? To mark Welles's centenary, Matthew Sweet chooses his greatest hits read more »
  • AN EXISTENTIAL HEDGE

    Found in Translation: Simon Willis praises the "dry wit and sharp insight" of a Swedish novel about the ordinary confusions of infatuation read more »
  • IAN McKELLEN IN ISOLATION

    At the Cinema: how do you follow Gandalf and Magneto? With a Sherlock who is 93 and fighting off senility. Tom Shone is on the case read more »
  • THIS IS WHERE I BELONG

    Six Good Books: Maggie Fergusson recommends the shepherd who is now a bestselling author, Anne Enright's sixth novel and a ripping yarn about the news from Waterloo read more »
  • THE RETIRING TYPE

    The London Underground runs partly on the success of its signature font, which has long lent it clarity and identity. As its centenary looms, Catherine Nixey tells the curious story of its author read more »