Culture

  • YO-YO’S MISSION

    Short Read: for his classical-music highlight, Michael Church picks the Chinese-American cellist who bridges the gap between East and West read more »
  • GET ME A TAXI

    Photo Essay: when a natural-history museum is renovated, what happens to its inhabitants? Helge Skodvin captures some unusual removals at the University Museum of Bergen, and tells Samantha Weinberg about what he found read more »
  • LIGHTING UP MEMORIES

    Short Read: bereft, abandoned and broke, Jessica Pratt recorded her second album at home in her bedroom. Hazel Sheffield is captivated by its mysterious songs read more »
  • TO IRONY AND BEYOND

    Almost alone among the senior citizens of song, Randy Newman is writing as well as he ever was. As “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” turns 20, and a new album slots slowly into place, Tim de Lisle tags along with him read more »
  • INFUSED WITH MUSING MELANCHOLY

    Six Good Books: Maggie Fergusson recommends a gripping crime debut. Plus the new Harper Lee, which is very good in parts read more »
  • LEWIS CARROLL’S BRILLIANT NONSENSE

    Notes on a Voice: Bee Wilson decodes the style of a writer who found logic in madness
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