Culture

A RARE BIRD IN OPERA

Short Read: for his classical-music pick Michael Church spotlights Christine Rice, a scientist-turned-mezzo soprano taking to the stage at Covent Garden read more »
  • THE FEARLESS JULIANNE MOORE

    Visual CV: she was a late starter, but now she's an Oscar-winner for her agonising portrayal of a woman with early-onset Alzheimer's. Nicholas Barber picks her best performances read more »
  • HOLLYWOOD'S COMPUTER PROBLEM

    At the Cinema: Michael Mann’s new film has difficulties with digital—echoing, Tom Shone argues, those of film-making as a whole read more »
  • THE WISDOM OF ANNE TYLER

    Six Good Books: Maggie Fergusson's recommendations, including a triumphant portrait of old age, the human side of T.S. Eliot and a haunting memoir from Zambia read more »
  • PUTTING THE INTERNET ON STAGE

    Short Read: making theatre out of the digital world can be difficult. Isabel Lloyd recommends one play, "The Nether", that pulls it off read more »
  • VAN GOGH'S MOMENT OF CLARITY

    Short Read: for her pick of the exhibitions, Olivia Weinberg explores the artist's formative years in the Borinage—expect peasants and miners, but not the sunflowers read more »
  • THE BIRTH OF A NATION

    Authors on Museums: how do you make a National Museum for a young country that is both sovereign and part of the Muslim world? Kamila Shamsie returns to her native Pakistan to find out read more »