Culture

THE EGOS OF IAGO

Visual CV: he’s one of the great villains. But why exactly does he destroy Othello? As the RSC casts a black Iago, Irving Wardle 
(first half) and Robert Butler (second half) pick nine of the best readings of the role read more »
  • BACK IN THE GAME

    Short Read: Patrick Marber is on home turf with his new play about a struggling football club. Isabel Lloyd thinks it could be a winner read more »
  • SPURNED NO LONGER

    Authors on Museums: as a small boy in Perth, Tim Winton thought of art as something remote. On his first visit to the National Gallery of Victoria, he was told off for having bare feet. Now a novelist and a grandfather, he goes back to see what has changed read more »
  • AN ALMOST SILENT MASTERPIECE

    Short Read: for his pick of the films, Nicholas Barber is fascinated by a Ukrainian debut set in a school for the deaf
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  • SAUL BELLOW’S INTROSPECTION

    Notes on a Voice: Marina Gerner pins down the work of a Nobel prize-winning novelist who revealed the inside through the outside read more »
  • THE TRIAL THAT GRIPPED AUSTRALIA

    Six Good Books: Maggie Fergusson picks a profound courtroom drama, a trove of language and a poetic pilot read more »
  • FIVE DAYS THAT WERE A BLUR

    Short Read: the Britpop band Blur are back with an unplanned album—their first as a quartet since the 1990s. Hazel Sheffield enters the fever dream read more »