Culture

INSPIRED BY CONFLICT

Short Read: the Oxford Literary Festival marks the centenary of the first world war. Anthony Gardner looks forward to talks from Jeremy Paxman, Michael Morpurgo and more read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT Anthony GardnerArtsLiteratureMarch/April 2014oxfordTalksWW1

SAD, IN A FUNNY KIND OF WAY

Short Read: for her theatre highlight, Isabel Lloyd picks a new work by Nick Payne, a playwright who captures the voices of people who are often ignored read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsIsabel LloydMarch/April 2014theatreTHIS SEASON

FROM PRODIGY TO GENIUS

Short Read: for his pick of the best classical music Michael Church turns the spotlight on the shy, serious Evgeny Kissin read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsClassical Musicevgeny kissinMarch/April 2014Michael Churchthis seasom

ALAN MOORE'S PARALLEL UNIVERSE

Notes on a Voice: Nicholas Barber unpicks the strands of a teeming graphic world where nothing is left to chance read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtscomicsfictionMarch/April 2014Nicholas Barbernotes on a voice

SHORT ODDS FOR THE OSCARS

If the bookies are right, the Academy's big night is a foregone conclusion. Nicholas Barber explains why there's all this certainty read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsfilmHOLLYWOODNicholas BarberOscars

JOHN LLOYD'S WHIM OF IRON

From the Archive: Charles Nevin meets the man behind "Blackadder", "QI" and "Spitting Image"—which celebrates its 30th birthday this week read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsCharles NevinFEATURESNovember/December 2011

OSCARS FOR THE MOST SWEAT

At the Cinema: The Academy likes its actors to put on a show. But, Tom Shone argues, it should be looking through Gary Cooper’s eyes read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsAt the CinemafilmMarch/April 2014moviesOscarsTom Shone

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