Culture

A FIREFLY AMONG MOTHS

Short Read: Francesca Hayward was only 11 when Julie Kavanagh first saw her dancing at ballet school. On Thursday night, 1,100 cinemas around the world will screen her live performance as Clara in "The Nutcracker" read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsDANCEFrancesca HaywardJanuary/February 2014Julie KavanaghTHIS SEASON

NO SHIT, CUMBERBATCH

The Visual CV: a character actor for years, Benedict Cumberbatch is very much a star now. Nicholas Barber picks out his best moments read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsBenedict CumberbatchcultureNicholas BarberNovember/December 2013The Visual CV

A PAINTER RE-MAKES HIMSELF

Short read: for her exhibitions highlight, Olivia Weinberg picks an irreverent artist who makes his own rules read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsARTSExhibitionsNovember/December 2013Olivia WeinbergTHIS SEASON

THERE'S NOTHING LIKE AN EDNA

Short Read: for her theatre highlight, Isabel Lloyd picks the farewell tour of a one-time housewife read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsARTSISABEL LLOYDIsabel LloydNovember/December 2013theatreTHIS SEASON

THE SILENT ERA ON STEROIDS

At the Cinema: Tom Shone watches Alfonso Cuarón and J.C. Chandor—the directors of "Gravity" and "All is Lost"—beat the blockbusters at their own game read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsAt the CinemaculturefilmNovember/December 2013Tom Shone

PHILIP ROTH'S IMPURE QUEST

Notes on a Voice: Philip Roth's work throngs with clamorous alter egos. Edward Docx tunes into the voice behind them read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsbookscultureEdward Docxnotes on a voiceNovember/December 2013

SPOTS, SWEAT, SNOT—AND SEX

Short Read: for his film highlight, Nicholas Barber picks a movie dripping with emotional intimacy read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsCinemafilmNicholas BarberNovember/December 2013THIS SEASON

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