Culture

THE ANTI-CHAMELEON

At the Cinema Special: Philip Seymour Hoffman left behind one last great performance, in “A Most Wanted Man”. Tom Shone shows how he fits into a long line of film stars who have done two things extremely well read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsAt the CinemaculturefilmHOLLYWOODmoviesTom Shone

LEONARD COHEN'S HALL OF FAME

Visual CV: a late starter in music, he has made up for it with a blazing Indian summer. And now he is 80. Tim de Lisle traces the arc of a songwriter’s songwriter read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsMUSICseptember/october 2014Tim de Lislevisual cv

THE THINKING MAN'S LAIR

Landscapes of the Mind: Sherlock’s home is so vividly depicted, it lures Robert Macfarlane out of the open air read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsbooksLandscapes of the mindRobert Macfarlaneseptember/october 2014

A STEADY OLD HAND AT THE MET

Short Read: for his classical-music highlight Michael Church picks Richard Eyre's gentle update of "The Marriage of Figaro" in New York read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsMichael Churchoperaseptember/october 2014THIS SEASON

REINVENTING THE ROCK DOC

Short Read: for his cinema highlight, Nicholas Barber picks a film featuring Nick Cave that coasts between fiction and fact read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsfilmmoviesNicholas BarberTHIS SEASON

HELP FROM A FEATHERED FRIEND

Six Good Books: the remarkable story of Mabel the hawk, another fine Sarah Waters, and looking into Nicolson’s Homer read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsfictionMaggie Fergussonseptember/october 2014Six Good Books

BELLOTTO'S PLACE IN HISTORY

Short Read: for her pick of the exhibitions, Olivia Weinberg chooses a Munich showcase of Old Master paintings from the Dresden Picture Gallery read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtArtsExhibitionsjuly/august 2014Olivia WeinbergREMBRANDT

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