Culture

RHYTHM 'N' TELEPATHY

Short Read: for her rock highlight, Hazel Sheffield chooses Warpaint's swirling sounds read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsHazel SheffieldJanuary/February 2014MUSICRockTHIS SEASONWarpaint

MEZZO, CASTRATO, NO PROBLEMO

Short Read: for his classical music highlight, Michael Church picks a quintessentially English mezzo-soprano who refuses to compromise read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsClassicalMichael ChurchTHIS SEASON

THE BODY AS BATTLEFIELD

At the Cinema: Tom Shone argues that art-house directors are shock artists now—and one of them has made the best film ever about slavery read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsAt the CinemaSteve McQueenTom Shone

AN AGELESS MAIGRET

Short Read: as Penguin republish 75 of Simenon's detective stories, Simon Willis finds the master of the genre well served in translation read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsFound in translationGeorges SimenonJanuary/February 2014Maigret

NEW PLAYHOUSE, STAR PLAYER

Short Read: for her theatre highlight, Isabel Lloyd picks Gemma Arterton as the Duchess of Malfi, a "woman who drives every man around her into a frenzy of lust or fury" read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsGemma ArtertonIsabel LloydJanuary/February 2014theatreTHIS SEASON

THE CV: SHERLOCK HOLMES

The BBC’s hit “Sherlock” is just one of 230 films or television series featuring the great man. Matthew Sweet picks the best read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsBenedict CumberbatchTELEVISIONthe cvwinter 2010

XU BING'S CULTURAL EVOLUTION

Xu Bing's ambitions could have been dashed by Maoism, but a particular skill saved him and he has flourished ever since. Jane Shilling meets him read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtArtsChinacultureJane ShillingSeptember/October 2013

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