Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture
12 June 2018

Why the British Museum should keep the Elgin Marbles

Museums should resist the pressure to repatriate ancient artefacts.

31 May 2018

The Great American Novelist

Philip Roth’s American Pastoral is one of the finest novels of all time.

30 May 2018

Hubert Selby Jr’s war on God

Last Exit to Brooklyn is a testament to a deeply humanist sensibility.

Who’s afraid of the N-word?

No, singing along to the N-word in a rap song doesn’t make you racist.

How kids’ lit became misery lit

Adventure stories are out; tales of woe and stress and illness are in.

25 May 2018

Identity politics is ruining Shakespeare

Two new productions at The Globe put ‘diversity’ ahead of art.

Cannes is a celebration of diversity

Blanchett and pals’ sexism protests obscure the brilliant non-Western filmmaking on display.

21 May 2018

Entebbe: hijacked by political messaging

A new dramatisation of the Entebbe hijacking ignores its human dimension.

18 May 2018

The black nihilism of Ta-Nehisi Coates

Coates has profited from the very thing he is intent on destroying: the American Dream.

17 May 2018

#MuteRKelly: now it’s #MeToo vs music

Throwing alleged sex pests off Spotify playlists is a mockery of justice.