Culture

Alter egos: from Bowie and Beyoncé to Marcel Duchamp

Artists across the decades have used alter egos to bring their art to life from Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp to Grayson Perry’s Claire

13 Feb 2019

A 21st century Grand Tour of European art

Here are a series of weekend breaks to Europe’s finest galleries to reinvent the Georgian grand tour for the modern era

12 Feb 2019

Why men like me are fed up with dating apps

The dating app meat market is turning us all into merchandise

11 Feb 2019

Authors’ pseudonyms: from Agatha Christie to JK Rowling

pseudonyms give authors the freedom to become as malleable as their characters

4 Feb 2019

Sexless cars: why no man will ever pull in a Prius

Cars are extensions of their owners, and today’s are the automotive equivalent of abstinence

29 Jan 2019

Tintin turns 90: the secret to his appeal

One-dimensional and decidedly un-PC, Hergé’s Tintin is a blank slate onto which we project our own desire for adventure

23 Jan 2019

Oscars 2019: nominations and predictions

From Netflix to #metoo: the politics of the Oscars race are far from straight-forward

21 Jan 2019

Britain’s little capitals of culture

Swap the city for one of the many small British towns with thriving art and food scenes – from Stroud to Berwick Upon Tweed

15 Jan 2019

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and the matriarchy

Gwen Smith on why finding a mentor like Midge’s Susie could be the best thing you do all year

10 Jan 2019

How to choose a piece of art for your home

From framing to feature walls, Deborah Allan shows you how to find art to suit all spaces – big and small

9 Jan 2019

The Best Talks and Debates on the Internet

From Jordan Peterson to Grayson Perry, we explore the internet’s most free-thinking talks and debates

8 Jan 2019

20 New Words for the New Year

From Globo and Schmoo to Gaslighting, philologist Adam Jacot de Boinod shares his top 20 words for 2019

Britain’s best carol services and Christmas concerts

Where to go for festive music this December

23 Nov 2018

A Russian theatre giant brays against artistic repression

Anatoly Vasiliev’s productions were too radical for the Russian authorities. Now, he’s turned to cinema – and donkeys – to get his message across

19 Nov 2018

Aidan O’Brien: the trainer who is leading the pack

The Irishman is a deserved winner of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities international award

5 Nov 2018

A weekend retreat for keen pianists (and absolute beginners)

Finchocks, a former piano museum in Kent, is now a luxurious destination for people keen to brush up on their key skills

30 Oct 2018

How the childhood home of a great artist was left to rot

Romanian authorities have failed to protect the house where Constantin Brancusi grew up

29 Oct 2018

The Kinks’ misunderstood masterpiece

Village Green Preservation Society is not the document of English cultural conservatism it is often described as

24 Oct 2018

The best exhibitions to see this autumn

From Mantegna and Bellini to Charlie Brown and Snoopy

22 Oct 2018

Nine books to read this autumn

The best new novels and non-fiction to curl up on the sofa with

11 Oct 2018

Sean Scully: ‘Fatherhood has given my art a new lease of life’

The prolific artist on how doing the school run in his 70s has brought a fresh dynamism to his work

3 Oct 2018

London’s best art fairs

Where to go if you want to buy – or just gawp at – some fine art

1 Oct 2018

The great second places

Mark Mason celebrates the people and things forgotten by history for not quite finishing first

1 Oct 2018

London Film Festival 2018: Five under the radar gems

Tickets are at a premium for the best films at LFF – but here’s a selection still available to book (if you’re quick)

26 Sep 2018

Meet the queens of cryptocurrency

James Delingpole on the women shaping a male-dominated industry

19 Sep 2018

Stop talking! Men who overshare are not seductive

Do I look like a woman who relishes too much information?

19 Sep 2018