Our Culture Editor lets rip with his opinions on the latest releases across the arts and the most important events in the cultural calendar.
For many children of the 60s, Ray Manzarek was more than just a musician. As organist and co-founder of The Doors, he made music which perfectly captured the spirit of the time. (more…)
Dan Brown defends his new book Inferno against its slating from critics. But wouldn’t life be easier if he finally gave in to the label of fiction, rather than fact?
The 2013 Turner Prize shortlist is perhaps more accessible than in recent years – but some might be disappointed by the absence of controversy.
Spanish film writer and director Pedro Almodovar has returned to the more frothy comedies of his early years, with his new film, I’m so Excited. So is it worth getting excited about?
The gay community is often criticised for being obsessed with youth, but could the absence of older gay characters on screen soon become a thing of the past?
Does the UK literary scene really need another prize? Author Sebastian Faulks tells Matt Cain the new Folio Prize – to be awarded from 2014 – will complement all the others.
Despite the advent of iPads, and a world of electronic things, children still like a bit of good old-fashioned story telling, finds Matthew Cain.
Not my words – the words of Tom Morris, who is directing a new puppet-led production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bristol Old Vic made by the team behind War Horse.
As Bolshoi soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko confesses to masterminding an acid attack on a rival, we should not forget just how popular ballet is in Russia.