The Conservatives are in a nightmare they cannot wake up from

The more traditions have been deconstructed, the more people have experienced a sense of loss

It seems probable that it would have a Christianity-shaped hole at its core

The death of Imogen Stuart represents the passing of an Ireland that built, rather than destroyed

There is no excuse for indifference when we pay such close attention to other wars

Zoomers are fragile because they have been told they are

How British canal boats steamed towards the future

Our elected politicians need more independence from partial lobbyists

On the outsize influence of small magazines

A wildly funny and slyly subversive comic genius who deftly skewered the mores of Victorian England

Cash crisis in the arts — what’s new?

Landowners are reviled as enemies of the environment by the Jacobins of the green movement but these Poundland Robespierres are simply blinded by prejudice

Where do the acts too big for pubs but too small for arenas play?

How did four ornery lads rearing up from the post-war English underclass become national treasures?

This kind of adolescent tripe passes these days for thought

Most likely, we live in a comfortable nest of light fictions

That 1999 Tour needed Armstrong quite as much as he needed it

A new history of graffiti and rebellion is less light and bawdy than one may have expected

How history and heritage enrich our surroundings

April is the cruellest month, breeding detective fiction out of the dry land

The content of “misery lit” is disturbing, but what purpose does it serve?

This update of a classic from the Royal Opera House is a reminder of why messing with great pieces is so risky

In a story of a fiendishly successful performance, Eliot Sumner proved an extremely unconvincing man

Mariana Spring is back, with another series to set the songbirds a-twitter

Movie length seems to have become a way for directors to tell us what serious people they are

April calls for a recipe that combines the incoming and departing treats

Obvious, expensive and tasteless, Azzurra’s food perfectly echoes Mr Angell’s ambience

This year’s race will come close to destroying its magic

An English novelist travels the Muslim world in search of a drink