Tom Sutcliffe’s obituary of composer Stephen Sondheim was ill-judged and vindictive

The demolition of M&S on Oxford Street is indicative of a wider attitude towards interwar architecture

The gallery has long been famous for its impressionist collection, but the reopening sheds light on other works of art

Maggie Throup sticks her head above the parapet alone

The failure of Stonewall’s “no debate” strategy has given many a Wizard of Oz moment

Mark Humphrys faces the loss of his university post, if the online mob succeeds in engineering another academic dismissal on thinly-veiled political grounds

Austria has already decided on barring the unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or immune from participating in normal life

“Here, have Yvette Cooper,” said 2008

Certain crimes are dominated by certain people

The delicate process of writing the biography of a wary Sir Ronald Harwood

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s many passions included a view of Empire that would today be regarded as racist

How will society be changed by the over-production of female graduates?

Gatsby aside, F. Scott Fitzgerald — the Jazz-Age chronicler — is dispensable

The professionals “guilty” of failing to accept the medicalisation of vulnerable children

Historians are better placed to explain malicious acts than philosophers, who strive to subordinate them to reason

This tired cliché recently came to mind in a British hospital

Slavery should be reinstated so that it can be abolished by a queer woman of colour

The modern hegemony of the “liberal professions” has become one of the principal challenges to liberal democracy

At this year’s series, bubbles will mean not Veuve Clicquot but protocols designed to ensure that the ball is all anyone catches Down Under

It would be easy to deride Emily Ratajowski as a hypocrite, but there is something deeper underneath her famous looks

Beard emerges with a portrait of the emperors’ afterlives as vivid as the busts themselves

From Shakespeare to Agatha Christie, crime novels invoke the genre’s heritage, sometimes ably and sometimes not

Hidden Lessons is filled with clichéd phrasing and, even worse, predictable and clichéd thinking

Streaming services contain a wealth of overlooked foreign-language war stories

A vast global market in stolen and forged art and artefacts has only grown in the context of the pandemic, but technology and international policing may be catching up

The ENO’s production of The Valkyrie may lack flames, but it is convincing nonetheless

Bernard Haitink, who died last month, was a conducting master

Empty shelves need not mean dreary eating

Calmly brilliant cooking rescues a vogueish restaurant full of underwhelming art

Thomas Woodham-Smith discovers the joys of gardenalia

Patrick Galbraith salutes the perfection of “imperfect” dogs