The Critics

How the multiple Mona Lisa copies, and their prices, testify to the longstanding fame of the painting and its mystique

Michael Henderson on the old-fashioned music that the BBC doesn’t want us to hear any longer

A large proportion of the English drive themselves mad with a baroque cocktail of fury, snobbery and self-hatred over Gilbert and Sullivan

These enlightened times now ensure Jenny also runs off with the male parts!

How the paternal gorgon finally attracts our empathy, waging a last intellectual battle

The first duty of a conductor is to imagine a world without noise

Knowing Rage Against the Machine are political doesn’t overcome my determination to enjoy them anyway

To get a handle on African cinema, watch Mandabi

Croatia’s war runs like a dark thread through the excellent series ‘The Paper’

It’s BBC actors and comedy stars who’ve made the corporation great over the years — not two-a-penny journalists