The Critics

Krapp’s last tape might these days be a collection of WhatsApps and stored Instagram images, muses Anne McElvoy

Adam LeBor commends the BBC’s latest documentary on the Iraq war

Raphael, as dedicated a lover as he was a painter, died at 37 at the height of his powers and fame, illustrates Michael Prodger

The space for criticism to exist grows smaller and the archways that sustained its presence crumble away, laments Sarah Ditum

Christopher Silvester on Mark Cousins’s latest documentary

Rishi’s £1.57 Billion handout to the arts sector is the last good news it’ll ever hear, says Robert Thicknesse

Where has originality and character gone in the art of Violin playing?

How have the great and the good delivered in recent months?

Tragedy struck Gustav Mahler, the archetypal summer composer, in 1907