The Critics

A new book revisits the painter’s death and returns the verdict that it was suicide after all

Why on earth would we want to see the same tawdry old stories endlessly re-enacted?

Michael Henderson delves into two different radio programmes with identity at the centre

Christopher Silvester on a war movie with no rousing patriotic music or violence, but nevertheless filled with unexpected delights and discoveries

As long as the fans are alive, it seems that a band can keep going

West End openings of Constellations and Cinderella offer stage-starved audiences some magic

This 9/11 documentary gained extraordinary access to the key decision makers, deploying the material with skill and confidence

The future of conducting is looking bright — everywhere except in Russia and America

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