The Critics

Digital art: the millennial trend

Robert Thicknesse on how the idea that foreign poetry was better than local soon became established dogma

Britpop has a bad reputation for stolid, white-boy basicness now, but it’s not a reputation Parklife deserves

If plum roles started being handed out on the random basis of “artistic merit”, anarchy would surely reign…

A Bergmanesque miasma of gloom hangs over every episode in this new Scandinavian thriller

Christopher Silvester shows how Konchalovsky has one of the strangest careers in world cinema

I would cavil at the curse of the presenter monologue, tending to sway the audience one way or the other, reveals Anne McElvoy

Michael Prodger tracks the story of a lost masterpiece

Sarah Ditum says that the focus on Timberlake as a bad agent conveniently forgets the machine behind him

Robert Thicknesse reveals how in searching for meaning, opera adaptations are becoming more obscure