The Critics

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

In praise of pop smut

The Gurlitt affair looked as if it might be unpicked but it has proved intractable

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the show will go on again; it always does

The Deer Hunter remains the most affecting of Vietnam movies, Christopher Silvester writes

Summertime and the streaming is easy, but Netflix’s White Lines leaves Adam LeBor cold