Arts

Joseph Connolly treasures his friendship with his literary hero

This biography is a testament to detailed analysis and intelligent insight, says Alexander Larman

Manhattan’s cultural landscape faces more tough times ahead with the cancellation of the Met’s 2020/2021 season

Why have the arts not strained at the bonds laid upon them in the way earthier pursuits and pleasures have?

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

Nepotism in the arts is very much alive and here to stay

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

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

Daniel Johnson on how he found a lost love for the Germans

Will compulsory face-masks, social-distancing and an air of paranoia drive audiences to online streaming once and for all?