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?

The news is bad, but on Del Rey’s watch the poetry is sometimes pretty good, and getting better

Rejoice, Ripley is back! But why are we so drawn to Patricia Highsmith’s anti-hero?

As the Government injects 1.57bn into arts and culture, Alexander Larman considers the reactions from those in the industry