Bullfighting

Christopher North speaks to the fearless Andrés Roca Rey, Peru’s first bull fighting star

Bullfighting was a lifelong fascination for Francis Bacon and played an increasingly important role in his work, his high-risk approach matching that of the matador

Christopher North joins the devoted cult of the elegant, enigmatic bullfighter José Tomás

Christopher North says bullfighting thrives in a culture where death is discussed, not hidden

Christopher North on a sentimental fad that risks cheapening the ritual of the bullring

Christopher North worries that lockdown has caused an extinction-level crisis

Christopher North advises on the best bullrings for budding aficionados

Christopher North says French aficionados are more demanding than the Spanish

Christopher North says while matadors come and go, pedigree fighting bulls remain

Christopher North pays tribute to one of the two great matadors of the Golden Age