José Tomás is a titan of the bullring, but does he live up to his reputation?

Happiness is a cold, autumnal day with a warm gun

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