Culture

Can the arts survive coronavirus?

Christopher North says the decline of bull fighting is greatly exaggerated

As Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light is released this week, Alexander Larman examines the over-excitement of high-profile releases

The role of music in Jewish worship has acquired a sudden topicality with the involvement of two major record labels

Grand opera was long thought quite dead but is suddenly rearing its shaggy head again

I want to listen to music that sounds like the dumb hopefulness of being young that I once couldn’t wait to rid myself of, says Sarah Ditum

Christopher Bray reviews The Philosophy of Isaiah Berlin by Johnny Lyons

X.Trapnel on the book world’s latest guessing game

Simon Callow reviews A Fate Worse than Hollywood by David Ambrose

Kanye West was mocked for rediscovering faith, but he has genuine concerns about the modern world he helped fashion