A new book celebrates 125 years of rugby league but shines a light on a world that the sport has left behind

The Critic’s new weekly podcast series, with Professor Jeremy Black

‘As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster’.

To what extent should we separate an artist’s work from their period, character and ideas?

Netflix’s latest controversy has highlighted another troubling conflict between the Right and the Left

Silvestrov writes almost as if Mahler is speaking to us from beyond the grave

Despite Covid-19 rates spiking, it was a dormant virus that caught the author out as he tried to venture through Spain

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