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

George Orwell pursued women with enthusiasm and varying degrees of success

Alexander Larman considers Rufus Norris’s vision, and the future of the National Theatre.

As The Critic enters into the podcasting business, Dominic Green surveys the world of motivational, self-affirming podcasts

As the new Emma comes to cinema screens, Alexander Larman considers the innumerable Austen remakes over the past 25 years

75 years after the Dresden bombings, Lincoln Allison discusses the raising of razed cities

Predictability and cyclical trends at the 92nd Academy Awards

Opera really doesn’t need the help of activist directors when it comes to politics — it’s all there already