Performance

When poetry is sold as nothing more inspiring than literary politics, is it any surprise the poetry shelves in Waterstones are so dusty?

The average rock band from the 1980s onwards dressed as if they were going to fix your car, not blow your mind

Works by Michelangelo, Velázquez, Rodin, Rothko and Mondrian have all been vandalised for reasons of mental instability or political activism or both, informs Michael Prodger

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