Culture

  • A HOME FROM HOME

    Authors on Museums: most of the treasures in Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts spent their early lives outside America. For the novelist Claire Messud, that makes them kindred spirits read more »
  • TIMOTHY SPALL'S STAR TURNS

    Visual CV: he’s an actor like no other—not even his actor son. And now he is winning awards for “Mr Turner”. Jasper Rees picks the very best of Mr Spall read more »
  • MARION COUTTS' FIERCE MEMOIR

    Six Good Books: our literary editor Maggie Fergusson recommends a shocking account of loss, an enlightening guide to money, and a moving novel from Marilynne Robinson read more »
  • DANCING OUT OF OBSCURITY

    Short Read: it took ten years to hone their style and four minutes to go mainstream. Hazel Sheffield on Future Islands' breakthrough—and their frontman's moves read more »
  • TROUBLE IN PARADISE

    Found in Translation: Simon Willis enjoys a Colombian novel of corrupted innocence, published in English more than 30 years after it was written read more »
  • CHEKHOV'S TRAGI-COMIC COLLISION

    Notes on a Voice: Robert Butler pinpoints a prose style as comfortable with fly-ridden grime as champagne and chandeliers read more »