‘Hear O Israel’ (1955) by David Bomberg and El Greco’s ‘Christ Carrying the Cross’

The influence of El Greco, 400 years on

Two exhibitions in Spain reveal the painter’s Jewish connections and his impact on 20th-century art

Culture columns

Today, going viral is more important than going to the barricades
Arnold Schwarzenegger ©Allstar/Warner Bros
When the bloodletting is too violent, there is an outcry – but that obscures an underlying acceptance, Ludovic Hunter-Tilney writes
Or Zubalsky's 'Meeting Table' (2014)

New York as capital of craft

An exhibition that spotlights the city’s artisanal side has some puzzling entries

Louis Kahn’s National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh
©Raymond Meier

Louis Kahn at the Design Museum, London

The American architect’s work is less well-known than that of his contemporaries but it has worn well

Holy warmonger: Alexander Siddig plays Saladin
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‘Holy Warriors’, Shakespeare’s Globe, London‘

Both writer and director expertly walk the high-wire between the twin abysses of timidity and alienating partiality

Chrissie Hynde performing at the Royal Albert Hall

John Tavener & Pet Shop Boys, Albert Hall, London

The sense of anticipation was strong but this much-hyped event came as a shock to the system

'The House of Magic'

The House of Magic – film review

A digitally animated adventure that thrills, amuses and amazes

Gael García Bernal in 'Who Is Dayani Cristal?'

Who Is Dayani Cristal? – film review

Gael García Bernal retraces a migrant’s journey

Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan in 'Joe'
©Curzon Film World

Joe – film review

Nicolas Cage poisons trees for a living in this issue-heavy drama

Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth in 'The Lady from Shanghai'

The Lady from Shanghai; Branded to Kill – film reviews

Artistic delirium in two re-released monochrome movies

Dwayne Johnson in 'Hercules'

Hercules – film review

Special effects trump story and characterisation in this 3D epic

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