Jemaine Clement in ‘People, Places, Things’
©Ryan Muir

Happy hunting at Sundance Film Festival

Stars play second fiddle to the search for the next big indie crossover hit

Culture columns

Steve Carell, left, with Channing Tatum in ‘Foxcatcher’
Real life, however dramatic, rarely provides a narrative as satisfying as well-made fiction can
Masterpiece of Caravaggio 'The Cardsharps' ©Getty
Intellectual property law does not seem to help much when it comes to the arts
Timberlake Wertenbaker, photographed in London this month
©Jenny Lewis

Timberlake Wertenbaker on ‘Jefferson’s Garden’

The doyenne of political theatre of the 1980s and 1990s tells Peter Aspden about ambitious new work that stretches from Tolstoy to Thomas Jefferson

Van Gogh's 'Two Peasants Digging'
©Stedelijk Museum

Van Gogh at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Mons

Jackie Wullschlager on how the 25-year-old Vincent van Gogh — then an itinerant preacher — discovered his artistic style among the poor of southern Belgium

Olivia Vinall as Hilary. Photo: Johan Persson

‘The Hard Problem’, National Theatre, London — review

Tom Stoppard ventures into the high mountains of human thought

From left: Joaquin Phoenix, Martin Short, Jordan Christian Hearn and Sasha Pieterse in ‘Inherent Vice’

Inherent Vice — film review

Paul Thomas Anderson’s film is dazed and confusing

Mbembe statues
©Hughes Dubois

Rare Mbembe art at New York’s Metropolitan Museum

For 500 years the people of southeastern Nigeria created startling and mysterious wooden carvings

Samuel Lange Zambrano in 'Pelo malo'

Pelo malo — film review

The powerful story of a nine-year-old boy and his hair

LPO principal conductor Vladimir Jurowski

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall, London

Magnus Lindberg, LPO’s newly-appointed composer-in-residence, premieres a new work on the French Revolution, the Stasi and WikiLeaks

Colin Firth, centre, in 'Kingsman: The Secret Service'

Kingsman: The Secret Service — film review

Colin Firth stars in Matthew Vaughn’s shaky spy drama

Basil Twist's DOGUGAESHI at The Japan Institute

Dogugaeshi, Barbican (Pit), London — review

A mime show celebrates an ancient technique to beautiful effect