Kabuki in the age of social media

Ebizō Ichikawa, heir to a theatrical dynasty, on the challenges of the dance-drama in the modern world

The Life of a Song

'Good Times' vinyl record
Chic’s last-gasp salute to disco was inspired by the Great Depression and the Harlem Renaissance
Kurt Cobain performing in Seattle in 1993 ©Getty
The Nirvana tune whose idea germinated from a graffito has outlived the grunge era and been widely covered
‘Bianca Jagger, actress, Hollywood, California, January 25, 1972’, by Richard Avedon, and right, ‘Tina Freeman’ (1975) by Andy Warhol
©Richard Avedon/Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol’s 57 varieties of sameness

Two compelling new shows cast new light on the enigmatic artist, writes Jackie Wullschlager

Ralph Fiennes and Sarah Snook in 'The Master Builder' at the Old Vic. Photo: Manuel Harlan
©Manuel Harlan

The Master Builder, Old Vic, London — ‘Psychological acuity’

Ralph Fiennes gives a towering performance in Ibsen’s unwieldy play

San Sebastián: past pain, future shock

The Basque city is hoping to mend its bitter history through the arts

Iestyn Davies (centre) sings in ‘Farinelli and the King’, 2015
©Simon Annand

Sound of masculine top notes back in style

The countertenor range of the male voice was long considered weird, spooky, disturbingly androgynous

Four canopic jars to hold organs from a mummified body (945-715BC)
©Touchstones Rochdale

Egyptian artefacts at Two Temple Place, London

An exploration of ancient beliefs and Victorian obsessions

Film still of Bryan Cranston in Trumbo (2015)

Trumbo — review: ‘Bryan Cranston is superb’

The ‘Breaking Bad’ actor excels in the gritty story of a blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter


Rams — film review: ‘A deadpan-batty fable’

Icelandic film about two estranged brothers and their flocks

Janis: Little Girl Blue: ‘A compelling bio-doc’

Rich and riveting film about the late rock singer Janis Joplin

Dad’s Army — film review

Ill-advised revamp of the BBC’s cherished Home Guard sitcom

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