John Dryden (left) in Mumbai recording the radio adaptation of ‘A Fine Balance'
©Ameet Mallapur

The resurgence of audio drama

From comedy podcasts to new fiction, the medium of radio is enjoying a renaissance

The Life of a Song

Vanilla Ice in 1990 ©Getty
It might be seen as a joke nowadays (just listen to the cover by Jedward) but Vanilla Ice’s hit played a role in the founding of Death Row records
Dusty Springfield poses on the set of Thank Your Lucky Stars TV show in Aston Studios c 1966 in Birmingham, United Kingdom ©Getty
Burt Bacharach’s classic, from the 1964 soul of Dusty Springfield to its 2001 raw-rock treatment by The White Stripes
‘An Opaque Wind’ (2015), by Haegue Yang at the Sharjah Biennial
©Sharja Art Foundation/Deema Shahin

Selective memory in Sharjah and Dubai

Artists grapple with issues of remembering

Viggo Mortensen photographed in Venice last year
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Interview: Viggo Mortensen

The Danish-American actor talks about playing characters with a Quixotic streak

Portrait Infanta Marguerite Teresa in a Blue Dress by Velazquez
©Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Velázquez at the Grand Palais, Paris

The Spanish 17th-century master is given a radiant retrospective, writes Jackie Wullschlager

Aphrodite, Roman copy of a Greek original (2nd century AD)

The body in Greek art at the British Museum

Ancient ideals of beauty and virtue are displayed thrillingly in a new exhibition

The Who, O2 Arena, London

Youth has always been the band’s creative currency, and here it acquired a special emotive power

‘Rules for Living’, National Theatre, London

A playful, painful and sometimes deliriously funny comedy

Wild Tales

Wild Tales — review

Six darkly comic stories in which life bashes people and they bash back

Lily James is Cinderella in Disney's live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, CINDERELLA, which brings to life the timeless images from Disney's 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation.

Cinderella — review

Kenneth Branagh’s fairy tale is everything you expect it to be — but no more than that

Dior and I

Dior and I — review

A film capturing tantrums, sour moods and appeasement in the fashion house