Katie Mitchell at the Jerwood Space in London last month
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Katie Mitchell on ‘2071’ at the Royal Court

The director talks about bringing climate science to the stage, German radicalism and the joys of genre-hopping

Culture columns

A new spiral staircase is set into the centre of Tate Britain’s rotunda ©Getty
There’s a long-established culture of galleries having more art than they know what to do with
The Original Sin of Adam and Eve and their expulsion from Paradise is a fresco (280x570 cm) of Michelangelo Buonarroti, dated to about 1510 and is part of the decoration of the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums in Rome, commissioned by Pope Julius II. ©Dreamstime
The laws of demand and supply dictate that there will be a two-tier system of cultural tourism
Bob Dylan in Woodstock, 1968
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Bob Dylan’s legendary Basement Tapes

Almost 50 years after they were recorded, the songs from the famous Big Pink sessions can now be heard in full for the first time

‘Wall Street, New York’ (1915)
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Modernism and Paul Strand

There’s more to the photographer than the history books allow, as a first-rate survey in Philadelphia shows

Jimmy Page in London
©Anna Huix

Jimmy Page: rock legend

Can the veteran guitarist escape Led Zeppelin’s legacy? He insists the band was a marriage of equals

Scene from 'The Real Thing'
©Joan Marcus

‘The Real Thing’, American Airlines Theatre, New York – review

The production stars Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal, each making a credible Broadway debut

Detail of ‘Angels’ Tent’, at Mary Boone
©Neil Greentree

Francesco Clemente’s nomadic inspiration

Sex, death and tents – the painter talks about the main attraction of his latest exhibition in New York

David Butt Philip as Rodolfo and Angel Blue as Mimì
©Thomas Bowles

‘La bohème’, Coliseum, London

This third revival is not the most warmly emotional of them, but it has some striking compensations

Timothy Spall in 'Mr Turner'

Mr Turner – film review

A bewitching performance from Timothy Spall in Mike Leigh’s biopic

Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Nightcrawler'

Nightcrawler – film review

Jake Gyllenhaal is spellbinding as a nocturnal TV news gatherer

Giovanni Battista Moroni <br/>The Tailor, c. 1570 <br/>Oil on canvas, 99.5 x 77 cm <br/>The National Gallery, London <br/>Photo c. The National Gallery, London <br/>

Moroni, Royal Academy, London

From late-Renaissance also-ran to 16th-century ground-breaker