News, reviews and interviews from the worlds of art, literature, film and music.
A review of The Affair and an interview with artist Michael Craig-Martin. With John Wilson
Kate Atkinson on her latest novel A God in Ruins and the 56th Venice Biennale reviewed.
Spooks moving to the big screen and singer-songwriter Meklit Hadero. With Kirsty Lang.
John Wilson talks to the American composer Philip Glass about his life and music.
Kristin Scott Thomas on playing the Queen in The Audience on stage.
A review of Everyman at the National Theatre and artist Idris Khan. With Samira Ahmed.
James Graham and Josie Rourke on The Vote, novelist Anthony Doerr and Home Fires.
Alan Parker on Bugsy Malone, new spy thriller TV series The Game and poet Eleanor Rees.
Jonathan Pryce as Shylock, a Far from the Madding Crowd film and Ronnie Wood.
Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon discuss the first new Blur album in 16 years.
Damian Lewis and Daniel Evans, Sam Lee, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence.
The Good Lie, Dominic Dromgoole, Loudon Wainwright III, Lib Dems' arts policy.
Toni Morrison on her new novel; Indigenous Australia exhibition; Peter Kay's Car Share.
Antony Gormley; Madam Secretary review; Who Cares writer and director; Borodin Quartet.
Horse racing film Dark Horse, National Theatre changes, artist Luke Jerram, Danai Gurira.
Gypsy, Martin Parr, Hermitage Museum director, newly discovered Tennessee Williams drama.
John Wilson discusses Child 44, starring Tom Hardy, and a new Francis Bacon exhibition.
Alan Rickman on directing A Little Chaos, the art of Sonia Delaunay and Punchdrunk Theatre
The Baileys shortlist and a stage adapation of the Dear Lupin letters. With Samira Ahmed.
John Wilson talks to poet Michael Horovitz, plus the portrayal of drone warfare in film
Arts news with John Wilson, including Ray Davies on The Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon.
Helen Mirren talks to John Wilson about her new film, Woman in Gold.
Arts news with Samira Ahmed, including Jo Nesbo on his new thriller Blood on Snow.
John Wilson travels to Oxfordshire to meet the queen of folk, Peggy Seeger.
Clive James talks to Kirsty Lang about his new poetry collection, Sentenced to Life.
Roger McGough on the National Poetry Competition, plus a review of Code of a Killer.
Nick Cave, Sweeney Todd review, Peter Ackroyd on Hitchcock, an Eric Ravilious exhibition.
New Zealand film The Dark Horse and novelist Sara Taylor. With Kirsty Lang.
John Wilson talks to Tracey Emin as her infamous artwork My Bed returns to public display.