Better Living through Criticism, High-Rise, Jane Horrocks, Charlotte Bronte, Russia and the arts
Reviewing AO Scott's Better Living through Criticism, High-Rise, Jane Horrocks in If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Charlotte Bronte in London, and Russian artworks at London's NPG.
A O Scott's book Better Living through Criticism looks at the very stuff of Saturday Review - who needs critics nowadays?
Ben Wheatley's film High-Rise is an adaptation ofthe 1972 novel by JG Ballard - an urban dystopia set in a brutalist tower block.
Jane Horrocks' newest production is a genre hybrid; "a theatrical experience with music" . If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me at London's Young Vic is her tribute to the music she loved as a teenager
Charlotte Bronte came to London from Yorkshire five times in her life. A small exhibition at The John Soane's Museum commemorates her visits.
London's National Portrait Gallery has an unprecedented exhibition of Russian works normally displayed at The State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. It's part of a cultural exchange between the two museums, both founded 160 years ago.
Sarah Crompton's guests are Tiffany Jenkins, Francis Spufford and Louise Doughty. The producer is Oliver Jones.
High Rise is in cinemas now, certificate 15.
A O Scott
Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think about Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth by A O Scott is available in hardback and ebook.
Russia and the Arts
Russia and the Arts: The Age of Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky is at the National Portrail Gallery in London until the 26 June 2016
Image: Modest Mussorgsky by Ilia Repin, 1881 © State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.
Charlotte Brontë at the Soane
If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me
|Interviewed Guest||Tiffany Jenkins|
|Interviewed Guest||Francis Spufford|
|Interviewed Guest||Louise Doughty|