Isle of Dogs – a minefield of toxic stereotypes

While Wes Anderson's trademark charms are present, they fail to conceal a problematic portrayal of both Japanese culture and female characters

Charmed Lives British Museum review – “you can almost feel the...

Place is the essence of this exhibition, which celebrates the beauty of Greece and its impact on the life and work of three famous bon vivants

RSC Macbeth Review: ‘technical wizardry fails to bring any tension or...

Dodgy directoral decisions and acting leaves one foreseeing a dark future for this unconvincing RSC production

Civilisations Review: Repeating the same mistakes

Simon Schama, Mary Beard, and David Olusoga; the terrible trio chosen to update the BBC relic Civilisations have fallen foul of all the usual potholes. Tasked with modernisation they haven't quite pulled it off. 

TEDDY Review – ‘Music is a point of connection between then...

Laura Plumley reflects on a musical pursuit of the American Dream

The past is the future of TV

Reviving your favourite shows is no easy feat, but that's not stopping many networks from trying...

Kacey Musgraves basks in newfound light on her latest album, Golden...

On her new project, Kacey Musgraves opts for the personal over the political

‘Sacred Elements and Secular Sentiments’ – Daniel Caesar: Freudian

Exploring the religious undertones of one of 2017's most celebrated albums

The Ferryman Review – ‘bursting with intergenerational energy and tragic potency’

Jez Butterworth and Sam Mendes' present a tale of a family riven by personal loss and political upheaval

The Great Wave Review – ‘a complete clash of cultures, identities,...

Indhu Rubasingham's revealing production about a dark part of Japanese cultural history is relevant and immensely human

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Oxford’s continued acceptance of donations by the super rich like Blavatnik is rotten to the core.

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