A vision of fear, a vision of hope

Exploring higher states of human experience in William Blake’s and Tracey Emin’s early sketches

Melodrama in the Grid

Exploring the paintings of Agnes Martin

Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman Tate Review- ‘a triumph of comparison’

Artists separated by time and medium together depict torment and isolation

Conceptual art is a bubble

Art critic Julian Spalding talks to Barney Pite about how art dealers have a stranglehold on popularity

The Pitt Rivers must face its dark past

Museum director Dr. Van Broekhoven agrees that a future must be found for the Pitt Rivers' colonial history

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

Oxford International Art Fair Review – Open to all

Oxford international arts fair offers a accessible approach to curation for better or worse

‘Artivism’ review – avoidance and awkward silence

The first half had the art but the second lacked the activism.

The changing face of the Virgin

Chris Ofili's new depiction of the Virgin Mary is shocking and enticing in equal measure

Impressionists Tate review – ‘impressive and surprising’

Jonathan Egid is underwhelmed by parts of this exhibition, but impressed by its final three rooms.

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Fast Film: In a Lonely Place unites noir tradition with painfully real romance

Humphrey Bogart is a man addled by loneliness in this cinematic masterclass of subtlety and allegory.
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“Look what you made me do”: Taylor Swift’s reinvention

The reinvention of her ‘reputation’ is not a change of character nor a sudden shift in her attitude to the spotlight. The Reputation era was simply a rebranding of sound, lyricism, production and image which worked to provoke her audience and, ironically, sustain her reputation.
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Town vs Gown 2019: Press Release

The official press release ahead of the Town vs Gown 2019 boxing event
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Review: The 1975’s latest album falls short

Some robotic pretentious waffle. Some cynical love songs. Some good hooks, a few nice bridges. Rinse and repeat for an album for an identikit album, with a dozen else out there the same.

City Council Blasts Oxford Union over Le Pen Invite

Oxford City Council accused the Union of a “pattern of endangering community safety by inviting fascists into the city.