Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture
20 August 2018

VS Naipaul: his own person

The great writer rejected victimhood and lazy thinking.

17 August 2018

Aretha Franklin, voice of freedom

The Queen of Soul expressed a new optimism in black America.

16 August 2018

Why shouldn’t straight actors play gay characters?

It’s called acting for a reason.

15 August 2018

Why Idris Elba shouldn’t play James Bond

Bond is a racist, sexist dinosaur. He is the antithesis of diversity.

13 August 2018

MagicGate: game culture’s new civil war

Political violence is breaking out... over a trading-card game.

9 August 2018

The problem with ‘woke’ comedy

Simon Evans on how sanctimony is dulling our sense of humour.