Arts & Books
Imagining the First Lady in hiding, or plotting her escape, allows us to ignore the uncomfortable truth
As the FA has decided not to appoint an official song for England this year, this responsibility now falls to us: the people
Roth and the Jewish-American novelists who followed him had very different attitudes to their cultural inheritance
The new Benedict Cumberbatch drama directly confronts the problem without glamorising it. This is sadly all too rare
Barry R Clarke / May 21, 2018
The attribution of the First Folio can no longer be trusted
This year's festival introduced an assault hotline (and some male baristas). But has Cannes really got to grips with the implications of #metoo?
An ex-US soldier's novel about the US Civil War and its aftermath is an ambitious exercise in Southern Gothic
Ian Buruma performed in slapstick theatre and filmed a whisky advert with Akira Kurosawa
Why are so many young, successful women conflicted about having children?
Wolitzer has been unjustly overshadowed by her male rivals