The shipyard painter, political activist and razor-sharp cartoonist Bob Starrett has just written a new book The Way I See It on his eventful life and times. Below we reprint one of his stories and review an essential read
ENO's production of La Boheme is a triumph,
The following article may contain nuts - religious nuts. I apologise in advance if I unintentionally offend anyone, nor am I in favour of censoring the subject matter of films, or anything else for that matter.
Et tu, Brutal? With feature films taking about a year to make before their release, it's an astounding coincidence that some seem so prescient.
Traditionally, the holiday season smothers us in the bosom of home. But we're never far away from the wriggling viper within.
I warn you. I am blobbing angry! So the Copenhagen delegates left feeling disappointed. World leaders never really expected more. Better luck next year.
How new technology is shaping the arts world
Is it time to kill the Gekko? As we flail about in the crisis of capitalism, how many still echo Gordon Gekko's Wall Street chant that greed is good?
Troops Out demo. BNP questions. Nuclear Iran.Terry Gilliam's immortal Dr Parnassus has seen it all before. He meditates as eternity unfolds around him.
"Art for art's sake," declared 18th century philosophers. But modern capitalism keeps shoving the arts into an increasingly irrelevant corner.
I love good food, and Nora Ephron's flawed but amusing Julie And Julia celebrates it with gusto. But set in the context of agribusiness, my appetite vanishes.