Magazine

‘My own red carpet days have long since mutated into brown lino nights, but looking back at the times I borrowed a designer frock for a nomination, I usually spent the evening feeling faintly immoral’

Hard times on stage—and off it

A revival in figurative art and the changing face of portraiture

Privileged images: the photography of Jacques Henri Lartigue

A celebration of Sufi sounds in Rajasthan offers much to treasure

The Commissar of Bray: Robert Conquest satirises Communist hackery

John Buchan was a writer with a rich hinterland—and an affection for “shockers”

Excessive politeness by Britons is making a mess of place names at home and abroad

The censorious culture of the liberal Left is hostile to freedom of expression. The fate of the trans-rights movement evinces this pointless politics

The tumult in Kiev 15 years ago seemed a victory for progress and idealism—but the Orange Revolution marked the furthest point of democracy’s advance