ARTS

Sound and vision from the past, present and future

The new booklovers | London’s best new bookstores

The new booklovers | London’s best new bookstores

by Neil Stewart

London's unusual and exciting new bookshops

Review: The Mare by Mary Gaitskill

by Neil Stewart

A new novel from the onetime bad girl of American letters is disarmingly big-hearted, empathetic and moving – and haunted by past fictions

Venice and peril 2016 | <em>A World of Fragile Parts</em>

Venice and peril 2016 | A World of Fragile Parts

by Pippa Brooks

In the age of acid rain, mass tourism and terrorism, should we be making facsimile backups of the world's treasures?

State of the American art

State of the American art

by George Reynolds

"Watching this sort of film in 2016 is a question of how much of your curate's egg you can stomach being revolting before you throw up"

Hotel du Lac revisited

Hotel du Lac revisited

by Derek Guthrie

" I stepped out on to my little balcony several times to view the water and distant mountains, and not once was the air like milk. Not even the condensed stuff, which I like"

Heavy holiday reading | My travels with Proust

Heavy holiday reading | My travels with Proust

by Neil Stewart

Neil Stewart travels through the 4000+ pages of Marcel Proust's masterwork via Brazil, Scotland, Turkey and Australia

Coining it in

Coining it in

by Deborah Charles

Deborah Charles on how Fellini reinvented Rome: "After the austerity of fascism and rationing, La Dolce Vita was sexy, glamorous and magnificent"

Mirage in Marrakech | How I lost a museum, but discovered a city

Mirage in Marrakech | How I lost a museum, but discovered a city

by Jennifer Sharp

How I lost a museum but discovered a city

Why I love MONA

Why I love MONA

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

Is it the world’s most exciting contemporary art institution? Or is it just that all the others are so awful

The best books of 2015 | Neil D.A.Stewart

The best books of 2015 | Neil D.A.Stewart

by Neil Stewart

Civilian arts editor Neil D.A. Stewart looks back over the last 12 months and gives us his take on the most impressive reads of the year