Culture

DANCING OUT OF OBSCURITY

Short Read: it took ten years to hone their style and four minutes to go mainstream. Hazel Sheffield on Future Islands' breakthrough—and their frontman's moves read more »
  • TROUBLE IN PARADISE

    Found in Translation: Simon Willis enjoys a Colombian novel of corrupted innocence, published in English more than 30 years after it was written read more »
  • CHEKHOV'S TRAGI-COMIC COLLISION

    Notes on a Voice: Robert Butler pinpoints a prose style as comfortable with fly-ridden grime as champagne and chandeliers read more »
  • SQUARING THE CIRCLE

    Authors on Museums: as a boy in The Hague, Joseph O'Neill was bored by the Mondrians at the Gemeentemuseum. Returning from his home in New York, he goes "from seeing to sensing" read more »
  • A DAN OF MANY PARTS

    Short Read: for her pick of this season's rock music, Hazel Sheffield tunes into the programmed beats of Dan Snaith's band Caribou read more »
  • ANSELM KIEFER, MONUMENTS MAN

    Short Read: for his pick of the exhibitions, Simon Willis chooses a retrospective of an artist who has tackled German history head on read more »
  • BRITS OVER BROADWAY

    Short Read: this autumn, several London shows are hopping the pond to America. Isabel Lloyd chooses the highlights read more »