How will GPT-3’s reimagining of a Shakespeare classic hold up under literary scrutiny?
Author: Lana Crowe
‘Whatever people say I am, that’s what I’m not’: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Alan Sillitoe’s 1958 novel has been praised for its authentic depiction of postwar Nottingham. But does its innovative style cast off the label of ‘realist’?
What did Duke Ellington have to say about racism?
The bandleader and composer was reserved in talking about his experiences of racism. But his music speaks volumes
The sound of silence in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye
Morrison demonstrates how imagining music in the mind’s ear can function in literature
House music: Dua Lipa’s architectural name drop, explained
The pop star’s latest album nods to architect John Lautner. Is it anything more than a metaphor gone wrong?
When did the tube do away with first class?
Victorian London scrapped carriage classes on the Underground. But did it make the tube the ‘great leveller’ it was hoped to be?
Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Chloë Grace Moretz impresses in a conventional yet charming YA drama
Why mockneys need to sling their ‘ook
It’s time to have a butcher’s at the problem with mockneys in the media
A-flat for Billy Strayhorn
The jazz world was blessed to have composer and arranger Billy Strayhorn
Art Made Now
The Royal Academy of Arts’ 250th Summer Exhibition is marries tradition and the 21st century