Saturday 18 February 1995
William Morris: A Life by Fiona MacCarthy, Faber £25. Engaging portrait of the great designer and social thinker. Review by Claire Tomalin, 3 December
Shaka's Children by Stephen Taylor, HarperCollins £18. An impressive history of the Zulu nation, which takes a cool, humane look at a story full of both grandeur and savagery. Review by Jan Morris, 7 January
Biographical Dictionary of Film by David Thomson, Andr Deutsch £25. Passionate, idiosyncratic, and far more than a mere reference book. Review by Anthony Quinn, 7 January
The Prince of West End Avenue by Alan Isler, Jonathan Cape £9.99. An intricate tragi-comedy in which the residents of a Manhattan retirement home grapple with Hamlet. Review by Hugo Barnacle, 28 January
Journals 1982-1986 by Anthony Powell, Heinemann £20. Engaging set of jottings that describe an archetypal life in English letters. Review by Godfrey Hodgson, 28 January.
Christina Stead: A Biography by Hazel Rowley, Secker £12.99. A fine account of a complex writer, full of the smells of old Australia. Review by Doris Lessing, 4 February.
Music Why this music festival is still the place to spot the next big thing
Film review Michael Glatze biopic isn't about a self-hating gay man gone straight
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 East 17 bandmember Brian Harvey in 'very desperate situation’
- 2 Is this bridge haunted by the ghost of nu rave?
- 3 Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
- 4 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 5 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories
Britain's first cinema flickers back to life following £6m refurbishment
A historian gave the most British look of despair when someone screwed up Richard III's birthday at his reburial
James May hints Top Gear days are over following Jeremy Clarkson's BBC exit
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
James May hints he will not continue on Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew