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’?
The Ice Queen’s costumes play an important part in the film’s storytelling, and in marking her out as a complex and nuanced Disney woman
Gene Kelly’s on-screen costumes reveal a star preoccupied with his own masculinity
The bandleader and composer was reserved in talking about his experiences of racism. But his music speaks volumes
Morrison demonstrates how imagining music in the mind’s ear can function in literature
The pop star’s latest album nods to architect John Lautner. Is it anything more than a metaphor gone wrong?
Victorian London scrapped carriage classes on the Underground. But did it make the tube the ‘great leveller’ it was hoped to be?
Chloë Grace Moretz impresses in a conventional yet charming YA drama
Eyebrows raise some important questions about femininity and feminism
It’s time to have a butcher’s at the problem with mockneys in the media