Following Viola Davis’ recent claim that critics serve no purpose, Rakewell asks the actor to reconsider their role as champions of the overlooked
Rakewell finds that Cecilia Alemani’s focus on women artists at the Venice Biennale is ruffling a few feathers among the males of the species
After recent revelations about the inspirations behind ‘The Northman’, Rakewell regards its director Robert Eggers as a man of refined sensibilities
Rakewell marvels at HBO’s surprisingly true-to-life portrayal of the obsessive art collector in pursuit of a Jean Royère pepper shaker
Rakewell applauds Ghislaine Wood, deputy of director of the Sainsbury Centre and now the proud Godmother of a Viking longship
Rakewell wonders what to make of the artists of Burning Man festival taking over Capability Brown’s idyllic landscape in Derbyshire
The scammer of the art world has now joined its ranks – but how does the work she has made in jail measure up to the great prison art of the past?
Robert Pattinson’s caped crusader has a fine line in leather boots – but, alas, none of his forebears’ flair for home decoration
The film star has spoken of the spiritual qualities of the photographs in his collection, but that hasn’t stopped him from putting them up for auction
The items that furnished Uncle Monty’s apartment in ‘Withnail and I’ have proved quite the draw at auction
The Tate has announced a new commission to respond to its racist mural but why would any artist accept?
As a triptych comes to auction, Rakewell wonders if we have finally found an artist whose talent is unquestionable
Rakewell revels in the latest interiors shoot of the actor’s house, but is there an ugly truth behind the beautiful surface?
Rakewell wonders whether Pantone’s ’Color of the Year 2022’ might not belong more comfortably to an earlier era
Rakewell pays tribute to the late, great Marvin Lee Aday, who combined art forms with an originality matched only by Richard Wagner
After the hammer attack on Eric Gill’s statue of ‘Prospero and Ariel’, Rakewell reflects upon other artworks that have seized the imagination of vandals
Ridley Scott is pressing ahead with his biopic about Bonaparte – but Rakewell has a modest proposal regarding the leading man
Like many of the most notorious trials of modern times, Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial has been summed up by a skilful courtroom sketch artist
The Dickensian illustrator John Leech would have been the ideal artist to capture the spirit of Downing Street festivities – fictional or otherwise
The pointillist painter inspired the composer and lyricist to make his most personal artistic statement
Delighted by the fact that the new German culture minister once managed a rock band, Rakewell recalls other culture ministers with an artistic bent
’Red Notice’ may not be most sophisticated heist film, but it’s hard to resist The Rock on the trail of Wonder Woman
Rakewell couldn’t be happier about the film-maker’s documentary about the band – but does have a suggestion for a sequel