While Apollo’s roving correspondent is more than ready to go to the pub, he can’t help wondering if it will all end in Hogarthian tears
A development that would have impinged on Tower Bridge has landed Robert Jenrick in hot water – so Rakewell digs up some classic views of the landmark
The statue of George Eliot in Nuneaton has attracted some unlikely ‘defenders’
Churchill’s statue on Parliament Square is currently boxed up but, given his attitude to portraits, perhaps Churchill himself wouldn’t mind
What is it about art and espionage? The spies and assassins of BBC America’s hit show have sophisticated tastes in meeting venues
The former transport secretary has been appointed as a trustee of the National Portrait Gallery – so he must be a museum fanatic, right?
The former England striker is keen to stage an exhibition of photos of Roy Keane – and has strong opinions about the arrogance of most art galleries
Peter Sellers gave action painting a new spin in a sketch with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in 1965
Fed up with video calls, Rakewell finds light relief in teleporting himself (if only) to Waddesdon Manor and the Met
Celebrities have often performed Dr. Seuss to kids to extol the benefits of reading – but should they have rapped through the books instead?
The fans of Borussia Mönchengladbach are to make up for closed stadiums by attending matches in the form of cardboard cutouts
Your favourite art magazine has been spotted in the vintage BBC comedy-drama – though always in the hands of dodgy antiques dealers
BBC Bitesize has announced that Danny Dyer and Sergio Agüero are among the celebrities joining its homeschooling programme. But who’s going to teach art?
Rakewell has been eyeing up the broadcaster’s learned library while watching Channel 4 News
The curators at the Frick are to brighten up cocktail hour in Manhattan – and Rakewell is already pouring himself a drink
With oodles of toilet paper and canned fish, it seems anyone can recreate an artistic masterpiece at home
Rakewell bids farewell to the co-creator of Asterix by taking a tour through his characters – and how their names have shifted in translation
After a solid run on University Challenge, the Courtauld team met its match in Jesus College, Oxford – and too many questions about art history
Some scenes of art appreciation that wouldn’t pass muster in stricter viewing conditions
Claims that the resting place of the legendary founder of Rome has been discovered cause Rakewell to raise an eyebrow
With the new £20 note in circulation, there are now two billion more copies of the much-reproduced painting in existence
Every country has its own Versailles, right? Rakewell rounds them up
The students of Moordale High have been reimagined as a cast of painted saints and sinners