Pianist Keith Jarrett unlikely to perform again after two strokes

Pair of strokes in 2018 have partially paralysed American musician, who can now only play with one hand Keith Jarrett, the jazz and classical musician whose album The Köln Concert is one of the best-selling piano recordings in history, has announced that he is unlikely to perform again after two strokes. The 75-year-old told the […]

Michiko Kakutani: ‘It is more rewarding to debate than hit delete’

The venerated US critic talks about her new essay collection, the limits of cancel culture and her regard for Muhammad Ali Michiko Kakutani was chief book reviewer of the New York Times from 1983 to 2017, during which time she won a Pulitzer prize for criticism. In 2018, she published The Death of Truth: Notes […]

‘It’s not a question of belief’: the film examining government UFO records

The Phenomenon studies the history of UFO claims from the 1940s to this summer’s revelation of a Department of Defense investigation into military sightings The question of unexplained phenomena and Unidentified Flying Objects have long fascinated the public, as the subject of feverish American news coverage in the years post-second world war and too many […]

Did the ‘Caliphate executioner’ lie about his past as an Isis killer?

Shehroze Chaudhry charged with inventing identity as a ruthless killer as saga prompts debate over repatriation and de-radicalization For months, unbeknown to his classmates and neighbours, a self-professed executioner was living freely in Canada’s largest city. But in 2018, his exploits were made public on a blockbuster podcast produced by the New York Times, in […]

How Trump’s Apprentice earnings helped rescue his failing empire

Documents show president earned $427m from NBC reality show – which he used to cover vast real estate and casino losses US politics – live coverage When Donald Trump signed a deal to star in The Apprentice in 2004, the New York Times’ latest bombshell report on his tax returns shows, he was among the […]

Stephen Colbert on Trump’s hair: ‘He spent $70,000 on that? He should’ve paid more’

Late-night hosts react to the Trump tax revelations, from the $750 he paid in 2017 to the $421m he personally owes The fallout from the New York Times bombshell investigation into two decades of Trump’s tax returns filtered through Monday’s late-night shows, as hosts reacted to the revelation that Trump paid merely $750 in taxes […]

Dutch art detective says he has ‘proof of life’ of stolen Van Gogh painting

Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring was snatched from a museum in Laren in March Dutch detectives are investigating two apparent “proof of life” photographs of a £5m Vincent van Gogh painting stolen from a museum during the coronavirus lockdown. The images appear to show Van Gogh’s Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring alongside a […]

Robin Wall Kimmerer: ‘People can’t understand the world as a gift unless someone shows them how’

Her book Braiding Sweetgrass has been a surprise bestseller. The nature writer talks about her fight for plant rights, and why she hopes the pandemic will increase human compassion for the natural world “This is a time to take a lesson from mosses,” says Robin Wall Kimmerer, celebrated writer and botanist. Her first book, published […]

Everyone’s stuck at home – so why are people streaming less music?

Streaming was supposed to be the music industry’s silver lining during the pandemic, but figures have been going down Major album releases used to be put through a Large Hadron Collider of marketing, but now almost everything making those promotion particles accelerate has been switched off. So how do you push an album when the […]

Fauci confirms NY Times report Trump rebuffed social distancing advice

Health adviser says on CNN ‘you could logically say if you started mitigation earlier, you could have saved lives’ Coronavirus – live US updates Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage Prominent US public health adviser Dr Anthony Fauci appeared on Sunday to confirm a bombshell New York Times report which said he and […]