his pain, the audience’s pleasure

Woody Allen’s 1960s stand-up character tapped into a personal neurosis. {The Wall Street Journal, written by Raymond Siller, Jan. 26, 2015; featured image via Time.com} After four decades of making movies for the large screen, Woody Allen has struck a deal with Amazon, announced recently, to write and direct a half-hour comedy series for its Prime Instant…

flesh of inspiration: reassessing rubens

In BBC Two documentary Rubens: An Extra Large Story, WALDEMAR JANUSZCZAK sets out to correct the misconceptions that have arisen about the artist, whose vast and grandiose canvases seem too much for modern sensibilities. Here Waldemar writes for BBC Arts about making the show, and presents two exclusive clips on Rubens and his art, along…