Sara Keating on Culture: the highs, lows and blockbuster moments of 2023

From ChatBot cloning our cultural heroes to the untimely death of musical legends, it has been a year of aesthetic highs and devastating lows. Here are some of the most memorable cultural happenings from the year that was

Taylor Swift became the first person to be honoured by Time magazine with the Person of the Year accolade for achievement in the arts

Pop music person of the year

Earlier this month, Taylor Swift became the first person to be awarded Time magazine’s Person of the Year for achievement in the arts.

The prestigious accolade – usually reserved for politicians and popes – recognised the 34-year-old's global success in bringing art and commerce together.

Tay-Tay has had more number one albums than any other woman in history, and when she isn’t making new music, she is reclaiming financial ...