14 September 2018

Into The Valley of the Fallen

Carlos Rojas’ newly translated 1978 novel continues to shed light on Spain’s dark history.

23 August 2018

The compelling mystery of David Lynch

A new biography lets a tiny bit of daylight in on the visionary director.

13 August 2018

MagicGate: game culture’s new civil war

Political violence is breaking out... over a trading-card game.

28 June 2018

Frida Kahlo: art trumps identity

She may be an icon – but it’s time to recognise her as a great artist, too.

4 May 2018

Amrita Sher-Gil: unseen brilliance

The Hungarian-Indian painter is rightly hailed, yet few outside India have seen her work.

30 April 2018

Poster politics, from Hope to Nope

A new exhibition captures the political imagination of our era.

22 March 2018

Hate-speech laws help only the powerful

They’re the latest means through which the elite asserts its authority.

29 December 2017

Superheroes vs identity politics

This year, Marvel Comics played to the identitarian gallery – and alienated their readers.

2 October 2017

Basquiat versus Banksy

One was an artist, the other just a talented graphic designer.

25 September 2017

Trouble at the Tate

It’s too big, obsessed with identity politics and run by cultural relativists.