13 December 2016

You can’t hide from history

The Austrian government should not destroy Hitler's birthplace.

7 December 2016

Philistines in avant-garde clothing

Sohrab Ahmari’s scathing critique shows how identity politics is destroying the arts.

28 October 2016

A Guerrilla attack on artistic value

You shouldn’t judge an artwork by the race or gender of its producer.

26 August 2016

The madness of Vincent Van Gogh

A new exhibition explores the Dutch master’s psychological torment.

28 April 2016

The waltz of censorship

For the likes of Flaubert and Baudelaire, evading the censors was a very serious game.

25 February 2016

TS Eliot: public poet, private agony

A new volume of Eliot’s letters charts his inner turmoil.

12 February 2016

Manos: rediscovering the world’s worst film

The re-release of Manos: The Hands of Fate allows us to appreciate better its unique awfulness.

28 January 2016

Review: Iris Murdoch’s letters

A new edition of private correspondence hides as much as it reveals.

2 October 2015

Pound: poet and political prisoner

A new biography shows us just how brilliant, and dangerous, Ezra Pound was.

28 September 2015

In praise of
Brutalism

We should celebrate the daring spirit of this unloved school of architecture.