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.

7 September 2015

Charles Bukowski: distortion of a dissident poet?

A new Bukowski is set to emerge, free of his editor's heavy hand.

28 August 2015

The Islamic Republic of France

Michel Houellebecq’s Submission is a powerful novel about the fragility of Western culture.

14 August 2015

Islamism and identity politics – a destructive mix

The strange alliance between leftists and extremists is eroding free speech.

19 June 2015

A Nazi-baiting master of the photomontage

John Heartfield made mocking tyrants an artform.

5 June 2015

The queer saint with a taste for rough trade

A fascinating new biography explores the debauched life of seminal art patron Peter Watson.

1 May 2015

Dyatlov Pass: a chilling mystery solved?

Science may hold the key to unlocking a tragedy that has fascinated since 1959.

14 April 2015

Smashing statues: the chilling desire to be free from history

The new fashion for defacement is intolerant and vengeful.

6 March 2015

TS Eliot among the bankers and Bloomsberries

Robert Crawford’s biography provides a sympathetic portrait of the poet as a young man.