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.

13 February 2015

Hermann Nitsch: Blood on the museum floor

A Mexican art gallery has turned the pretentious Austrian into a free-speech martyr.

30 January 2015

The Franklin expedition: a Victorian-era moon landing

New light is being shone on the brave but disastrous 1845 Arctic journey.