Arts & Books
Pepys wrestled with some of the same questions confronting us today, but approached daily life in a pandemic rather differently
Whether you’re a jihadi or a heavy metal fan, a fringe subculture offers dark temptations
Israel-Palestine has come to be defined by platitudes. Can fiction succeed where journalism has failed?
Exploring the offerings from Mubi and Curzon home cinema
A new history tells us much about power relations between men and women—from Samuel Richardson to The Game
Róisín Lanigan / April 1, 2020
How a half-man half-crisp in a suit became a symbol of the Irish diaspora—and an important part of the Brexit deliberations
Chris Harvey / March 31, 2020
Plus the BBC adapts Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries
Darran Anderson's memoir shows a child navigating a gruesome conflict
Performances of Shakespeare's works reflect America's tumultuous past
Francisco Garcia / March 30, 2020
Many Londoners will never see them. But the office cleaners and night wardens, healthcare workers, bus drivers and hotel receptionists that keep the city running in the dark make up over a third of...