Arts & Books
Helen McCarthy / October 20, 2014
Women were not allowed to work in the Foreign Office until the 1940s. Why did it take so long for this last bastion of sexism to fall?
Venus Backfire / October 20, 2014
"The art world seems to not be able to grasp the fact that I am still here, still working, still making art. I had a baby, not a lobotomy"
From Mean Streets to Goodfellas, Martin Scorsese has shaped modern cinema
A new book about Hannah Arendt reveals the playful side of one of the 20th century's most celebrated thinkers
Philip Ball / October 16, 2014
What do you make of quantum theory? One response is that it is weird or hopelessly mind-boggling. But many of the tropes of quantum physics have permeated cultural discourse, among them quantum...
Francis Fukuyama's passion for democracy seems to have deserted him
Tim Parks brilliantly skewers the pieties of the literary world
Marilynne Robinson's novels expose the religious wiring behind American culture