Arts & Books
Is there a conspiracy to prevent the public from learning how to look at paintings?
Javier Marias speaks for a confident modern Spain with its calculated suppression of recent history
The Herzog-Kinski partnership was what Nietzsche called a "star friendship"
Mozart's irony and moral relativism make him a composer for our time
Despite all the doom-laden books about rape, murder and torture, a hopeful black South African culture is emerging
The cultural and aesthetic challenges of putting Russia's national poem on the big screen
Why do we forget some paintings and cherish others?
Television's domestic makeover shows can't resolve the tension between individuality and comformity