Arts & Books
Emma Smith / April 23, 2020
Rather than the nihilistic King Lear, we should turn to the playful Venus and Adonis during lockdown
Annie Le Santo / April 18, 2020
"Mindfulness" and "self-care" may be new words, but in relation to crafts they describe something ancient
Leslie Jamison's viral article on literature's damaged women overlooks a range of writing which exposes the complexity and ambivalence of female pleasure
What must this domestic landscape of sofas, unworn shoes and constantly present laps look like to our feline friends?
From the Plague of Justinian to the Black Death, history shows epidemics don't just change our lives. They can fundamentally change the way the world works
Caspar Salmon / April 8, 2020
We were expecting fire and brimstone; instead, we got endless discussions about how to work from home. But can the tedium of coronavirus help us picture a better world?
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?