Two years after political activist Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed by Nigeria's military regime, Adewale Maja-Pearce remembers Fela Kuti, creator of Afrobeat and fellow rebel
Giotto's fresco cycle in Assisi started the Renaissance. But it now turns out that it was not actually by Giotto. The history of western art will have to be rewritten around an obscure Roman artist
The movie business's disdain for writers is an ancient part of the Hollywood story. But former agent for Pat Barker, there are good reasons why writers have no rights
Casting is-in part-a matter of appearance. Colour blind casting, says David Nathan, creates confusion and often ends up denying the existence of racism
Richard J Evans's book is not so much a defence of history as of one school (left, populist, socially conscious) against another (conservative, elitist, high political)
From the archive: The late Sir John Keegan on the peculiarly English sense of belonging created by the War Graves Commission.
The best work of Christa Wolf evokes a lost world of betrayed idealism. Anne McElvoy defends the East German writer against crude post-unification attacks but finds she has not yet connected with the...
While other critics are enchanted with Stoppard's new play (see page 71), Herb Greer thinks it is tedious and untheatrical, "enjoyed" by intimidated punters straining to be in on something
Books on the brain and consciousness pour off the presses-from Daniel Dennett, John Searle, Susan Greenfield and others. Andrew Brown surveys the recent literature and asks why our knowledge remains...