28 November 2014
What are they doing differently?
06 February 2006
A few years ago I read a short newspaper report about a 17-year-old girl's suicide. It appeared that she was an animal...
30 August 2004
The Alinari brothers may not be as famous as their contemporaries Henry Fox Talbot or Louis Dagu-erre, yet the three...
24 May 2004
Home is very important to the novelist Julie Myerson. When Myerson was a young girl, her mother left her father, taking...
12 April 2004
At the beginning of this month, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs announced it would not legislate...
15 March 2004
Tim Jeal's previous biographies have included lives of David Livingstone and Robert Baden-Powell. Both men were active...
08 December 2003
The story of Diana Mosley's life has been told so many times that its major episodes can be summarised as follows:...
13 October 2003
From early sword-and-sandal silents to the great spaghetti western, Italy has produced some of cinema's most...
01 September 2003
Lenin once said: "For us, the most important of all the arts is the cinema." Archivists at the British Film Institute...
26 May 2003
The East End has always been home to many different communities and disparate voices. And as far as being heard goes,...
05 May 2003
The novelist Jean Rhys died alone 24 years ago in a nursing home in Devon just before her 89th birthday. The story of...
09 December 2002
In December 1952, Lillian Maud Kingham, my asthmatic maternal grandmother, was confined to her home for fear of the...
08 April 2002
There is a large, handwritten sign on the fence that lines the road leading from Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion Airport to the...
11 March 2002
The Barbican in London is celebrating its 20th anniversary as "the country's only fully integrated arts centre". The...
26 February 2001
Joseph O'Neill was born in Cork, in his father's homeland, in 1964, but he grew up in The Hague. He spent the summer...
Maybe we don't need to move Parliament to Hull. But we do need to overhaul its alienating traditions