Business
11 November 2002
The art market is bracing itself for a crash. The traditional wisdom is that it takes about two to two-and-half years...
Culture
01 July 2002
One hundred years ago, in The Interpretation of Dreams, Sigmund Freud unveiled the unconscious, and "the psychological...
Culture
18 February 2002
Last year, attending a lecture at the National Gallery in London, I witnessed the most elegant and witty put-down of...
Politics
17 December 2001
"Books of the Year" is the new upmarket spectator sport. All the broadsheets, and now several magazines, play the game...
Politics
29 October 2001
Westerners and Muslims, according to Edward Said in these pages two weeks ago, are all swimming in the same seas. Both...
Politics
23 April 2001
''Innocent until proven guilty" may be a cliche of the Anglo-Saxon way of life but, over the past five years, the very...
Politics
25 December 2000
For several years, the art trade in London has been awash with rumours about a fabulous secret hoard of ancient Middle...