Film
23 April 2007
Ever since the gangster movies of the 1930s, there has been a prurient fascination for the Mafia’s involvement in...
Film
06 November 2006
Movie moguls of the 1920s and 1930s, Mark Wheeler tells us, treated their studio employees with "hardness, shrewdness,...
Books
17 July 2006
The 1960s ended 25 days early on 6 December 1969 at the Rolling Stones concert in Altamont. The Stones had hired the...
Culture
17 July 2006
Émilie du Châtelet was not a conventional scientist. Far from being a bespectacled boffin stuck in a lab, she was an...