08 November 2012
Ban This Filth! Letters from the Mary Whitehouse Archive Edited by Ben Thompson Faber & Faber, 304pp, £16...
12 February 2012
The Trials and Triumphs of Les DawsonLouis BarfeAtlantic Books, 352pp, £19.99In 1979, a few months after Margaret...
09 December 2010
"Alles ist Kunst" ("everything is art"), proclaims a painting on the wall of a disused brewery in...
Music and Performance
28 September 2010
It's a windy Monday night in Bonn and the streets are full of autumn leaves - but the Beethovenhalle is packed with...
19 November 2009
East Side Gallery
02 July 2009
Brussels and surrealism
14 May 2009
Behind the humdrum high street of an unassuming market town, a new gallery has just opened, built to house one of the...
15 January 2009
There was good news for fans of Morecambe and Wise this Christmas, when the Yorkshire Post announced that a statue of...
04 December 2008
When England beat Germany in Berlin on 19 November, I must have been the only English football fan who wasn't...
24 April 2008
Often, when I return to Hamburg, I see the ghost of my German grandmother, walking the streets where she spent her...
24 January 2008
I never liked Rubens until I went to Antwerp, and even then I didn't warm to him straight away. His paintings always...
09 August 2007
In a little alley called the Brodgasse, a short walk from Mozart's birthplace, you can buy a souvenir that encapsulates...
14 June 2007
Beneath the Brandenburg Gate, just around the corner from Dunkin' Donuts, is a new museum, devoted to John F Kennedy,...
12 February 2007
On the stage of Brighton's Theatre Royal, Nicholas Parsons, Su Pollard and a vast throng of luvvies are gathered around...
05 February 2007
The man in the Dynamo Dresden shop was fed up. It was a busy weekday morning and the streets were full of shoppers, but...