Five hundred years ago a political and religious crisis tore Europe apart. Now the continent is entering another age of schism.
Athletic director Chris Hixon died in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school. As a nation watched, his wife Debbi had to find a way to grieve.
John Ruskin led a crusade against Victorian rectitude and attacked capitalism. His mind was wild and unstable, but we need his utopian visions today as we find ourselves evermore distanced from the natural world.
He is now best known for that dramatic pot-boiler, An Inspector Calls. But Priestley’s gripping novels show an instinctive understand of England and a faith in the power of literature.
Belief in self-improvement is written into the national DNA – but in the Trump era hope has been replaced by a narrative of poverty and decline.
The US author visited the UK for the first time in December 2018 to promote the paperback copy of her best-selling book Hunger.
In January 1972 on the streets of Londonderry British paratroopers shot 14 unarmed civilians dead. Now a reckoning is finally upon them.
Forty years ago, Ayatollah Khomeini returned from exile to overthrow Iran’s corrupt monarchy. The revolt radicalised the region and inspired Muslims across the globe.
Moral justifications for closing borders are flawed. Citizens of all countries should allow in significantly more refugees.
“I want to disavow people of their excessive confidence in the ability of doctors.”
The white bird lies on newspaper in the passageway, black-eyed, breathtakingly beautiful, utterly unmarked.