Imperial College’s Operation Historyhide is a go-go

The faithful translation of Hugo Pratt’s graphic novels introduces his hero to the wider audience he deserves

Channel 4’s new series set in a Paris orchestra hits multiple wrong notes

The church has lost its way but our need for lasting purpose remains

Paris unlocks but restrictions remain in place to prevent rioting

Roger Moorhouse shows it’s possible to treat modern history properly and in context

An indolent, blustering prime minister surrounded by supine, vacuous incompetents

Trump’s spending spree will mean sky-high inflation and interest rates

Is Polyamory really a progressive, feminist-friendly modus vivendi?

It was a magazine whose influence extended beyond its readership

The sale of dusty, unloved artworks offers museums a financial lifeline, but is fraught with danger

Michael Prodger says deaccession has been given tacit approval abroad

The clinical decisions rushed through in March had a single goal: to protect the reputation of the NHS

The Electoral Commission has repeatedly wilted in the face of hysterical conspiracy theories

Mussolini may have had his flaws, but at least he didn’t diet

The referee is a blessed form of jobsworth

John Self reviews Sorry for Your Trouble by Richard Ford, This is Pleasure by Mary Gaitskill and Cleanness by Garth Greenwell

Christopher Silvester reviews Groupthink: A Study in Self-Delusion, By Christopher Booker

Selina Todd reviews Female Husbands, by Jen Manion

Time to proclaim the greatness of Herman Wouk, once feted for the sweep of his historical novels

The critic, like a used-up traveller in ladies’ corsetry in a Fifties film, is enjoying a happy furlough

Our board-treading gossip columnist grapples with actors on Zoom

Adam LeBor has found one of the most immersive, and exhausting, experiences television has to offer

Al Capone’s relationship with the movies goes back a long way, writes Christopher Silvester

Patrick Galbraith takes aim at an agricultural pest

Hannah Betts on a coronavirus upside: no bridezilla weddings

Lisa Hilton dreams of Mayfair and the true luxury of a silky, delicate fish pie

Feed pets what you eat and babies what you hate, says Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Sir Eric Anderson employed the best and let them get on with it

He had a particular skill with those who had fallen foul of the system

Eric understood that the system had to stop being a relic of the past