Columns

Why have the arts not strained at the bonds laid upon them in the way earthier pursuits and pleasures have?

Why are people fighting a long-dead slave trade rather than resisting the triumph of a real one?

Diversity is our strength? Or has history shown us otherwise?

In Brideshead, the overriding feeling is that surely the punchline is to come. It never does

Why bother with accuracy when you can get away with approximation?

Leave literary reviews to reviewers rather than score-settling academics

A British lawyer is fighting her dismissal in a Kafkaesque post-Brexit judicial quagmire

Macron aims to rewrite history, with Britain not far behind

Titania McGrath’s take on a thrilling year for racial equality

This government caused the slump, but unlike Mrs Thatcher it has no fable for why the country suffered