The politicised trial of the Bristol statue topplers shows the law surrounding protests is mired in confusion

An unholy alliance of Berlin capitalists and intellectuals has disastrously misjudged the Ukraine war

The enduring popularity of fantasy and horror fiction proves that we still live in the long, dark shadow of the Gothic novel

To make people laugh for an hour is good business sense — but it says nothing about writing, or creativity, or art

Nadine Dorries’s chilling Online Safety Bill invites professional activists to wipe anything they deem wrongthink from the internet

Kenneth Clark has been unfairly accused of elitism; he wanted to democratise the glories of Western art and make it available to all

The harsh reality is that the nuclear revolution is irreversible and makes major wars significantly less likely

A tribute to Sir Roy Stone, whose secretive role at the heart of Westminster made government possible

Far from being an ecological enemy, cattle-grazing encourages natural diversity and helps in the battle to save some of our most endangered species

The glorious heyday of Roxy Music, when just to be a fan of a band that sounded like no other was like being in an exclusive club