Every scientist surely has their own favourite articles from the scientific literature. The paper that made them think about the world differently, to learn something unexpected, or to find out the answer to a question …

Earlier this year I was offered the chance to read a near-final PDF of this new book about David King, in order to contribute a quote in support of it. Many of my generation of designers have waited so long for a book about King …

In this groundbreaking book, leading art historian Thomas Crow argues that the figure of the Mod exerted an influence beyond its assumed social boundaries by exemplifying the postwar metropolis in all of its excitement and complexity.

The shifts that have taken place in less than a decade are diverse and impactful, including the normalization of art as a financial investment, the global proliferation of private museums, and the blurring of traditional roles for auction houses and art galleries, to name just a few.

The wartime organisation known as MI9 (Military Intelligence 9) is one of the least known agencies of the Second World War. Unlike the Special Operations Executive, whose clandestine work has received wide coverage in recent years …

Charlie Hill’s memoir, I Don’t Want to Go to the Taj Mahal, is told in a series of linked poetic vignettes. ‘Vignettes’ is definitely the right word too: each memory comes to the reader as a distinct and self-contained portrait …

“Comfort’s in Heaven, and we are on the Earth,” says the Duke of York in William Shakespeare’s Richard II, a dire bit of philosophy that many writers have touched upon. Ellen Prager (…) gives her own take on the subject …

Sitting in the computer room of Open Arms drop-in centre, a homeless shelter in Kingston, Jamaica, I turned on my recorder and asked Jason to tell me about his life there. In his distinct east London accent, he described arguments …

As the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic slowly starts to become apparent, the question of economic survival – for individuals, businesses and even nation states – is under intense scrutiny. UK-based Italian economist Paola …

Imagine Roger Nichols and Graham Johnson at a dinner party, discussing the composer about whom they have each published an entertaining and learned new biography: Francis Poulenc (1899-1963).