‘Alice Dancing Under the Gallows’

A new documentary about the remarkable Alice Sommer Herz is coming out early next year. Alice, the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor, is about to celebrate her 107th birthday. “Music is God,” she says. And after her experiences at the extremities of human nature, you know she is right. Please watch the trailer. (Her friend Anita, also interviewed in the film, is the cellist Anita Lasker Wallfisch.)

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens