Marina Gerner

What’s in a word?

"Without a way of visualising and recording our spoken words, our world would not be the same"

City where history is still being made

'The last time we were in Kiev together, I was a toddler and my mother a young painter with dissident views'

Wholesome homes are better for all of us

The structures where we spend most of our time affect every aspect of our lives. But too little is being done to make them healthier for all

Viennese rooms with a point of view

The salons of Vienna were key spaces for promoting the emancipation of women and Jews

New way to tell a terrible story

New graphic novels take on difficult subject matter: the lives of Hannah Arendt and Anne Frank

Tunnel vision

The original designs of the Thames Tunnel were auctioned at Bonhams in London for £200,000 in November

Ironies Of Ideology

The RA's Russia show offers a sobering counterpoint to the naivety of Western communists

A Diaspora Of Pain And Joy

The tale of two Jewish familes in Baghdad and Budapest

Golden Gogol

Gogol's The Nose is mesmerisingly surreal

Clearing The Fog Of War

Tim Judah's In Wartime provides a first-hand picture of what is happening on the ground in Ukraine

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"