Nothing written is utterly without value, as I proved to myself by reading two random works

Self-help advice might seem painfully obvious, but those who struggle with “normality” need it

Artists in the Third Reich swiftly learnt to adapt to Hitler’s traditionalist cultural diktats

Sir Les Patterson or Poundbury, Roy Wood or Richard Rogers, dodgy clubs or lusty yeomen?

The key to the poet’s early obsession with girls’-school stories may lie with his sister Kitty

Against all the odds, the study of Classics is increasing in popularity — and for very good reasons

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

The great critic’s letters reveal his struggles with anti-Semitism and disillusion with Marxism

Edward Said accused the poet of Orientalist prejudice — but he owed much to Muslim tradition

Chopin and Wanda Landowska were very different musicians with only one thing in common