Critique

A new Rome exhibition reveals how Artemisia Gentileschi bravely reshaped her life and art

We need cultural critics who will still stand up for the best that has been thought and said in the world

Two thinkers offer contrasting but complementary ways of thinking about human nature

John Osborne’s angry young men have dated. Rattigan, Coward, Pinter and Stoppard haven’t

Hugh Gordon Porteus was a minor but engaging figure in London’s pre-war bohemia 

Jailed by the Communists, Croatia’s former primate Alojzije Stepinac still awaits sainthood

There are at least three things wrong with the way the subject is taught at our universities today

The titans of modern Western thought were products of the civilisation they revolutionised

Despite the retreat from faith, many modern composers are inspired by true spirituality

The essays of Ferdinand Mount offer a conflicted but compelling account of national identity