Culture & Anarchy

Musical Testosterone at the Proms

William Walton was inspired by sexual energy

Poet of Eternal Summer

Rupert Brooke deserves to be taken seriously

How to Save London’s Skyline

London needs protecting against the current invasion of skyscrapers

The Kaiser Was No Hitler

In 1914 the German people wanted war no more than the British

The Best Years of American Cinema

The greatest American movie of all time was made in 1946 and you'll never have heard of it

The Aesthetics of the Everyday

We shouldn’t be satisfied with solidly utilitarian coins, stamps and the dreaded “street furniture”. Good design can be incredibly heartening

Boxing Clever

British television today is rubbish. But boxed sets — especially those dramas from America — are like bottles of fine wine, waiting to be consumed at the perfect moment

No Laughing Matter

The fact that most of today's comedians are left-wing isn't necessarily the reason they aren't funny. It's because they aren't very bright

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"