Culture & Anarchy

The Tide Turns in East Sussex

The grand old towns of the south coast have certainly lost some of their former glory, but there is no reason why their best days should not be ahead of them

Battling with Britten

The reputation of one of England's finest composers has been indelibly stained by his refusal to fight in the Second World War

Jerusalem the Golden

Teacher, philanthropist, founder of the Royal College of Music — Sir Hubert Parry was so much more than a composer of England's finest songs

Could You Eat A Horse?

It it a great paradox that our culture glorifies celebrity chefs when, as a nation, we increasingly refuse to spend money feeding ourselves

Hitler’s Superman

Martin Heidegger's apparent denazification after the — with the help of Jewish lover Hannah Arendt — requires further examination

England’s Forgotten Symphonist

A long time blacklisted by the snobbish BBC, George Lloyd is the greatest English symphonist you've never heard of

History Joys

A new wave of rarefied history is the perfect antidote to the ubiquitous TV-celeb historians

What’s the Score?

Far from being a diluted form of the orchestral work, piano transcriptions often reveal hidden depths to old favourites

Legends of the Urban Landscape

A provocative new book by Jonathan Meades asks us to reassess the value of the under-appreciated metropolitan environment

Reach For the Sky

While woeful arts coverage on ITV and the BBC looks beyond saving, the two Sky Arts channels offer brave, and often unpredictable, film-making

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"