Happy Birthday, JSB

It’s Bach’s birthday. Here is Pablo Casals, filmed at Prades in the 1950s, to help celebrate.

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens