Issue: October 2015

The Meister From Germany

Shunned for his politics, Christian Thielemann reveals more than he intended in a book about Wagner

Scraping and Scumbling

A Tate retrospective of Frank Auerbach’s work reveals a man doggedly committed to his art 

Beauty Of The Beast

Rembrandt Bugatti showed the very soul of his animal subjects

Albert Speer

The post-war rehabilitation of Hitler's architect was utterly undeserved

Pietro Lavini

The Capuchin friar single-handedly returned a medieval church in Italy’s Appenine mountains to its former glory

Where To Stick It

The best places in London to indulge in the subversive joys of smoking

The Discreet Charm Of Burgundy

The wine region in the 18th century was a cornucopia of delights but still recognisable as the Burgundy of today

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"