Oversexed, overplayed and over here…

For the Jan/Feb bumper print edition of Standpoint I’ve written about the 2011 bicentenary boy, Franz Liszt — an astonishing musical figure, the very embodiment of Romanticism, but one who is still hideously misrepresented by an ongoing focus on his sex life at the expense of all else. Time to reassess. Here’s the article.

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