Barry Anthony’s latest book, Murder, Mayhem and Music Hall, is about the criminal and subversive behaviour in and around the Strand area of Victorian London. But what caused the locality’s notorious reputation?
Though less celebrated than directors, cinematographers shape the style of a film in important ways: organising the lighting, composing the frame, orchestrating the camera movement, and working with the laboratory to control the film’s overall look. As the art of image making continues to change in the digital age, these five images remind us how …
In the 1920s, stars of silent American cinema, including Douglas Fairbanks Sr, Mary Pickford, and Pearl White offered the Soviet viewers alternative models of new femininity and masculinity.
This spring we publish the definitive guide to Eric Ravilious’ watercolours.
An epic novel of historic Palestine from the author of Time of White Horses
Following Monday’s launch, debut author Jemimah Steinfield returned to Asia House to join Xiaolu Guo in conversation about love, sex and youth in modern China.
Even in the post-Harry Potter world, most people associate children’s films and family films with Disney. Since 1937, when ‘Uncle Walt’ released Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to an expectant American public, the Disney Company has been the world leader in family films – movies that appeal to children but which anyone can enjoy, across boundaries of age, gender, culture and nationality.
On Thursday 19 February, Richard Sakwa’s Frontline Ukraine was reviewed by Jonathan Steele for the Guardian, and hailed as ‘the best analysis yet in book form of events on the ground in eastern Ukraine as well as in Kiev, Washington, Brussels and Moscow.’
When hundreds of schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram in 2014, the government’s target was not Boko Haram, but those demanding action from the government.
Mike Smith joined a panel of experts to discuss the impact of Boko Haram in the lead up to Nigeria’s general election.
Paul Theroux on a book he wishes he had over 30 years ago.
Happy Birthday to Freya Stark, born on January 31, 1893. In this extract taken from her book The Zodiac Arch, she recounts a hazardous trip across the Atlantic Ocean
In September 1814, European rulers were in the midst of what may well have been the most extravagant celebration in history— the Congress of Vienna.