In a new series for the blog, author Mario Erasmo takes you on a walking tour of Rome – exploring the famous sites and little-known gems the Eternal City has to offer…
Jacki Willson’s Being Gorgeous explores the ways in which extravagance, flamboyance and dressing up can open up possibilities for women to play around anarchically with familiar stereotypical tropes of femininity. In this exclusive extract, Jacki visits Matthew Barney’s The Cremaster Cycle exhibition in New York in 2003.
Some things in Rome are eternal others are not, including the route of the #118 bus that makes it easier to visit the Via Appia Antica (Tour 14).
A canon of themes established in Ukrainian cinema from the 1920s to the 1970s remain central to the country’s perceived difference from Russia
As ISIS and their followers dominate the headlines, author Michele Haapamäki takes a look at those fighting against the Islamic State, and draws parallels with the militia who took up arms against General Franco…
The Armenian world was shattered by the 1915 genocide. Not only were thousands of lives lost but families were displaced and the narrative threads that connected them to their own past and homelands were forever severed. By contrast, the Dildilian family chose to speak, and record their experiences. Now, Armen T. Marsoobian, descendent of the Dildilian family, has written Fragments of a Lost Homeland – a unique array of family sources that tells the story of his ancestors and, in doing so, brings to life the tumultuous events of the early twentieth century.
Sebastian Buckle’s The Way Out tells the story of homosexuality in the public eye. In this complex and nuanced history of gay movements, society and the media, Buckle gives us a fresh look at how the struggle for acceptance and equality has been fought – from the early images of homosexuality in the 1950s, to the partial acceptance in to the mainstream of queer identities in the twenty-first century.
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.