Duncan Simpson / 04 May 2022

State of Nature

Francis Bacon: Man and Beast

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the death of Francis Bacon, the English artist whose life and radical painting during the second half of the 20th century continues to throw up new revelations and blockbuster exhibitions.(...)

Charlie Bertsch / 27 Apr 2022

The Dark Side of Alternative

Tucson’s Whole Enchilada Benefit

When it happened, I’d finally decided to move forward through the crowd, loosely grouped in front of the outdoor stage at Tucson’s iconic Hotel Congress. Beloved local band Sidewinders, the penultimate act at this Whole Enchilada benefit show, was already playing their third number. But I still hadn’t committed myself to the experience.(...)

Josh White / 25 Apr 2022

Ex-Social Democrats

Today’s New Statesman

Getting off the tube at Blackfriars, you could walk through the backstreets of Fleet Street without seeing the office of the oldest progressive magazine in Britain. It’s easily done.(...)

John Foster / 15 Apr 2022

Putting NATO in Its Place

Russia and the Ukraine War

Baron Ismay, who served as Secretary-General of NATO from 1952 to 1957, famously described its purpose as keeping “the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down”.(...)

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