Josh White / 18 Dec 2023

Secularising Britain

The Wicker Man at 50

It’s been 50 years since The Wicker Man first shocked British audiences. The folk horror film’s quirky, disturbing qualities captivated a generation but continues to bewitch us five decades later.(...)

Casualties of war. Martyrs' Memorial Cemetery Kovači, Sarajevo.
Heather Allansdottir / 09 Sep 2019

Sarajevo to the West

Susan Sontag’s War

When Zdravko Grebo, a legal scholar at the University of Sarajevo, died this year, it seemed to many Sarajevans the end of an era: the last of his generation, of dissident, socialist anti-fundamentalist Bosnian thinkers who embodied the best of Yugoslav dynamism and spoke to the hope – as Sarajevo has often stood for – that Europe can carve out a space between totalitarianism and late capitalism alike.(...)