Western curators are travelling the globe to find great art. Are they celebrating other visual cultures, or just hoping to enrich their own?
“The cliché is your enemy.”
–from a handbook on writing
How to tell jokes that win friends and influence people in an ancient city in sub-Saharan Africa
The Mediterranean Diet, an essentially American myth, is at last coming to the Mediterranean region itself
In 1980, Saddam Hussein invaded Iran because he believed Iranian fundamentalists were plotting against him. Today, with increasing chaos on the ground, is Iraq still threatened by Iranian subversion?
We need more book critics who are fearless – though that alone won’t do
“Those are my principles. If you don’t like them, I have others.”