AL Kennedy reflects on the power of art to sustain the human spirit.
AL Kennedy reflects on the importance of learning languages and listening to one another.
Adam Gopnick reflects on the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
AL Kennedy reflects on what it means to pursue happiness.
David Cannadine reflects on the history of the Queen's Christmas message.
What constitutes real art, as opposed to kitsch or that based on fake emotions and cliche?
Why the fear of producing kitsch art has led to a new kind of pre-emptive kitsch.
Roger Scruton muses on the difference between genuine art and that based on fake emotion.
John Gray argues that 'thinking the unthinkable' means exaggerating fashionable beliefs.
John Gray points to lessons from the novels of Dostoevsky about the danger of ideas.