As the National Theatre of Scotland's season focusing on new work from the Arab world gets under way, we talk to Syrian playwright Abdullah Alkafri and Lebanese writer and actor Abdelrahim Alawaji.
Slovak artist Roman Ondak is the Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year and has just opened a new exhibition in Berlin, which includes a huge aeroplane wing. He talks to The Strand about his new work.
We talk to Constance Marks, the director of the documentary about Kevin Clash, the puppeteer behind Elmo, the much loved character from the American children's show Sesame Street.
From Alice Walker to Chinua Achebe, the world's greatest authors discuss their best known novel.…