Eduard Bersudsky chose to be mute in Soviet days. Ever since, his moving musical sculptures have done the talking
The Arab Spring began in Tunisia, and now its artists and dancers are keeping the flame of protest alive
A reputation for cross-border debauchery, desperate migrants and drug violence. Can the arts save this troubled city?
Me, myself and I
Loneliness can be a shameful hunger, a shell, a dangerous landscape of shadowy figures. But it is also a gift
The great swindle
From pickled sharks to compositions in silence, fake ideas and fake emotions have elbowed out truth and beauty
At the altar
Going to an art gallery is like going to church — a spiritual experience. But what makes a painting worthy of veneration?
The empathy machine
Sherlock was right – new research shows that seeing through another's eyes takes a detached mind not just a warm heart
The old yoke
Was the green man, that pagan spirit of nature, in fact England’s secret symbol of resistance to Norman oppression?
Ashes to ashes
Death rites have become private and tepid affairs. The Burning Man Temple brings a fiery edge to modern mourning