Daniel Rey

It’s time to scrap the Best Actress Oscar award

25 April 2021 6:00 pm

If you tune in to the Oscars during the early hours of Monday morning, you’ll note – along with sickly…

How 20th-century artists rescued the Crucifixion

27 March 2021 9:00 am

Two millennia ago, in the outer reaches of the empire, the Romans performed a routine execution of a Galilean rebel.…

Born out of suffering: the inspiration of Dostoevsky’s great novels

16 January 2021 9:00 am

A death sentence, prison in Siberia, and chronic epilepsy. The death of his young children, a gambling addiction, and possible…

Playing devil’s advocate: a Mexican historian defends the Conquistadors

17 October 2020 9:00 am

Many books claim to describe junctures that changed the world but few examine ones as consequential as Conquistadores: A New…

The deserted village green: is this the end of cricket as we know it?

9 May 2020 9:00 am

Imagine an archetypal English scene and it’s likely you’re picturing somewhere rural. Despite losing fields and fields each year to…