William Cook

The Alster: Hamburg’s centrepiece

Hamburg

13 August 2015 1:00 pm

‘What was it like growing up in Liverpool?’ a journalist asked John Lennon. ‘I didn’t grow up in Liverpool,’ he…

Richard Long installing the large slate cross, Time and Space (2015), at the Arnolfini

The Long view

6 August 2015 1:00 pm

On the green edge of Clifton Downs, high above the city, there is a sculpture that encapsulates the strange magic…

Guild houses in the Grote Markt, Antwerp

Antwerp

21 May 2015 1:00 pm

Napoleon didn’t think much of Antwerp. ‘Scarcely a European city at all,’ he scoffed. If only he could see it…

The guilty man: Johann Strauss

Vienna

19 March 2015 3:00 pm

People get the wrong idea about Vienna and I blame Johann Strauss. His plinky-plonky waltzes have become the soundtrack to…

Spitting Image

19 February 2015 3:00 pm

Hold the front page! Spitting Image is back! Well, sort of. A new six-part series, from (some of) the team…

Spitting Image

19 February 2015 3:00 pm

Hold the front page! Spitting Image is back! Well, sort of. A new six-part series, from (some of) the team…

Cantons and Cantonese

7 November 2013 3:00 pm

In 1863, the pioneering travel agent Thomas Cook took a group of British tourists on the first package holiday to…

Cantons and Cantonese

7 November 2013 3:00 pm

In 1863, the pioneering travel agent Thomas Cook took a group of British tourists on the first package holiday to…

La Maison Blanche: the house Le Corbusier built as a present for his parents

Another side of Le Corbusier

30 May 2013 1:00 pm

On the outskirts of La Chaux-de-Fonds, an industrial town in the Swiss Jura, stands one of the most beautiful houses…

The man behind Eric and Ernie

7 March 2013 2:00 pm

It takes a special sort of talent to turn a good act into a great one, and without John Ammonds,…

The man behind Eric and Ernie

7 March 2013 2:00 pm

It takes a special sort of talent to turn a good act into a great one, and without John Ammonds,…