Anonymous caller: This Plague of Souls, by Mike McCormack, reviewed

21 October 2023 9:00 am

A man returns to his remote rural home after an absence – to be greeted not by his family but a sinister stranger on the telephone

The New York Times private

The death of the private citizen

24 June 2020 7:28 am

The internet is not a private place, but news outlets have decided that it’s up to them to determine when…

Wooden head from southern Nigeria, collected by Northcote W. Thomas in 1910

Lucian Freud insisted a forgery could be as great as the real thing. Was he right?

10 August 2019 9:00 am

Perhaps we should blame Vasari. Ever since the publication of his Lives of the Artists, and to an ever-increasing extent,…