Cultural

It is tempting to adopt a black-and-white view of the past, but history is complex and should be judged on its own merits.

From Elizabethan laws to modern food campaigns: the long history of Britain's patriotic consumers.

The Azeri magazine that told it like it was. 

Fighting back: Newsweek employees hold a press conference in New York with lawyer Eleanor Holmes Norton to announce their suit under the 1964 Civil Rights Act, March 16th, 1970. © Bettmann/Getty Images

New US equality laws in the 1960s meant a revolution in journalism, as the women of the press fought for their place.

Buffy Sainte-Marie performing in the Netherlands, 1968.

This panoramic study of Native North American history has remarkable honesty and scope.

'The Rape of Proserpina by Pluto', Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 1621

Confronting the brutal facts of history can be difficult. But how far should we protect ourselves from them before it becomes censorship? 

An exhibition at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford.

Michael Greenhalgh describes how Roman architecture and Graeco-Roman statues made a profound impression upon the great Renaissance artists.

Though he exercised little political influence, Victor Hugo’s genius and his ardent championship of liberty had made him a legendary figure long before his death.

The visit of the Baroque master in 1665, writes Michael Greenhalgh, coincided with a rejection of Italian influence by French taste.