Volume 46 Issue 4 April 1996

The Detroit Murals of Diego Rivera

Commissioning a Mexican Communist to hymn the achievements of Henry Ford’s mass-production in 1930s Detroit was always likely to be an intriguing project.

Cardinal Mazarin

Richard Wilkinson reassesses the much-maligned prelate, asking whether the man who steered France through the minority of Louis XIV deserves such as bad press.

UNESCO's Lifeline for Laos

As Luang Prabang, Laos' former royal capital of South East Asia becomes the latest addition to UNESCO world heritage sites, Cherry Barnett explores its significance.