Volume 70 Issue 8 August 2020

Arachne and Minerva

The myth of Arachne and Minerva is a commentary on the plight of the artist, wrapped in a dramatic tale of rivalry between god and mortal.

What is History?

Four historians consider the most fundamental question of all, one famously posed by E.H. Carr almost 60 years ago.

Of Hair and Ale

The opening of hairdressers and pubs has a strange historical resonance.

Who’s Afraid of the Stasi?

The sinister reach of East Germany’s Ministry for State Security did not end in 1989. According to the British press, the Stasi is still with us.