Volume 72 Issue 5 May 2022

A Musical Riot

Igor Stravinsky’s ‘shockingly contemporary’ The Rite of Spring ​​​​premiered on 29 May 1913.

Gold Llama

An important beast of burden cast from the sweat of the sun. 

The War in Words

What did British officers think of the American Civil War as it was happening?

Sea Change

Demolishing the myths surrounding Mary Seacole.

All That Is Not Good

Writing in troubled times, Julian of Norwich realised that consolation only has meaning if it takes pain seriously.

No Dinner Party

Bringing together revolution’s most ardent theorists and its fiercest critics.

Scotland Too

Scotland’s profiteering and complicity within the British Empire’s transatlantic slave trade.