The past and the future are often interwoven more than one thinks, writes Sam Leith. So is it possible to conceive of a cultural movement or a piece of art completely afresh?
The majesty and detail of the Sistine Chapel is captured in a painstakingly produced triptych of books
Baroness Minouche Shafik, director of the London School of Economics, on our broken social contract
Recent readings have indicated to me that it is essential to embrace nuance in global affairs and acknowledge that not everything can be discovered from a Google search
You don’t need deckle edge books on your shelves to be glad that they exist. I fancy that Spear’s readers will, on the whole, number among those with the broadness of spirit to share that view