Mitchell Loeb’s 1947 travel poster was designed in support of a Jewish homeland. With hindsight, ironies abound.
One of Neil MacGregor’s 10 objects that define modern Germany, in the Guardian this weekend, is the inscription on the … More
This time last year I went to visit the Battle of Britain Bunker at Hillingdon, the operations room which managed the air defences of the South Coast. The big map table is famous. But I was more interested in the system of lights that showed at a glance the status of every squadron.
I was at a meeting in a building in central London with a view which seemed to capture what London … More
I don’t like the Royal Academy – it’s snooty, uptight, over-sponsored yet still expensive – but despite this I went … More
Publishers mostly believe – probably rightly – that their brands make little difference to book buying habits, because readers are … More
I like porridge, especially as the days get colder. But I get put off by the instructions. Take these, from … More
Chunks of Riga’s new town were built quickly at the height of the gilded age of the late 19th and … More
The first weekend of the Tour de France is a good moment to review It’s All About The Bike, and … More
There’s something pleasing about learning something new about the area you live in, and by chance I stumbled on a … More