Is consumerism on the decline — or just taking a different form?
Can the pope’s call for a more tolerant Catholic Church carry modernisers and traditionalists?
Forecasts of what to expect decades from now will probably fail. But that is no reason to stop making them, writes Stephen Cave
Four hundred years after his death, the poet and playwright is more than ever a global figure
A century on from his birth, the mythology surrounding the singer’s life is starting to wear thin, writes Ludovic Hunter-Tilney
A century on from his birth, the musical gifts of Frank Sinatra loom as large as they ever did. But the mythology surrounding his life is starting to wear thin
Tony Barber on how Kiev found itself fighting a belated war of independence
Christopher Ricks’s annotated edition of the poet’s works is literary criticism at its best. By John Sutherland
What a long-lost early work tells us about the Romantic and revolutionary poet
An impressive biography and a pitch for the US presidency offer conflicting narratives, writes Edward Luce