We were so sad to leave Akragas, but the idea of sailing further northwest to visit Selinus made us feel better.
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Four-day marathon public reading of War and Peace begins in Russia
Coordinated by Tolstoy’s great-great-granddaughter, readers around the world will each read two to three minutes, streamed on Russian state television
Tristan Tzara exhibition: the man who made Dada
A show in Strasbourg explores the life of the influential 20th century poet, art writer and collector
The Relics of Magna Grecia
This sailing trip ignited our interest in the varied cultures that flourished under the Greeks, then the Lucanians and the Etruscans. The aim of our trip was to see and feel the importance of this migration, as it greatly influenced the western world.
New Yorker illustrator Adrian Tomine: ‘My inner voice says ‘You suck!”
Tomine can spend weeks on a single magazine cover, but his first love is comics. His new book Killing and Dying takes the medium to new heights of subtlety
Listen to Me Marlon review – intimate portrait of the actor
Using an archive of the star’s recollections, Brando’s gradual decline from giant of the screen to bloated bit-part player is carefully teased out
Going under: portraits of the last coal miners
Photographer Pierre Gonnord on how he captured the last gasps of a dying industry
Paris’ Museum of Mankind reopens
Although the exterior of the art deco building, located in the famous Trocadero Square overlooking the Eiffel Tower remains unchanged, inside visitors will discover 2,500 square meters of entirely renovated exhibitions, offering a new perspective on the history and evolution of mankind.
Man Booker winner Marlon James: ‘I was the nerd, I wasn’t into sports, assumed gay’
The novelist talks about nearly packing it in after his first book was rejected 78 times, growing up listening to Eurythmics and Pet Shop Boys – and A Brief History of Seven Killings, his multi-voiced epic about the attempted assassination of Bob Marley
The Barbarism of the Migrant
By Thomas Nail Significant portions of the population of the United States believe that immigrants are naturally inferior. The attitude is not new. In fact, the idea of a natural political inferiority was invented in the ancient world, though it has repeated itself again and again throughout history—hence the persistence of the term “barbarian.” Originally used to classify those beyond the pale of ancient Greek and Roman society, “barbarian” has since been redeployed throughout all of history t
Chantal Akerman: a director with a rare creative vision
From feminist films that stand her alongside film-makers such as Jean-Luc Godard to an enigmatic adaptation of Proust, the Belgian director’s rigour and brilliance survive a fascinating body of work