Bricks and mortar Berlin has become a kind of network across which visitors and residents interact as if on some sort of comfortable global platform.
One of the most remarkable shindigs I ever attended was in Warsaw.
It’s so easy to be wicked without knowing it, isn’t it?
The heart was always seen as the noblest of the internal organs as well as the most vital. The hearts of martyrs or future candidates for sainthood would be preserved, but never their livers, say, or the entrails – at least not on their own; it was either the heart by itself or the whole lot together.
We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.
The best live among us in disguise.
Mandy Sutter’s ‘Bush Meat’ triumphs in its lean prose and true dialogue, in its disarming humour, in its evocation of a family divided by sexism and racism in 1960s Nigeria.
One of the most inexplicable characteristics of the Germans is their love of kitsch.
That Rome was comparatively great and wealthy is certain.