“Trees are sanctuaries,” wrote the German author and poet Hermann Hesse. “Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.”
There is a rare chance of peace in Syria. But, Hamish De Bretton-Gordon writes, Brexit is getting in the way of the UK and the EU playing the role we should.
‘We want tighter borders’ cried some in the media only to moan when Brits had to queue at passport control. Here Liz Gerard examines yet more media hypocrisy.
Another day, another death, another chance to reflect with old Fleet Street colleagues that “we only ever seem to meet up at funerals”.
Stephen Sondheim, more than any other contemporary composer, is credited with raising the musical to new levels of complexity and sophistication.
I don’t blame the Scots if Brexit leads them to want another shot at independence
The rise of capitalism and individualism in the West, and even the current reforms in China, can all be explained by the rise of the potato
The dispute was an ominous warning of problems for our time over where ultimate power lies in the US
New Irish premier Leo Varadkar will play a defining role
Even without the complications of Brexit, Britain’s economy is in serious peril. But with attention elsewhere, is anyone in power actually listening?
Is Europe’s biggest ever movie Europe’s biggest ever flop? Cult director Luc Besson talks about his new sci-fi epic Valerian
The tragic drowning of French philosopher Anne Dufourmantelle while trying to rescue two stricken children has prompted tributes from across the globe.
A burgeoning gay rights movement in Europe in the early decades of the 20th century was crushed by rising authoritarianism.
The mid-90s saw the triumph of two very different double acts – Robson and Jerome and the Gallagher brothers.
The new film Dunkirk is one of the greatest depictions of war on screen. But despite its anti-war message it also comes with some pretty heavy baggage
When it comes to Brexit and the environment our ties to the EU are complex.
The zealots who allow the Brexit fiasco to happen are diminishing the UK inch by inch, day by day.
Emmanuel Macron has been lucky. But also courageous. Here’s how the combination has led to a remarkable turnaround in previously gloomy nation
We Dutch used to make fun of the Germans and admire the Brits, says Vanessa Lamsvelt. Now, we find ourselves laughing at, not with, the UK
How did Brexit Britain lose the spirit of the 2012 Olympics?
It is no accident that Britain’s creative sector has grown as borders have become more open. Now, decades of progress are in peril, says one of the world’s leading architects
For some in Europe Brexit offers an opportunity to prize business away from London and the UK.
British broadcasting’s big hitter who is still awaiting his rightful BBC inheritance.
Prime Minister Theresa May has become a much diminished figure on the world stage
Our culture correspondent on the filmmaker Francois Ozon, whose latest works veer from comparatively chaste to France’s answer to Fifty Shades of Grey.
An ice cold San Miguel on a Spanish beach, or a glass of a Bordeaux in a Paris restaurant might seem like the ultimate in European drinks, but these ten classics are underrated examples of the continent’s cocktails, cordials and concentrates.
In this column’s unflinching commitment to finding fragments of silver lining in the debris that has been the Year of Brexit it is torn between Emmanuel Macron and Dominic Cummings.
Ahead of the Lions rugby game, our Editor at Large considers patience, dreaming and winning the bigger fight - Brexit
There is anger in the UK’s aerospace industry at the government’s dereliction of duty over such a thriving sector
The Aesthetes were the men and women behind the world’s first youth cult