As the Second World War took shape, a big band leader dominated the year. While, from very different quarters, a Disney film and an emerging folk star signalled sounds of the future.SOPHIA DEBOICK reports.
You can’t discuss Richard Nixon without mentioning his downfall. But on the 50th anniversary of his inauguration, IAN WALKER considers his other legacy, as the man who fired the first shots of America’s culture wars.
The Jonestown massacre, 40 years ago this week, ranks as one of humanity’s darkest chapters. Is it best understood as an isolated tragedy, or as part of the pattern of the grisly history of the 20th century? IAN WALKER reports
Documentary-maker Michael Moore’s new film paints a disturbing picture of the US, by looking back at a 1980s book which predicted how the country could fall victim to a form of fascism. BENJAMIN IVRY reports
The notorious MS-13 is one of the most brutal criminal gangs in the world. But, says STEVEN S DUDLEY, who has spent three years studying it, the group is being used to push a specific agenda by the Trump administration – and that won’t help address the real problem
In the 1940s, the Santa Monica house of the Austrian actress and screenwriter Salka Viertel and her screenwriter and director husband Berthold, became a literary and artistic salon for a community of exiled writers, artists, thinkers and scientists, who had all fled from the Nazis.
Christopher Chandler correction: In an article headlined “Who is hacking Brexit? And why we need our own Robert Mueller inquiry” published on 25 November 2017, our columnist, Liam Byrne MP, claimed that Mr Christopher Chandler had “helped to lead a boardroom coup to emplace Alexey Miller, Putin’s deputy from St Petersburg days, as head of Gazprom”. Mr Chandler strenuously denies any allegation that he helped to lead a boardroom coup to emplace Alexey Miller as head of GazProm. We did not have a basis to make this claim, which suggested that Mr Chandler had acted with an intention to place Miller, an associate of President Putin, as CEO of Gazprom. We also reported that Mr Chandler lives in Singapore. In fact, he does not (and has not) lived in Singapore. This correction has been published following an upheld ruling by the Independent Press Standards Organisation.