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Singers started to unbutton, and America got a taste for adultery. SOPHIA DEBOICK on a saucy year in music

Anna Akhmatova, June 11, 1889 - March 5, 1966

The Belgian capital might seem like a footballing backwater, but if you dig deep enough you find a different story: scandal, tragedy, revolutionary moments – and even the odd decent team. Neil Fredrik Jensen reports on one of the game’s most influential cities.

Pulitzer prize-winning writer ALBERT SCARDINO offers a global perspective on how Britain’s national hero is seen.

Loathed by Picasso, praised by Matisse, Pierre Bonnard is an artist who split opinion, writes Claudia Pritchard. A major new exhibition of his work shows how he still does.

MICHAEL WHITE on May’s mission impossible as Tory unit trumps all again.

Mandrake can disclose the BBC has a Remainer register of talking heads it deems to be ‘unsound’ on the most divisive issue of our times.

CHARLIE CONNELLY looks into the life of La Goulue.

IAN WALKER visits the remarkable Polish town which stands testament to both a failed ideology and proud people.

As historical turning points go, the tragic events at a hunting lodge in the Austrian countryside 150 years ago this week are perhaps not as well known as others. Yet, as CHARLIE CONNELLY explains, the Mayerling Incident was to reverberate through the following century.

Rainer Werner Fassbiner’s extreme behaviour means he left a challenging legacy. But, as a recent re-release of perhaps his finest project shows, he also left an impressive body of work. JAMES OLIVER reports.

CHARLIE CONNELLY examines the life of Edvard Munch, December 12, 1863 - January 23, 1944

BONNIE GREER explains how Phil Collins and Ethel Waters helped her to escape the herd.

Brexit will do nothing for the overlooked parts of the UK, says JOHN KAMPFNER. Instead, it will hurt them the most.

#83: Lola Montez, dancer and adventuress. February 17, 1821 - January 17, 1861

This week marks the centenary of the murder of Rosa Luxemburg. IAN WALKER pieces together the events which led up to it, and asks how her killing changed the course of the last century.

Charlie Connelly explores the absurd life and death of the Nobel Prize winning French author and philosopher Albert Camus

Stuck for something to do while the turkey cooks in the oven? Try The New European’s Christmas Quiz and share your score!

ALASTAIR SMART on the fate of one of the greatest ever collections of art, and a new exhibition which pieces it back together.

CHARLIE CONNELLY reflects on the work of iconic Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky.

Stripped of the folklore that dogged her career, Marianne Faithfull’s latest work is her finest, says PIERS FORD.

The recent rioting in Paris might seem like just the latest outbreak of civil disorder which occasionally erupts across the Channel. But, says PAUL KNOTT, it should not be dismissed so lightly.

Theresa May has tried to convince us all she is just like batsman Geoffrey Boycott, but - as MICHAEL WHITE explains - on Tuesday her side lost three wickets.

Anti-Brexit campaigner David Lammy delivered one of the best speeches in the first day of the Brexit debate in the Commons.

#78 Alexandre Dumas, July 24, 1802 - December 5, 1870.

By choosing to focus his work on his mother, Edouard Vuillard found something that had escaped other artists. Florence Hallett reports on a quietly revolutionary painter

I am struck by the comments of Theresa May that her Brexit plan will stop EU migrants “jumping the queue” when it comes to working in the UK.

JASON SOLOMONS on a tale of two films of the same story, and their very different fates.

The EU is the glue that holds superpowers together and UK’s failure to understand is a tragedy, says BONNIE GREER

#76 Leo Tolstoy. September 9, 1828 - November 20, 1910

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