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.
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.