Monthly Archives: February 2012

Ebooks and literature

Books That Are Never Done Being Written Digital text is ushering in an era of perpetual revision and updating, for better and for worse By NICHOLAS CARR I recently got a glimpse into the future of books. A few months…

Cars, car parks and cities

Between the Lines That prized garage space or curbside spot you’ve been yearning for may be costing you—and the city—in ways you never realized. A journey into the world of parking, where meter maids are under siege, everybody’s on the…

Freud: the last great Enlightenment thinker

Sigmund Freud is out of fashion. The reason? His heroic refusal to flatter humankind. Writing to Albert Einstein in the early 1930s, Sigmund Freud suggested that “man has in him an active instinct for hatred and destruction.” Freud went on…

Forgotten Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette

A homage to love, Shakespeare and the symphonic form, Berlioz’s symphony should be recognised as a triumph of drama, formal coherence and lyric beauty. At a time when Hector Berlioz’s music is played more often than ever before, when performances…

The 62nd Berlin Film Festival

The public programme of the Berlin International Film Festival shows about 400 films per year, mostly international or European premieres. Films of every genre, length and format find their place in the various sections: great international cinema in the Competition, independent…