" I stepped out on to my little balcony several times to view the water and distant mountains, and not once was the air like milk. Not even the condensed stuff, which I like"
Neil Stewart travels through the 4000+ pages of Marcel Proust's masterwork via Brazil, Scotland, Turkey and Australia
Deborah Charles on how Fellini reinvented Rome: "After the austerity of fascism and rationing, La Dolce Vita was sexy, glamorous and magnificent"
How I lost a museum but discovered a city
Is it the world’s most exciting contemporary art institution? Or is it just that all the others are so awful
Civilian arts editor Neil D.A. Stewart looks back over the last 12 months and gives us his take on the most impressive reads of the year
Corinna Tomrley on why the maverick filmmaker means so much to her
"A third of my shots were blank frames because the heat had melted the foam bumpers in my camera's shutter"
The new Renzo Piano Whitney in the Meatpacking is the talk of the town. Its exterior spaces are full of tourists snapping the skyline. But what's the art inside actually like?