Arts & Books
Anna Cafolla / August 14, 2020
For many children, dissecting its pages for gifts became its own kind of play activity. Perceptive scholars of a distant future may traverse the Argos catalogue to demystify our world
Deirdre McCloskey / August 13, 2020
Free speech includes the right of people to say silly, or even hateful, things
That artists, curators and directors will respond to the pandemic in their work is inarguable. Yet my visit to the Whitechapel also proved that the viewer’s role has also changed
Alice Blackhurst / July 26, 2020
In the legendary critic's rendering, re-reading isn’t just a portal to consolidation but exposes the emotional distortions that accrue through repetition
In an extract from Prospect's new anthology featuring some of the best articles published in the last 25 years, Editor Tom Clark explores the key themes the book touches on
Christie’s sold the most expensive Qur’an manuscript ever in June for £7m. But where did it come from?
Rosalind Jana / July 19, 2020
Virginia Woolf, Hilary Mantel, and Susan Sontag have often described illness as a landscape of sorts—but new writers point to a different way of approaching disease that seems more fitting to our...
Set during the coronavirus outbreak, the final novel of Smith's seasonal quartet is complete with references to Zoombombing, Black Lives Matter and Dominic Cummings’s blog
Summerwater re-examines some of the diverse themes of Moss’s other novels in just over 200 pages
Prospect Team / July 16, 2020
"Anyone who can write a letter can (probably) be a 'writer' of some sort"