Arts & Books

Simon Caldwell on a fruitful search for hidden meanings

The Soviets’ effort to forge an atheistic state was an abject failure, argues Jack Carrigan

The art critic, who died last month, made her debut in these pages. The rest is history

There is a terrible dearth of music education in Britain’s schools, so it’s wonderful to see some young people still interested in classical music

Tim Stanley admires a story of atheism, theocracy, postmodernism… and grace

Fellini’s films captured Rome’s character, says Ian Thomson

Jonathan Wright on how Asian authors re-imagined Christ

A young man finds healing on the road. By Charlie Hegarty

David V Barrett on the reclusive, frail and devout Christina Rossetti