From Kader Attia's couscous sculptures and Isa Genzken's 'towers', to Rorschach tests and Tony Kushner's Angels in America
Growing old and growing value
How remembering the AIDS epidemic helps endure the crises of today
Drowning sorrows and watching Warhol’s Drunk aka Drink
Trump, trigger alerts and trauma
Encounters with the late Chantal Akerman's films
Why theatre remains vital
The glorification of the pontiffs of Palo Alto
The importance of being curious
In defence of irony
The myth of the ‘Great American Novel’
The politics of pants
Words and nations
How taste and preferences change
Boredom and death: two sides of the same coin?
How do artists respond to current events?
What constitutes political art?
How our attitudes betray us
A new book on the writing of Diane Arbus prompts a deeper understanding of her photographs