The Italian socialist authors' sequel to Q has finally been translated into English after a four year wait. James Legge meets half of their number
Garsington's 'Maometto secondo' is risibly directed but superlatively sung
A short walk from St Mark's Square, a 13th-century mercantile building is now an intimate guesthouse
Artist Alfredo Jaar makes the point that while 28 countries own national pavilions inside the Giardini, the remaining 60 are kept outside. Chile, his own country, has to rent its pavilion.
The city's most desirable address has a new tenant - and not everyone's happy about it
Priests were once movie symbols of decency and heroism. Scandals in the Catholic Church have ended that, says Geoffrey Macnab
Notable guests, romantic retreats and ultra-chic hideaways
What better reason do you need to take your loved one to the romantic city of Venice than to revel in the spruced-up interiors of the Gritti Palace (00 39 041 2961 2222; star woodhotels.com), due to reopen in February after a major refurbishment?
The performance-history of Donizetti’s tragedia lirica ‘Belisario’ speaks volumes about changing tastes.
Resort development is rife in the tiny Balkan nation. Louise Dransfield and Kate Hughes report
“It's death to be understood,” declares Galactia, the 16th century artist-heroine of Scenes from an Execution. But the fact remains that this 1986 play is one of Howard Barker's most accessible and stringently witty works - a searching study of the fraught relationship between artist, patron, critic and political culture.
Nick Mallett should be the next England coach, according to John Kirwan, who will not be considered for the post after being told by the Rugby Football Union's headhunters that he was not experienced enough.
As Noel Gallagher quizzes the striker, City sense new maturity
Discover what inspired the masters of Italian creativity on a pilgrimage with pizzazz.
Where are you now and what can you see?