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Islamic State

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Focusing on the ancient ruins offers up the barbarous IS as the real villains, overshadowing the government’s own war crimes

Following the militants’s occupation and desecration of the site, the reclaimed city is undergoing significant restoration works

From Robert Walser's art criticism to 'microbial dark matter': what to read this weekend

Detail of the defaced statue  of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes at  the University of Cape Town  shortly before its removal, 2015. Courtesy Getty Images

Public monuments, Islamic State and contesting the story of the past by Marina Warner

The complicated idea of ‘home’