Italo Calvino

Recent events have shown how deeply our lives are enmeshed with those of others – with the potential for both support and harm

By Nisha Ramayya

Retro pleasures are a smokescreen that fails to conceal the painfully quick dismantling of institutions that have lasted centuries

By Sarah Manguso

The weightlessness of the iconic film helps alleviate the oppressive pull of reality

By Chloe Aridjis

Describe a global crisis in 600 words? Too hard. But isn’t everything else irrelevant right now?

By Elvia Wilk

We select seven highlights from the biannual programme of events

By Laura Robertson
Dalston, Mon Amour 2015, video simulation. All images courtesy the artist

A utopian world-in-progress

By Harry Thorne
Italo Calvino at his home in Paris (1984)

What art writing can learn from the lessons of literature

By Vivian Sky Rehberg