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Opinion

Isao Takahata’s landmark 1988 anime, which now receives its US theatrical release, crafts a dark moral universe through moments of poignant stillne

By Darran Anderson

In decontextualizing the former Vice President from geo-political circumstance, Adam McKay’s film threatens to add gloss to Cheney’s reputatio

By John Menick

Sublime terror in a time of ecological crisis: a report from London Contemporary Music Festival

By Nathan Geyer

A swathe of renovations and extensions across the UK capital suggests an appetite for a different kind of architecture

By George Kafka

A private show in Stuttgart to neo-Nazi demos in Berlin, queer lessons in times of change

By Kristian Vistrup Madsen

In a year marked by anger and powerlessness, artists set their sights on empowering counter-narratives

By Ellen Mara De Wachter

From environmentalist epics to Norse mythology and the re-emergence of Russian cosmism: John Holten surveys the best books of 2018

By John Holten

Despite the ‘golden age of television’ now behind us, several convincing and self-confident series caught our attention

By Timotheus Vermeulen

Debates around restitution are breaking with increasing force against the doors of Europe’s treasure chambers; a new report may prove decisive

By Sean O’Toole

Why the yellow high-visibility vest is a paradoxical symbol for the protest movement roiling France

By Will Wiles

Formerly the Royal Museum for Central Africa, the museum was originally conceived as a showcase for King Leopold II’s personal property: the Congo

By Ellen Mara De Wachter

The New York department store honours a longstanding relationship between contemporary art and window dressing

By Glenn Adamson