Zurich

A visitor to Atlantis: Frank Zappa

Zurich’s hidden rock’n’roll side

26 November 2016 9:00 am

On the green edge of Zurich, where this neat and tidy city melts into neat and tidy countryside, an icon…

Tragic grandeur: Tom Hollander as Henry Carr in Stoppard’s ‘Travesties’

Dazzling intellectual panto – but read Ulysses first: Travesties at the Menier reviewed

15 October 2016 9:00 am

Travesties is a multi-layered confection of art, song, literature and pastiche. Tiny snippets of it are true. In Zurich, in…

Lenin on the train to Petrograd. Drawing by Pyotr Vasilievich Vasiliev

Lenin’s long train ride into history

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Full allowance must be made for the desperate tasks to which the German war leaders were already committed… Nevertheless it…

‘I met more kindness in Trieste than I ever met anywhere else’, said James Joyce (left), referring to his friend — and lookalike — Italo Svevo

The fairy-tale friendship of James Joyce and Italo Svevo

13 August 2016 9:00 am

Philip Hensher celebrates one of the happiest, if most surprising, of literary friendships — the one between James Joyce and Italo Svevo that began in Trieste before the first world war

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, multisexual kleptomaniac, scatologist and creator of Duchamp’s ‘Fountain’, c.1920

The woman who really made Duchamp’s ‘Fountain’

16 July 2016 9:00 am

Who really made Marcel Duchamp's 'Fountain'? Stephen Bayley looks back at the early days of the Dada movement a century after it began

Global brand: Nestlé of Switzerland ‘will still be selling chocolate in 100 years time’

The other side of the Alps: living and investing in Switzerland

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Why Switzerland is such a great place to live and invest — and so happy it stayed out of the EU

The Master of the Universe who taught me that life is about much more than money

14 February 2015 9:00 am

God it’s nauseating when an exact university contemporary of yours turns out to have become a hugely successful investor with…

Tate Modern’s latest show feels like it’s from another planet

18 October 2014 9:00 am

‘Some day we shall no longer need pictures: we shall just be happy.’ — Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter, 1966…

The sad story of Oprah, the handbag and the shop assistant

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Listen, this story is moving so quickly stuff will almost certainly have happened in between me writing it and you…

Wandering eye

2 March 2013 9:00 am

‘When Matisse dies,’ declared Picasso, ‘Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what colour really is.’ Wandering around…