Why Trump’s Reticence on Russia?

In The Economist this week, Trump is warned that he may be outfoxed by Putin similar to the way in which the two previous American Presidents were outwitted by this fearless Russian politician. America is already on the back foot because Trump is wasting his energy either berating the media or fighting his own intelligence…

For a joyful hour or two, go see David Hockney at Tate Britain

The David Hockney exhibition opens this week at Tate Britain in London and it’s a glorious feast for the eyes, a sensorial overload not to be missed. “…. you would have to be very determined not to yield to joy and the memory of love, and youth and sheer pleasure in life”. ¬†Philip Hensher “Inspiration…

Lost Caravaggio found in Dublin

Currently on display at the National Gallery Trafalgar Square The Taking of Christ Several years ago a recently bereaved widow gave what was believed to be a copy of The¬†Taking of Christ painted by Caravaggio in 1602 to the Jesuit priests on Dublin’s Leeson Street by way of thanks for the support they have given…