Archive for February 15th, 2014

Blitz in the Ritz

Blitz in the Ritz

The capital’s best hotels were turned into five-star air-raid shelters for Londoners during the war years, as new book ‘The West End Front’ reveals. Author Matthew Sweet takes Rick Jordan back to an era of double agents, double gins and doodlebugs

If you had the means to time travel back to any period in history, then 1940s London, syncopated by the boom and blast of the Blitz, might not be your first choice. (more…)

New visions in Kerala

New visions in Kerala

A year after India held its debut pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale, the country gets an art biennale all of its own.

The city of Kochi, in Kerala, already had a lively arts scene, but this new event is transforming old buildings into exhibition spaces and highlighting the excavation at nearby Muziris, a Roman trading port that mysteriously vanished 2,000 years ago. (more…)

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