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Freddie Starr: the comedian as Adolf Hitler in 1977; his controversial act probably wouldn’t be tolerated today. Photograph: Graham Wood/Evening Standard/Getty

Freddie Starr, who died yesterday, at the age of 76, at his home in Spain, was an eccentric and unpredictable talent best enjoyed in a typically chaot(...)

Comment sections and tweets may prove invaluable for future research. Photograph: iStock

Our experience of modern history is informed as much from news reels, magazines and personal journals as it is by the physical artefacts we see in mus(...)

Norwegian painter Edvard Munch paints a self-portrait on a beach in Germany, in 1907. Photograph: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images

Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard’s postmodern literary style is in thrall to the Dionysian art of chaos. His six-volume book My Struggle stylistic(...)

Donald Trump is often said to be unprecedented in American history, and in some respects he is. But not entirely. There is one other demagogue in the(...)

Following the “discovery” of information that had been available for nearly 50 years publications ran stories on the late actor’s illiberal attitudes. Photo/Warner Bros

Here is an unpopular opinion that may shock a few people: I never liked Wayne Bongdoodle’s films. Long before the Vice Squad flung him damply into the(...)

Actor Bruno Ganz at the Venice Film Festival in 2015. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP

Actor Bruno Ganz, who died of cancer at his home in Zurich on Saturday aged 77, will be popularly remembered for two roles: as the bemused, partially (...)

The signature ‘AHitler’ on a watercolour displayed at the Weidler auction house in  Nuremberg. Photograph: Daniel Karmann/AFP/Getty Images

Five watercolours attributed to Adolf Hitler have failed to sell at auction. The paintings, from his early days as a struggling artist, failed to sel(...)

Rahul Gandhi, president of India’s main opposition Congress Party in New Delhi, India. Photograph: Reuters/Anushree Fadnavis

Political leaders in India have exchanged abuse and insults as parties prepare for general elections, which are scheduled to take place before May. O(...)

Buying carpets in Istanbul. Photograph: Getty

In 2013, a collective sigh from the attendees of a Sotheby’s auction in New York echoed throughout the room. A 17th-century Kerman carpet achieved $33(...)

The head of the  Hasidic Unified Hungarian Israelite Congregation (Emih), chief rabbi Slomo Koves, lights candles to commemorate the liberation of the Budapest Jewish ghetto in January 2017. Emih insists that it is “righteous” to try to retrieve Jewish remains from the Danube. Photograph: Szilard Koszticsak/EPA

Hungary’s Jewish community is divided over an operation to find and retrieve the remains of Holocaust victims from the Danube river in Budapest. Nazi(...)

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