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(...)

Emma Smith (left) and Adrienne Kelly working at Daunt’s Albatross Motel, Montauk

Amidst the stifling summer heat of New York City, the prospect of beach air beckons many of the city’s residents. On this Friday afternoon, I join the(...)

Sean Scully pastel M.18.04 made €556,686

Auction results Christie’s, Modern British Art Evening Sale, June 19th. Sean Scully, pastel M.18.04 made €556,686, a record in the medium for th(...)

Louise Brooks in “Pandora’s Box”: director GW Pabst wanted her for the role.

Watching the newly restored version of Pandora’s Box, one can’t help but suspect that Louise Brooks, who died in 1985, is some contemporary YouTube st(...)

‘Donald Trump has followed the roar of the crowd to dark, violent places, becoming ever more crazed and isolated and self-destructive.’ Photograph: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

One lazy, sultry afternoon in 1947, two years after the United States helped trounce the Nazis, my father arrived at our family’s modest summer house (...)

Cedric Gibbons with his wife, Hollywood film star Dolores del Río, at Waterloo Station in London in 1936. Photograph: H Allen/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

High up in the Santa Barbara mountains, with a commanding view of the Pacific Ocean, is the unobtrusive two-storey villa that once housed Ireland’s(...)

A member of Christie’s staff looks at Francis Bacon’s Three Studies of Lucien Freud in London prior to its sale. Photograph: Peter MacDiarmid/Getty Images

Following the art auction results at Christie’s and Sotheby’s can feel like watching the Olympics before the clampdown on illegal drugs. It’s no fun, (...)