Culture

Master manipulators

“Dangerous Liaisons” is a tale of desire and deceit for the ages

A new film adaptation testifies to the enduring allure of the French epistolary novel of 1782

Moment in the spotlight

Euro 2022 gives women’s football a chance to shine

England, as hosts, fancy their chances, but have their work cut out

The Torlonia Marbles

A legendary collection of classical statuary is at last on view

Its story shows how politics and caprice can determine the art the public sees

To be a pilgrim

Gaming the haj, from the comfort of home

A role-play game allows everyone to imagine one of the world’s great journeys

World in a dish

A Chinese-flavoured challah tells a timeless human story

People move, and food reflects the mixing that ensues

Rebuilding in Nigeria

Inside a new village for people displaced by Boko Haram

Tosin Oshinowo, the architect behind the project, explains how to combine good design with safety and cultural sensitivity

Back Story

The many lives of Volodymyr Zelensky

A book about Ukraine’s president measures the gulf between before and now

Perfidious Albion

The diaries of the last British governor of Hong Kong

Chris Patten is as scathing about some compatriots as about China’s Communist Party

Hide and seek

Peter Higgs and his boson have both been “Elusive”

Frank Close tells their story in his aptly titled book

Afrofuturism

A brilliant exhibition uses the fantastic to explore race

A show at the Hayward Gallery interrogates history from a black perspective and offers radical visions of the future

Life in watercolour

The renaissance of Eric Ravilious

The English artist languished in semi-obscurity for many years. But his landscapes, woodcuts and war art are being rediscovered

Moving with the times

Pichet Klunchun is modernising Thailand’s traditional dance form

Conservatives in the country are not best pleased