The Economist: Culture




  • The cultural review of 2016 and preview of 2017

    29/12/2016 Duração: 18min

    A look back at the highlights of 2016: including gender-bending Shakespeare and “In Praise of Weiner” - a political disaster documentary 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution and we discuss the "confluence": Venice Biennale, Documenta in Kassel and the Munster sculpture show Anne McElvoy is joined by The Economist’s Fiammetta Rocco and Jonathan Beckman  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • On pluralism and light

    23/04/2016 Duração: 15min

    "Holy Lands” by Nicolas Pelham and "Six Facets of Light” by Anne Wroe are two new books by Economist writers. Both look at contemporary questions through historical lenses  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Johnson column: Why punctuation is a prickly business

    10/03/2016 Duração: 07min

    Our Johnson columnist, Lane Greene, explores why issues of punctuation make us jump at each other's throats  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 1843: Our new magazine

    03/03/2016 Duração: 15min

    From Antarctica to the equally chilly arena of French far-right politics, we take a peek into some of the stories featured in 1843’s first issue, published March 9th  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Narconomics: How to run a drug cartel

    25/02/2016 Duração: 11min

    Tom Wainwright, The Economist's Britain editor and former Mexico correspondent, explores the parallels between the $300 billion illegal drugs business and the corporate world, from franchising to corporate social responsibility  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Johnson column: Speech in print

    28/01/2016 Duração: 11min

    The Economist’s language column will appear every fortnight in the print edition. Lane Greene talks about the science, history and controversies he has covered so far  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Waging war: The World in Conflict

    25/01/2016 Duração: 14min

    In his new book, John Andrews, former foreign correspondent for The Economist, discusses the history, evolution and persistence of terrorism and global warfare  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The euro experiment: Trial and error

    07/01/2016 Duração: 08min

    Paul Wallace, The Economist’s European economics editor, explores the sources of the euro crisis and assesses the risks that the single currency still faces in his new book  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The best books of 2015

    31/12/2015 Duração: 08min

    This year saw a boom in dark books about the future of America, new translated fiction and accounts of the battle of Waterloo. Our correspondents discuss the finest books on their shelves  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Street fashion: From darkness to chicness

    24/12/2015 Duração: 05min

    David Tovey, an artist and fashion designer speaks to The Economist about battling serious illnesses, his memories of being homeless in London and the power of art  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Myanmar: Blood, dreams and gold

    08/10/2015 Duração: 09min

    Richard Cockett, The Economist’s former south east Asia bureau chief, discusses Myanmar’s colonial past, current president and the country’s increasing geopolitical importance  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Wim Wenders: Storytelling

    07/10/2015 Duração: 10min

    The renowned German director discusses film-making, his evolving career in photography and the way every landscape tells a story  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Planet Remade: Brightening the clouds

    02/10/2015 Duração: 08min

    Oliver Morton, The Economist’s essays and briefings editor, discusses how changing attitudes towards geoengineering could change the world, literally  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Putin's Russia: TV, the nuclear button

    21/09/2015 Duração: 10min

    Arkady Ostrovsky, The Economist's Russia and East European editor, on how oligarchs, ideologues and television rebuilt Russia  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Ghost fleet: History of a future war

    30/07/2015 Duração: 11min

    P.W. Singer and August Cole discuss their new thriller, in which America's navy fights back against a Chinese invasion of Hawaii with the support of hackers, venture capitalists and an Australian billionaire  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Smart money: The good that finance can do

    18/05/2015 Duração: 09min

    The Economist’s business affairs editor, Andrew Palmer, discusses his new book “Smart Money”, which argues that for all its flaws, we need the finance industry more than ever  See for privacy and opt-out information.