This 807-year-old Persian mystic and dervish has a massive following in the US and around the world. Jane Ciabattari explains his enduring influence. The ecstatic poems of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, Persian
Although he never left England, Shakespeare’s plays are set around the globe and he is the planet’s most famous playwright. Andrew Dickson finds out why. Shakespeare was fascinated by the word ‘world’.
Psychoanalytic theory has changed a lot in the 75 years since his death, but literature still feels the strong influence of Freud's ideas, argues Jane Ciabattari. Freudian slips. The Oedipus complex. ego.
Yes, it’s Leighton Meester in Life Partners. The actress, her co-star Gillian Jacobs, and director/co-writer Susanna Fogel talk about how they achieved such an accurate, yet incidental, portrayal of a