East German art reflected "the repressive circumstances of its creation", The Economist reports. Exhibiting these historical works in a contemporary context casts them in a new, but no less meaningful, light.
For hundreds of years, studying the humanities was the vanguard of the elite - now it's in steep decline. Clifford Siskin and William Warner ask: if the humanities are in crisis, are they even worth keeping?
Theatre criticism is under renewed threat as The Evening Standard sheds its staff and the English National Opera withdraws tickets for critics' companions. Norman Lebrecht considers what reasonable accommodations are needed to keep criticism alive.
Fifty artists were asked to respond to the causes and consequences of a growing compulsive screen culture. Their works aim to wake audiences up from "our dogmatic slumbers about how the 24/7 world is changing us", Stuart Jeffries writes.
Accessibility at museums reflects a "culture of compliance" more than genuine efforts towards inclusion, says Richard Sandell. How can these institutions integrate disability into their displays and combat indifference towards disabled people?
Pathways into the creative industries are less clearly defined than those in other sectors. From networking and skills development to finding your tribe and staying true to your art, Kate Hall offers practical advice for those just starting out.
While New Jersey claims to offer 'universal arts education', more than 100,000 students aren't in arts instruction programmes. Barry Hessenius considers what we can learn from the state's successes and failures.