This week's interview
Adam Eaker recommends the best books on the Dutch Masters
The past may be a foreign country, but the world portrayed in the art of the Dutch Masters is not so very far from our own, says Adam Eaker of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. For a society that struggles with materialism and consumption, there are a lot of lessons to be learnt from the 17th century Golden Age.
Book of the day
When The Rivers Run Dry: Journeys into the heart of the world's water crisis
by Fred Pearce
“He is someone who goes to the source – no pun intended! – of the stories that he talks about. Proper on-the-ground reportage”