30 April 2012 Edition

Revolutionary cartoons

30 April 2012

MANY PEOPLE interested in Irish history will have seen the cartoons of Ernest Kavanagh reproduced in books. Very few, including this reviewer, knew the name of the artist — fewer still the tragic circumstances of his death. Free article

Death Row story

30 April 2012

ONE of the peculiarities of the American justice system is the use of capital punishment in 16 states, most enthusiastically in Texas. Herzog interviewed a number of prisoners on Death Row. The case of Mike Perry and Jason Burkett is the basis of this film. (Other interviews have been shown by Channel 4 under the title Death Penalty.) Premium service article

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