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Ed Smith’s Left Field column.
Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts column.
The toll exerted by caring – and how little a capitalist society values such a vital activity – should be one of the key issues for feminism.
The Lib Dem MP and former minister on the radical new direction his party needs to take to recover.
In the age of austerity and Ukip, the Conservatives' advantage on leadership and the economy may not be enough to deliver them victory.
The American Ivy League universities are accused of churning out automatons, whose principal task is securing a lucrative career. But is Oxbridge just as bad?
There is usually a price when bloodlust goes unchecked in distant lands.
What makes Head of State worth reading is that it is Marr unbuttoned. The cloak of fiction allows him to express his view of his world in the way he used to when chatting to his fellow hacks, waiting to go live from Downing Street.
Karl Miller was less a literary editor and more a conductor. He wielded his baton with the authority of a maestro.
Lasting 100 minutes and requiring an orchestra, dozens of singers, cello and vocal soloists, the piece assaults the senses, deliberately seeking to encompass the listener within the scope of its sound.
Thompson is best known for playing complicated intellectual women, often in period dramas. But at the outset, sketch comedy was where she saw herself.
For Julian Assange, Google is all but an arm of the US state department. For the company’s chairman, Eric Schmidt, and Jonathan Rosenberg, an adviser to its CEO, Larry Page, Google is the model of the 21st-century company.
The conceit of this book’s title story has prompted calls for Mantel’s head – but how well would Wolf Hall have gone down at the court of Henry VIII?
The British artist struggled as his friend David Hockney became a star. But at 82 he’s not bitter – and his art is as luminous as ever.
Author and one-time cabby Michael Goldfarb recalled how he’d been behind the wheel to pay for acting lessons, studying under Marlon Brando’s dauntless mentor Stella Adler.
This film, adapted by Gillian Flynn from her bestselling thriller, is a whodunnit without a body.
Gotham follows an established formula in applying to fictional CVs the nostalgic-ironic tactics of TV archive series such as Before They Were Famous.
For this programme, Channel 4’s team used 60 remote-controlled cameras and five roving crews to film what really goes on inside a police station.
Will Self: On Location.
Hunter Davies’s The Fan column.
Nicholas Lezard’s Down and Out column.
Dr Phil Whitaker’s Health Matters column.
Less than a century ago Iraq’s ancient Jewish community made up a third of Baghdad’s population but is now estimated at no more than seven individuals.
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