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Technically, the Labour leader should have been represented on our cover by the 12th Doctor but Peter Capaldi’s costume simply isn’t distinctive enough.
It all happened because of the use of a single German word, unverzüglich: “immediately”, or “at once”.
The Ukip leader on coalitions, immigration fears and why he’s chasing the Labour vote.
Antonia Quirke on Radio.
The winner of this year’s Samuel Johnson Prize for her book H is for Hawk chronicles a life-changing week.
Ed Smith’s Left Field.
Including: Hilary Mantel, Rowan Williams, Grayson Perry, Alan Johnson, A S Byatt, Geoff Dyer, Alex Salmond, Kate Fox, William Boyd and Dave Eggers.
In later life the painter turned away from the light and towards himself.
Tom Humberstone's weekly comic.
In the next two decades there’ll be a mass departure of the people who brought us the best of rock’n’roll, but some bands are finding new ways to give their tunes eternal life.
Mark Lawson’s Critic’s Notes.
The Fall continues to be shot through with imagery that subtly (and often not so subtly) connects violence against women with sex.
The way Turing’s story is told is comparable to the montage in Big Brother when Davina McCall told evictees: “Let’s have a look at your best bits.” The Imitation Game is Alan Turing’s best bits.
Once upon a time, the food of Venice was considered the finest in Europe, “specialising in wild boar, peacock, venison, elaborate salads and architectural pastries”.
The visitors who have filled the precincts of the Tower of London since August have been deeply moved by the great crowd of ceramic poppies planted in its dry moat – but moved by what, exactly?
Dr Phil Whitaker’s Health Matters column.
Down and Out with Nicholas Lezard.
Telling Tales, by Suzanne Moore.
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