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Blair's most memorable legacy, the Iraq war, has Labour MPs distancing themselves from their own time in power. But there's a lot more to the post-1997 years - and some of it's pretty good.
Young people are characterised as apathetic and wasteful; but the young drink less and commit less crime. Wasted: How Misunderstanding Young Britain Threatens Our Future reveals the truth.
"If the qualification for politicians is that they can willingly endure constant and critical scrutiny of their domestic decor and techniques for eating sandwiches on the street, we really shouldn’t be surprised that all our political leaders seem so weird."
The Chancellor has made a virtue of coalition government and of missing his deficit targets.
Was Judas an evil man who chose to betray Christ of his own free will – or did God make him do it?
Roland Kelts wonders whether Japan-style stagnation would really be so bad in the west.
“None of the above” is a great war cry – but our apathy and rejection of the mainstream parties are likely to lead to chaos and instability.
Sex and Film: the Erotic in British, American and World Cinema is a survey of sex on celluloid, from Tarzan to Fifty Shades of Grey.
The End of Days kills its protagonist five times in a novel grounded in the turbulence of 20th-century Europe.
Amanda Craig picks the best children’s books for spring.
For many, public schools represent an ongoing problem in the battle for equality. But what can be done to level the playing field? A new book by David Turner considers the ongoing hold of the private system.
No Land's Song, a new documentary by Ayat Najafi, follows her sister Sara's fight to put on a revolutionary concert.
Jonathan Ross revels in the history of Marvel’s mould-breaking comics.
Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.
When he first arrived, in 1980, Mayall’s face was alternative comedy, just as Johnny Rotten’s voice was punk.
Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli favours contemplation over manufactured climaxes, and this film is no different.
Rachel Cooke reviews The Billion Dollar Chicken Shop and Back in Time for Dinner.
Peter Oborne reviews Blair Inc, an investigation into Tony Blair’s financial dealings.
Nature writers are seeking to restore a rich, neglected vocabulary– but words can tame as well as illuminate the land.
"The fact that the majority of players in any Premiership game these days are foreign, and so many of them black, does not seem to have had an appreciable effect on the faces in the crowd."
At the Heart of Darkness is an unthinking trust in institutions. How else do you explain the Portsmouth Sinfonia?
The old seat of Prime Minister Asquith heated up in 1918.
Unlike others, we have no choice but to live with ourselves - still. A 27 hour residency seems a little brief.
Despite all its associations, vinha d’alhos is a mongrel dish - and the fraught question of what we ought to drink needs an international answer.
I get frustrated with people who want to dwell on the twin-ness of twins. And don’t get me started on the Sunday colour-supplement photo spreads of weird pairs in their weird matching outfits.
Altercations often happen on my bus. I stare into a phone just like everyone else.
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