With the official verdict being that Mao was “70 per cent good, 30 per cent bad”, his legacy is never far from the mind of today's politicians.
On the behind-the-scenes story of Hillary Clinton’s closest aide.
The lines between sex, love and friendship are blurrier than ever, as I found out quickly while using the app.
If modern design appears particularly achromatic, it only reflects the "chromophobia" which courses through the history of Western thought.
My week, from Moscow to Westminster Hour.
Against the Trumpification of politics.
At present, we are experiencing a fetishisation of referendums. But we must remember that Britain is a representative democracy.
He told me I'd spoiled the cruise by not paying him enough attention. But what was I to do when Dame Judi Dench asked for a chat?
Milne's messages, Chilcot rumours, and why the Evening Standard may have backed Zac.
The week in the media, from drugs to pub irregulars.
Among internet-literate teenagers, gender has become the primary way to challenge the mores of older generations.
Politicians at home and abroad are borrowing from the former prime minister's playbook.
In 2014, Islamic State fighters murdered thousands of Yazidis and kidnapped many others, mostly women and children. Their desperate relatives are now trying to buy them back.
The Brexiters are resilient and have the support of some unlikely foreign allies. Can they really topple the political establishment and lead Britain out of the European Union?
Austen’s work has already been a launch-pad for literary spin-offs, but Stillman's film – and accompanying novel – do something intriguingly new.
Britain: Leading, Not Leaving argues that Britain's leadership could help Europe became a safer place with a stronger economy.
Wealth creation, the free market and a bourgeois way of life are not a package deal. In fact, they can, and often are, at odds with each other.
The city at the edge of an apocalypse: a love letter to Los Angeles.
What is James trying to do? He jokes that he has made a good living out of dying.
Across the Golden Horn in Karakoy. . .
Moonstone is in some ways Sjón’s most straightforward book – but there is a wonderful netherworld quality to its ashen Reykjaví.
Marías’ masterful expression of his characters' psychological weather, combined with Margaret Jull Costa's gifted translation, makes for rewarding reading.
The Voices Within by Charles Fernyhough is an ear-opening book – and an important corrective to myths about schizophrenia, the brain and even our self of sense.
Not the Chilcot Report by Peter Oborne reveals how Blair exagerrated evidence from the intelligence services to parliament – and the public.
In Loach's films, authenticity is everything, and when his quest for realism pays off, there's nothing as raw in all of cinema.
Angelina Jolie looked nervous as she addressed the threatre. But if anyone should feel foolish, it ought to be the BBC.
Is it possible to feel uprooted from a place you've never left? Plus: Going Going Gone: Nick Broomfield’s Disappearing Britain.
I walked through the waiting room, out of the front door, and found Alan basking in the sunshine with Jess, his black Labrador, at his feet.
I’ve got to say something before the train doors open. But what?
Looking at the island's coastline, I felt rather as the first ancestral reptiles must have done.
Do a bit of digging, trust your instincts – and always read the comments.
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