My week, from walking the streets of Berlin to class snobbery and the right kind of gentrification.
To those people who tell me that they’re not interested in politics, I often say: “But politics is interested in you!”
An early supporter of the group, painter-decorator Darren Carroll has had death threats since he left. But why did he change his mind about the English Defence League?
There is no leader who exerts a more malign influence on world affairs than Vladimir Putin.
Turns out, the young ’uns give even thirsty MPs a bad name.
Nuttall has inherited a fractured party, with funding issues and Nigel Farage's ego to manage. Yet his boldness has many in Labour worried.
Eight of us set off for the West End in a minibus – to watch a show that promised both nudity and profanity.
If we want to resist the Trumpification of politics, what we need is restraint, duty and incorruptibility.
This week in the media, from Castro and the student rebels, hysteria over football coaches, and Ed Balls’s ballroom exit.
Talking about being white American, or being religious, isn’t considered "identity politics". But that doesn't mean people don't identify with those traits.
We were determined to ask the Cuban leader a question. Our beautiful fixer called out “Comandante!” – and just like that, we doorstepped history.
Many MPs who hope for a second referendum are keeping their powder dry.
Under Trump, the United States could turn away from Europe, leaving the continent exposed and vulnerable. So is it the destiny of the UK alone to stand for collective defence, free trade and fair play in a turbulent age?
Why are we so quick to take offence? The Private Eye editor on Orwell, Trump and the death of debate in post-truth politics.
A new book by Liam Byrne explains that the British government is making a critical mistake in its methods of combating home-grown extremism.
Whitehead’s prize-winning novel of slavery in America is his finest work yet.
Dense with allusion and synecdoche, Rauschenberg's art work reveals an extraordinary “stream of unconsciousness”.
As Douglas Smith wisely surmises in his new book, trying to separate the mythology of Rasputin from the man himself is nearly impossible.
The author of Swing Time on Michael Jackson, female friendships and how writers can bring down Donald Trump.
Lee's film, in which the women of Chicago decide to go on a sex strike, is often muddled – but never dull.
With a £289m investment and 11 new language services, the BBC's planned expansion reminds us why the World Service matters.
I try to imagine the meeting where they decided to commission the series. “Hey, what about if we bring the guy to a whole new generation?”
Criticism of David Attenborough’s latest nature series is at odds with the enhanced authenticity of how we record our own lives on social media.
We must recognise the reality of medical practice: just because a doctor makes a mistake, that doesn’t mean they’ve all broken the law.
Not everyone gets to play cricket in Bangladesh but I still managed to notch up more worries than runs.
Peter Crouch came out with one of the wittiest football lines. When asked what he thought he would have been but for football, he replied: “A virgin.”
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