A Japanese lesson in the paradox of productivity.
The German Eurocrat is the biggest threat to the possibility of a fourth term for Merkel.
The Arsenal manager faces a frustrating legacy.
How a shake-up of the leadership team has steadied nerves at the top of Labour.
The French presidential candidate has been compared with a young Tony Blair.
The crucial variable is not British power but the weakness of Europe.
How internet sleuths - and secret courts - have changed the reporting of miscarriages of justice.
How unrest exploded in 1917 – with help from Russia’s Terrible Twins.
Making a case by rendering the contrary one manifestly absurd is Eagleton’s compulsive mode of argument.
I sensed a woman who wasn’t wild about her assignment. Perhaps she’d once been traumatised by a comma.
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James Gleick's Time Travel: A History offers hope and nostalgia.
Dead relatives, death-filled homes, rural wanderings fill Sara Baume's haunting new novel.
Adam Kirsch on Daniel Swift's The Bughouse: the Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound.
In her latest work, Fiona Sampson’s verse is alive to musicality.
Nicholas Lezard's Down and Out.
The British Museum's new exhibition reveals the resilience of First Nations culture.
Off the Record.
This alternate history is freighted with meaning now we're facing the wurst-case scenario.
Upcoming releases include drama about a trans woman and an adventure in south America.
BBC Radio 4's Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell is a fitting tribute to the playfully warm, infrequently trite John Hurt.
The actor's prickly character in Sideways - a film about wine buffs - made us appreciate this tricky grape.
Watching a game on tenterhooks to see if the manager picks his nose.
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