Jones is excellent on how the state, supposedly rolled back, has just changed its nature so that, as big as ever, it has become a creature of capital, controlled by the corporate sector.
In its use of political satire, from non-deviating Daleks to the Master infiltrating British politics, Doctor Who always been astute and often very funny.
As funding is cut, museums are becoming more and more dependent on volunteers to keep services running, but in doing so, they risk entrenching a lack of diversity.
The critics’ verdicts on Owen Jones’s The Establishment, James Meek’s Private Island and Emily Mackie’s In Search of Solace.
Being a second-born royal can be a difficult path to walk – often, it seems to be the sibling’s job to make the mistakes the heir cannot risk.
Chair of judges A C Grayling announced the six shortlisted books at a press conference in London this morning.
J speaks to two trans actors in the UK, and asks if the landscape of acting and casting is becoming, slowly, more inclusive to trans people.
Hollywood is scaling back on analogue film, but in the UK dedicated fans are organising screenings in 35mm to try and keep the medium alive.
In the same way that complete strangers can bond instantly over the latest football news, Doctor Who gives geeks an easy solution to awkward silences in conversation.
Like all things human, the 35mm reel is slowly shuffling off this mortal coil. This year, Paramount Pictures became the first big studio to announce that it would no longer release 35mm prints of movies in the US.
An excerpt from Bare Reality, a project to further understanding of how women really feel about their breasts, and how they really look.
A hundred women have bared their breasts and their souls as part of a project to further understanding of how women really feel about their breasts, and how they really look.
In 2014, Gaelic Athletic Association games are being broadcast by Sky Sports for the first time. Oliver Farry looks at the history of two sports that have deep connections with Ireland’s identity.
Our film critic Ryan Gilbey previews the 58th London Film Festival, which opens next month.
Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.
A regional broadcaster in heart of the continental US has been repeating Doctor Who almost constantly since 1974. Why does the Midwest have such an attachment to a British sci-fi show?
The Big Tramp, combining the literary tropes of homelessness and night-walking, will raise money for theatre company Cardboard Citizens.
The problem is that film is a form of immortality but it is disturbing if we see the ghost too soon or with scars that remind us of their departure.
If this feels familiar, that’s because it is. Here are all the tired tropes, arranged for our middle-class delectation.
It is easy to imagine him as the popular mayor of a minor American city. What works when he is playing to the gallery, however, will not work if he becomes the head of a sovereign nation.
In The Guest, Stevens plays David, a stranger who pitches up on the doorstep of a grieving American family. He claims to be a friend of their eldest son, who died in combat in Afghanistan but it’s clear to the viewer he’s bad news.
It is impossible to look back on the world of light entertainment in the Savile era and not come to the conclusion that it was strikingly weird.
If we still ask, where has Kate Bush been all these years and why has she not done this before, my answer would be that I think she has been living the life that made this show possible.
The oddity is that the French government is very helpful to wine buyers.
I don’t know how I got this far without sampling the mush that sustains the Southern states.
Ali Smith’s new novel How to Be Both is dizzyingly good and so clever that it makes you want to dance.
Will Self’s latest novel is a hard read, but it rewards the attention demanded.
In The Wake, Paul Kingsnorth delicately loops the multifarious layers of English history together.
The jaunty, rounded font is now most associated with shabby invitations to children’s parties, badly spelt emails and passive-aggressive PowerPoint presentations.
The pleasure for the reader of David Mitchell’s novels lies in the comforting sense that there might after all be a pattern to the random data of the everyday.