We now live in the era of the “politics of wellbeing”. But what does that actually mean?
James Graham’s film about the formation of the coalition is an impressively human portrayal of constitutional torment.
Once upon a time the arcade was the only place in which the video game could be encountered. Now that games are more often found in our homes and pockets, the National Videogame Arcade in Nottingham hopes to give games a physical venue again.
The Scottish trio tell Kate Mossman why they want racists to hear their music.
Smoking for David? It could only be Hockney. Smoker extraordinaire, and not a bad painter either.
New autobiographies by Nigel Farage and Caroline Lucas get a kick out of calling themselves "outsiders". The truth? They want your votes.
“Although I am far from a well-meaning liberal, I simply cannot recognise myself in the lunatic-destructive figure described by Cohen.”
Copyright law encourages artists to feel they're in control of what they've made. But in reality, a song is a different thing once it leaves its creator.
Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.
Mark Vanhoenacker's Skyfaring reminds us of the magic of aviation.
A New Labour spin doctor's account of a record-breaking election campaign.
Cara Delevingne stars in the latest film from director Michael Winterbottom, which takes its inspiration from the murder of Meredith Kercher.
James Graham's mischievous account of the heady days following the last election is Where’s Wally? for people who watch Newsnight.
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.
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.
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.
Ten years ago today, Doctor Who returned to our screens – and in spite of big changes, it continues to amaze its most loyal fans.
At the Heart of Darkness is an unthinking trust in institutions. How else do you explain the Portsmouth Sinfonia?
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.
A Brooklyn-based comedy that's more than just jokes about avocado and almond-milk sorbet.
No Land's Song, a new documentary by Ayat Najafi, follows her sister Sara's fight to put on a revolutionary concert.
The punk scene of game making.
Jonathan Ross revels in the history of Marvel’s mould-breaking comics.
The Royal Opera House is a fundamentally unsuitable space for its otherwise impressive production of the satire on capitalism, Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.
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.