George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman and David Hare's The Absence of War have an ideology that speaks to today's politics.
Spain and Portugal may have settled their differences, but when it comes to grapes, it's not so simple.
We are all alienated labour now.
The music and arts festival reveals this year's line-up.
Alan Bennett's statement that the English excel at hypocrisy has upset the national press. But he's got literature on his side.
The danger of using current terminology and identities when discussing the past, especially marginalised and oppressed pasts, is that it results in bad history.
Lara Croft, feminism and riot grrrl.
Political fashion has never been straightforward.
Tom Humberstone's weekly comic.
It used to feel like a school canteen full of rival gangs - now it's a civilised dining room.
Girl in a Band reaps the rewards of its introspective author with a pan-American story that will engross fans and non-fans alike.
The Reading and Leeds line-up is outrageously light on women musicians - but with set-in-their-ways promoters and the exclusionary demands of touring, it's going to be hard to change.
Tales from the Stave and The Film Programme on BBC Radio 4.
With the genius of fashion increasingly subsumed by the demands of mass commerce, it's hard not to implicate the industry in Galliano and McQueen's fates.
Ryan Gilbey reviews It Follows, directed by David Robert Mitchell.
Does a breakfast taken in the first term of the Thatcher administration still count?
Despite scant funding and resources, London’s Feminist Library is turning their 40th year into a celebration of storytelling, history – and, hopefully, sofas.
Comparable to Herman Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener” to Kafka’s “A Hunger Artist”, The Vegetarian ties social refusal to sexual protest.
Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift's Family Values: the Ethics of Parent-Child Relationships, and Tanith Carey's Taming the Tiger Parent.
Plus Suffragettes Forever! – a good series let down by its tone and speed.
In new books, both Hain and Hutton recognise Labour as the only vehicle for reform – but what kind will emerge remains to be seen.
If you know where to look, you can get a long way from virulent orange sauce and “chips, not rice”.
The National Gallery is a kind of visual phrasebook articulating awkward truths about our civic life.
Fifteen years after Kid A, Max Harris looks back on a record that serves as a searing critique of the New Labour years
Neil Gaiman’s Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances reminds us that stories demand all our attention.
Ableism in horror games.
And the Oscar goes to...
The actress on work, travel – and why she'd be perfectly happy growing tomatoes.
It broadcasts 24 hours a day from Morocco to Iran - but how does one explain BBC Arabic radio?
I envy calm people for their apparent immunity to overexcitement or overreaction.