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.
J K Rowling adaptation The Casual Vacancy and Channel 4's Indian Summers lack something for our critic.
"He ran around, biting like the bastard he was."
Appearing at the Barbican with the BBC Singers and London Sinfonietta, the composer's hands seem to shape music out of thin air.
History Is Now: 7 Artists Take on Britain is a confused hotch-potch of ideas.
A novel of the American Civil War that combines realism with the powerful folklore surrounding defiant women.
Objects that feel lived in give us a comforting feeling of having come a long way, of having been through the years and having done some hard work to get there.
Conceived by Zola and sullied by Jonathan Franzen, the modern saga is in poor health. But Anne Tyler might be its saviour.
In the bleak midwinter, there are few walks more energising.
A new exhibition, Election! Britain Votes, at the People’s History Museum in Manchester explores the nature of democracy in a candid and sincere fashion that is far removed from the complacency we often get when museums try and do politics.
There was far more to the festival than Fifty Shades.
Scott McCloud's The Sculptor, Richard McGuire's Here and Joe Sacco's Bumf.
Game cinematography and the player as director.
Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups is insipid – but Andrew Heigh's 45 Years proves it's not all bad.
All good relationships are built on respect, trust and consent - and the one at the centre of this film contains none of that.
In Parliament, deals are being cut everywhere. Some are gruesome, others merely farcical.