34 years after Peter Sutcliffe was arrested, this intriguing debut shows how deeply the Yorkshire Ripper is embedded in regional imagination.
Andrew Hankinson talks to the Scottish comedian about his work, turning down Question Time and why he asks awkward questions on Twitter.
Michael Moorcock revolutionised science fiction with symbolism, sex and psychoactive drugs. Now, at 75, he has invented another genre.
What do J P Morgan, Sigmund Freud and Kim Kardashian all have in common with E L Doctorow? A hazy relationship between fact and fiction, that's what.
McGovern’s microphone sagged. “I just had my feeling about this particular planet go down a notch.” “The Beige Planet,” piped up her co-presenter, Lawrence Pollard.
We might be twenty years on from Toy Story, but Inside Out is proof that computer-animated features can still deliver giddy imaginative crescendos.
Yes, Melvyn Bragg is charming, handsome, luxuriantly haired, articulate, a quick study. But there is something questing about him, too – and it is this that made him such a fine interviewee.
As in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernières’s subject in this new novel is love and war.
Eventually, we will have to recognise that it is not “nature” that we need to protect, but ourselves.
Does culture exist in a vacuum? This “love letter to creative thievery” would suggest not.
There is an important and necessary book waiting to be written on this subject – but this isn't it.
This book paints a wonderfully accurate picture – sometimes painfully so – of the inner workings of the BBC: its high hopes and petty jealousies, its triumphs and disasters.
Tom Gatti’s Latitude Notebook.
Politics, marriage, and identity.
Though they are rarely operational these days, lighthouses remain culturally powerful and maintain a strong hold on the imagination.
This week’s episode comes from Latitude festival in Suffolk. Plus, we talk about the controversial To Kill a Mockingbird sequel, Go Set a Watchman, and the Showtime series Masters of Sex.
Jukebox shows are beginning to dominate the West End.
Psychoanalyst Josh Cohen untangles our complex "ways of being" in an overwhelmingly digital world.
An image of elitism still hovers around classical music - but the Proms have a democratic history that ought to be celebrated.
Just before the opening of her new show, "I Think Therefore I #", the artist Celina Teague talks about the difficulty of producing political art, and the effect that social media has on the way we absorb news.
How do we talk about Go Set a Watchman? Does its existence diminish To Kill a Mockingbird? How does it stand in relation to that text?
Harper Lee's newly released novel may not win another Pulitzer, but it's far more honest and mature about the complexity of racism in the South.
Better to give the viewer a quiet moment to absorb such horror than to attempt to underline it with one’s own feelings.
“I think a popular movement might arise from this to take action and lead to new politics!” thrilled a guest on Athens International Radio.
Ed Caesar's new book asks if the record is breakable - and who could break it.
There's a struggle at the heart of Ant-Man between the corporate and the eccentric.
Former New Statesman editor Peter Wilby reviews a new biography of John Freeman.
Kiš abhorred nationalism and prized literature as a global language.
Despite the decades that have gone by, the early days of space exploration hold an enduring fascination.