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Scar: a new poem by Philip Gross
By Philip Gross - 25 July 13:10

The NS Poem.

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Neil Armstrong's life: Searching for rocket man
By Erica Wagner - 25 July 12:59

Erica Wagner on a new biography of the space pioneer.

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Whack down the alpaca poo
By Antonia Quirke - 25 July 12:57

The radio column.

Vivienne Westwood: “Julian Assange likes the combat look”
By Mark Lawson - 25 July 12:54

Vivienne Westwood tells Mark Lawson about designing for Julian, hoarding instincts – and why people who care about news should never read newspapers. 

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Lakeland Gothic: Beastings by Benjamin Myers
By Tim Martin - 25 July 12:48

A grim chase narrative, set in the Lake District at the turn of the 20th century, in which two characters known as the Priest and the Poacher pursue a speechless runaway and her stolen baby across the unforgiving landscape.

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Lesbian by choice: Eleanor Margolis reviews Julie Bindel's Straight Expectations
By Eleanor Margolis - 25 July 12:43

What Does It Mean to Be Gay Today? asks Julie Bindel in the subtitle of her new book. For me, it means enduring endless dull and pukey nights out on the scene, says Eleanor Margolis.

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Don’t read this book: A history of literary censorship
By Leo Robson - 25 July 12:35

Leo Robson reviews three new works concerned with banned literature.

Snowpiercer.
It's some kind of miracle that Snowpiercer was ever released - and it was worth the wait
By Ryan Gilbey - 25 July 12:34

Despite its occasional longeurs and lapses of logic, post-global-freeze thriller Snowpiercer is an intoxicating mishmash of stunts and ideas which deserves to be seen in UK cinemas.

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Reluctant Goliath: how America became a superpower
By John Bew - 25 July 10:06

John Bew reviews The Deluge: the Great War and the Remaking of Global Order by Adam Tooze.

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Dave Eggers, the world’s most earnest kidnapper, chains up his readers
By Claire Lowdon - 25 July 10:02

Claire Lowdon reviews Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? by Dave Eggers. 

Discovering Tutankhamun: How “Tutmania” drowned out Egypt’s reaction to the great discovery
By Anoosh Chakelian - 24 July 15:58

A new exhibition telling the story of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb at the Ashmolean is briliant on “Tutmania”, but fails to explore the Egyptians’ attitudes. 

Animal rescue: but in this case it was dog that saved master, says John Dolan. Photo: Marcus Peel
How one man escaped homelessness through drawing – and his bull terrier muse
By Sophie McBain - 24 July 13:50

John Dolan spent almost two decades in the “revolving door” between homelessness and prison. That changed when he adopted George in 2009. 

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The unspoken glass ceiling of the film industry
By Beth Lambert - 24 July 12:57

A new report uncovers the gender imbalance in the film industry, made worse by the issue of class.

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Ed Smith: Megabucks executive pay isn’t a reward for excellence – it’s a corporate contagion
By Ed Smith - 24 July 10:00

American banker J P Morgan argued that a company’s top brass should never earn more than 20 times what those at the bottom do. Such a ratio now sounds laughably idealistic.

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