So rapid has China's development been that at any given moment there are vast, empty proto-cities waiting for people.
New books by Louise Stern, James Kelman and Douglas Kennedy.
Rock's gothic - or comic - bogeyman gives a masterclass in transformation at the Royal Albert Hall.
Too often, films are very inarticulate when talking about books.
With screen actors taking the lead, Everyman and American Buffalo sparkle with cinematic swagger.
Gaming's literary roots.
They crossed paths while living close together in Reno - but the two heavyweights differed more than shared.
The first novel from Thick of It writer Jesse Armstrong addresses the morality of foreign intervention with jokes, slapstick - and a student play.
Mr Osborne's Economic Experiment reveals the chancellor's tricks.
This is real feminist history - work which was unheralded not just because it was top secret, but because women did it.
New books by Anthony King and Michael Barber invite us to assess - and act.
The debate over freedom is a complex, extended one.
Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.
The Albarn-Coxon concoction sounds surprisingly robust.
The path up to Pendle. The sleeping beast. The purple skies.