Gerald Wiener's life has now been turned into a biography.
On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss the new Lorde album Melodrama, the BBC singing competition Pitch Battle and Naomi Alderman’s dystopian novel The Power.
The lives in Elizabeth Strout’s new novel are prisms, held up to the light and flashing out an infinite spectrum of interpretation.
Andrzej Franaszek's biography captures the Polish writer's complexity and darkness.
How Richard Hoggart's poor upbringing informed his classic book.
Author Jeff VanderMeer imagines a super-advanced biotech bear.
Perry Anderson's book asks whether dominance is based on consent or coercion.
Sarah Schulman's book concludes that learning from conflict can be done, though this may mean redefining safe spaces.
Islam has long embraced European modernity – but its values are under threat.
Phil Whitaker's book is a fast-paced missing-person investigation that explores the complexities of sisterly strife.
In our world dominated by the hard men (and women) of the new right, the book reads more as a chill warning.
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The doomed premiership of Theresa May