New interpreteations of ancient stories show the deep roots of our thinking about sex and gender
The novelist and Pulitzer Prize-winning memoirist on travelling in time, living without TV and admiring Angela Merkel.
Three new “swimoirs” plumb the depths of the question.
From respected fellow hunter to zoo sensation, polar bears have had a long journey in our imagination.
Art Sex Music by Cosey Fanni Tutti reviewed.
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid is preoccupied with time and an anxiety about the future.
Wilson Pickett has a strong claim to being the greatest purveyor of Pentecostal-style vocal pyrotechnics on the pop scene.
The Catholics by Roy Hattersley starts with the news his father was a Catholic priest.
Class, culture and religion all play a part in how white voters feel about themselves.
In this centenary year of her birth, Carrington is at last receiving the attention she deserves.
Richard Beard's book is brimful of anger and guilt, fails to deliver an uplifting ending and opens with a death.
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