At 82, Alan Bennett has lost none of his wit or compassion – nor his anger at the “nastification” of Britain.
On the pop culture podcast this week, we watch The Great British Sewing Bee, read new novel The Essex Serpent and revisit 2013's The Lady Vanishes.
We Were Feminists Once is a sometimes confused look at the question – but it reminds us to focus on what we're doing, not how we define.
Father than denying the contradictoriness of being human, Empson revelled in it, as The Face of Buddha reveals.
Ghosts, raves and the soul of John Lennon: Tom Gatti interviews the winner of the 2015 Goldsmiths Prize.
Megan Bradbury's novel of derelict New York of the 1970s was generative even as it was falling apart, inspiring artists of all stripes.
Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity and Power is an acute and sympathetic rendering of a career forged from yearning and steel.
Maher's Salafi-Jihadism: the History of an Idea draws on research and the author's personal experience to investigate the ideology which drives jihadism.
Siddhartha Mukherjee’s book is a tourist guide to the twenty-first century’s uncharted continent, the human genome.
Although he won three Premier League titles and four FA Cups with Arsenal, Ray Parlour was capped only ten times for England.
The idea of “grit” speaks to our deepest wishes: we all want to believe in our own limitless potential, and that of our children.
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