Rethink: the Surprising History of New Ideas by Steven Poole reviewed.
On the pop culture podcast this week: Zayn’s first solo album Mind of Mine, Disney animated film Zootropolis and Lev Grossman’s magical thriller The Magicians.
Peter Oborne takes on David Laws’ Coalition: the Inside Story of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government – an account of the 2010-15 coalition from the Liberal Democrat point of view.
The Bricks That Built the Houses by Kate Tempest is an elegy for a London seen from south of the river.
How an opium-addicted celebrity emerged from the fraught world of editorial double-dealing.
Marina Benjamin probes the stories of the Columbine killers and the Unabomber through A Mother’s Reckoning by Sue Klebold and Every Last Tie by David Kaczynski.
Simon Wren-Lewis reviews new books from the two "rock star" economists.
At the heart of The Great Soul of Siberia is not a fear of snapping jaws, but of a broader, deeper terror: that of extinction.
A look at the time Charlotte Brontë spent in Brussels revelas a study in creative obsession.
Insects are big this spring, in many different guises.
There's a reason why Ta-Nehisi Coates is currently one of the most high-profile commentators on race in the United States.
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