As Douglas Smith wisely surmises in his new book, trying to separate the mythology of Rasputin from the man himself is nearly impossible.
Hinterland is just as enjoyable as Mullin's diaries. More importantly, its account of the party has urgent lessons for today.
Graeme Macrae Burnet’s Booker-shortlisted historical thriller has shades of Lewis Grassic Gibbon and Jim Crace.
John Milbank and Adrian Pabst's new book explores the "post-Liberal" moment, but leaves me wondering about the future.
Madeleine Thien’s novel of music and silence during China's Cultural Revolution reveals the importance of storytelling.
Brian Wilson and Mike Love of the Beach Boys have both published new memoirs. The problem? They take themselves preposterously seriously.
Like in the films themselves, the fantastic beasts are distracting us from the bigger story – an epic tale of magical fantasy intertwining with real world history.
Joseph Stiglitz's new book The Euro: and Its Threat to the Future of Europe shows up faults in the design, and implementation, of the European project.
The next great stage of our evolution has begun. But what will our successes look like – and will they be that different to us?
If Outline was all about shifting passivity, Transit is about characters who grab the bull by the horns. Why, then, does the novel cleave to the form of its predecessor?
Simon Reynolds’s reassessment of glam, Shock and Awe, takes us back to an era that feels eerily familiar.
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