Politicians have become Iago figures, using passion and rhetoric to drown out the Othellos. Justice and civil rights are being rubbed out along the way.
Michael Rosen's account of Zola's year of exile sheds light on the great author's public heroism and personal failings.
On Friday the Thirteenth, 13 years since the film adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s series (of 13 books) was released, eight episodes dropped on Netflix. How did we get here?
April Ayers Lawson’s debut collection is both forensic and mysterious.
Laurence Rees has probably interviewed more people who lived through the Holocaust than anybody else.
Alan Ereira's new The Nine Lives of John Ogilby tells the story of a remarkable book – and its remarkable creator.
Part political chronicle, part emotional narrative, Sheila Rowbotham’s Rebel Crossings brings hidden stories into detailed, sympathetic view.
The Worst Witch is, essentially, a story aimed at bookish young women that deals with imposter syndrome.
Manet and Degas, Matisse and Picasso – The Art of Rivalry by Sebastian Smee reminds us that who we meet can change who we are.
New books Future Sex and The Selfishness of Others explore what it means to live in our current moment.
The clash of wills behind 2001: a Space Odyssey reminds me that scientific education, not mystery, was always closest to my friend's heart.
As Brexit looms, the government needs scrutiny. We'll provide it.