Wilson Pickett has a strong claim to being the greatest purveyor of Pentecostal-style vocal pyrotechnics on the pop scene.
On the pop culture podcast: Lion, BBC Three comedy Witless and Daisy Johnson’s short story collection Fen.
Philosophy used to be a staple of television and the newspapers. Not any longer. So where did all the philosophers go?
Riley once described her writing as “picking at scabs and lying awake”. In this, her fifth novel, the visceral discomfort is deeply compelling.
Sady Doyle’s Trainwreck explores the voyeuristic pleasure we take in women who crash and burn.
In the age of Donald Trump, we should all be reading this radical American nature writer.
Guo’s jagged, unpolished memoir Once Upon a Time in the East reminds us of the power of storytelling.
Our modern addiction to sugar is killing us – and it may be too late to stop it.
Homegoing is a novel borne not only of skill and knowledge, but also of a lifetime of experience.
Donning her Freudian hat, Molly Haskell uses her new book to explore Steven Spielberg's attitude to women. But is his real target masculinity?
Graeme Wood's The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State reminds us of something that ought to be obvious: Islamic State is very Islamic.
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