The Goldsmiths Prize shortlisted author discusses the value of risk, the challenge of proportion, and the role of builders in contemporary thought.
Permanence and finality in video games can help us be better at understanding, and talking about, mental health issues.
Plus: the tube map is rubbish.
I loved Birthday, but the bloggers were mostly unable to see beyond personal experience in the matter of art.
Ryan Gilbey reviews two sequels: The Look of Silence and Jurassic World.
It's the quickest shortcut to gravitas. T S Eliot has been stolen by actors, like burglars with the crown jewels.
The actor passes away after respiratory problems and heart failure.
Parliamentary democracy, trial by jury or habeas corpus - it can be argued that all these flowed from this document.
As we congratulate ourselves on Magna Carta, let us remember that it came into being 150 years after the Norman Conquest and was probably greatly influenced by the French.
Amitav Ghosh’s new novel, Flood of Fire, takes you to the end of its exploring, only to hint that the story is just beginning.
As Shoes: Pleasure and Pain opens at London’s V&A, Jane Shilling explores why our footwear carries such emotional weight.
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