Whether your hero wears spandex or cat ears, inspirational pop culture figures can help deal with real life difficulties.
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.
Bob Stanley unpicks the recording industry’s tangled history of takeovers, piracy and changing technology.
Charlotte Gordon has managed to produce that rare thing, a work of genuinely popular history.
No coincidence that the most celebrated of all the waymarks on the road to freedom under the law was sealed by England’s most appalling king.
That evil is banal has been observed. The route to it in the case of the Tsarnaevs was a meandering path to which hindsight can bring little meaningful insight.
Here, as so often in our history, it is property rights that secure individual freedom.
Looking back at the exploitation enterprise of Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus's cinematic output.
I realise the purpose is to make me feel like a war criminal. Sorry, tweeters, I don’t.
The US director is continuing to expose the stories of Indonesia's past atrocities, and sees film as a conduit to subjects investigative journalism no longer has the resources to reach.
The Zombie PM
The doomed premiership of Theresa May