The Goldsmiths Prize shortlisted author discusses the value of risk, the challenge of proportion, and the role of builders in contemporary thought.
What seems like “political comedy” is more commonly a piss-take of personality types, and there are rich pickings when it comes to the current British left.
We talk the new Pixar film Inside Out, discuss Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet and approaches to fandom, and read comics series The Wicked and the Divine.
Is literature therapy, comfort food, or a route to self-knowledge? Four literary critics – Alberto Manguel, Michael Hofmann, James Wood and Clive James – pick up where Montaigne left off.
Why are so many of NPR's list of best science fiction books so misogynistic, and why can't we move past our nostalgia for them?
He made his name / From being bulletproof.
Mistress America and Trainwreck both look at the lives of young women - but neither quite pull it off.
As Great British Bake Off contestant Nadiya's casket crumbled, viewers learnt an important lesson in how to move on from failure.
Almost 23,000 people have signed a petition to boycott Roland Emmerich's new film about the Stonewall rebellion of 1969.
The show’s iconic combination of union jack bunting and food porn has become a British institution, yet the format has also been sold to 20 countries worldwide.
The American composer wins over a sceptical NS critic.
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