Whether your hero wears spandex or cat ears, inspirational pop culture figures can help deal with real life difficulties.
Indulging childishness is why we’re stuck with Boris Johnson, Katie Hopkins and Jeremy Clarkson.
A new Royal Academy of Arts exhibition makes Craig Raine yearn for the draughtsman rather than the dramatic.
"Time is short, life is short. There's a lot to know."
With Orwell-clear prose and a Trollope-sized cast, Curtain Call makes the 1930s glitter.
New memoirs from Antonia Fraser and David Lodge show very different British upbringings.
Polly Toynbee and David Walker's Cameron's Coup is an unashamedly caustic review of the last five years.
Detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi's account of the camp is heartbreaking. But it is crucial the truth is told.
Much has changed in English culture since 1710. But a new book argues our systems of power are less different than we might think.
It's a food Felicity Cloake has enjoyed since childhood. Now Paddington is helping to revive flagging marmalade sales.
I may be late to the party, but I am tough on ramekin – and on the causes of ramekin.
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