The Goldsmiths Prize shortlisted author discusses the value of risk, the challenge of proportion, and the role of builders in contemporary thought.
Are we about to enter an “age of games”?
The trend for using long-dead actresses to front campaigns aimed at female consumers is at best tasteless and at worst insidious.
Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.
Rod Stewart laps it up in the BBC's first History Hour of 2015.
Tracey Thorn fills the airwaves with audiobooks, articulate teens and Caitlin Moran.
"It's not the vulgarity that makes you want to puke so much as the asininity" in BBC season of wealth.
John Berger finds wider ripples of thought in his local pool.
Antonia Quirke rounds up the best of the New Year's radio, including War and Peace and The Supernatural North.
The paintings are anything but dry in Frederick Wiseman's documentary about the London gallery.
Elections, empires and the "extreme present" in culture editor Tom Gatti's guide to the coming literary year.
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