The Goldsmiths Prize shortlisted author discusses the value of risk, the challenge of proportion, and the role of builders in contemporary thought.
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Harper Lee's newly released novel may not win another Pulitzer, but it's far more honest and mature about the complexity of racism in the South.
Better to give the viewer a quiet moment to absorb such horror than to attempt to underline it with one’s own feelings.
“I think a popular movement might arise from this to take action and lead to new politics!” thrilled a guest on Athens International Radio.
Ed Caesar's new book asks if the record is breakable - and who could break it.
There's a struggle at the heart of Ant-Man between the corporate and the eccentric.
Former New Statesman editor Peter Wilby reviews a new biography of John Freeman.
Kiš abhorred nationalism and prized literature as a global language.
Despite the decades that have gone by, the early days of space exploration hold an enduring fascination.
And will we recognise the place when we get there. . . ?
Whether it's tweeting about his enemies, or using his children as advisers, Donald J Trump is not a conventional president. We need a strong media to hold the new US president - and other world leaders - to account.
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