"Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie, Open unto the fields, and to the sky" - things to help remember the best of Westminster Bridge.
From Arthur C Clarke’s “Extra Terrestrial Relays” (now called satellites) to H G Wells’ “ironclads” (tanks), science fiction writers have form when it comes to pre-empting the future of technology.
Our guest editor Grayson Perry invites the novelist Martin Amis to his studio to discuss art, violence and the end of men.
Baldness has been spun as synonymous with exaggerated potency, but the bald know that, far from having the vigour of a skinhead, most of them look like nothing so much as a fragile librarian.
It is a funny kind of nostalgia. I feel not 19 again, but anticipatory again.
Will Self: On Location.
Nothing else that comes from this pathetically stunted island has had anything like the universal acceptance, reach or influence of the suit.
Do people really do this stuff? Apparently, they do.
Nicholas Lezard’s Down and Out column.
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