The Goldsmiths Prize shortlisted author discusses the value of risk, the challenge of proportion, and the role of builders in contemporary thought.
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.
What makes Head of State worth reading is that it is Marr unbuttoned. The cloak of fiction allows him to express his view of his world in the way he used to when chatting to his fellow hacks, waiting to go live from Downing Street.
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