A newly unearthed photograph identifies the African-American Trafalgar survivor who appears in Melville’s final novel. Could the book’s hero have been black, too?
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The journalist on column inspiration, Harry Styles, and a package from Mosul.
The rich legacy of the American nature writer, tax dodger, moralist, activist . . . and pencil manufacturer.
The questions are designed to #makeuthink.
Winter is, as ever, coming.
On the pop culture podcast this week: the Edgar Wright film Baby Driver, the Netflix feature Okja and the BBC drama Happy Valley.
The slapstick-obsessed munchkins are becoming less and less amusing.
Former Tory leader Michael Howard says the book will be enjoyed by readers, whether or not they agree with its author’s opinions.
Larger-than-life performances make the wrestling drama a camp, theatrical delight.
The British system exhibits a curious mix of stasis and turbulence.