When a sportsman is in “the zone”, he is in a state of total absorption.
The Shard, Harrods, Barclays, the Olympics Village - Qatar owns them all.
An interview with Paddy Ashdown leaves Antonia Quirke desperate for a bite.
There’s more to angsty Munch than The Scream, writes Thomas Calvocoressi.
Rachel Cooke applauds a show that gives time to the elderly.
A lazy love letter to liberalism.
Jazz in the 1950s produced few musicians of stature.
The London Olympics will boast the biggest McDonald’s in the world.
I came late to jazz but when I listen to it now, I can travel to another dimension.
A false prophet.
Winston Churchill's literary career.
The Prime Minister's lack of originality.
“There is a sort of deadly element in the Swedish landscape”
As we approach our middling years, we tip the other way on the fulcrum of delusion.
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