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Maurice Glasman recalls gloomy weekends in Palmers Green.
In the last of the series, Ed Platt visits the Isle of Dogs and sees the newly opened Shard.
The scandals in banking, the media and politics are not due to there not being enough experts in these fields, but to there being too many.
The Olympics should be a glorious two-week distraction from deeper troubles.
Toby Litt pays homage to the otherworldly gifts of Elizabeth Fraser.
Tate Britain has collated pictures of London by foreign photographers from 1930 to 1980. Our photography editor Rebecca McClelland asked a new generation of artists to reinterpret the images and capture the city today. With an introduction by Sukhdev Sand
A reminder of the scale and significance of Labour’s contribution to Scottish life.
The NS's pop critic picks the ten best songs about the capital.
A father's attempt to reclaim his megastar daughter.
The case for a new political economy is laid out in three new books.
Dorian Lynskey celebrates the Rough Trade record shop.
The photographer on politics, the East End and his time as a debt collector.
As chosen by NS film critic Ryan Gilbey.
And make sure it’s all soaked in pea wet.
Alex Preston urges bankers to look up at the buildings they built.
What takes your fancy? If you’ve got the time and hunger, you can sample every style of cooking known to man in the Big Smoke. From Jamaican jerk and Southern ribs to Turkish kebab, London is the place to be.
Bim Adewunmi contemplates Hackney's inevitable gentrification.
Vivienne Westwood on London's passion and fury.
Inside the life of plants.
A short walk through the capital takes our writer past pirate DVD sellers, 1970s tower blocks and Battersea Power Station – and he remembers how much he loves, and hates, this protean city.
These are times that try men’s souls.
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