This year's success is doubtless going to taunt us for years to come, in the manner of 1966.
On a recent visit to London, a young Australian thinker addressed an intimate seminar chaired by Jon Cruddas and held talks with Ed Miliband. Why is the Labour leadership so fascinated by Tim Soutphommasane?
The Games are not just about revelling in sporting prowess - they offer the hosts a chance to reboot their city and country and remake their sense of identity.
Beheadings, torture, shootings uploaded to YouTube – the “war on drugs” has ravaged Mexico. But as the US considers treating the cartels as terrorist threats, the one solution it won’t consider is decriminalisation.
A portrait of Marilyn is a celebration of the American voice.
Matt Trueman reviews an Edinburgh Fringe full of fighting talk.
The NS photography editor on this summer's Olympic-themed exhibitions.
Pixar need to know that technical wizardry doesn’t disguise the tiresome life lessons, says Ryan Gilbey.
Rachel Cooke loves the TV coverage of the Games (one presenter excepted).
All right-listening folk despise this piped sonic sewage.
The NS meets the American poet and novelist.
Our new word order.
The pick of the new fiction you should be reading this season.
The singular mind of Marilynne Robinson.
Jane Shiling reviews The Daylight Gate by Jeanette Winterson.
Talitha Stevenson reviews John Banville's latest novel.
Below Par: Claire Lowdon is unconvinced by the Booker-longlisted golfing farce.
Leo Robson reviews Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain and The Jump Artist by Austin Ratner.
The city remains, for the moment, admirably wild.
I’m a piles-and-piles-of-books-and-papers-around-the-place kind of person.
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