From Barings and Barclays to Schroders, Chase and Goldmans, Alex Preston charts the history of the rise and fall of the investment bank in the US and Britain.
From alcohol and cigarettes to Xboxes and iPads, modern life can be a minefield of addiction.
How tragedy evolved from Oedipus to Kim Kardashian’s cellulite and Amy Winehouse’s struggles.
Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.
American bimonthly title Mother Jones shows that public-service journalism isn't dying.
The Year of Dreaming Dangerously - review.
Blue Labour is conservative, but about a society that no longer exists – or never existed. Ed Miliband should be wary of this faction and instead forge an alliance that will win back aspirational voters in the south.
Nina Caplan's drink column.
Will Self on Joseph Anton and Winter Journal.
Philip Gould: an Unfinished Life - review.
Matt Thorne's biography of Prince reviewed.
There Was a Country - review.
Two plays of ideas reviewed.
The story of a reincarnated boy lama.
Rachel Cooke is not sold on a shop drama’s shoddy script and creaking set.
Leos Carax’s comeback film is wild and wonderful.
The Sonic Youth founder at east London's Café Oto.
That’s the summer over, then.
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