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Capitalism is a relatively new process in China. Although the reform-era economy is deeply marked by Chinese...
12 August 2013
Do It at the Manchester Art Gallery.
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07 June 2013
Reading between the lines.
04 April 2013
In the 21st century, a writer facing allegations of copying is in for a distressing time. The veteran naturalist Dame...
04 March 2013
Last year the controversial Chinese novelist Mo Yan, in a Stockholm press conference before receiving the Nobel prize...
28 September 2012
A woman freezes mid-fall; the sound of feeding silkworms filters through; a column of human fat towers overhead. ...
08 August 2012
The pick of the new fiction you should be reading this season.
31 July 2012
“I have always been vocal with my opinions. A couple of weeks ago I was fired from my newspaper because of my...
28 July 2012
Last night’s Olympics opening ceremony provoked some interesting comments on Twitter. Highlights include...
23 July 2012
Last weekend Andrew Mellor wrote an emotive piece about concert hall snobbery and class positioning in classical...
17 July 2012
The Durham Miners’ Gala, known locally as “The Big Meeting”, is the annual celebration of the...
17 July 2012
His website simply carried the statement “Jon passes from Darkness to Light”, adding that the musician was...
16 July 2012
Olympics security provider’s stock falls 9 per cent.
12 July 2012
This Saturday I will be joining 100 musicians in Peckham Rye Multi-Storey Car Park to perform the American composer...
10 July 2012
London’s High Court yesterday dismissed Apple’s claims, made last year, that the Korean manufacturer’...
Women urinating on the street in the small hours: the mark of a Britain in crisis, or the ultimate bonding experience?