Human Rights
30 April 2009
These days, LCD screens are an ines­capable part of the view: on computers, in televisions, as digital adverts, on...
Books
09 April 2009
Working in a bar with hardened regulars, real old soaks, can feel a bit like being an executioner, except that you earn...
Food and Drink
26 March 2009
As Wall Street continues to flounder, can garage bands and grubby dive bars save the New York economy? Elizabeth Currid...
Lifestyle
19 February 2009
With recession-hit designers forgoing catwalk shows in London Fashion Week, and high-street clothing chains feeling the...
Lifestyle
29 January 2009
In recent years, the British have been characterised as narcissistic, therapy-obsessed loners. So, the latest British...
Books
29 January 2009
Several years before Elizabeth Gilbert wrote Eat, Pray, Love, her multimillion selling memoir of a year spent...
Politics
08 January 2009
If you were looking for evidence of a literary gene, the three Foer brothers' collective CV would be a persuasive place...
Books
20 November 2008
“I dedicate this book to every boy who was ever made to suffer in the cupboard under the stairs,” Frank Prime solemnly...
Books
20 November 2008
When Laurence, an ageing BBC costume designer living in a small Spanish village, sees a bright light pass across the...
Books
20 November 2008
Based on news bulletins and personal accounts of the civil war that has racked Colombia since the 1960s, Evelio Rosero’...
Books
20 November 2008
Like his previous novels, the third book by the Spectator editor, Matthew d’Ancona, opens with a cosy domestic scene...
Human Rights
07 November 2008
For a politician whose country is wracked by such violent unrest some commentators predict civil war, Bolivia's Silvia...
Books
30 October 2008
The small drab room in Walter Sickert's painting "Ennui" is inhabited by a couple with their backs to one another. In...
Books
02 October 2008
“We are a Palestinian and an Israeli who met in the early euphoric days of treaty-signing and a peace process,” Ibrahim...
Books
02 October 2008
Felix Quinn, antiquarian bookseller and narrator of The Act of Love, is a masochist of sorts. And so, he insists, is...

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