30 January 2014
Testing the limits of the law.
09 May 2012
As the polls began to close at about seven o’clock on Sunday evening, there was a distinctly weird atmosphere in...
30 March 2012
Alienation erupts into violent loathing.
04 June 2009
In the early hours of 21 April 1944, the combined might of the British and US air forces launched a series of raids on...
28 May 2009
Another May '68?
12 March 2009
The new quarter of Liverpool One, the second phase of which was unveiled in October 2008, and which connects the old...
27 November 2008
The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation Frederic Spotts Yale University...
13 December 2007
There has been a chill wind blowing through Paris recently. The city has been plagued by strikes that look likely to...
01 November 2007
When the days shorten and the smell of roasting chestnuts wafts along the boulevards, it can mean only one thing in...
04 October 2007
It's hard to spend any time in the streets of Tunis or Casablanca (I spent the summer teaching in both cities) without...
23 August 2007
Most Spaniards would agree that, as a nation, they have never been big readers. But over the past ten years, the...
26 July 2007
It is now more than a year since Ian Buruma published Murder in Amsterdam, his investigation into the killing of the...
14 June 2007
All of us in France now inhabit what the über-hip Parisian magazine Technikart calls "Sarkoland". No one yet really...
09 April 2007
To most foreign visitors to France, Lyons is little more than the gateway to the south of France - famous for its...
11 December 2006
The smooth round of Parisian literary life is punctuated by fierce arguments that accompany the handing out of the big...