An Armenian Sketchbook by Vasily Grossman: Far from his beloved Moscow, reflecting on the best and worst of humanity
12 September 2013
This suffering man, far from home, is one of the great writers of his time.
Letters 1960-75 by Isaiah Berlin: Vast erudition, fluency and humanity, gossip, back-stabbing and name-dropping too
03 July 2013
Letters 1960-75 by Isaiah Berlin.
TV and Radio
01 June 2013
BBC2's Iraq War reviewed.
30 May 2013
Why are there so few black people on TV?
28 May 2013
What is its legacy?
15 May 2013
A "place to think"?
10 May 2013
Small Wars, Far Away Places: the Genesis of the Modern World, 1945-65 Michael Burleigh Macmillan, 592pp, £25...
TV and Radio
27 February 2013
Horlicks for Chummy.
13 December 2012
In Two Minds: a Biography of Jonathan Miller Kate Bassett Oberon Books, 488pp, £20 Jonathan Miller has had...
15 November 2012
What happens to the BBC after the humiliating departure of George Entwistle? There need to be two kinds of change....
25 October 2012
A culture of unreason.
Art and Design
23 August 2012
As Mark Thompson prepares to become chief executive of the New York Times, the tributes have been fulsome. The...
06 July 2012
Entwistle needs to frighten the horses.
Golden Harvest: Events at the Periphery of the Holocaust by Jan Tomasz Gross with Irena Grudzinska Gross - review
13 June 2012
Golden Harvest: Events at the Periphery of the Holocaust Jan Tomasz Gross with Irena Grudzinska Gross Oxford...
05 March 2012
Film: a Very Short Introduction Michael WoodOxford University Press, 152pp, £7.99Michael Wood's first book on cinema,...
Women urinating on the street in the small hours: the mark of a Britain in crisis, or the ultimate bonding experience?