International Politics
17 November 2003
In Writing a Woman's Life, the literary critic Carolyn Heilbrun observed that "well into the 20th century, it continued...
Books
12 August 2002
From 1950 to 1999, the fictional genre of lad-lit provided British readers with a romantic, comic, popular male...
World Affairs
29 July 2002
Since 4 October 2001, scores of children at two-dozen schools across the United States have been breaking out in a...
Food and Drink
06 August 2001
Gore Vidal - the very name is like an anagram. At a London dinner party the other night, we came up with dozens,...
Culture
19 March 2001
I live in Princeton, New Jersey, across the street from a house designed by the postmodern architect Michael Graves....
Books
02 October 2000
Margaret Atwood's newest, most intricately plotted book contains three novels nested inside each other, and all three...
Books
05 June 2000
Susan Sontag's new novel opens seductively with an introduction called "Zero", in which an unnamed woman narrator...
Culture
07 February 2000
Christopher Andersen specialises in a very modern literary genre: biographies about relationships of the "great power...
Culture
27 September 1999
The practice of science, writes Lisa Jardine in Ingenious Pursuits, her "intellectual anthropology" of the scientific...
Books
26 February 1999
Norton anthologies market themselves as a course in a book, but this collection of classic fairy tales, edited by Maria...
Books
27 November 1998
At a Washington press conference last year, a reporter asked General John M Shalikashvili, chairman of the US Joint...