Culture
25 July 2011
How did it feel to win this year's Samuel Johnson Prize for your book Mao's Great Famine?I'm delighted! I've never won...
Cultural Capital
17 May 2011
A huge amount has been written about Ai Weiwei since he was arrested last month at Beijing Airport for unspecified...
Culture
03 March 2011
Is Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother a memoir or a guide to parenting?It's 100 per cent straight memoir. I didn't write...
Cultural Capital
08 November 2010
Despite his being under house arrest in Beijing, around 500 supporters of the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei gathered at his...
Cultural Capital
05 November 2010
The Chinese government has placed the Beijing-born artist and activist Ai Weiwei under house arrest until midnight on...
Cultural Capital
12 October 2010
Did you always want to be an artist?No. I decided to become an artist in the late 1970s to try to escape the...
Cultural Capital
23 October 2009
Rock musicians including Billy Bragg and REM have supported a campaign demanding the closure of Guantanamo Bay and...
Cultural Capital
22 October 2009
Today, the winning commissions for Artists Taking the Lead, one of the main schemes in London's Cultural Olympiad, were...
Cultural Capital
19 October 2009
A cancer centre in London designed by Richard Rogers has been awarded the 2009 Stirling Prize for architecture. The...