Books
30 April 2009
The Richard Desmond Children’s Eye Centre at Moorfields Hospital, on the north-western edge of the City of London, is...
Culture
12 March 2009
CivilisationJonathan ConlinBFI/Palgrave Macmillan, 150pp, £12 The television series Civilisation, written and presented...
Politics
04 December 2008
The Slow Food Story: Politics and Pleasure Geoff Andrews Pluto Press, 224pp, £14.99 At the bottom of the Spanish Steps...
Books
02 October 2008
Luca Turin is a biophysicist and a street fighter in scientific academe. He has been a whistleblower on...
Culture
21 August 2008
Le Corbusier Le Grand is doubly well named. First, the book is the size of two breeze blocks and notably heavier. It is...
Books
07 August 2008
Gerard DeGroot was born in 1955, which was too late. So when a tiny, clamorous minority of often very stupid young...
Culture
10 July 2008
Bloody Old Britain: O G S Crawford and the Archaeology of Modern Life Kitty Hauser Granta Books, 286pp, £16.99...
Culture
15 May 2008
The bumf for the Richard Rogers exhibition at the Design Museum tells us that, during the five years of its...
Books
08 May 2008
Mick Jagger has a face as lined as Auden's balls. He also has a K - like Noë Coward, Harry Lauder, Charlie Chaplin...
Books
27 March 2008
In 1961 the educationalist W H G Armytage published a study of English utopian experiments entitled Heavens Below, an...
Books
06 March 2008
Alain Robbe-Grillet died in Caen in the early hours of Monday 18 February. By the end of that day le vioc terrible had...
TV and Radio
28 February 2008
Fretting about cities is as old as cities themselves. The literature of complaint, disgust and exhilarating misanthropy...
International Politics
09 October 2006
In Michael, Joseph Goebbels's Bildungsroman published in 1929 and based on his post- First World War diaries, the...
Culture
17 July 2006
It is impossible to imagine an English popular singer acknowledging the sacrifices of his grandparents' generation and...
Food and Drink
05 June 2006
Monoglot incuriosity and dumb insularity certainly have their benefits. They allow those who suffer them to enjoy the...

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