Culture
11 March 2011
A group of women in hijabs sat on the front row of a talk I was giving in Amman on the cultural identity of a nation....
Books
13 June 2005
A great big box of books arrives at my house before Christmas. My 15-year-old son stares at them and me. "Are you...
Politics
24 September 2001
''Even if you are not interested in politics," wrote J B Priestley in 1945, "the fact remains that politics are...
Politics
17 January 2000
How do you organise spontaneous fun? In 1959, Joan Littlewood, the actress and director, dreamt of a flexible education...
06 December 1999
Voice message on my mobile from Virgin Rail customer care; they are replying to my long, impassioned voice message....