Books
18 September 2008
Pompeii continues to fascinate. But saying "continues" is, of course, a terrible elision. It was. It went under. Then...
Books
21 August 2008
The brand survives undamaged; even the sexual revisionists have failed to tarnish it. We, the consumers, make our own...
Politics
08 May 2008
Interesting that the Hayward Gallery should celebrate its 40th anniversary with an exhibition of street posters from...
Books
01 May 2008
David Levy's thesis, in this utterly fascinating, scholarly and rather uncomfortable book, is essentially that we'll...
Books
13 March 2008
Poor Gissing. If a life were measured by how much it was a warning to others, he would be one of history's successes....
Books
13 November 2006
Andrew Robinson's book is the intellectual biography of Thomas Young, "the anonymous polymath who proved Newton wrong,...
Lifestyle
30 October 2006
If we want an image to sum up the spirit of the age, it would be this: a middle-aged man playing air guitar. A mime; a...
Ideas
18 September 2006
Martin Kemp, professor of art history at Oxford and curator of the "Leonardo: experience, experiment and design"...
Culture
28 November 2005
It is the one. Win the Nobel Prize - for peace, physics, chemistry, economic sciences, physiology or medicine, or...
Music and Performance
10 October 2005
Lillian "Diamond Lil" Aubrey leads the Young@Heart line-up on the chorus's website. She is renowned, we are assured,...
Culture
22 August 2005
Did you hear the one about the suicide bomber? You will, if you go to the Edinburgh Fringe: roughly 1,800 acts, and...
Politics
03 April 2000
I am English. And ashamed of what it means. I am ashamed to be white; ashamed to be middle-class; ashamed to have been...
Politics
10 January 2000
May we stop talking about the "New Millennium" now? Apart from anything else, it's an abominable prolepsis, tempting...