Culture
01 April 2010
"The questions I get constantly asked about the relationship between politics and fiction," explains China...
The Staggers
24 March 2010
If you listened carefully yesterday, you might have heard the sound of British sub-editors tapping keyboards with rare...
Cultural Capital
29 January 2010
 A question: what links the following three individuals? Hans Ulrich Obrist. Daniel Birnbaum. Matthew Higgs. I'll...
The Staggers
05 January 2010
Putting the more off-the-cuff 2010 predictions to one side for a moment, one thing that we can all be sure about is...
Cultural Capital
31 December 2009
In between writing more than 100 novels (including The Good Companions), a number of implicitly socialist plays (...
Cultural Capital
29 December 2009
An intriguing exchange of comments appeared in response to Paul Owen's final post on the Guardian's Thick of It blog...
Cultural Capital
15 December 2009
The latest work by the Monsoon Wedding director, Mira Nair, is Amelia, a biopic exploring (but never interrogating,...
Cultural Capital
08 December 2009
The publicity material for the Royal Court Liverpool's Christmas production, Merry Ding Dong, a new play by Fred...
Cultural Capital
01 December 2009
Last week, Warwick University's Writers at Warwick Audio Archive went live. Containing more than 200 recordings of...
Cultural Capital
23 November 2009
The forthcoming film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's post-apocalyptic novel The Road is the third proper movie for...
Cultural Capital
05 November 2009
For the past couple of weeks, Asterix the Gaul's 50th birthday has been the subject of sustained media attention,...
Cultural Capital
28 October 2009
Across the pond, the second half of the 13th season of the iconoclastic cartoon South Park is well under way. And,...
Culture
22 October 2009
A selection of Vincent Van Gogh's letters, notes and drawings, unveiled this month, has shed new light on the artist's...
Cultural Capital
21 October 2009
The Swedish Academy's decision this month to award the Nobel Prize for Literature to Herta Müller generated an enormous...
Books
24 September 2009
It is 20 years since Nick Cave, better known for his music, last published a novel, so it is no surprise that his...

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