Books
11 September 2008
Between the Monster and the Saint is the latest in a series of meditations on the nature of morality by the former...
Business
19 March 2008
The dedication page in Adam Mars-Jones's latest novel, Pilcrow, reads: "In memory of the Net Book Agreement 1900-1997,...
Books
29 November 2007
The appearance of this new edition of the Granta Book of the American Short Story, 15 years after its predecessor, is...
Books
27 September 2007
Jeanette Winterson's recent novels have been attempts to reinvent the form for a modern age, strange and beautiful...
Culture
08 January 2007
Back in 2005, Luc Jacquet's documentary March of the Penguins became an unlikely inspiration for the Christian...
Books
02 October 2006
In his non-fiction study of Stalin's Russia, Koba the Dread (2002), Martin Amis asked about life in the Gulag: "What...
Culture
17 May 2004
While nothing about the guttural vigour of Patti Smith's distinctive voice betrays her age (57), one song on Trampin' (...
Music and Performance
15 March 2004
When George Harrison died of cancer on 29 November 2001, most of the obituaries, perhaps understandably, concentrated...
Culture
16 February 2004
The extraordinary success of her debut album, Come Away With Me, made Norah Jones the target of a certain kind of...
Books
19 January 2004
The tale of how Audrey Niffenegger's first novel began life with a negligible print run and became a bestseller in the...
Music and Performance
03 November 2003
According to the spiky notes scratched on the album sleeve in Joe Strummer's own handwriting, "Streetcore is a...
Books
13 October 2003
In the world of "bog gothic", the name coined for Patrick McCabe's distinctive literary sub-genre, the cast of...
Culture
25 August 2003
There are three staple newspaper features that appear with comforting certainty at the start of every Edinburgh...
Books
01 October 2001
By prefacing this vast novel with an authorial disclaimer, Doris Lessing creates expectations that she then attempts to...