Culture
02 April 2009
As a young man, before he had made his first film, and before he became a fiercely passionate and justly famous critic...
Books
04 September 2008
Go to the bookshop of any major international airport and you'll see a raft of titles, usually in the business section...
Books
14 August 2008
These are vertical times in Beijing. Starchitects, egged on by politicians and developers, are reaching for the skies...
Food and Drink
13 December 2007
Many of the most intriguing books this year have been concerned with unusual or elusive texts. In Notes From Russia (...
Music and Performance
25 October 2007
For a moment, it seemed as if fanzines were on the verge of extinction. Blogs, LiveJournal, Facebook: all offered...
North America
27 September 2007
The current rate of exchange may make New York attractive to Brits planning shopping blow-outs, but to a growing number...
Books
30 August 2007
Historically, a good deal of the literature about London's East End has been written by vicars and clerics working as...
Culture
19 July 2007
For a long time, Mingering Mike was one of the greatest black musicians no one had ever heard of. Based in Washington,...
Africa
21 June 2007
A list of famous postcolonial writers would probably include Ben Okri, Michael Ondaatje any Salman Rushdie. But Comrade...
Books
05 February 2007
There was a time when writers mainly wrote books. Now they spend half their time talking about their books to bloggers...
Books
18 December 2006
The other day, looking for books to buy as Christmas presents, I went strolling along Oxford Street and Charing Cross...
Culture
07 August 2006
For some time now, "psychogeography" has been one of the words at the top of every hipster's lexicon. It is so much...
Books
10 July 2006
Andrew Kötting's In the Wake of a Deadad is a book like no other. It is a memoir, a demented exorcism, a mad travelogue...
Culture
24 October 2005
''Cinema does not have the strength to change the world," declares the Austrian director Michael Glawogger, "but it can...
Music and Performance
22 August 2005
It's impossible to write well about pop music without talking about geography. So it is no surprise that two terrific...

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