Books
12 April 2004
God knows what Robert Baden-Powell would have thought of my Scout troop, but I doubt it was quite the sort of thing...
Culture
29 March 2004
Like a lot of middle-class kids, I was never allowed a Chopper, but that didn't stop me admiring them from afar. In the...
Film
26 January 2004
Seventy-five years ago, a strange new comic strip appeared in a Belgian Catholic newspaper, chronicling the injustices...
Culture
19 January 2004
It is 21 years since Rashad Selim left Iraq, but last year he returned, to fly painted kites above the debris, "to...
Music and Performance
15 December 2003
Gatecrash any office party this Christmas and the chances are that much of the music will be at least a generation out...
Film
17 November 2003
If George W Bush wants to repair America's reputation with Britain, he should stay home and send Woody Allen over here...
Culture
15 September 2003
On 18 September, an exhibition opens in London unlike any show I have ever seen. Timeless, classless and utterly...
Ideas
11 August 2003
What were you doing when you heard JFK had been shot? Watching Dr Who, most probably. It is 40 years since television's...
Culture
14 July 2003
Better late than never, Britain is finally waking up to German expressionism. It is only a few months since Max...
Culture
28 April 2003
At least we've learnt one thing from watching the war round the clock these past few weeks: Iraq is an ancient land,...
Culture
10 March 2003
This month, a new exhibition celebrates the enchanting legacy of one of the best - and best-loved - British artists of...
Books
10 February 2003
Perhaps nobody personifies England's tangled relationship with Ireland quite like Erskine Chil-ders. Born in England...
Books
16 December 2002
The Riddle of the Sands, which next year celebrates its centenary, not only pioneered a brand new literary genre, it...
Film
02 September 2002
This summer, one of the world's most famous film studios celebrated its 100th birthday. For once, this studio isn't in...
Film
26 August 2002
What do Michael Caine, Peter Cook, Charlton Heston, Christopher Lee and Roger Moore all have in common? They've all...

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