Culture
24 June 2002
Throughout the Thatcherite Eighties and Majorite Nineties, they were the buildings we all loved to hate. But over the...
Books
22 April 2002
The Scots, Welsh and Irish all seem to know who they are, but who the hell are the English? Obscured for three...
TV and Radio
15 April 2002
The Queen Mother's death, we are all told, marks the end of an era, the passing of a better time. Well, that's as may...
Culture
01 April 2002
This year, six centuries after Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales, about a ragbag of pilgrims travelling to Canterbury...
Society
11 February 2002
This year, one of the world's most remarkable film- makers marks her 100th birthday by releasing her first film in...
Culture
28 January 2002
Princess Diana never appeared on Desert Island Discs, but now we have the next best thing. In October, her former...
Culture
21 January 2002
"Give me a freak any day of the week," warbles a bloke in a policewoman's cap and an off-the-shoulder ball gown. "I'm...
Books
17 December 2001
English literature's most famous dog celebrates his 100th birthday in 2002, and during the century since his creation,...
Culture
19 November 2001
What defines a nation? Nationalists thought it was language. Eurosceptics think it's money, and they are probably quite...
Politics
29 October 2001
"German culture would have been unthinkable without the Jewish contribution," said Chancellor Gerhard Schroder at the...
Culture
22 October 2001
It is 150 years since the death of Britain's greatest artist, yet the most extensive commemoration of this anniversary...
Politics
16 April 2001
Growing up half-German in Britain, barely a generation after the Holocaust, a heavy sense of shame hung over my father'...
26 March 2001
Britain was still fighting a world war when David Lean and Noel Coward created Great Britain's greatest romantic movie...
Politics
12 February 2001
When my grandmother arrived in Dresden, on a train from Hamburg, the inspector wanted to know why she didn't have a...
Books
04 December 2000
Born between the wars in Danzig, "the Belfast of the Baltic", Gunter Grass has seen Germany's borders redrawn three...

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