18 February 2011
Following the Supreme Court's decision in April last year to allow a teenager and a 59-year-old man to challenge the...
04 February 2011
One evening in November 1492, as the wintry chill descended on a stretch of North American coastline, Christopher...
06 January 2011
The Man Who Recorded the World: a Biography of Alan Lomax John SzwedHeinemann, 464pp, £20The Nebraskan novelist Willa...
06 January 2011
If ever there was need to demonstrate the willingness of some Americans to downplay their country's undeniably racist...
08 December 2010
Today marks the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's murder. The former Beatles singer-songwriter was shot five times by a...
21 October 2010
A decade ago, the Atlantic magazine called them "the most politically disengaged" young adults in US history...
27 August 2010
In the right-wing Washington Post, George F Will today posits the absurd argument that "the biggest threat to [...
10 August 2010
Omar Khadr was a badly wounded boy of 15 when, in 2002, US forces captured him in Afghanistan. As the dust settled on a...
29 July 2010
"Once one starts listing the examples of Japanese culture infiltrating the United States, it's pretty hard to stop...
21 July 2010
In January, Bill Gates took time out from "helping all people lead healthy, productive lives" and making sure...
08 June 2010
Melanie McDonagh, who once voiced her concerns over Somali mothers having too many children in west London, is back on...
27 May 2010
It's 1982. Next to a letter suggesting that Tron, the arcade game, should be read as a "Jungian myth", the...
19 May 2010
12 May 2010
The coalition rap
05 May 2010
The American media mogul and philanthropist Ted Turner once said: "Sport is like a war without the killing."...