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Our man in Washington John Bew has coffee with the former US president – and they talk Thatcher, Iran’s Islamic Revolution and the persecution of women.
When I’m making poached eggs, I crack the shells cautiously but this makes me more likely to mess up.
Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts.
It is difficult to quantify whether it is our feelings of anxiety that have changed, or whether we’ve just watched too much Woody Allen.
The Renaissance painter abhorred an empty canvas. Did his crowded scenes lack spiritual depth – or is it time to take a closer look?
Stuart Maconie recalls the “real” Frank Sidebottom.
The Afghan presidential election has been declared a success – but as the west finalises its pull-out, what the country's prospects?
In the next instalment of the “Austen Project”, the Scottish crime writer gives her modern-day take on the novel formerly known as Susan.
Two new novels, about a Romanian in Paris in the 1920s and a Belgian living near the French border respectively, are examinations of nationality and identity.
Bolaño’s books are still appearing and we have not finished understanding them.
There can’t be a human being alive who would willingly sit through most of the new station’s original output.
Highlights from day one of the Northern Meeting solo bagpipe competition.
Most of the writer’s novels are set in modern South Africa; this life of E M Forster is an unlikely change of direction.
An unassuming figure little known in life but hailed after his death as “perhaps the most original political philosopher of this century”.
The veteran actress best known for Murder, She Wrote had an emotional return to her East End roots this month with a series of screenings and a personal appearance.
. . . in fact, they are probably better at navigating a world of smartphones and social networks than we crusties aged 20 and over.
With Silent Spring, Rachel Carson helped to launch the modern ecology movement – but it is her sea trilogy that captures her spirit.
Tom Humberstone's weekly comic.
A complex repertoire of psychosocial behaviours has been built up over the past two centuries in order for it to be possible.
But if, like me, you are miserably fussy about your tea, then you will know that you never clean the inside of a teapot.
Football fans have always had a keen sense of the ridiculous.
The NHS is gradually waking up to the need to provide structured support to people keen to lose weight, just like smoking cessation services.
An enoteca in Spitalfields, east London, will be selling a different Tuscan red by the glass each day, with dishes to match.
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