Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts column.
Ken Livingstone’s political career is over – but he still talks a good game. Here he praises Ed Miliband, traduces Boris Johnson and explains his big idea for reviving Britain.
Orwell was wrong, the English will accept a far-right government, so long as it’s dressed up in silliness and accompanied by a farting trombone.
In the early part of the last decade Manchester became the hot spot for Ageing Labour’s take on urban regeneration.
A new short story by the Man Booker International winner.
The classic sci-fi novel is more than a ripping yarn – it anticipated the ecology movement and shaped the French avant-garde.
Chaplin's previously unpublished novella and a new biography show the makings of his melancholy genius
The territory Sally Wainwright has made her own isn’t rarefied, arty or self-consciously gritty and relevant.
As Adam Begley’s new biography of Updike is published, David Baddiel and Jeffrey Meyers offer contrasting views of America’s literary Everyman.
Tom Humberstone's weekly comic.
From the Beano to Joe Sacco’s Palestine, the library’s major summer exhibition is impressive in its scope.
Arriving at the Donmar to see Privacy, you feel an anarchic thrill at the instruction to switch your phone on.
The love story between a slave and a noblewoman is clearly influenced by Titanic, but better described as Gladiator with a topping of molten lava.
In his Health Matters column, Dr Phil Whitaker discusses how the Royal College of GPs came under attack for possible discrimination.
Where will the fans park then?
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