In 2014, the distinction between work and life, office and home, is poised to collapse. Members of “Generation Y” desire greater flexibility, with the ability to work where and when they want.
We ought to be doing everything we can to foster curiosity but we undervalue and misunderstand it.
They may earn millions and drive Maseratis but today’s footballers are still described using old working-class terminology. It’s the last link with the game’s roots.
Peter Wilby remarks on how so much of our public discourse concerns “inappropriate language”. Plus why are parents bankrupting themselves for American-style proms?
Felix Martin explores the question of Russian capital flight to London.
One day Nigel Farage will occupy the same position in our cultural memory as Chris Eubank. But until then, the left must stand up to Ukip.
Labour's preoccupation with policy too often resembles a displacement activity to avoid the thornier issues of leadership and economic competence.
In her youth, Lorna was Anna Karenina, Emma Bovary and Becky Sharp rolled into one captivating and maddening creature.
Rowan Williams reviews Mammon’s Kingdom by David Marquand and wonders if Britain has lost all sense of moral purpose.
My solitary sex ed lesson took place when Britain had one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in Europe. The overwhelming focus was on how to avoid getting yourself knocked up.
Whether or not Ukip gets its “political earthquake” in the European polls, it has changed the terrain of the next general election.
As a novelist working from facts, you have a problem. History is suspect, as are the motives and methods of those who write it. Nevertheless, the sources are the same as those of a biographer.
In this novel of political activisim in 1960s Calcutta, Mukherjee's writing has fluent precision and a fine ear for the chaos of family life.
The author of Chavs discusses Selina Todd’s “impassioned, much-needed” new book The People, noting how most Brits still stubbornly self-identify as working class.
On the launch of a major new show, the director of the Tate, Nicholas Serota, recalls the achievements of the most influential tastemaker in 20th-century British art.
Antonia Quirke reviews World at One on Radio 4.
While Rakoff’s memoir is full of fabrication and thin on revelation, Thomas Beller’s biography is free of insight and confessional to a fault.
The Snowden affair turned Greenwald from the humourless Occupy Wall Street version of Richard Littlejohn into that matinée idol of the modern era, the investigative journalist with a big story.
By the mid-1980s, Dylan had long been playing down the notion that he was the “voice of a generation”. Such strategies failed in the long run.
Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.
John Turturro's fifth film as director is remarkable for getting so much wrong. The characters are vacuous, it misfires comically, but worst of all is his choice of leading man.
The British royal family is already the longest-running and most successful reality television series on the planet.
Two recent biographical films result in the NS's TV critic Rachel Cooke reappraising her views of Alan Yentob's output.
The lavish budgets and look of new period drama Penny Dreadful so belie the title of that they suggest a new genre: the “million-dollar dreadful”.
Smoke draped a decent veil across interior vulgarities, while softening our loved ones’ hateful features. Designated smoking areas are an abomination.
Over the years, I have begun to see the attraction of going out less and less. I sit, like Mycroft Holmes in the Diogenes Club, daring anyone to talk to me.
From Virginia Woolf's boeuf en daube to Bunny Garnett’s “orgy of squid”, the glorious new Bloomsbury Cookbook fleshes out the Group’s relationship with food.
The role of parent, which seems so demanding while you’re playing it, requires mostly that you underact.
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