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The dog-bound hordes on the road to Cheshire got me thinking about this thing called love.
London may be better served by embracing a different transport infrastructure project, one that follows the High Line principle of transforming what is already there.
Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts column.
The US risks amplifying the message that IS and similar groups have been trying to spread for years.
Nicola Sturgeon is adored by the party’s activists. She is a formidable machine politician and a capable media performer.
The Conservative MP and former climate change minister on why the Tories must not "obsess over Europe" and must "relentlessly" pursue modernisation.
Rather than an infantry advancing on Downing Street, Labour resembled a wounded army in need of convalescence.
Are our politicians getting smaller, or is it that politics is not as big as it used to be?
From the Bullingdon Club to City Hall, Boris Johnson has left his mark. But does he have what it takes to be the next Tory leader? We ask five experts to appraise his life, career and talent
The Conservative Party is in a state of deep uncertainty. Since the defection of Douglas Carswell to Ukip it has been accused of being on the verge of a split, but that, in fact, has already happened.
Scotland’s referendum showed that the way the UK is governed must change. But what is the answer? Joan Bakewell, Nick Pearce, Helena Kennedy, Adam Tomkins, Carwyn Jones and John Cruddas set out their visions.
Despite the wealth of sources on this subject, a puzzle remains: not only about the effect of the rebellion but about what caused it to take place.
A lock-in, a fire, a sleuthing fox: the west of Ireland by moonlight.
Great nature writing makes us look anew at what we take for granted.
This ambitiously-titled new work eschews the blunt logic of most rock scholarship, and instead charges down a particular path and then meanders off-road through the dense pop-cultural undergrowth.
When he was a child, David Mitchell drew maps. Now he creates worlds.
This second volume of Alan Johnson’s memoirs brings to life a world in which postal workers fed cats while their owners were away and fetched coal for old folk.
One of the underlying truisms of literary biography is that the messier the personal narrative, the more interesting the read, which is why this one is such a page-turner.
Following on from the global success of A History of the World in 100 Objects, Neil MacGregor is back with a new 30-part series.
From the Inquisition to Isis, religion is blamed for brutality. But violence is a secular creed too.
Maps to the Stars places elements of ghost story, black comedy and Hollywood satire in a screwball framework.
Maxine Peake talks on the Prince of Denmark in a new production at the Manchester Royal Exchange.
Marvellous, the world’s least-likely biopic, reminds us of the power of kindness.
Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl is a confessional book where you cannot be sure if the confessions are true: it’s either a brilliantly ironic subversion of the form, or a deeply wearying put-on by someone who has no sense of who they are when no one is watching.
There is still part of me that hates all this hospitality stuff which every Premiership club now offers.
We’re formally under a union but technically going about our very different lives.
In the first instalment of her new column for the New Statesman, Suzanne Moore recalls wild times with a dangerously alluring friend in early-1980s New York.
Luckily the accident wasn’t fatal, or even injurious, but it was final, an absolute bitter end. When I got home I put my car keys in the fruit bowl to make clear I would never be needing them again.
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