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Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts.
Clegg and others would rather continue to do business with the Tories than with a Labour Party regarded as irredeemably tribal.
Anyone genuinely interested in authenticity must feel like a lifelong yoga devotee now observing the ghastly fad for trite books about “mindfulness”.
Under attack yet again from the government, the corporation must make savage cuts. But knee-jerk decisions could do it – and our national life – irreparable damage.
Conrad Black reflects on his friends’ nastiness about each other’s work.
In 2011, Rami Habib, a 43-year-old doctor from Leicester, flew to Syria. Since then, he has watched the revolution against Bashar al-Assad fall apart – but he won’t give up.
Over an eventful life, Jan Morris has been an officer, journalist, husband, celebrated writer, and a wife. Her new book is her final one.
Estonia’s Swedes survived revolution, invasion and exile. Their struggles tell the story of 20th-century Europe.
All was harmony, until Jon mentioned the legend of how people in the audience in 1896 had ducked when the train suddenly appeared on-screen.
David Marquand on why Edmund Burke still strikes political sparks.
Far from being a benighted practice from popular fiction – the sort of thing that you might find in an H Rider Haggard novel – it turns out that beheadings went hand in hand with western empires.
This is “my story and the story of Liberty”, Chakrabarti writes, but she offers no more than the odd glimpse into her life.
Stuart Maconie wades through books by monsters of rock Carlos Santana, Neil Young, Joe Perry and Billy Idol.
Both books are based on the premise that if the general public knew more about finance and economics things might be better.
A novel about those writers who attract fans so ardent that the work is never enough.
Did Bourdin really cause a 20-year-old model to pass out when he covered her entire body with glue and pearls?
A former youth offender-turned-writer reflects on the prison books ban.
The first two parts of Peter Jackson’s super-sized Hobbit trilogy held their own, but the director squanders all his best assets in this sorry mess of a final installment.
Mark Lawson weighs up the hard choices facing the arts.
Christopher Jefferies stands for us all in the matter of what the newspapers can do to a person, should they happen to take against him.
Dr Phil Whitaker’s Health Matters column.
Down and Out with Nicholas Lezard.
Even I willingly acknowledge that the damage to the vineyards of Champagne was one of the lesser tragedies of the First World War.
Suzanne Moore’s Telling Tales column.
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