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Changing the world around us gives us our humanity.
Elections disputes, toe-sucking scandals and guardsmen behind bars. It just goes to show, there are no new stories, only variants of old ones.
Sadiq Khan tells George Eaton he supports positive discrimination in Parliament, and that the British public “deserve” to see the Greens on televised debates.
The Conservatives' fixation with their past triumph is a mark of their present weakness.
A pre-war interview, “Should we hang Mr Churchill?” and how a wartime cabinet colleague fell under the Prime Minister's spell.
Our unquestioning idolatry of Winston Churchill prevents a true understanding of his life and career.
On Stephen Sondheim’s 85th birthday, he will be revered as the genius of musical theatre. But his failures are just as fascinating as his successes.
Anita Anand's Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary explores the life of an overlooked but important campaigner.
Marlon James’s novel about an assassination attempt on Bob Marley is more true for being fiction.
One of South Africa's most accomplished prose stylists gets a timely reissue.
William Blake’s “infernal method” is revealed in an exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
There was a bit more to Agincourt than a dozen Rada graduates standing around between two curtains.
Two very different biographical works give surprising insight into the great composer's character.
Rod Stewart laps it up in the BBC's first History Hour of 2015.
"It's not the vulgarity that makes you want to puke so much as the asininity" in BBC season of wealth.
The paintings are anything but dry in Frederick Wiseman's documentary about the London gallery.
Elections, empires and the "extreme present" in culture editor Tom Gatti's guide to the coming literary year.
The eccentric opponents faced by Clement Attlee in 1929.
What does it mean to sign a local lad?
In many ways, January diets are as self-indulgent as the Christmas binge.
Failing hardware and Withnail occupy Nicholas Lezard.
Suzanne Moore travels to Iceland, where she finds poor coffee and depressed chefs in a long, dark night.
Tracey Thorn fills the airwaves with audiobooks, articulate teens and Caitlin Moran.
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