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If this kind of performance is what you get after six months of dedicated planning, then less planning sounds good to me.
The UK's ancient constitution must be reformed to spread power more evenly.
If Ed Balls becomes chancellor, he will be one of the most experienced – and divisive – politicians ever to hold the job.
Its jihadis call for a global caliphate. So why deny religion drives Isis?
Binyamin Netanyahu, Naftali Bennett, Yisrael Beytenu - each of Israel's potential leaders faces an uncertain future as the country votes.
An attentive reader of Marx, Herbert Marcuse and Guy Debord, Manchette used his novels to offer diagnoses of societal ills.
Winners: and How They Succeed claims to praise boldness - but often just praises bullshit.
A new biography shows Aneurin Bevan’s Marxist doggedness was prescient.
Ruth Scurr's biography of the draughtsman, archeologist and diarist is a moving, delicate record of a man - and an era.
Absolute Recoil and Trouble in Paradise, the latest additions to the Žižekian corpus, are recycled radicalism - and fail to see beyond capitalism's hold.
Binoche’s Antigone is easier to respect than to pity and, for some reason, one never really feels the pathos of her struggles.
Goya is better known for his portraiture and group paintings. But a restoration of the artist's private notebooks show a different side, where ghosts and witches abound in profoundly unnerving sketches.
The new Poldark looks like a tourist board campaign for Cornwall, only with stagecoaches where there should be surfboards.
A new BBC Radio 4 three-part series covers all aspects of the industry.
BFI Southbank's LGBT film festival Flare has become more eye-catching. Now it dazzles.
As Jon Ronson's new book shows, public shaming is cruel, random and effective - and it flourishes when we have lost trust in the system.
A typical idealist but with no marked ability to deal with the hard facts of life.
In this week's Real Meals, Will Self resists the parliamentarian-endorsed temptations of a mainline skeuomorph.
There's some joy to be taken in the long lunch - as long as someone else is paying.
My eyes and my nose streamed, it felt like someone had stuck a red hot poker through both of my ears and my heart was dancing a fast polka in my chest, but I also felt weirdly euphoric.
In this week's Health Matters, a man finds he has been hurt on the way home - and Phil Whitaker suggests sometimes the best thing to do is move on.
Where have all the Scottish managers gone? This week, Hunter Davies seeks an intern to count them.
Jean-Claude had certainly not been in love with me when I was conscious.
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