When I was growing up it was the Christian right that wanted things censored. Now it’s an authoritarian tendency within the left. Among my fans!
It’s easy to criticise call-out culture. It’s harder to look into your own heart and ask if you can do better.
We live in an age of endless, foaming outrage. The only answer is to try to feel empathy for other people, no matter who they are.
We might fantasise about universal harmony, but vicious disagreement is not going to go away by itself. We need to learn how to disagree well.
Having sex in front of cameras is tough work. We need to discuss how much actors should be paid for it.
The Talking Heads member on curating the Southbank Centre's Meltdown festival, the unfairness of book awards, and why the best line-ups surprise.
What I believe.
Is the Iraqi army irremediably useless? Will it cause the government in Baghdad to lose the war? It's not as bad as it seems.
The political narrowness of the Out side and the prominence of the toxic Farage could doom its chances.
People still ask my husband and me which of us is the mom – which, as one lesbian friend pointed out to me, is like asking which chopstick is the fork.
It is not completely unreasonable for parents to ask about safety concerns.
The former Archbishop of Canterbury on how blasphamy can be a means to deeper religious understanding.
Wealth without responsibility will inevitably lead to a society that eats itself from within and tears itself apart.
Poor old Tommy-baby. His entire oeuvre, when you stop to consider it, seems like an illustration of Dostoevsky’s dictum: “The more I love humanity in general, the less I love man in particular.”
The story of Wilde's coming to America is also the story of modern celebrity.
Caroll Spinney has been playing Sesame Street's star for 46 years. I Am Big Bird shows the man behind the feathery mask.
Nile Rodgers is responsible for $2bn worth of hits – with Chic, Madonna, David Bowie – but he can’t switch off the noise in his head.
Gavin Corbett blends the implacable logic of a folk tale with a funny, alternative-present setting.Gavin Corbett blends the implacable logic of a folk tale with a funny, alternative-present setting.
The two literary heavyweights talk about the politics of storytelling, the art of the swordfight and why dragons are good for the economy.
It’s junk cinema but, like the Millennium Falcon, it’s fast junk – and don’t you dare call it junk unless you’re a fan, for only its fans can criticise it.
After successfully earning Jane Austen a place on the £10 note, Caroline Criado-Perez has turned to feminist action around the globe.
In the Unlikely Event is Blume's first novel for adults since 1998. If only grown-up fiction learned from teen writing more often.
The television industry is 94 per cent white and, like some bad washing detergent commercial, it seems to be getting whiter all the time.
If I look to the generations above me, the still successful men form a long list – Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, Springsteen, the Stones et al.
As we advance through the series, its cities and centuries sounding like some powerful exclamation, what is happening more subtly is a sense of the country cohering as a nation.
Dominic West and Ruth Wilson are wonderful actors, but no one can claim that The Affair is Mad Men-style high art.
Ryan Gilbey is left feeling chilled by Abderrahmane Sissako’s remarkable Timbuktu.
Wood’s selection meeting took place at the London Tavern on Bishopsgate, a large venue used for public meetings.
It has been cut out from a reproduction of The Kiss by Gustav Klimt and is about the size of one of those special stamps you get which are a bit too big for the envelope.
I’ve nothing against celebrated wines: enormous care and attention goes into their creation. Still, a little imagination is a heavenly thing.
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