Japan’s shrinking population has produced a different kind of housing problem.
What makes a piece of music timeless?
Everything changed when my eight-year-old daughter, Lotte, discovered Minecraft.
Paintings of Thomas Pringle show a pale, elfin man with large eyes. What they don’t show is his soulfulness – and pluck.
There is nothing mysterious or miraculous about the brain.
“When you’ve tried everything you can, what else can you do but demand freedom?”
On the streets of Ankara, residents wear black cards pinned to their chests bearing the words “We won’t forget”.
While SNP politicians obsess about independence – which they like to say is a process, not an event – the party’s record in government is far from distinguished.
I do trust a reporter will invite Sir George to recite the lyrics of Sufjan Stevens songs such as “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” or “Oh God, Where Are You Now?”.
Team culture can’t be reasoned away.
When he’s a white American man.
The Labour leader’s weakness among MPs is more than counterbalanced by his strength among members.
The turmoil created by Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership could help the Labour Party rediscover its purpose. But another source of renewal is practice – listening and learning from the doers.
Will the SNP collapse under the weight of its own contradictions before it achieves its goal of independence?
Ivan Maisky's diaries from his time as ambassador are important historical documents. If only this new book wasn't so indulgent.
A novel of sure-footed storytelling and some fine descriptive writing, Noonday reveals the impact of war through a kaleidoscope.
Ray Monk looks at the life of Walter Benjamin, and discovers how he found his calling.
It is hard to characterise Andrew Dickson’s Worlds Elsewhere – it is a discursive, rambling, global volume.
Anthony Horowitz and David Lagercrantz have produced two crime novels that stick to the tried and tested formulas.
Goya’s sketched faces are haunting islands of humanity in a sea of guarded aristocrats.
Ruth Rendell’s Dark Corners reminds us that, at its best, crime fiction is capable of holding up a mirror to society.
The screenwriter Abi Morgan explains why Suffragette spurned the story of the Pankhursts to focus on working-class activists.
Plus Abi Morgan’s new drama River – it should be so good, and yet it is so bafflingly bad.
Does there exist one individual, radio-friendly, incontrovertible moment of Marlon Brando’s that perfectly transmits his genius?
The decision to “Greek it up” for half a year has given the Almeida a bold and engrossing revisit to the creation myths of theatre.
The atmosphere throughout this film resembles that last, desperate, twilight hour at any nightclub.
In 1929, Frances Louise Josephy contested Winchester for the Liberals and finished third.
The private screening industry is essentially unregulated, and causes substantial worry and sometimes physical harm, all in the pursuit of profit.
Ask not for whom the sinkhole gapes: it gapes for thee.
Lee is perhaps the most intelligent comedian ever to tread British boards.
It’s quite eerie observing Kasper Schmeichel in goal for Leicester, playing in exactly the same position and looking the spitting image of his father, Peter, the former Man United keeper.
I held the rock in my hand during the crossing, an anchor to Earth that would remind me of its granular, varied textures and colours, even as I saw the entirety in abstract patterns from above.
It was indeed a terrible situation to lose your dream job because of excess baggage.
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