Nadya Tolokonnikova, of female punk protest collective Pussy Riot, on the danger of UK conservatism, living in Moscow, and how the middle-class anti-Putin movement is waning.
And so to the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Man of mystery Michael Ashcroft’s dramatic announcement that he’d cheated death was worthy of James Bond’s nemesis Blofeld.
Britain’s openness to world markets has direct social and economic costs, as the crisis in Britain's steel industry shows.
In Sweden, Josefsson says, the idea that people with repressed memories of abuse could be helped was “an idea that belonged to the left wing”.
After Iraq and Afghanistan, Britain has re-entered a period of unresolved purpose.
Even if grammar schools could eliminate social bias from their recruitment – so that each social class was represented in proportion to its numbers in the general child population – all would not be well.
Northern Ireland and Wales will make their mark in France next summer.
Work-life balance is a myth. It’s time for women to stop blaming themselves and start demanding change.
In future years, we will speak of Sinophiles and Sinophobes as we do now of Europhiles and Europhobes.
A kilted activist greeted an MP with the words, “Och, it’s nice to see you with your clothes on for once!”
From the kibbutz to halfway houses, progressive idealists have long championed living communally. Tobias Jones, who lives with a dozen others in Somerset, explains why it’s the best way to live today.
By the time he stands down, David Cameron's Britain will be neo-Georgian – a country that is, in effect, governed by a coterie of wealthy families competing for power.
The ancient network across central Asia shaped trade and culture for centuries. Now, as its economy slows, China is building a new bridge from east to west.
City on Fire is not bad, but it also is not great - and it might have been if it had been halved.
“Every time I sit down to try to write this story about death, life intervenes . . .” Original fiction from the author of How to be Both.
Wounded Tiger: a History of Cricket in Pakistan and The Unquiet Ones: a History of Pakistan Cricket trace the challenges and triumphs of the sport.
One of the great liberal thinkers of the post-war period, Affirming: Letters 1975-97 makes clear the continuing relevance of Berlin's thought.
"And through its stems the creatures/track their errands"
The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island recreates the jouney of Bryson's 20-year-old bestseller.
The Silo Effect: Why Putting Everything in Its Place Isn’t Such a Bright Idea by Gillian Tett gives an insight into a common, damaging phenomenon.
Two new books reveal how the multifaceted man behind the 19th century's most famous sporting icon.
When Liotard came to England, Sir Joshua Reynolds sniffed at his pastels. A new Royal Academy exhibition shows just how wrong he was.
Stanley Nelson's new film doesn’t shake our suspicion that the stories being told have calcified into legend. Plus: Fresh Dressed.
Capturing live opera demands more than a series of mikes attached to the lapels of singers and someone pressing Record.
Uhtred doesn’t know if he fancies shepherd’s pie or gravadlax. For some reason, I'm in thrall.
What Joseph Conrad started, John le Carré enshrined and made modern.
Who knows, if things keep on this way, Britain may well become the sort of country where the outcome of a televised baking competition becomes a matter of high social and political importance.
You do not see men my age serving people any more - unless it is in the haberdashery department of John Lewis.
It’s a national handicap: a survey a couple of years ago claimed that 38 per cent of us would never complain at a restaurant, however bad our experience.
I still have it, in a box in a cupboard at home – a six-inch garden gnome holding a tiny placard bearing my name.
“Mum,” I said, “they don’t employ me because of what I look like. It’s for what I write.” She had no truck with that and never would.
He noted that, after the Munich beer hall putsch, Hitler had been jailed for six months and “thereafter fad[ed] into oblivion”.
Klopp at the Kop.
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