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All of acting is pretending – so why do we demand that a character's race be "real"?
How neurostimulation fooled us all – and why the field needs to take a hard look at its methods in future.
Between pro-Kremlin hacks recording our conversations and the circling helicopters, things in Russia were starting to echo old norms.
Zac Goldsmith's failure, Corbynistas assemble, and Vaz chasing the Foxes.
The BBC is excessively bureaucratic, bloated at the top and under-resourced on the front line. But it must be preserved.
A kick-boxing, Territorial Army-trained, gay Christian with working-class roots, Davidson has taken the stereotype of a Conservative politician and tossed it into the Clyde.
Now I'm running regularly, I find myself wondering what we could do to make exercise an appealing habit from childhood – and, more importantly, give people the space to do it.
Summoning Tory ghosts, Toby Young’s school climbdown and Chatsworth’s shabby show.
Groups such as the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) have taken up the old banner of chaperoning white womanhood. But nothing about them makes me feel safe.
My week, from the Baftas to election results, provided a perfect chance to reflect on what the BBC gets right and wrong.
Both Vote Leave and the In campaign are set to target Labour swing voters ahead of June 23rd. Could a strong statement from Corbyn be decisive?
China’s aggressive claims to sovereignty in the South China Sea have angered its Asian neighbours and raised fears of a showdown with the US.
The new mayor of London's landslide victory defied the prejudice of the right and the pessimism of the left.
Modern cricket has a split personality: the die-hard fans all agree that five-day Test matches and four-day domestic matches represent “proper” cricket, yet worldwide few people turn out to watch them.
Álvaro Enrigue’s intellectually formidable novel Sudden Death takes an unusual approach to an unusual subject matter – with startling results.
Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea reveals the eye for truth and optimistic spirit of an extroadinary Russian celebrity.
The Cauliflower® could only have been written by Nicola Barker's bitingly intelligent mind. How else could such a zany novel still provide deep insights into faith?
Hope Jahren travelled from state to state, building a laboratory – almost from scratch – in each. Now, a memoir reveals her passion for plants in all its glory.
Following On: a Memoir of Teenage Obsession and Terrible Cricket by Emma John takes us back to the era of Atherton.
What I can remember are taxis and a long walk by the docks. . .
A baby grown from a flake of skin or from the genes of three parents – the future of reproduction is mind-boggling.
Zero K can't resist reaching for Beckettian heights while remaining rooted in the banal.
Garth Greenwell's debut novel is marked by a feeling that consolation, or even moral action, is impossible.
The digital revolution has turned pop into a world of smart playlists and surprise albums. Yet the way we engage with music remains remarkably similar.
No-one speaks plain English in Sky Atlantic's latest export, but with compelling characters – and a great set of eyebrows – it hardly seems to matter.
Richard Linklater's new study of masculinity may be a little off in the details, but there are some meaningful details among the slogans.
WGN beams out from Chicago – but is at as terrible as some people claim?
“So many,” as Eliot might well have said, “who would’ve thought life would’ve untucked so many?”
Gaining Daryl’s consent to examination was one thing, getting his agreement to be admitted quite another.
The apparently unappetising remains of good wine take on new life when distilled into marc.
Normally when I hear an editor’s approach in public my instinct is to hide. Weirdly, though, this one seems to be complimenting me.
It's time for the round-up of bests – so I'm revisiting my notes, from chants to haircuts.
When at last they got a bigger place and the couple came and took their cases away, Imaginary Chris was suddenly no longer necessary.
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