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About to star in new series Medici: The Magnificent, the actor discusses the lessons of the medieval Florentine dynasty.
The homegrown extremists that Choudary has inspired in Britain have proved more difficult to confront than extremists from abroad.
Austerity and an unstable debt mountain leave the world vulnerable to a new downturn.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
By imposing a harsh anti-migrant, tax-cutting agenda, the hard-right party has turned government into a permanent campaign platform.
Together, our courts and our press should make sure that justice is not only done, but seen to be done.
The former Lib Dem leader’s value to Facebook lies somewhere else: in the European Union.
Soon after Mohammed bin Salman’s rise to power last year, Evgeny Lebedev sold a 30 per cent stake of the Independent to a Saudi investor.
Suggesting an open-ended period of transition was almost like writing the first paragraph of a letter of resignation.
Britain’s fate has become a cautionary tale to others. As Theresa May struggles to reach a deal with the EU, Nick Clegg, Yanis Varoufakis and Keir Starmer ask if the deadlock can be broken.
As the Democrats move left in response to Trumpism, few doubt that the Massachusetts senator will run for president. But who is she and what does she want?
The 2018 Man Booker Prize winner talks to Tom Gatti about living on benefits and using food banks, the psychology of stalking and the trauma of growing up in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.
As young Communists in 1950s Britain, Soviet children’s literature transformed our world view.
Melmoth, pleasurable though it is, asks the reader to look more and more closely at what is hidden between its lines.
The novel’s narrator, Alec Pryor, has lived a life that closely reflects that of Alan Turing.
As the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings approach, we must remember the astronauts who might have been.
Remarkably, Martin Rees’s extended menu of our potential fates does not feel as depressing as it ought to.
The show is more ambitious and cinematic than a straightforward, do-it-yourself cooking show, but more accessible than so much else on offer.
In praise of Carrington’s wit, charm and occasionally acerbic yet accurate descriptions of others.
How the complicated relationships between three writers and their fathers left its mark on Irish literature.
Rachel Love Nuwer’s new book seeks out the people behind the trafficking industry estimated to be worth between $7bn and $23bn a year.
The bloodthirsty Michael Myers is back 40 years on from the original movie.
Why I adore the comedy star and her sick, sick mind.
If social media had existed, I’m sure I would have immediately heard conspiracy theories about how Kurt Cobain died.
This is a topic perfect for radio - the spoken form affords layers of understanding the written word could never provide.
A new poem by Raymond Antrobus.
Only fair, as France’s grapes are partly in debt to the Lebanese.
The last time she came, she took one look at the place and demanded to know where the Hoover was kept.
On the street a woman passes me wearing a badge that reads, “I believe you Christine Blasey Ford.”
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