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The US author visited the UK for the first time in December 2018 to promote the paperback copy of her best-selling book Hunger.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
There is a growing gulf between the grass-roots gilets, the militant mob involved in violent destruction, and the political wing seeking to keep the main movement together.
The Swedish 16-year-old has inspired a wave of school walkouts in protest at inaction over the climate crisis.
“Hungarian people think differently. We do not need numbers. We need Hungarian children.”
If Labour lets the Prime Minister’s deal through, it would provide the perfect pretext for “the Six” to set up on their own.
In the 17th century, eggs were commonly roasted on spits, but they were apt to explode, creating the most fearful mess – as Grayling always does.
John Ruskin led a crusade against Victorian rectitude and attacked capitalism. His mind was wild and unstable, but we need his utopian visions today as we find ourselves evermore distanced from the natural world.
He is now best known for that dramatic pot-boiler, An Inspector Calls. But Priestley’s gripping novels show an instinctive understand of England and a faith in the power of literature.
Belief in self-improvement is written into the national DNA – but in the Trump era hope has been replaced by a narrative of poverty and decline.
In January 1972 on the streets of Londonderry British paratroopers shot 14 unarmed civilians dead. Now a reckoning is finally upon them.
Forty years ago, Ayatollah Khomeini returned from exile to overthrow Iran’s corrupt monarchy. The revolt radicalised the region and inspired Muslims across the globe.
Pike’s tenacity, swagger and depth are astonishing.
“This is the biggest venue we’ve ever played in the UK!”
It could be described as a kind of video game, or choose-your-own-adventure story, or puzzling, claustrophobic escape room.
Whoever it they must know what “quality programming” really means.
This production reminds one that opera can be the supremely expressive performing art.
A new poem by Terry Jones.
Christopher Clark’s new book explores how Germany’s leaders learnt to bend the past to suit the present. Today’s politics shows that the habit dies hard.
“Halfway through, my record was a complete mess because the government was a complete mess.”
The dystopias of Chinese science fiction are resonating in a world facing existential threats.
A new Bowie documentary brings a new perspective to his life. Plus: The Great British Sewing Bee.
Almost one in five adverts during last year’s World Cup were for betting firms. Nearly 60 per cent of clubs in England’s top two divisions have the name of a gambling firm on their shirts.
Prejudice never made a better person – nor, when it comes to wine, a better-watered one
He couldn’t help himself. He couldn’t talk about anything else. He was repelling everyone around him.
“I can’t sell you any whisky.” “But I’ve just seen a trolley full of the stuff.” “That,” she says, “is for the first-class passengers.”
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