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Persistence, courage and hard work have to trump libertarian neckbeards. If not, then we are all doomed.
The radical right claims to love free speech and open debate – except when it’s them being challenged.
Everyone in Westminster believes voters feel hostile towards the establishment, so why can’t Labour harness that feeling?
The smartphone is the ultimate multitasker, but really it only has one purpose: to absorb your attention and hold it for as long as possible.
The Brexit tensions have emboldened those who reject the peace process, such as the killers of Lyra McKee.
After a fierce dynastic struggle, Lachlan has emerged as the heir apparent to the 88-year-old Rupert Murdoch’s diminished but still powerful media empire.
The dispute is the latest manifestation of a backlash against the post-crash model of economic integration.
This was Europe’s “Machiavellian moment”, the point at which a political order comes to terms with its own mortality.
The deputy speaker on a mission to change the House of Commons.
The real motivation is the emotional buy-in. The film brings together at least 25 much-loved characters from all corners of the Marvel universe, each demanding a fitting character arc.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
As a new emperor takes the throne, prime minister Abe is consolidating his ultranationalist “beautiful Japan” project. But can he overcome a falling population and stagnating economy?
I knew at that moment, as I picked myself up and offered the lad a hand, which he refused, that my footballing days were over.
Despite tensions between London and Dublin over Brexit and the murder of Lyra McKee, the Good Friday Agreement is strong enough to survive.
This film leads its audience somewhere previously unexplored by cinema: into the dream lives of drug lords.
Only 10 per cent of English land is open to the public. Who owns the rest?
Maya Rudolph and Rachel Dratch stand out in this uneven comedy.
In The Thirty-Nine Steps and his other yarns – with their decent chaps in scrapes and men on the run – John Buchan invented the modern spy novel.
The all-black cast produces strong performances on their own merits, as well as investing the story with extra layers of meaning.
Early modern Europe and the “shame-praising” of the Muslim world.
The author of American Psycho is back on the publicity trail, courting controversy and selling his “vision”. But what – if anything – does he really believe in?
This is a book that runs through many scarcely believable and yet, in any given moment, entirely plausible iterations.
Thomas Harris’s latest novel is a welcome departure from his narrow and numbing obsession with Lecter.
A new poem by Clara Janés, translated by Lavinia Greenlaw.
What audacity is here. What heart, what freedom, and what brilliance.
From banks losing billions to the Challenger disaster – the bizarre and catastrophic consequences of one bad equation.
The novelist talks the Pankhursts, the Bible and climate breakdown.
The songs were mainly the same we all sing, such as “Here We Go, Here We Go”, with French words – most of which were, I presume, obscene.
The way to neutralise false anti-vaxxer claims is to provide rational, evidence-based information that respects parents as responsible people capable of weighing competing perspectives.
The big thing to know about The Karate Kid is there’s not much karate in it. There’s even less karate in Karate Kid II.
I used to rarely bring out the corkscrew when delving into Chinese food – but I’ve learnt the error of my ways.
I am getting tired of this: going back to old haunts and finding their best and quirkiest parts gone.
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